Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cow Palace Pumpkin

Cow Palace Pumpkin
Halloween is for goofballs too! I warned you last week the alien figurine (he found me!) might crop up, and I couldn't resist just one more diorama. These carve-able pumpkins ask for it frankly.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Queen Charlotte Pumpkin

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 From The Vaults

Halloween Family
I made this 22" x 15" wall hanging a while back as a family portrait. (Can you guess which one I am?) The technique appears to be needlepoint or rug-hooking, but it's actually a series of running stitches worked closely and irregularly together on a base of burlap! I had fallen in love with all the variegated chunky yarns at Michael's and needed a way to play with them. Since I don't knit or hook and am nuts for folk art anything this was my self-invented solution. It definitely takes some time but therein lies another benefit: meditative handwork.

Halloween Family, detail - 1

Halloween Family, detail - 2

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Everyday Art for Everyday Life

Hearth Angel
This little 5" x 7" piece I completed in the Spring and it's a good example of what I mean when I say I make Everyday Art for Everyday Life. Home, family, friends - and the kinds of stuff we share going about our existence is what fascinates me and so its the basis of my artwork. We're each unique of course but we have so much in common - experiences, dreams, and the feelings they bring about in us. It's how we connect -- and I want to affirm that. So  'Hearth Angel' here with its houses, homespun fabric,  heart, wafting chimney smoke and a floating angel, a little tattered but still there, speaks (I hope) to your imagination. It's quiet, doesn't scream, just wants a little corner so when you catch a glimpse you'll have some nice thoughts about the good things in life.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Is Back and So Am I!

Imperfection I

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.

Imperfection II

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Imperfection III