Sunday, April 27, 2014
It as great seeing these great people again. They are just AMAZING! They put their hesrts into every exhibit. They WILL spoil you with food & libations. Nancy Merkling I could not love more! Great photographer & an amazing woman. We were brought together by a friend after Nance was diagnosed with Lyme & my 13 yr. battle with it. On the 2nd floor are artist studios, the atrium that is an absolute gorgeous sit, music on both floors & hugs are plentiful!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"Surely You Jest!" 1st Piece For "OMG! Oh Mardi Gras" Exhibit At the 4Art Inc Gallery located in the Zhou Brothers Art Center we have themed group exhibits. Next month it is "OMG! Oh Mardi Gras!" We are allowed to make 3 pieces but each HAS to have a mask. My 1st piece completed (below) is "Surely You Jest!" The 3rd piece will not be revealed until I take it to the gallery! The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 so if you give Robin Rios a call prior to you coming she will make sure she is there for you!
I received this email January 1st early morning. And it rocks hard! My artwork will be included in artwork in the San Francisco vs Chicago issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine. http://artistportfoliomagazine.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/art-by-keri-joy-chicago/
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I always wanted to make a life-sized piece so I did!!!!!!!! This baby is 5 1/2 feet tall. I decided to use the old Japanese fan & the skeletons & skulls I had & make her into a Day Of The Dead piece. Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
Makin' Purty Music" Found this xylophone & love the metal & shape. When I posted it it was still 'under construction!' My white pieces got ruined by heat NO saving them after trying multiple products...................I lost more of the 'toothpick detail' each coat. The answer was too late..........Latex Clear Matte Spray. Big problem as the polymer is water based & NEEDS water based coatings. So building up white pieces & get out the molds I made & put them to use! Think (know) I need to make more.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Once again now the 3rd time I was published in Art & Beyond. This for the months of July & August. Mila is just one fantastic lady. She is always looking for new artists so if you want to submit your work you too can be published. Hugs, love & kisses. Keri http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/
Doin' the Keri dance!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
What a gorgeous book this is! "I Am A Warrior" (for sale) people are just lovin'! Doin' the Keri dance! Boy I am in a good mood today! Hugs all.
With love and thanks to Asia Markova. Love you doll! Asia did the interview & her & I did this all through emails. It took quite a bit of time to answer all of the questions. We also had many laughs & learned much about each other. Never did I expect to hit the cover on the one of the biggest doll magazines in Russia! The magazine that was sent went AWOL 2 months ago but I received it yeaterday so I hope these pix are better than the last. I am going to have to learn Russian to translate this! Hugs all.