This Hot Air Balloon, titled "April", is first in a series of 12 pieces named after and inspired by the calendar months and what they represent to me personally. I interpret the climate, the foliage and the festivities of each month into my design through the colors, the details and structure of the balloon. All 12 pieces will completed by September 2012.
April = spring, birds, flowers, blue, orange, cream, green, pretty, simple, soft curves
This hot air balloon was made using paper mache, paper clay, crepe paper and acrylic paints with fabric covered "button" accents. It comes with a heavy duty clear line and hook to hang from a ceiling. This piece measures 12"h x 7"w.
As the Workshop and Demo Coordinator for Tinsel Trading Company I get to correspond with and meet amazingly talented artists and instructors working in all kinds of mediums. Their journeys through the art/craft world are inspiring for all artists alike who are pursing to take their own creations down a similar path. The workshops at Tinsel Trading Company are small and intimate allowing you to have one-on-one conversations with the artists and learn from their experiences. I think all aspiring self-employed artists benefit from learning from one another and I encourage that we take the opportunity to do so when we can.
One such inspiring event coming up is the BlogHer Handmade and The Creative Connection Event in St. Paul, MN. And ever so generously, they are offering two free passes plus paid hotel to one winner! I wish we could all attend!