Saturday, August 30, 2008

vellum and celluloid

I'm a bit overwhelmed. There have been a lot of things going on - mostly good - and there are so many of those things that I want to share with you, but I'm absolutely running and haven't had the time. I have just returned from my monthly ATC meeting in Dunvegan and had a delightful time there. I am sharing more of my vellum works as these are the cards I traded today. I made most of these in the car while returning from our trip (which I will tell you about on another post). I had a great little set-up: small plastic container with vellum pieces soaking in water; lapboard with large plastic container lid as a work surface; kit with scissors and my stylus tucked nearby. I just worked away as the highway unfolded. I did get a little nauseated as time went by so had to stop at one point. How we suffer for our art!

I am now heading into Montreal to the World Film Festival. I absolutely live for this festival every year and as I was away, I missed the beginning of it so now I'm playing catch-up. Over the last few days I've seen 4 feature films (Finland, Poland x2, Germany) and 2 shorts (Belgium, Canada) and now I'm heading out with a friend who wants to practice her Spanish so we will probably see some South American films. I bought two "carnets" of 10 tickets each so will be doing some film marathons on Sunday and Monday, the last two days of the festival. Will tell you more later! Gotta go!

8 comments:

Jo Horswill said...

Kate, these are like heavenley landscapes...delicate, light and airy...
I too have gotten car sickness for similar reasons:) & and not just once!
Enjoy that "World Film Festival" Kate, looks amazing! Love the "cat in the hat"...

Jeane said...

Kate - these are beautiful - so simple - enjoy the film festival - cat in the hat is fab

notmassproduced said...

love these - i take it you weren't the driver! looking forward to reading more about your trip :o)

lynne h said...

kate! have a wonderful time!!

i love what you've done with the vellum. i agree with jo, like heavenly landscapes... i'm a big vellum fan...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh you lucky, lucky, lucky girl!!!

watch some for me!!!

and very cool vellum work.. fascinating!!!

kate said...

jo...I do tend to think of them as landscapes. They are quite topographical in nature. As for the car sickness, I guess we never learn! :)

jeane...thanks! Simple is my middle name! At least where expressing myself in art is concerned. And I love the cat in the hat too. Looking quite nonchalant or maybe even a bit irritated.

kate...You are right in assuming I wasn't the driver! That would have taken some skill indeed! Will show and tell more about my trip very soon.

lynne...another material that we have in common. I've seen what you've done with vellum and I like it!

gwen...I certainly am lucky. lucky, lucky! I look forward to this film festival all year! And I did see some for you. I saw 13 in total!

please sir said...

Wow - these look amazing!

kate said...

please sir...thanks! Glad you like them.