Last month I attended the yearly conference of AFCI Assoc. For Creative Industries in Phoenix, AZ.
I was one of 12 business' competing to win $10,000 for the "Ultimate Pitch". I was given a free table to exhibit in the INNOVATION CENTER of the show.
I didn't get into the Finalists but I did make some great contacts to further the Oil Pastel Smudge technique. YEAH...moving forward!
This is a piece created from an original metal work of art I created, several years ago. I photographed the work and did some manipulation on the computer, to create this wonderful mandala design in copper and steel.
AFCI Assoc. for Creative Industries (formally CHA Craft and Hobby Assoc) recently published an article "Keeping the Arts Alive" in their trade publication Gradient. Please check out the article and join AFCI if you feel it is the right fit for you and your art. Being involved for me has taken my art and business to levels I only dreamed of. I have grown as an artist and business woman in so many ways with the associations influence. BRAVO to AFCI. Many thanks!
The link to the article: https://www.craftandhobby.org/eweb/dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=abt_home
Recently released! FREE downloadable Coloring eBook. My Illustrations of marvelous jeweled Mandala's.
Download and Please Share with your family and friends. You are able to find the direct link below: https://www.favecrafts.com/Coloring-Pages/Marvelous-Jeweled-Mandala-Coloring-Pages
September has been a busy month! As the month closes I will be heading to YOSEMITE to teach a clay workshop to the visitors of the Park. If you are in the area look for me at the Art Center of the Yosemite Conservancy. It has been over 30 years since I was there last!
Here is the link to the adult class https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center/yosemite-clay
The children's class link: https://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center/clay-creations-back-school-special
Burning Man is the most amazing art festival on the planet. My first introduction was in 2003. That year I was gifted the exquisite embossed stone of "the Man!"on the left. I attended the festival 11 years in a row. Now after 3 years in a row, not attending, I was gifted a FREE Ticket to attend with a friend for only 48 hours. The clay piece on the right is what I gifted a few of my favorite Burners & Friends. Attending Burning Man is inspiring, in so many ways! GO if you get the chance, you will not regret it!
For the last few months, or maybe now for over a year, I have been writing The ARTS article for Generation Boomer Magazine (print & on-line) Check it out!
This months issue is the Reno Chamber Orchestra.
My dear friend, hiking companion and editor of the OIL PASTEL SMUDGE Booklet (funded by the Nevada Arts Council & the National Endowment of the Arts) Linda Sinclair stopped by my booth this last weekend to visit and support my art. Thank you to all the friends and students who stopped by to say hello. It means a great deal to have your support of my efforts to share what I love.
"Carol's class was so much fun! The techniques and ideas she shared with us opened up limitless creative possibilities. My interest in lettering may well turn into a passion! Her work and her artistic accomplishments are inspiring!"
-Sally K. Gardnerville, NV
3 of my miniature acrylic abstracts are available. You can contact me or the Artist Co-op Gallery Reno to purchase. They ship everywhere!