I do belong to a co-operative gallery named “Bismarck downtown artist co-operative” or “b dac”. Part of being a full member entails working at the gallery 2 – 4 hours a week, paying a fee, a 20% commission taken every piece sold through the gallery, and space for your work to be shown at all times. I joined bdac January of 2012. Due to the gallery I have made more artwork and have learned more than the seven years I was seriously painting on my own. I even painted a piece solely at bdac
And was given to a charity auction which sold for $150! I still enjoy working there and am planning pieces for our Valentines show!
Since I have had back surgery for the second time I have been doing a lot of pencil drawings. I have been at my parents home to ensure a third surgery would not happen. Unfortunately that means I do not have any art supplies other than a drawing pad, pencil, eraser, and tortillian. I definitely feel like frida kahlo stuck in bed painting!
Since this last surgery I have completed two drawings and have ideas for three more.
The photography is from a phone so is not superb. This is of course pencil on paper. I don’t have a name yet.
This is also pencil on paper and is titled ” Fly Away”.
They will be for sale once they are mounted or framed and properly photographed. They are also on my Facebook. Facebook.com/mirandapollertcreations
here are some better pictures of the drawings.
As a precursor to the art I need to tell you a bit about my situation because it is the inspiration. At the beginning of December I had surgery on my back from a bulging disc that bulged into my nerves. Well I spent a lot of December alone at home. At the beginning of January the disc bulged out worse than before and I had surgery again at the beginning of the month. This time I spent my time at my parents home to hopefully prevent further injury. Well since December my husband has worked hard to keep us afloat and participated in a band. We have not seen each other in the past two months, which caused tension. Since being with my parents he has cut back with his band, visits often, and has been working hard on us. Now I am part of a local gallery called Bismarck downtown artist cooperative or bdac. We have a Valentine’s show every year. My struggle is to come up with a piece that embodies my situation. The seperated love. I have downloaded pictures from the internet as inspiration. Alas it may take a bit of thinking to get it just right. Heres one I kind of like. Feel free to comment. Will post finished products and such on my Facebook Miranda pollert creations. The only thing I would change would be them holding hands around the wall.
Well this is my first post. I am studying from a book from Barnes and Nobles that is called “How to survive and prosper as an artist”. I am finding it very informative. Starting this blog was one of the tasks it suggests, so here I am. I encourage feedback and will be writing again!