Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wild Faces: Postcard Salon at the Muskegon Museum of Art

"Wild Face 1" by Jennifer Gould
Fabric, printing, stitching
"Wild Face 2" by Jennifer Gould
Fabric, printing, stitching
"Wild Face 3" by Jennifer Gould
Fabric, printing, stitching
"Wild Face 4" by Jennifer Gould
Fabric, printing, stitching


I am so proud of myself that I got these finished--- it only took me 2 years!  I started in January 2014 by carving the face stamps out of black insulation foam (my favorite thing to make stamps out of), printed the faces in black (ProFab textile paint) on cream colored knit, and then didn't get any farther.  Needless to say with the deadline at the end of January, I didn't enter anything into the Postcard Salon that year.

This year the MMA has moved the deadline back a month to Feb. 22, so I did the rest of the work mostly last month (January 2015) and finished them today (2-10-15).

"Wild Face 5" by Jennifer Gould
Fabric, printing, stitching --- SO HAPPY
TO REPORT THAT THIS ONE SOLD
AT THE MMA SALE ON 3/12/15!
I love the red embroidery and how it energizes each face's expression.  Looking forward to the reception and sale of the postcards ($30/each with $15 to the MMA and $15 to the artist) on March 12 evening.  I didn't sell any in 2013 when I first entered and I'm not really expecting to sell any this year either; coming up with ideas, doing them and finishing them, and then entering them is plenty.  Here's the link to the MMA and the Postcard Salon:  Click here for pdf for Postcard Salon info

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