Friday, March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Durham has a fantastic business called The Scrap Exchange. They accept donations for and then sell all sorts of scrap materials like buttons, fabric, paper, plastic lids and bottles, tiles, etc. The Steve Gerberich workshop the other days used items from the Scrap Exchange.
I had another 4 month breast cancer check-up today, and everything is fine. Afterward, I met up with my friend, Debbie,, and we had lunch and then shopped at the Scrap Exchange. The art in my daily was made by local artists using materials from the store and was hanging on the walls.
I used a combination of CEP filters to give an even more artsy flair to the shot.
Here's the original.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
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The kids and I attended a hands-on workshop with artist Steve Gerberich at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham yesterday. Steve is known for building all types of contraptions and for making art that moves. Some of you will remember previous posts (another post) on my blog talking about and showing Steve's exhibits at the museum. The boys and I are long time fans!
You might also remember that last September and October Johnny and I built a robot costume for Halloween. We entered the costume into a contest at the museum to win a spot at the workshop and were very fortunate to win. Johnny also won a Radio Shack contest with the costume and received a gift card and t-shirt.
At the workshop yesterday, the kids were given a wide variety of useful scraps, some from The Scrap Exchange, to build creations with. Steve demonstrated starting out with a wood base and using a hot glue gun to affix items to it and to create shape with some personality. Joey snagged the coolest blue bottle (maybe dishwasher rinse agent), to create a Hollywood looking star. Madi swooped up all the silk flowers, and created several parade float/pontoon boat type pieces of art. Johnny and mom stuck to what we know best...robots. We all enjoyed the creations we made...great experience!
Here are some of the other cute kids and their projects!