Aug 25, 2010

Artwork now on Fabrics

Well....I've been playing around with the idea of having my art on other items. A natural next step for any artist looking to get their images out there.
My first step in doing this has been to create mirror image patterns of my torn paper paintings on the Spoonflower site. (Link is also in fabric image in upper right on blog)
I've just gotten done approving the first couple of samples from them, so I now have two images available....a koi and lobster. There are a few more in the prep stages yet that will be added a bit later.
This is also great fun for anyone who wishes to create items of their own designs as well.

Aug 23, 2010

Backyard inspiration

Every year at this time I am given a close up view of some beautiful waterlillies. Out back in my pond we get a vast number of lily pads and beautiful white lotus flowers.
I've taken sooo many wonderful shots of them from the dock thinking I may use them in my art one day.

Well....I finally got around to it. Decided to give them a try in my torn paper painting. I do hope to make more...but here is the first.
My rice papers lent themselves beautifully to a large part of it.

Aug 19, 2010

A new inspiration

Just when you think you've seen all the variations on paper find another.
As I was having my morning coffee yesterday I turned on a cable channel for a bit of early news...and there it was...a segment on artist Derek Gores.
I have no idea how I've missed his work until's just wonderful.

He has a technique which is almost a controlled AND random act that becomes a detailed portrait!!
His work has many beautiful portraits which include several of Obama over the last few years!
Click on his name....I've added the link. When you see the front that slide show. You will be quite impressed as the picture changes from something which looks like a great piece of work.
Beautiful beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration Derek!!

Aug 9, 2010

Weekend fun

I went to visit my daughter for the weekend and we discovered that the same Marketplace Festival was going on that we had discovered by accident last summer. It is sponsered by the Ma Horticultural Society...and the grounds are just beautiful!

Thought I'd share a few of my favorite pics. The giant red chair is a favorite of ours...and the tree trunk you see just looks soo goddess-like to me! Maybe it's "mother nature".

Aug 3, 2010

A Little Zen

As with anything you do all the time, you need to take a momentary break from the daily routine. Same is true with my daily work on my torn paper paintings.
With a new batch of trades coming up for the month on my online trading group, I took the time to create this months bookmark theme....zentangles.

It is such an enjoyable and "zen" like process. No, I've not taken their classes or bought the kit or any such thing. Honestly, it is really more of an organized elaborate doodle.

I must give them credit for giving a name to something many of us have been doing since childhood and getting it out there for others to enjoy.

Give it a try....the results are sometimes surprising!