Friday, January 02, 2009

dancin' in the shadows


Back in August I mentioned an article I had written about my daughter moving into her own abode and the art that spilled out of me from that event. I received my copy of the new Somerset Studios magazine, which is on newsstands now, with the article I wrote about my shadow panels...It's the January/February 2009 issue, and it's jammed packed with cool art and articles. I must say this is one series of art I created that is close to my heart. And it was this artwork that inspired my Unruly Shadow Stamps...





Here's a couple of panels they didn't use in the article...



I am glad to see that the book Transparent Art is still available through Stampington & Company as well as through Amazon. If you are at all interested in transparencies and how they can be incorporated into your art, this book it filled with cool ideas. I wrote the Introduction for the book and gathered together some really cool artists to use my transparencies in their art pieces that Stampington and Company had created from my photo images. In fact...that was how I first met Sarah Fishburn...by phone actually. Art pal Kelly Kilmer had told me I should give her a call...and I did...and well we just hit it off...and we have written 2 books together since, In This House and the soon to be released In This Garden, and we write the tri-yearly Pasticcio Quartz (QUality ART Zine) together...(we are working on Issue 6 right now)...One thing just led to the next and it's funny how life does that if you walk into it with open arms...

11 comments:

Joyce said...

I received your 2009 calendar today. The artwork is absolutely stunning, and the quality of the photographs is excellent. It's like having a collection of little masterpieces. I will have to get to the bookstore for the latest Somerset.

margo said...

Love those shadow panels a lot. I'm gonna get that magazine.

Tiglizzyclone said...

Thank you Angela, for sharing your artwork with us. I sent for your Unruly Shadow Stamps last Friday. I want to use them somehow in my Lost in Space art. Also, I am ordering the book "Transparent Art" from Amazon, and when I get my next paycheck I want to send for the Somerset Studios magazine January/February 2009 issue.

Sharon said...

It is a beautiful article. I received an early copy and found it inspirational. I took shadow pictures on a recent trip to CA and journaled them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bea said...

Lovely article, Angela! I love the shadow dancers!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

I LOVE the shadows! VERY Intriguing! Best Wishes for 2009.

Joyce said...

Your article in Somerset was so touching. The background story really brought the panels to life. I was able to see so much more in each panel knowing the inspiration behind them. I remember how difficult and thrilling it was when my own daughter ventured out on her own. We never stop being protective of our little "birds" no matter how old they are. Now I have a new generation of baby birds to guide, love and nurture. A lovely article, thank you.

ann h said...

I just love your artwork.Thanks for sharing.I'm going to pick up a copy of the new somerset magazine.

Lost Aussie said...

Congratulations on the article in Somerset. It's a great piece.

connie said...

I just picked up the magazine and loved the article. I also loved what you did with you shadows!

TotalD said...

What made it so moving for me is your daughters moving out. Years of trying so hard to keep them alive and then their sudden independence.

Ok, you will find this really sappy but when I see these I hear . . . . . the part in the movie Mamma Mia , Meryl Steep "Slipping Through My Fingers " . I know ,I know , perhaps this is too . . . ya. Congratulations on the article Angela =)