Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Small projects...

   I have been working very small lately. For some reason the universe is throwing very strong hints my direction, and I am forever trying to turn them into something I can understand. Lately they have been about small. Small canvases, small art, small space. Mr. How2 and I are planning to travel this winter, this will be our first attempt at snow-birding. I am not sure how long it will last, but for now, I am trying to think small. I do not want to be away from my art for the duration of the trip, and I am the kind of person that needs a reason for doing things.        
   I am working on a set of ATCs for an online exchange with my Flygirls ATC Group. This is also turning into a learning experience for me, since I have been asked to teach a class about ATCs in the spring. So I am trying to document my process, so I can explain it to my students.
  I also recently rediscovered a interesting project on the internet called Art-o-mat; (go to this website to learn more about it);
a group that gathers small pieces of art from artists all over the world. They place the art in refurbished cigarette machines throughout the country, and make them available to the public for only $5 a piece. It looks like a fascinating program, and I am working on samples to send them now. If I am accepted, and I hope I am, they will ask me to make up 50- 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" pieces of art. Again, a great size to work on in the RV. I will keep you posted as on my progress, in the mean time, check out their website, and see if they have a machine near you...Enjoy!


  1. A great idea for using old cigarette machines. I hope it works out for you.

  2. these are really cute sally. i'm glad you are finding something that you can take with you. great idea.

  3. Cozy in Texas, I thought so too, a brilliant idea! Thank you for the encouragement, ladies! Jacquie, I don't know why I like these tiny things, but I sure do...It is a lot of help when you are trying get the courage together to share your work. Constance, you should submit a sample, you just never know where it might lead...

  4. Very interesting concept. I think I will try more small art in 2012!

  5. Sally, since we have the schedule posted for the whole year for the Fly Tribe swaps, you can be all done by the time you get home!

  6. Deborah, good for you! Just so, Janet! I even plan to ship some off on the road, at least the February and March ATCs...I just need to make sure I bring enough blank cards. Janet, I didn't really get into the idea for this trip until you mentioned in a comment, "all the time for art, and no housework". Thanks for that! Keep flying!