Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wow! I've just got back home and have been amazed and delighted with people's generosity. When I got to the MASC office there were people dressed in tapir gear ....... white T's underneath black tops .... then rolling up the tops to expose white bellies. Very cute ... I am so fortunate to know such great people! you can see some of them at:
Happy Tapir Day ... more to come
Sunday, April 18, 2010
One of the last jobs is to make a box - a box big enough to take 30 tapirs. I took a photocopy paper box and decorated it with stamps. I cut the shapes out of thin foam that I can overprint and overprint. The great thing about this method is the random texture you can achieve. Gives the whole thing a 'rough' look. I like the 'rough' typeface of the titling.
Friday, April 16, 2010
I've now got 30 tapirs all dressed up and looking smart. I'll package the pictures in a stiff cellophane I think and include details of the proposed project that's going to be funded ..... once I've finished 'dickering' with the pics themselves that is.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Once again, it's April and I have a studio full of tapirs! Towers of them. Seventeen days to go and the next stages are the best stages. I'll varnish each one and apply watercolour .... things can get really random when watercolour is applied to a non-absorbent surface.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The canvases will have a neutral colour .... unbleached titanium ... it's got a bit of character but not too dominant.
In regard to donations, Sheryl Todd of the Tapir Preservation Fund has suggested some projects where the money could be directed. I'm really excited about having a specific project to aim at ..... more to come as I get confirmation.