Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Red Dot Auction...

I became involved with The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity last summer. This past Friday they held their Second Annual “Red Dot” auction. Over 50 artists contributed works of art 12” x 12”. The pieces were signed on the back only. This was Chuck’s 100th birthday year and we were asked to create something inspired by his life and times.
I grew up with Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. I loved Pepe le Peu too. Of course my all time favorite Christmas movie was and still is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I could probably recite the complete movie. As you know, I love quotes and when I researched quotes by Chuck Jones I felt this one fit with my style very well:

"The rules are simple. 
Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. 
Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out." 

This is the progress of my piece…

laying out all of my papers

Adhering them with gel medium
painting the background
now for the heart
"saving" the little hearts
painting the big heart
removing the little hearts
adding color in the little hearts
The finished piece
The evening of the event I was nervous, hoping that I would at least receive one bid. When I found my piece and looked at the bid sheet, I was pleasantly surprised. There was only one bid. But many times one is enough! I was grateful. I cannot tell you what it means to me when people enjoy my work. I later was told that the person who purchased the piece was based in New Mexico and had seen the work online and they placed their bid through the local gallery.

One wall was covered in black square papers and referred to as the "connect the dot" wall. You lifted a piece of paper and drew something, if someone had drawn in the square next to you, you were to try to connect from their drawing to yours. When you were finished you turned the paper over to reveal the X.

This was my addition.

Here are some of the other pieces of artwork donated for the auction. This is one of my favorites!

Moi with my friend Linda Krall, who introduced me to the Center...

I was happy to be able to share my work, happy that It helped raise money for creativity and I hope it brings the new owner many years of smiles.

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