For my project this semester I decided to invite a little magic back into my life. I look around and see what I can find to build these fairy houses – each one is site-specific.
This was my final project for my Art 108 class. About 400 photos went into the making of this about 1 minute video. I had never had to do any video type project before, so Movie Maker was news to me. There was much watching of tutorials and swearing under my breath involved, but I was pretty happy with the final product.
Warning – depicts the ruthless murder of several potatoes.
As luck would have it, I stopped by the Boise Art Museum (yay for free entry with a BSU student ID) and visited the exhibit of the art of Richard Elliott, noticing a small piece that featured art at ‘Dick and Jane’s Spot’, the late “Dick” Elliott and his wife Jane’s house in Ellensburg, WA. Where I knew we would be traveling just a few days after.
So I told my husband that we had to go there, and it was truly fantastic! Every inch of fence and yard is covered in different art/folk art. It was a truly happy place!
If you’ve ever wondered what a piece of reflector art looks like when you fire a flash at it (something the Art Museum justifiable frowns upon) – well here it is!
These are some more photos I took there – it was truly a fantastic place.
If you are ever driving through Ellensburg, stop there for just a few minutes. (And on an unrelated note, if you haven’t seen the Group F/64 exhibit at the BAM, please go!)
My orchid is blooming! Since it is pretty much neglected except for dumping water on it every once in a while, it’s a (thrilling!) mystery to me why it has survived this long. This is it’s fourth or fifth time flowering.