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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make your own trophy.....

Photo by jennifer Winship Mark of Open Eye Art

Have you ever needed the perfect trophy for a contest? 

 We just spray painted these fun Halloween figures and candle holders and glued them to a black base.  We will be presenting these along with 5 others at our upcoming Pumpkin Contest for a fun corporate team builder at Skamania Lodge on October 31st.

Tips for making your own golden trophies:
Find a figure that is well defined with easy to read details
Ceramic and resins work great (soft plastics never seem to cure well)
Tape off any areas you wish to perserve
Details can be saved with brush on "miskit" (watercolorists know what this is!)
Spray with Krylon gold foil spray paint

Warning!!!! It is soo fun you will start tearing apart your house for different items you can "Midas Touch".
Have fun.....

Photo experiment....

Photo by Jennifer Winship Mark


Photo that Juliet and I composed that celebrates the last beautiful blossoms of summer combined with the amazing leaves of fall.  We are experimenting with the concept of translucence.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mask and Found Object workshops in 2014!

 Mask by Jennifer W Mark


New Perspectives Mask Workshop

A unique way to learn to 'see' another person's viewpoint and enhance understanding of one's own and the group's unconscious bias. This workshop is an intersection of collaborative team building, psychology, storytelling, artistic expression, role-playing and humor. Participants will immerse themselves in a another person's story allowing a window into their perspective 

 Found object gilding by Jennifer W Mark and Juliet Moran


 Midas Touch Workshop
Discover your own creativity. Open your eyes to the beauty of everyday objects and those found in nature. Use storytelling, collaboration and the ancient art of gilding. 

Gilded and Neo color mural by Jennifer W Mark and Juliet Moran

Go with the Flow Workshop

Discover how to collaborate yet keep your individual creative spark.  Learn to use neocolors and gild.  This workshop will create a major art piece that will be donated to a non- profit.

If any of these workshops sound intriguing to you then drop me a line.   We are planning on running these three different 2 day workshops in June and July of 2014.

Gilding for Capital Pacific Bank

Symbol panels gilded for the Dick Alexander Board Room at Capital Pacific Bank

Juliet Moran and I gilded 5 panels to represent the symbols that had meaning for the team at the bank. We are pleased at how they turned out with their vibrant colors and simple symbols.  Because the room has huge windows we needed to come up with art that would not "glare" and that would represent the values of the board. We are busy now with the last project, a plexiglass sculpture for the lobby.

Tree- symbolizes the board’s deep roots and underlying connections in our Northwest community.

Fern- symbolizes the board’s dedication, integrity, balance and resourcefulness. This symbol comes from the African Adinkra Tribe.

Vision- symbolizes the boards forward thinking and focus on the future of Capital Pacific Bank

Owl- symbolizes the wisdom each board member brings to the bank.

Gold- is one of several alchemist symbols for gold.  This represents the profitability of Capital Pacific Bank and its clients.