who doesn’t love affordable, original art?
not i. i mean, i do. i love collecting lots of little pieces!
so i’m currently experimenting with shadowboxes… still original gouache and mixed media pieces of characters from literature… but less of the full-background pattern schmorgasborg technicolor explosion of my current faerie tale feet paintings. 🙂
my husband recently bought me a magnifying lamp for my art desk– once i figured out how not to squint with one eye shut like i’m looking through a telescope… it got pretty awesome!! which means i can get crazy detail… which sometimes looks like less than it looks without the magnifier…. so i’ll work on upping contrast for those not wearing jewelers’ goggles. 🙂
and yes. there is legitimate debate over destroying books to make art. i dislike when people destroy antique books. but for something that’s still in print, available in hundreds of formats, and a copy which hasn’t been loved yet… well, i’m salving my conscience with the fact that the book publishing world still got my money even though i cut a bat out of its beautiful binding. feel free to discuss.
i started with lucy harker from dracula for my first mini faerie tale feet experiment. my ladies’ book club just read it as our october pick, because, you know, ’tis the season! it’s a spectacular book. with lots of great quotes. once i share the final, framed, work, i’ll let you help me decide which to use either on the frame or as the title.
if ever there was a day to keep all the lights on… until it gets dark and one pretends not to be home… it’s halloween. i love candy. but i do not care for strangers ringing my doorbell… but, alas, the hubs and i are going to a friend’s bonfire this evening… so i thought i’d go as me with better hair. what do you think?
peace, love, & colour to you,
**please don’t forget to support my kickstarter faerie tale feet coloring book project!! just a few weeks left– and i’ll be in india with water of life (www.givefreshwater.org) the last two weeks so i won’t be able to remind you! ack! i’d love to reach my goal!! http://kck.st/1W75Xe6 thank you!!
here’s the final:
measures 6×9.” like? 😀