Saturday, March 21, 2015

Architecture Belgrade Serbia



Dear Art lover,
     Beograd means “white city” in the Serbian language.  My friends there explained the origin of the name comes from the impression of travelers after a long journey as they came upon the city.  I had thought it might be something similar to the case of the “Black Sea,” which is named for the dark color of the water created by an abundance of dark green plants in it.  But I had also been told that it was a contrast to the nearby “White Sea,” which long ago was given another name.
       Today I want to share just some of the architecture with you that I saw in Beograd.  My friend Biljana and I rode the bus for a brief day trip on a Saturday afternoon.  The first two images are views I took while waiting to change buses in Pancevo; the rest are from Beograd.  Biljana is like many of my friends:  very patient with me.  I cannot ever seem to just walk directly anywhere.  My eyes are constantly noticing shapes, color, and textures.  My companions often find themselves walking ahead of me and then turning to wait for me to recover from many distractions.  Enjoy these snapshots.



Kickstarter update:  19 backers have now helped me raise 29% of the funds needed to give the foundry.  Two people have even increased their original pledges!  $3,350 of a goal of $11,500.  Thank you and let us go for the other 71% please!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/borsheimarts/casting-call-im-melting-melting-into-bronze/
 
     You may participate in my attempt to raise funds to pay a bronze casting foundry, even if you cannot pledge, by helping to spread the word to your contacts, but also... Leave a comment on my Kickstarter project page site.  Or ask a question.  Activity from many sources helps the Kickstarter staff see interest and they may choose my project as a favorite, getting it better seen amongst their funding clients.  thank you so much! 

CastingCall: I’m Melting . . . Melting! Into Bronze

Destroy to Create: Melted wax sacrificed to pour bronze sculpture. Hot art: Make it happen before these wax figures are truly lost.
Thank you so much for helping me make some bronze art a reality,
Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher





















Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Artists and Models Croatia



Dear Art lover,
     What one of my friends calls my “Exile from Italy” will soon be over.  If they let me back in, I mean.  I do not think of this time as exile since the law is clear and it is not unreasonable.  Besides, I am in Croatia and have made new friends, and visited more in Serbia.  I walked along the sea a lot, stayed warm during the winter, watched a lot of stars in mostly clear nights, and made some art.

     I hope that you have enjoyed the images of Umag, Croatia, that I have shared with you.  I have many more, but for now, I want to share some images from the day the family here had a big get-together while all the grandkids were in town in early March.  They invited me to join their cookout, including shooting hoops in the driveway.  That is an activity I remember from watching my brothers growing up.  It warms my heart being around three generations enjoying each other’s company.

     My portrait of Miranda and Boro was presented and I was very pleased that the kids and grandkids liked it and said that I had captured the affection and care between the head of their family.  Every portrait artist hopes for such praise because we all know that we see ourselves differently from how others do.  What a loving family!  I later joined the older generation, Miranda’s two sisters and their little brother, as well as other friends, when she had a birthday dinner the following weekend.  I hope that we stay in touch!

portrait painting of a married couple Umag Croatia oil painting Taking Care
Artist Kelly with portrait models Miranda and Boro - Umag
portrait painting of a married couple Umag Croatia oil painting Taking Care


     To see images of the painting in-progress, and the mathematics behind my design, please visit here:

     You may participate in my attempt to raise funds to pay a bronze casting foundry, even if you cannot pledge, by helping to spread the word to your contacts, but also... Leave a comment on my Kickstarter project page site.  Or ask a question.  Activity from many sources helps the Kickstarter staff see interest and they may choose my project as a favorite, getting it better seen amongst their funding clients.  thank you so much! 

Casting Call: I’m Melting . . . Melting! Into Bronze


Destroy to Create: Melted wax sacrificed to pour bronze sculpture. Hot art: Make it happen before these wax figures are truly lost.

Thank you so much for helping me make some bronze art a reality,
Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher

P.S.  Happy birthday to my sweet little brother Michael and my crazy lovely cousin Heather.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Dear Art lover,
     On this St. Patrick's Day celebration, I am grateful for the 16 pledges I have received on my first crowd sourcing project [to save my wax sculptures by casting them into bronze].  That is some nice green.  But the bronze foundries will never see that if I cannot find a way to get more people involved.  We are almost 15% there, but only 15 days are left for the bidding.  We need to raise $9,800 US more to reach the goal.  With Kickstarter.com, it is all or nothing.  

     You may participate, even if you cannot pledge, by helping to spread the word to your contacts, but also... Leave a comment on my Kickstarter project page site.  Or ask a question.  Activity from many sources helps the Kickstarter staff see interest and they may choose my project as a favorite, getting it better seen amongst their funding clients.  Thank you so much! 

CastingCall: I’m Melting . . . Melting! Into Bronze

Destroy to Create: Melted wax sacrificed to pour bronze sculpture. Hot art: Make it happen before these wax figures are truly lost.

     Today I feature a bronze wall-hanging sculpture with a GREEN patina!  Check it out Kickstarter . com look for borsheim or bronze art, or follow this link:

Lookout Bronze Wall Art Sculpture Female figure in Tapestry
Interior wall for bronze sculpture "The Lookout"

 The Lookout

wall-hanging bronze sculpture

Green Patina

one of a kind
30" h x 15" w x 5" d
© Kelly Borsheim

Thank you so much for helping me make some bronze art a reality,
Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher



P.S.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy birthday to Kate S.! 

 
Lookout Bronze Wall Art Sculpture Female figure in Tapestry outdoor outside
"The Lookout" hanging on an outside wall facing a garden.

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