Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tomorrow night I will get back to the drawing board, so much art to do and SO little time!!!! Happy Saturday Everyone!
Friday, February 27, 2009
This little mixed media piece is painted with watercolors. I used tissue paper and a heart punch for the floating red hearts and her necklace. I have nail polish with tiny red hearts in it and used that to glaze her black hair.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I have started three small scale paintings and one new sculpt. But, probably will not have them finished for a day or two. I will take some pics of my studio spaces. I have a small "doll" house and decided to use my living and dining rooms for my studio. This will be very interesting...I will keep you all posted!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today, I saw two Blue Jays playing in the trees in my backyard! I can hear birds singing here and there! I love those sounds of life...
So, I thought it appropriate to introduce this little painting. I used acrylics on bristol board. You can't tell from this picture, but the flowers are made out of tissue paper with gold flecks that sparkle. And I finished it with a protective gloss.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
She's perched like a parrot on his tuxedo shoulders...
Christ ,what's she doing with him,
She stirs the ice in her glass with her L.A. gun finger...
I want to be what she's drinking...
I saw you first, I'm the first one tonight, I saw you first ,
don't that give me the right...
to move around your heart, everyone was lookin',
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
This is my BIG boy Tigrrr.
He is a big farm cat that I adopted along with his twin Sassy, when they were just babes...being taken to the pound, until I rescued them from that experience. I had just buried my baby, Tinker Bell and was still mourning her and these little babies came into my life unexpectedly. Couldn't resist...
Joy and love are the gifts they have given me and I cherish every moment. Tigrrr is Mama's shadow, loves to watch me put on my make-up and sleep with me...always by my side, such a lover of a boy, more so than the female cats. He loves my empty Maybelline mascara bottle, one of his fav toys! And my brushes, whether it is for make-up, hair or painting, he is on the prowl...
This is a sort-of self-portrait...I know, I know, you are asking, what the heck (pardon my Italian) does she mean by "sort-of?"
I am always changing my hair color and it used to be reddish-blond with streaks of darker red and lighter blond...very artsy. Or so, I thought, anyway. I go from having short hair to growing it back long... to short...vicious cycle, I must say! But, that's me... always have to keep changing or reinventing myself.
After I painted this, I got long hair extensions while growing it out (again), but after 6 months of that, I took them out and discovered my hair was totally damaged !!!%#***??" OOOHHH Yeah, and I'll say that again, !!!%#***??". I mean, really...I thought my hair would grow and when I took them out I would have nice longer hair again...OH NOoooo...
So now, I look like this again. But enough about me...blogh, blogh, blogh...
This little painting is done in acrylics and placed in a frame that I grunged up . Then, I mounted it on a painted canvas board for more fun...
In May, I will be hitting the 50 mark, there, I said it loud and proud and even in a bold typeface. I guess I feel like I'm in my 20s and look younger, thanks to good Mom and Dad genes, but those aches and pains are starting, ugh. Oh yeah, and the gray hair...hey, that's what hair color is for! No problemo...but the gray ones in my eyebrows are really starting to get on my last nerve, so I got this great pencil for that too. Now, if they only made a pencil or crayon for the laugh lines that I could color away, I would be one happy chick. And my older (by 4 yrs.) brother doesn't have one gray hair...what's up with that??? Sometimes the Gods like to play dirty jokes...
Well, I finally went to the local YMCA and started weight training again, after uhmmm ,hmm, oh who's counting...years. And I am starting the vitamin thing, again...is it okay to take them with my daily glass of red wine? Oh, you really don't think I would do that, come on, I think a cosmopolitan cocktail would be best!
Anyway, this is going to be a year of great things, for one, 50 and fabulous! And my art is ever evolving and I am excited about the work, I just need to find ways to make some cash. I always worked for an Ad Agency or Studio, etc., and now I am on my own, but know that I can make it happen. I get such inspiration from seeing what others are creating and doing with success.
I think I need to go and stretch out my newly worked out muscles...I sure hope that they do have muscle memory...but, of course like me, they probably don't remember as well as they used to!!!!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I made him out of paper clay and painted his face with acrylics and added clear gloss with my special pixie dust for sparkle! He is also made up of a paper mache box that I painted and embellished with a special frilly collar. His tall hat has ribbon trim and a sparkly puff for more pizazz. His eyes are from bent bottle caps, one of many ideas that I thought of and now I use them all the time. The eyelashes are made from black crepe paper.
It was a difficult portrait for me to do looking into those soulful eyes that she had.
Keep flying, Maggie...
I used layers and layers of glazes that I built upon to get the final look. I finished it with a protective gloss coat that really brought out the richness of the colors.