Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm teaching again in the fall at MacEwan College and would love to include samples of illustrators around the world who use acrylic paint (especially a wash style) or mixed media for my presentation to the students. I will credit you with your name and website so please email me if you're interested! artist[@]crystaldriedger.com
Hope to have something to show soon!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Paper Quilt Project was a year long project that allowed artists from 32 different countries to come together and share their lives, their culture and their art with one another. Each artist was invited to participate because of their individual artistic style, but most importantly because of their strong desire to help make a difference.
Each month 12 new artists created a collage interpreting the project's theme, "A Day in my Life," and gave us a glimpse into their world. Every collage from each month will soon be sewn together to create 12 amazing and unique individual paper quilts. And later each paper quilt will be auctioned off or donated to charity in order to raise money for a cause that matters most to the artists.
Auction dates and charity information will be provided in the near future. Please check the blog for updates.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:
My name is Dawbis and I am an artist / environmentalist with a lot of paper scraps lying around the house. I am not a non-profit, but just one girl running the Paper Quilt Project in hopes of making a difference in the world, now matter how small or big. My initial thought for this project was to help raise funds for an environmental organization, however I am leaving it up to the artists to decide in the end which charity to support.
The Paper Quilt Project is now looking for 21 new artists to replace those artists who unfortunately could not complete their collages for the project.
If you are interested in being a participant of the project, please email Dawbis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please include the following in your email:
4. Short Bio / Personal Statement
Thank you for your interest!
In Alberta, Canada, where I am currently living and blogging, the world has become chilly. Frost has killed the cucumber plants and has changed the lush green of my mom's tomato leaves into brown and curled crisps. While I may have to bundle up for morning walks I am finding that my new confinement gives me more of a willingness to start new projects and embark on some new creative adventures, one of which I know is participating in a group art show that about growing up with friends (and local artists) Amanda, Davey and Carla. The best part about this show thus far has been chatting about our growing up and looking in depth at my own experiences to see how they've shaped who I am. The show isn't until late 2009 but I'll keep you updated as I start painting this month.
Does anyone have any good growing up stories? One week from today I'll draw a name from those who respond to this question and will mail the best story a secret prize (this may include a print... card package...). Make sure I have a way of contacting you.
Here's some pictures taken on or near my parents farm this weekend, where I grew up.