This week's Illustration Friday idea is "rescue." My first idea was the old standard of the life saver tossed to the drowning person. Then I played around with ideas of how to play with that a little. I first considered a collage with a well manicured female hand being tossed an over-sized diamond ring, then rejected it. My husband's suggestion pleased me better. What would Homer want to save his life?
I'm thinking Dunkin' Donuts. Sprinkles, please.
Just a quick note about some art activities that took longer. I participated in a local "Art Loop and Painters' Frolic"" on Sunday at a convention center here in town. This was new for me. I had all sorts of concerns, including the fact that I don't own any display boards. But the organizer did have some to loan, and I found myself at a table next to one of my former high school students, a lovely girl who paints large oil and acrylic canvases with bright colors and abstracted human forms. We were supposed to also be painting as well as selling, so I brought along my water mixable oils and did my best to paint a local scene. A nice man at a local pizza parlor gave me a clean box that served as a carrying case for the wet painting. It was a long day, with lots of packing, hauling, arranging, chatting, and some painting. I managed to sell some some items that covered my entrance fee, and I have a couple strong possibilities for sales of larger pieces. But most of all, I saw lots and lots of friends and neighbors, and I met some artists I didn't know before. I came home tired, but happy.