glowing fireflies and meat-plants.

I just finished a painting for the Artist & Craftsman’s Glow Show – you should stop by any time this month!  Any opportunity to play with things that glow in the dark is a good one, and I decided to up the complicatedness by also making little clay lightning bugs and embed them in resin inside the painting.  I am still not convinced this was a good idea, but it was s u p e r fun.

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS PROJECT:

1. any inherently messy person (exhibit a: me) painting with glow-in-the-dark paint will unknowingly end up with it everywhere.  i went to bed last night thinking i was in a crime scene investigation.

2. resin has wanderlust.  sticky spots abound.

3.  dealing with resin means your house will smell like a meth lab for 72 hours.

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2 responses

  1. gracielarue

    I saw your stuff at the wallingford art walk this past summer. Your work looked great before; the resin and clay additions are going to bring your work to a whole new level!

    What kind of resin do you use?

    September 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  2. Roo

    Soo amazing!!! I can’t wait to see it in person!

    September 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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