Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Emma Edmonds II: Transformation, Step 4

Finally had a chance to make a little progress with this. I think I've figured out how I want to handle the addition of the superimposed images that aren't part of the woods, but that perhaps tell more of a story about Emma's transition. I've started to indicate the first of three images in a "frame" in the lower left. We'll see how this goes! (In other words: we'll see if I continue to like this plan!)
In other news: yesterday I made the happy discovery that Sarah Emma Edmonds I: Departure (show title, Departure), a piece whose progress I posted on this blog when I began it a year ago, has been accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's online exhibition, Explore This! 7. The exhibition can be viewed on their website,, beginning February 1 and running through January 31, 2012. Though I don't always submit entries to this show -- which stipulates that the artist must use colored pencil in combination with another medium or non-colored pencil element -- this is the first time I've had a piece accepted into this exhibition. I'm quite excited about this opportunity!
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