by Susan Bohan
We all have a lot of free time here lately and it is fun to see how Members are using it to further their artistic endeavors.
Katherine Fritter has a friend who used bottle tops for an art project so she thought she would give it a try. “It was fun, but time consuming. And, you have to stand way back to see what it is! I am just glad I had some time to play around with it. I have all these things I have wanted to try… I am terrible at realistic painting… that is what I want to learn next year!” Nice to see some whimsy right now.
Lora Blaha has taken what she has learned in class to create shell mirrors. “We are expecting our first grandbaby May 1 and our daughter is getting married at the end of June. So, I have plenty of good reasons for some new frames in our Ocean Reef home. Passing the time away.”
Suzanne Kitchings has used her free time for a different kind of project. “I resurrected a knitted silk leaf lace shawl I began several years ago then abandoned – mostly because I didn’t have the stretches of time needed to focus on and follow the pattern. Well, currently I have plenty of time. It took a while to reacquaint myself with the instructions and figure out where I’d left off, but now the shawl is proceeding nicely.” Hopefully she will show it off next season for all to admire.
Gail Noyes, who is always working on something beautiful, sent in a picture of a newly completed autumnal painting. “I just finished reworking this at home.” We hope she works on many more.
Judith Kaplan and Larry Guido have each been continuing the lessons learned from Monica Bankowski’s “Drawing Fundamentals” sessions. Larry has drawn, in one continuous line, lovely roses. A little different activity from his years as a Neurosurgeon. Judith worked on various versions of a pelican in classes and has moved on to draw elephants which are a particular passion of hers. Both praised Monica’s teaching techniques and plan to take many more classes with her next season.
Each of these artists followed a different path but has found time used creating was time well spent. If you are creating, send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.