Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some art I finished this past week!

  The first of two pieces for this weeks completed art is a shadow box that was actually started and given to me by a friend of mind whose name is Mary. She had started it with a broken box as the glass was out but I used that for my implant of the piece of chicken wired screen!  She had the lady and the lace and black and white papier already as well. Added the wasp nest and dripped it with bees wax. Special ordered the gold metal bees and placed five to make it a balanced piece. I prefer uneven numbers. The topper crown is from a bottle of crown royal(I think) glued on top well with some E6000 than added the red rhinestones and glittered them over with sparkling cheap gold acrylic paint. Placed the screen in the notched out part where the glass once was and than added that antique broach, so it's pinned on there and then a touch of glue to make sure it won't fall off, glittered up the center rose to bring unity to the piece integrating the silver and gold  metal tones.
  My friend Mary had added the white bust and I just had the perfect wings for her made of cloth so on they went. The clock under glass came from my collection of doll house miniatures and I have received several of those in lots so thought it would be great to part with one here. I also had these little brown balls that might be seeds and they mimic the nest in a sort of 3rd or fourth dimension so in they went as well.

 The bees were placed in a way that they would seem like they are producing hive like behaviors.
 Dripping the nest and other parts of the box with bees wax was fun and added a neat textural element!
 The proper looking English lady is named Peggy or Marguerite was given  a queens crown.Going  to soon change the front name to Mary, as Mary doesn't like to be called Peggy. Sorry Mary!
 Mary had placed felt on the sides and I simply added some stenciling and more bees wax, a few touches of white paint to distress it up a bit more.

 The back although you can not read it too well due to poor photography here says," Good night Marguerite" Good Night"! The piece is actually on the smallish side. A mere 5x7 or so inches, a nice shelf keeper.
 Next is a self portrait prompted by the Life Book class.

 We used magazine color blocks to make a mosaic look and some hand painted and drawn designs along with some neat transfer elements to bring a further mosaic look to these pieces.
A snowy place in our yard and some birds and butterfly, and a beetle type scarab for signs of nature and the Spring/Summer weather as we passed from winter (which seemed to be never ending this year! Wanting to make myself looking up as away of recognizing God in my life, thus the halo and saintliness of me  being only pure through God's love. An interesting way to make a self portrait.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OK so here's more art from this past month! May is almost over, we need rain!

but I think it's all going to poor under water Texas. I pray for the people who live there, God bless the people of Texas and other states where they are having so many natural disasters. Bless the people all over the world who are suffering from earthquakes and other such horrific experiences, especially the children Lord.









 

Here it is the end of May people!

Last week in the Life Book class we painted apples. I did not actually look at an apple so this is from my noggin. I also am using a journal that I started out with using Art Chix collage bits. So the lady on the left is a page I started way back when AC was still an active site. I decided to make her the queen of apples. A french friend let me know on LIFE BOOK the statement actually means to speak of an innocent one! I thought that made this piece extra cool and more meaningful.
My middle son Danny and my SIL Marcia getting ready to ZIP LINE!

Bro Woe getting ready to fly! His wife's send off!!!

Cake hogging troll! LOL! We celebrated our birthdays together and he didn't want to share the cake!

View from the top

Danny at the bottom!

another view of the ZIP!

There was a wedding going on at the top of the mountain, pretty cool!

Beautiful GUN STOCK!

Zip from the chairlift going up looking behind myself.


Me at the bottom with hat hair!

My fun nephew Andrew, fearless with that Jinga giant and quite talented at it too!
I have been wanting to Zip line for three years now, I can finally check that off my bucket list! Seriously beautiful fun experience but man did my body hurt the next day! Especially my hands from grabbing that bar and pulling it down and my knees from climbing those steep metal stairs with the heavy trolley on my backside. Plus the next day was slave labor planting for hours on end at my mothers house. That was her birthday gift. I meant to take picture there too but was too busy and forgot!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wow, I haven't blogged in over two months!

Guess I have been really busy celebrating birthdays, doing stuff with my kids,the extended


family (Easter and Birthdays), hospital visits for aging parents,eye surgery for the old blind man who now doesn't even need his glasses anymore, hip surgery for mom, tending to our pregnant dog, and naturally my art. I am going to load up a bunch of pictures I think I will show you the rest of February and than all of march


made for the senior center in Nashua to auction


Destination Imagination with the kids





















two large canvases


mom in rehab after hip replacement




Happy 22nd Seth

Easter Holes

finding my dangerous side



A Chagall quote on one of my paintings!



Inspired by Juliette Crane's class



Journal practice

Easter fun


gift for my friend Euretta who moved to TN

BEST FRIENDS

Made this one for a sweet lady named Carolyn

Journal field studies







first!

 Yes very busy indeed!