Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Silver Art Pendant Necklaces

New whimsical art pendants made for the Etsy store. So much fun seeing my paintings on other media. I may just get the passion for more jewelry making. Pride in packaging also, so the customer can feel like they are giving a gift to themselves, or have the perfect gift ready for someone else. Ah! Getting freaky with Etsy:)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Painting in Progress - Stages

Well, this is still in progress, but it's interesting to see how it changes. I think there is room for more color and detail. No more posts on this until it's done. We'll see where the creative process leads.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New painting in progress

This painting is directed towards inspiration. It's based upon a sketch I did a while back that was actually somewhat different. I approached the painting with the sketch (only in mind) as a foundation and applied it to a canvas of totally different proportions. So it seemed fitting that if the meaning is 'inspiration' and I was seeking a more painterly spontaneous look - that I let the paint and the idea form more intuitively. So nothing was drawn out on canvas for this painting, and I simply just begun and let the paint and the artistic passion dictate. Basically, I gave in to more abandonment.
Part of the impetus in this was pulling out old paintings that were done more spontaneously that had a painterly quality that I liked more. Some of it is from the influence of a local artist, Donna Butnik,  who seems to start just with paint on the canvas and take the image where paint leads her. You can see more of her work here http://www.artpaintings4decor.com/
So we shall see how this painting ends up as ideas are formed. I post the finished product soon:)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Today we set out some items on the curb for donation pick-up. While taking out a large dresser, we noticed that the next door neighbor set out a 3-panel room divider for trash pick-up. It was perfect! Just the one that I was hoping to buy for my bedroom studio to section it off, ironically, for privacy from the neighbors while I paint. This way I could keep the drapes and windows open wide and still manage to get enough air and sun.
Then while I was in the house I heard a rustling through the dresser drawers outside. I snuck out carefully so as not to scare off my scavenger - just happy someone else was making use of a good find. When I got outside I found the neighbor across the street had left a bookshelf in trade for the dresser. Not only did I need a bookshelf for my studio/office, but it fit just perfectly in the recessed area of the room that I was hoping to get a bookshelf for, but didn't feel I could afford it right now.
So two items on my wishlist were fulfilled today, while at the same time unburdened myself with things I no longer needed and benefiting another neighbor. Just when I thought I was spending too much time in the wrong direction, the gods smiled on me, and I got a resounding "yes", keep going, everything will line up as planned. Thank you!