Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Glue It Tuesday #15 - Chautauqua week


What a busy time I had last week!  The Lawton Chautauqua was lots of fun but took up a good deal of time.  Chautauquas (if you're not familiar with them) began in New York and were scholarly performances out under the big tent.  Nowadays there are daytime lectures/workshops on topics with the five characters from the Chautauqua.  And we moved indoors because it's so hot outside!  


Our "Anything Goes" theme this year included historical characters from the 1920s.  The "cast party" was Saturday night after the last performance by Debra Conner, who portrayed Zelda Fitzgerald.  She did a fabulous job, looking back on her past from a mental hospital, and then, tearing off her robe and speaking to the audience with her short dress and long pearls.  


I've been neglecting my art journal for the past few weeks, but have kept busy making ICADs (Index-Card- A-Day) with Tammy (Daisy Yellow).  I do enjoy documenting my life with my journal (and now cards), though I don't know who will be interested in 50 years...  I found this old photo (above) and thought it was appropriate the night Dr. Doug Mishler was on stage portraying Henry Ford.


On Thursday, I received a pile of postage stamps that I ordered from Cathy Herstedt on Etsy.  The stamps on this card are just two from the package (actually the envelope) she sent me.   

Will things calm down a bit now?  Maybe, as we head into the summer.  At work, we are still trying to finish the Museum artifact inventory; I set our deadline for the end of August, if I'm remembering correctly.  Then onto exhibit design - my next large project.  
More about that to come!

Catch what other art journalists are gluing, over at Aimee's blog, Artsyville.

13 comments:

aimee said...

I am having serious stamp envy here. Perfect touch for your collages!!

artatag said...

Real nice cards, I love this 50s touch, well done!

tangledpen said...

neat cards!
happy GIT, Jana :)

Patricia/NYC said...

Very cool cards!! Love the vintage feel!

Natashalh said...

What fun! I love the stamps!

Rose said...

How fun about the stamps! I'm glad that Chautauqua went well this year.

Deborah Weber said...

Chautauqua sounds fun, and documenting your days using the ICADs is great. Those stamps are wonderful!

pasqueflower said...

Very nice work. What cool finds!!

Linda Blatchford said...

Cool works, very creative.

Marit said...

Index cards and collage... icad and Glue it Tuesday: it doesn't get any better! Hug from Holland

Amy Putkonen said...

Hi Storybeader!

I'm the GIT person who did the "Peace of Mind" playing card. I love the idea of ICAD. Maybe I could do that with my playing cards... I know that I could not keep up with one a day, though. Wow. That sounds like quite a commitment! I love your work here. i did not know what a Chautauqua was. I had heard of them, but did not know, so you've taught me something.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I really like the stamps, but I'm most intrigued by the exhibit design you have coming up! That's so cool!

Judy Nolan said...

Your chautauqua sounds so interesting, and I love how you're documenting it visually. The stamps are a nice touch for your index card journaling.

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