The money caught my eye with this contest. Nearly one half million in prizes makes this the biggest paying art competition in the world. It's a people's choice event with voting mostly over the internet, no jury. I think that would be a good competition for artists who's work is accesible, plus virtual popularity couldn't hurt either ;) It's open to all variety of art, all levels of artistic talent so you don't have to be a pro, no limitations. Go here for details : ArtPrize. Yikes, this could get messy! It's supposed to be annual, and I'm watching to see how it plays out this year. Do you think first prize will look like this?
My mother was down and we went shopping for woolies for a coverlet she's weaving. She got some lovely alpaca, very soft and is considering the indigo dye. Here's the London Wul Farm's owner, Heidi's blog.
The journal page above was made with pastels, watercolors marker and pencil. It's an older piece when I was testing out all of my supplies for a sensitivity reaction. The pastels became an irritant, for now anyway, but I had some great news this week. Celebrating!! Oil paints seem to be going well. There are certain colors that irritate, but the cool gold I want to use is working beautifully. Not only that, but they perform so well. I'm not using solvents, just linseed or walnut oil for thinning so it takes a long time for my layers to dry. There probably won't be anything to show here from that batch for at least a month. It's an interesting rhythm. Slow food, slow blogging, now slow art. Guess I needed to slow down :D