Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I've met a lot of crabby people lately which hasn't done a lot for my mood, so when I went looking for an artist to feature this month no one was quite what I was looking for, then voila! Marti McGinnis's fanciful colored "happy art" danced into view!
A lifetime of exploring, living the expected life and finally choosing the unexpected and expressing it exuberantly in an outpouring of color, Marti's current body of work focuses on the ancient art of fabric felting with a decidedly modern twist. Her self-styled "happy art" reflects her love of texture, coloration, friendly animals, cartoons, writing, designing -- this girl does it all! A Renaissance woman?
Marti is not only a visual artist, having explored wood, canvas, paint, pencil, aluminum she is also a blogger, website designer, social media leader and still she finds time to create one of a kind fanciful creatures and wearable art that pop your eyes out. I'm guessing the richness of her creativity informs it all. Now I'm happy and I think you will be also.
Her current body of work is felting, an ancient art, wherein a non-woven cloth is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers. She is pleased to say she has met many of the animals whose fiber she uses to create clothing, pillows and many happy figurative animal shapes.
She does only a few art fairs so don't miss this opportunity to see her work and meet her this month at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, booth #A015. I'll be there, how about you?
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