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It’s been a SUPER long time since I’ve posted anything to this blog! Guilt immediately washes over me every time I see my bookmark pointing to here. “Soon,” I think to myself, “Soon I will post again.” Well, “Again” is finally here. It was one crazy start of the year, and I feel like I don’t even know where the last 4 months of my life went. Here’s a peek into some of what’s been going on in my art world.
Custom Monogram Journals for Senior Gifts
Custom Monogram “Memory” Journal
New items in Etsy Shop including Book Favors and Sketchbook Sets
I also have a few new ways in which you can keep up with all the news from me and my shop. One, you can follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/christinobryan. Two, you can sign up for my e-newsletter—which I promise is non-spammy and filled only with the most important details (sales, events and updates) sent once a quarter or so. All you have to do is sign up here.
Finally, there’s still time to take advantage of my Etsy shop’s spring sale! Just enter the code SPRING20 to receive 20% off your purchase at check out. Sale will end on May 31.
AH! Feels good to have posted again, and I promise never to stay away so long again!
I feel like I haven’t posted forever! A few highlights from the last few weeks: a trip to visit the lovely land of Lincoln (which was very cold), setting up our Christmas tree (a lovely douglas fir this year!), and getting ready for TWO ART EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!
Come see me at the following events! Several new journals, sketchbooks, cards and lovely new Christmas ornaments will be available for purchase at both events.
Tonight is AAF Greenville’s 6th Annual Art Show & Silent Auction. Admission is free, but a donation of either canned food or $2 at the door in support of Harvest Hope Food Bank is appreciated. The art show starts at 6 pm. and is at 802 August Street in Greenville.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 5, I’ll be in downtown Greenville for the Winter Art Market. The artists for Art Crossing at Riverplace (by Reedy River & High Cotton for you locals), are hosting their second annual art market sale & celebration! Enjoy handmade artwork, meet the artists, and cross some Christmas shopping off your list!
Times are as follows: Friday 5 pm – 9 pm :: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm :: Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm
As promised, here are the inner pages of the book—and the explanation that goes with them.
Each half of the book presents a contrasting set for the viewer to ponder. Two women’s faces sit beneath an illustration that incorporates he “random word” phrase. One one side is a magazine photo of a model—representing the deception side of the concept. On the other side is the face of a woman in my life I respect—mother, grandmothers, friend.
As the viewer tries to flip past the photo pages, he finds that the page with a photo of the honorable women can be opened and view. The viewer can consider her, take time looking at the photo. The page with the model is encased in the vellum and cannot be viewed more closely—the dangerous thing is held back from view and one has to flip past without pausing to reflect on the deceit that the image represents. I was intending this aspect of the construction of the book to be a tangible interpretation of “consider this type of woman, keep away from this other type” and also to create different timing movements throughout the book.