Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shakespeare Made Me Do It

Seeds Of Love Mixed-Media Artist Book
Inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets about everlasting love (hand-calligraphed in the background) I created this Valentine decoration to mix up tradition (think pink, think hearts) with a little funk - copper mesh, leaf prints, and bead "seeds".  An accordion-fold book, it measures 4" x 4" closed, extending out to approx. 16". It's hard-covered so it'll stand sturdy (for years!) and is decorated on both sides so it can be displayed in the middle of a table as well as on a shelf.

Seeds Of Love Mixed-Media Artist Book
Seeds Of Love Mixed-Media Artist Book

Monday, January 12, 2015

An Angel Among Us

Castoff Angel, assemblage
From humble beginnings...bits and pieces from the streets and a junk fair all came together when an encaustic wax experiment with old newspaper went awry. Would not, could not ditch this lovingly painted sea-foam green scrap nor would my play session end empty-handed. (It was the very last day of 2014 after all!) I pressed into service another experiment (this time photo-printed deli paper) and the rest fell into place with the color yellow calling the shots. I love when a what-the-heck-if-I'm-going-to-throw-it-out-anyways attitude leads to a breakthrough. And a little state of grace.