So... http://creativeyarnsource.com/index.html Joseph looked at the Dragonfly, still missing one wing colour...I asked which colour I should make the final wing... He said blue...But I didn't have blue(blue Mason line is what I mean) & blue is hard to find here... So after much searching I found the Creative Yarn Source in Ohio...Great resource not just for the cord but as a knowledge base too...As it happens, Mason's line(Mason Line is what they use to make sure their brick walls are straight) doesn't come in blue...But number 18 nylon cord is pretty much the same thing...It should fit in...I picked the variegated Blue cord which is two colours of blue in one spool...Next I have to decide on the leg colours...Any ideas?
p.s. Newfoundland's unofficial flag is green white & pink(three rectangles, like a Barnett Newman painting sort of)...Hence the tentative title "Newfoundland Dragonfly"...


  Thursday: I'm at 12 hours total, spent maybe 86 dollars...I put the dragonfly on the wall today to see how it looks...Awesome! Wall Dragonfly! (see pic)...


Here is a recent decision in the United States about foreign art versus local art...
  http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2012/07/10/u-s-museums-issue-brief-against-court-decision-with-crushing-copyright-implications/comment-page-1/#comment-4714


Here is the comment I wrote about that decision:
What is important to note, or to wonder about, is the WHY of all this...Why did the United States make this decision? Why? 

  It must be a response to a problem...Let us guess the problem...People are going to other countries besides the U.S. & buying art for cheaper money than they can buy locally...Then they are bringing that art back into the U.S. & exhibiting it for ticket sales at American ticket sale prices...This is a microcosm of something that tourists having been doing for decades, but on a museum scale...

  What is the result of this foreign art buying? Well, artists local to the U.S.A. don't get paid...That is probably the biggest repercussion...Also, alot of travel & shipping happen, which is not very eco-friendly...The fact that foreign artists sell for cheap & then the work gets overinflated when back in the States is a bit of a cheat too...You know the gallery owner who buys cheap native stuff, then brings it home & charges exorbitant retail prices for it?

  I think that is what has been happening which has caused this stern regulatory response...

  What will distinguishing between local art & foreign art do for Americans? It will bring more money to local artists...I think that is a good thing...Nobody likes protections & censorship & laws & rules & such, but I think that Americans are losing out to countries who produce stuff for cheap because they don't have as many labour laws...Like having people live in pods to make iPhones or whatnot...They don't earn much & they don't live well...So the stuff is not made local to the States...It's not good for the foreign countries either...

  Laws come in when people start hurting others...Computers, cellphones & tech stuff are an arm of art, & serve as telling examples of what is happening with the more traditional stuff...Getting made elsewhere for cheap then being resold in the States...

  This is only my take, one take, on the why part...But to sum up, I think local is good...& if laws are needed to make people go local, well it's too bad but I still think it is better than the current way of doing things...Diversity may suffer...But knowledge is not always a good thing is it? 



Links to good people who do good art & who teach too:
http://www.anniestrackart.com/ Annie Strack is a very funny person...(humour is so integral to genius)...
Also: Link to very cool idea designer named...Beste Miray Dogan: http://www.bestemiray.com/
This is Beste's cool envelope with google map idea- print one for yourself...http://www.mapenvelope.com/


new Blog to read that I just discovered today: http://www.jeriflom.com/blog/ Don't know much, but I think the work is cool!
I think this work & what I am doing now with the Dragonfly crosses paths a little bit...




 
 
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I feel like titling this "Good Samaritan"...What do you think? It is made of cultured marble that I made all by meeself & it is on top of two separate no-weld armatures that I made...My first foray into making my own marble!
 
 
Warranty: if you own one of my art works & something has happened, either through my fault or your fault, get in touch & I will try to fix it...If there is an aesthetic problem with the work that we didn't notice at the beginning but has now showed itself, get in touch & we can maybe pick out a better piece...If you want to do something to a work of mine that you own, but are not sure if the materials will work with what is there, get in touch & I will try to tell you what you've got materialswise & if it is a good idea or not...

for examples: A work on paper is warping inside a frame due to excessive humidity in the environment...(the 2nd floor camping section of Canadian Tire has Non-electric dehumidifiers for cheapo- it is just a container that you put these crystals into & then the water gathers beneath...I have them in my studio & storage areas & change the crystals regularly...

More for examples: A large painting of fruit later seemed to reveal that the banana was more than a banana- an accidental Freudian slip on my part...New works were offered at the old purchase prices- a nice deal as an "I'm sorry"...

more examples: A cold wax with oil paint painting got chipped by a gallery dealer who didn't realize that the cold wax made the painting more fragile than a regular oil...I repainted the area in a new colour, rather than try to match an impossible Bellini peach mix that had already faded a little... 

Phone: I Do answer the phone, or get your voicemails & call you back...(chances are you will get voicemail because I don't like to interrupt a working train of thought for a call)...So leave a message at 416-924-9725 if you want to chat about something, & I will get back to you when I am free...(tell me when to call back & maybe what it's about...) 

ArtAnywhere: Sari is currently experimenting with a new "gallery" for lack of a better word...They are called ArtAnywhere & the calls go directly to the clients who have pre-selected parameters...The "show" occurs on the client location itself, as opposed to in a third party location...This is a non-exclusive agreement...

Secondary market: Sari's work has entered the secondary market, which means that some people who had her work in collections may have passed away & are selling...The painting titled "Jardin" is available on the secondary market at the moment...(See Projects-since the artist has been made aware of this availability, she can field your inquiries to the seller if you are interested...) Some other works have been sold already by collectors who are moving to smaller office spaces...Resale values are still soft (Aug.2011), so she advises to hold on a little longer if you don't have to sell...

Email the artist at grove@sent.com (Sari Grove) if you would like to make an offer on an available work(see Projects page) or have them in your gallery show...

The artist does not work with galleries who ask for more than a one third commission on sales...

The artist does not pay to show...

A submission fee to merely apply to a gallery or any other form of show will not be considered...

Transactions in Ontario are subject to 13% HST tax...