Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
How to create a momento of a special trip rather than a painstaking travelogue? What mattered more to me was a way to create a shorthand of "mental landmarks" that would tickle the memory rather than recreate the journey for others (unless they volunteer!) And so I collaged the paper ephemera I collected in Chile to make a background for an accordion-folded book. After painting and stamping randomly I scribbled down some phrases and observations that held a personal significance.
My take-aways: Golden Fluid Acrylics are a bright delight. Stamping with found objects is quite satisfying. The accordion-fold format is marvelously flexible: something to see on both sides, displayed on a variety of flat surfaces, and easy to send or store.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Dream Pockets are meant to hold a wish or a dream near and dear to you whether written on a piece of paper or invested in a charm or a coin. No two hand-painted 2" x 3" are exactly the same although each is decorated with a loteria image, button, glitter, stamping, and fabric scraps. These elements combined create a cocoon of spiritual energy for your heart's desire!
Dream Pockets are now available at my Etsy store; the link is on the right.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I've been kicking around this idea for a pumpkin diorama since mid-August and was finally able to pull it together in a week's time. Believe it or not, I was inspired by the autumn floral displays at Michael's. It was a pretty short jump from acorns and chrysanthemums to doll queen. What can I say -- I geek out over those little scenes inside Easter eggs, the recreated caveman tableaux at museums, etc. The "seed" was an old brass finial with some 'frozen charlotte' molds and costume jewelry thrown in. Just one quest through eccentric Crestline was needed for a noggin and ta-daa! This looks pretty coolat night with an LED tea light. You may see another one - featuring a glow-in-the-dark alien figurine (I swear, this stuff finds me) sooner than you think.
Friday, October 18, 2013
|Halloween Family, detail - 1|
|Halloween Family, detail - 2|
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Happy Autumn, Everyone!
I am very pleased to announce that the PegasaurusArt blog is back in business after an extended hiatus.
There's plenty new art to show but let's start off with these three fall season-friendly pieces. They are encaustic - meaning beeswax and resin were applied in layers. This affords a wonderful depth and translucency - items within the layers appear to 'float' and can be randomly obscured, adding a little mystery.
Why the title 'Imperfection'? Each leaf, each glass bit, is unique yet obviously related to others. And therein lies the beauty - the little things that set one apart.
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I would also like to invite you to check out my new Etsy store, Pegasaurus Art. Link is to the right as well.
Thank you for stopping by. Come back soon!