Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pins: Yuma Art Symposium 2015

I've been invited to be a presenter at the Yuma Art Symposium http://yumaartsymposium.memberlodge.org/  later this month.  My talk will be about my work, and then I will do a short presentation on what I have become an expert at:  gluing and transfers--a very narrow field of expertise.

We are asked to bring "pins".  I wasn't quite sure what that meant, so I emailed back and forth with Janet Fine, one of the first people to tell me about Yuma. Here is what she said, " yes i can tell you about the pins...its pretty fun...a little stressful. crazy.  the first time i went i didnt get it and i made 8 super intricate pins...duh..wrong. so you get to lutes casino and folks are trading pins. all kinds..the bar is high AND low...if that makes sense....but that is not the majority. the idea is to be able to make a lot and not spend too much time. i always make the same mistake which is i make them all different and then exchanging is a long process cuz folks mull over which to take...but i guess thats what i enjoy.  So I took what Janet said to heart, and have spent the last week(am still putting the final finishes on them)putting my pins together.  They are 3"x4", on a light board with a pin glued to the back, 27 in total.  Here are some of my favorites:








3 comments:

  1. I have been following the Yuma pin exchange for years. Yours are Perfect Holly!

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  2. Simply beautiful. My favorite is the second from one from the top. The freckled young face reminds me of childhood. Our collective childhood.

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  3. What a cool idea. I like the large raven and the birds with blue moon. Have fun! Be sure to show us the pins you get in return.

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