During the open studio tours I normally don't try to work on anything since I find it hard to be creative while stopping to talk with studio visitors. But during yesterday's open studio I was able to work on one of my abstract collages since it turned out to be a quiet day.
Well it didn't take me long to expand to a full booth at the antique mall! The half booth was just too small and a bit claustrophobic, so I decided to rent the full booth space and lighten things up a bit. My space has great window light and is open and airy feeling.
I will be adding more antiques as well as my handmade farmhouse furniture and decor, so check it out! It is the coolest antique booth in the room... if I do say so myself!
I'm booth #67, second floor in the far west room at School Days Antique Mall, 9500 Durand Ave. (Hwy 11) in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.... just west of Racine, and in between Chicago and Milwaukee... not far off I94.
I'm putting my photo workshops on hold for the time being since my schedule with art festivals is up in the air at the moment. Once I know which art festivals I'll be attending this year I can take another look at offering photo workshops again.
Milk paint has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. It is suggested that early cave paintings, some dating back as far as 20,000 years ago, were made of a simple combination of milk, lime, and earth pigments. In the early days of America (and even earlier in Europe) painters carried dry pigments with them which could then be combined with farmer's or homeowner's milk and lime.