Outside Interests of the Creative Sort

Submitted by Sue Wellman, VP of Communications

Editor's Note: As newsletter editor I am always looking for something to write about.  Because I recently started watercolor painting I thought perhaps there are other APMM members who pursue creative endeavors outside of work. This may become a recurring feature if we get enough interest. Please send me photos and descriptions of your work to be included in future issues. Contact me at [email protected].

 Mitch Heynick - Photography

"I got the “photo bug” when I was studying architecture at Berkeley in the mid-70’s – long before I was a model maker -  and it’s been with me ever since.  And funny enough being a photographer is what actually got me my first model making job – but that’s another story.  I had a few expositions in San Francisco in the early 80’s but then I stopped.  Now, more than 30 years later, I am getting back into it.  I’ve always loved black and white, so most of my stuff still is, now it’s just digital.  There are no intended political or social statements behind my work, I just look for interesting images of people and the built environment, essentially trying to frame what I see around me that I find interesting.  Light, form, composition and documentary value are my main loves.  I also love photographs of people; unfortunately I am not very good at it (but I try)…" - Mitch

        

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

Sue Wellman - Watercolors

In my first year of college I majored in Art. By the second semester I realized I didn't have what it took to be a professional artist. I switched my major to Psychology. In the intervening years my artistic focus was my work and a few decorating projects around the house. This past fall as we were driving in the country - we live in a rural area - I was marveling at the sky and its colors. I said to Terry, "I think I would like to try painting with watercolors". This Valentine's Day he gave me a set of watercolor paints, brushes and paper. Since then I have painted almost every day and created one or two paintings a day. They are all small to conserve on paper! Most measure 4" x 5" or 5" x 7". I have found that I gravitate to abstract paintings because they are the most relaxing!
- Sue

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 
 

Bruce Willey - Maker/Repurposing

I found an old record-player/radio cabinet at an antiques store. None of the components worked, and they were all beat-up so I removed them. I made the pull-out tray mounted on drawer slides for the flip-down door compartment and some floor and back pieces for the other compartments. The doors on the bottom are acrylic that I masked off the circles on, then sandblasted. I painted the whole thing a bluish-purple color and then used a sponge to apply the silver metallic finish. Finally I got the knobs and handles from a retro hardware store to maintain its Art Deco look. Now it serves as a mini bar!
- Bruce

          

  

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