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Saturday, June 26, 2010

I finished a piece I am very happy with!

Leave a comment and get a chance at winning the sketch I used to make this painting. Below is the ATC you could win! Please leave critisism or comment.

I will be drawing a lucky winner for the atc on the 4th of July!

My latest piece is abstract but to me a moving work as your eyes go around in a circle. I would however appreciate critisism and comments. So much so that I am having a blog giveaway. I will give the winner at random the sketched out ATC I did as a preliminary to this painting. Some day it could be valuable. I intend on doing a few shows soon.
Ok about this painting: I call it "Swimming in the Gulf", it's all abut my perspective of the oil explosion and thereafter sufferings of the earth. So here you'll see me... the girl with the giant jugs and long legs and beautiful blond hair(LOL,IF ONLY)but with a sad face. Inside her arms is the ever errupting oil well, around her is all the devastation she has caused and now sees for building something she could not controll(MAn could not).The three fish are swimming upside down and frowning, The baby seal(who was made cute on purpose) as I used to work for Green Peace and whenever we went around from door to door there was this one picture of a baby seal we would show people to get them to donate... thus the cute dipiction, I wanted to grab your hearts. The Pelican too is covered in oil, misserable and dieing just as we all have been seeing on television.
Everytime I see the sea creatures dieing and covered in this oily suffocating death trap I feel the deapths of sadness. It moved me to a new awareness while painting this piece.
I went to the Boston Museum of fine arts and saw some Picassos" and some of Matisses' work very abstract and beautiful. I also saw a depiction of Nepoleon touching the people who were fighting for him. They were dieing from the black plague and other affirmaties and war wounds. He touched them as if he was concerned like he was their savoir ,then walked away and had them all poisoned to death. He was unable and unwilling to heal them due to their critical medical needs and the weight the war placed on him and the province.
My husband asked me what the focal point of this piece was and I jokingly said: "her giant ass"! He said: "Really because it is...", I said: "Yes as we so fat sit in our houses unaffected by this terrible atrosity."
Soon enough it will however effect our childrens children and even people of our own generation will be without the fish and a living. For now though it's the sea and all the living creatures that are suffering as BP tries to pay people off.

Friday, June 25, 2010

My dad bought me these magic magic markers!

... so I made these ATC's with them. They came with a bleach pen and a black one and pens that change color when you combine them with other colors. I sure hope people like to trade for them because drawing with them is like a Zanny Zen experience!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I went to the Boston Museum of fine arts yesterday.

This is my cat Grayson with a new kitten named Mokey! Mokey came to us as Smokey but we gave him a nice bath and got all the ciggerette smell off of him so now he isn't smokey anymore he's just Mokey! He wedged his way into Graysons bed and face everyday until Grayson excepted him as his own. I think Grayson needs a special card this year for Fathers Day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I finished my quiltie for Rachel!

What I wrote to Rachel:
Rachel I hope you like my quiltie I made for you. I wanted to make it extra special because you made two for me, and you are always so obliging. But I'm afraid I might be dissapointing you somewhat in that it's more natural then contrast colors. Plus has a cute little girl with a doll which wasn't something you had mentioned as a like. However I liked the base of this piece so much I was initially saving it for myself or for selling purposes. It one of my original flower pressing techniques pieces. Then on top of that loads of antique lace, machine fancy stitches, beads, antique buttons, some silver trims and gadgets including half a snap! It's weird because I have added two different colored metals the silver and the copperish antique. I think it actually works but tell me if you don't think so. I hand sewed all the edges and added hemp and yarn and tied those into knots and attatched a specially chosen twigf I went and cut myself which I wrapped inside of more antique lace and then wove some leaf ribbon around the outside. I am going to add one more perfect button to finish it off but that will have to be a surprize in the mail. Hugs, Sanna
What Rachel wrote back:

ARE YOU KIDDING??!! I LOVE THE QUILTIE YOU MADE!!!! This is such a beautiful
peice, it will receive an honored place on my wall. Sanna, you outdid yourself!
I really love it. All the attention to every detail (did I mention I love the
antique silver and copper together?) and such a sweet picture in the middle, (I
have a soft spot for dolls, by the way! How funny is that!!!) It is beautiful.
Thank you for thinking of me to make something so precious. That's what I adore
about each person's work here, the thought and care and variety that goes into
each one to make them such special pieces of art. Thanks so much!!!! I am
beside myself with excitement to see it in person. Rachel McCollough

This week I have an assignment from one of my groups to take my camera everywhere!

So I have been and what a wild few days it's been!

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