Monday, September 28, 2009

In My Garden on Canvas

In My Garden~
Details of flowers in the garden

The gazebo~


Details of Angels face
I took a class from Monica Zuniga at Hands and Hearts ning web site. Her video's and work are quite amazing. This is my take on what she was teaching. I love incorporating new facets and techniques to my work. It challenges me to stretch when you work at making something your own from the teachings of someone with such talent. I am tempted to wax this painting to continue the dreamy affect for the finish, but I haven't decided for sure what finish I will use. When my mom was alive she gave me a book "Affirmations For Artists" by Eric Maisel. I dedicate this painting to her memory~ As one of the things she wrote in the cover to me was to keep using your talent~If she were here now I would thank her for believing in my dreams and aspirations ~ "I paint not by sight but by faith" Amos Ferguson

Friday, September 25, 2009

Creativity

Click on any image to enlarge~


To see the full 18 photographs and in detail you can go to my flicker gallery ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/msartist/galleries/72157622328621895/
(As some photographers opt out of sharing outside of flicker)

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. ~Henry David Thoreau

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.~ Erich Fromm

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. ~Norman Podhoretz

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Charmed By Halloween


Ghosts and WitchesMy second digital artwork via Polyvore
Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you believe or not it can be a magical time of year. From changes in the season to looking at the history of Halloween for inspiration and a bit of fun. For me I do believe you can do things to improve what comes to you in life. Using vision boards, writing down what things you desire, using the power of intention and positive thinking~ I could go on but, I will do some posts on those topics at a later date. I did this post for several other reasons.
1.To share a web site easy to use to make digital art and post to your blogs. 2. I love Halloween
3. I do believe in the magic & had to share *good luck spell (not witchcraft)

Believe me I am always looking for magic when it comes to using anything tech driven to improve the look of my blog, my posting or just learning more about digital art! The Witches Tale is my first try at the digital work and I did it at Polyvore.com (it is at the bottom of my blog) ~ I will be participating in some Halloween fun and will be posting other art and links to those sites so you can join in the fun too! It is great fun to see what everyone does creatively in Blog parties. So drop by soon and see what is brewing~

*Good luck spell ~
Spells for generating luck are important,because they cover most of the good things we desire. One way to generate luck is to compile a "Book of Fortune." To begin, list your blessings in a blank book— striving to come up with 999 things that have been lucky for you. Even in an uneventful life, there are little serendipities—things found, recoveries made. Include emotional riches,such as each relationship you have enjoyed, memories of special occasions, and help you received from others. Also, write down your achievements and other good qualities. When you have counted 999
blessings, you can expect some special stroke of luck. However, your luck will increase well before that, because with every sentence you will be affirming the fact that you do have blessings. You can recite lines from this book as part of rites to strengthen your own spirit of luck. Generating Luck Spell by: Janina Renée
(via http://www.workingwitch.com/spells/prosperity_spell5.html )


Monday, September 21, 2009

Petite Marie Stylized Marie Antoinette Almost Completed


Her hair has some raised textures created using Golden's Molding Paste, I tried to bring out the details of that with colored pencils over paint~
Petite Marie has a cake and a pheasant in her hair on the left side an embellishment that isn't showing up in the photograph~
Detailing on the dress~ Some glitter and pearlized buttons~

Petite Marie has not been waxed yet and I may add a few defining details prior to that but overall I am pleased with how she is coming along~ I will try and take some photographs outside in daylight hoping the textural aspects and some other details show more~

Mosaic Monday



Today I am participating in Mosaic Monday at Mary's Dear Little Red House- Her question is what is your favorite color? My favorite color changes, like the seasons~ How can you choose just one favorite color? When the world offers you so many~All I know is that being an artist you live for color and the combinations you can make with it in your works, as seen in photographs and others artwork, quilts, nature and anywhere you can find its loveliness! To view credits for these photographs go to my flickr page and view the gallery I made by clicking on the pictures~

My favorite color changes with the seasons and is most inspired by nature~
Signs of Autumn by Rudy MalmquistMonarch DSC_6500_c_e by thoeflich Pink ranunculus macro by play4smee Alegria! by cecgodoy Pass Me Up.. by whumason Rose 1 by riefapic Raining? Milk Umbrella Droplet! by canonchriss Butterfly 2 by Mariinna PITANGA -  (19) by ALEXANDRE SAMPAIO Magical Cone Flower by Aqua0646 Flor Naranja/Orange flower by alfaneque wiggly worms in pink! by kya1993 w m by fairywingsKAT IMG_9437F by PhotoPuddle Australian strawberries...one of my fav fruits^^ by VitaminJ_Singapore Blue Stain Fungus by elsewhereness Welcome to Fall~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Marie Antoinette Inspiration

As you know I am working on a stylized Marie Antoinette ~ So here is a little inspiration I found from photographs and artwork on Flickr. I put together the slide show, but you can also click on the mosaic and it gives a larger size to view. The final Petite Marie will post soon~à bientôt

Versailles, 2. .rokoko., 3. carriage, Versailles France, 4. Chateau Vaux le Vicomte2, 5. .rokoko. II, 6. Marie Antoinette, 7. Portrait Of A Queen, 8. Marie-Antoinette (Michèle Morgan, Jane Seymour, Norma Shearer), 9. Salven a la Reina!, 10. Marie Antoinette (2006), 11. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette, 12. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette, 13. Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette, 14. Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power by Laszlo Willinger from Marie Antoinette, 15. Galerie Des Modes! Fashion Plates!2, 16. Galerie Des Modes! Fashion Plates!, 17. Marie Antoinette, Petit Trianon, Versailles, 18. La grand salle à manger du Petit Trianon, Versailles, 19. Holiday 2007 679, 20. vogue, 21. pretty in pink, 22. sofia: maria antoinette screen, 23. blush, 24. The Tea Party, 25. Marie Antoinette, 26. collage, 27. Marie Can Can, 28. MARIE, 29. Versailles , chambre de Marie-Antoinette., 30. Anne Nostalgie Spats, 31. we love the Queen, 32. Sarah Back, 33. Paper Fan, 34. Versailles , buste de Marie-Antoinette.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Petite Marie Stylized Marie Antoinette

This is the sketch I drew to start the process and her little face~


Petite Marie in progress waiting for the molding paste to dry that is creating her hair~
Pretty pastels give it a vintage feel~
Mixed media can be organized to start but as you start pulling out all the things you want to work with it can get to be a creative mess~
Here are some pastel paints with fuchsia and golds..... What is to come? You'll want to see the transformation and how this takes on a new look. Drop by soon and see her completed! Do you want to make your own? Visit Suzi Blu's Le Petit Academy http://suziblu.ning.com/

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bicycle "Not, Just A Thought"






Maybe we should all dust off our bikes and pass this video along ~ It will be good for our planets and our hearts~ A film by Andre Dofman Music by Kev Corbett ~

Friday, September 4, 2009

Affirmation's






These are journal pages I did about me. It has been awhile since I did these two pages and I feel I need to do some new pages with affirmations on them. I am constantly battling which direction to go in and how I feel about myself and my art work. I need to re clarify my goals for myself personally and professionally. It has been almost one year since I left my job and started a new path for myself which has been centered around my love of art. The quotes below have a lot of meaning to me. I hope they inspire you to follow your dreams.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus


Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy are those who dream
dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon J. Suenes

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vintage Indie Swanky Swag Giveaway!


Usually I don't post about giveaways but I can't help but share this one too! A Swanky Swag Giveaway @ Vintage Indie. This giveaway is for a book Blogging For Bliss by Tina Frey!! Hurry on over voting ends Sept. 4th! I have my fingers crossed for myself but will pass on a little luck your way~

PFATT fall giveway!




Halloween is just around the corner! One art group is having a ghoulish giveaway!! Just get your broom stick out and follow the link to http://pfatt.blogspot.com/ to enter their giveaway~
You have to Sept. 8Th! I love Halloween so do drop back by to see what festivities I'll be participating in and things I'll be sharing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Walk softly in the meadow grasses






Walk softly through meadows and grasses respecting nature. They are natures homes and feeding grounds to all small creatures. A beauty to behold. ~Theresa Huse 2009