Preparing for the Arts Crawl this Saturday!

The South Pasadena Arts Crawl is this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. I'll once again be doing a marbling demonstration at Book ‘em Mysteries bookstore, who graciously hosted me last time. If you've never seen how marbling is done, this is an excellent opportunity to watch the magic happen! get to check out a really awesome bookstore. How many communities can boast that they have an INDEPENDENT bookstore staffed by REAL people EXCITED to help you pick out the perfect book?!!

I always have a wonderful time at demos because it is such a delight to see people's responses and reactions to the art form...all the "oooooohhhs" and "aaaaaahhhhs" when I pull a sheet off the bath or the way they take in a piece of marbled paper they hold in their hands. I love it--and the feeling I get at demos is people love it too!

In addition to the demo, I'll be selling some of my work (which I will preview on the blog here throughout the week) and I'll have a schedule of my "Experience the Tank" class available.

One of the things I've been working on for this Arts Crawl in particular is putting some of my pieces in ready-to-frame mats. That means, all that needs to be done is add a frame and hang! With all the photos in this post, I've done just that...I've added a little frame around the matted pieces to give you an idea of what they will look like finished.

I can't tell you how much I'm really diggin' these matted pieces. At first, I was only going to do up a few of them to give people an idea of what can be done with individual marbled sheets of paper (how they can decide what part (and how much!) of the marbled paper to mat and frame). But once I got a couple done, I became enthralled by the nearly finished pieces and couldn't stop! They certainly take on a life of their own, changing the look and feel of the marbled design when you go from a full sheet of paper to focusing on just a section of it.

I hope you get a chance to check out these new matted pieces (as well as my cards, papers, and more) and take in the marbling demo. Even if you've been to my demo before, I'll be marbling on wood in addition to paper so there will be something new to see! And don't forget to visit other businesses and galleries participating in the Arts Crawl. There are a lot of really cool event happenings that I would hit up myself if I weren't enjoy them for me! For more information about Arts Crawl activities, click here.

South Pasadena Arts Crawl Saturday, July 14 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Marbling Demonstration Book ‘em Mysteries Bookstore 1118 Mission Street, South Pasadena