Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As Monty Python says....

... And Now for Something Completely Different...
Well, first off, it is not a head - but there is a hand.  Acquired this little, very dark, very drab bird cage.  Started adding color, then a bird {which had to have feathers added that are painted with lumiere paints - and if you have beautiful feathers, then you deserve a crown} and finally, a hand.  Again painted with lumiere paints.  I do think it does need adjusting - the hand that is. And perhaps more flowers.   Not sure if I will leave it as a stand alone for display or somehow add a hook to the hand to allow it to hang.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Illustrated mind...

... has been in the works for a few months.  Picked up the mannequin head last November.  From the markings appears to have been used for acupuncture training.  But now it is becoming my version of phrenology.  Still shows right / left brain difference.  Along with added "extras" such as: nothing, worry, more open than closed, make believe, etc.  Not finished...but getting close.  Back of head will have a small door surgically installed for access to private thoughts.  A friend suggested staples instead of black lines between sections - well real staples won't penetrate the plastic, so drew them on with liquid pearls and a toothpick.
Thanks to a quick trip today to Reconsidered Goods in Greensboro, acquired another head !!!  Not sure of the theme yet, but will be more of a challenge due to pose and size.  Not really challenge but more brain cramps deciding what it will become.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

May the luck of the Irish be with you and me.....

Monday, March 6, 2017

February was amazing...

... and it went so fast.  Enjoyed the unseasonable weather by wandering the local parks to take photos of blooms.

But there was time to create and also share.... Held a classes at Reconsidered Goods to introduce people to Citra Solv Papers.  It was as much fun for me as the attendees.  Would like to schedule another so if you are in the Greensboro area and interested in learning this unique way of making papers for mixed media, let me know and I will set up another session.
Additionally, there is a class scheduled for March 19 at Reconsidered Goods to play with ATC's - Artist Trading Cards.  All materials will be supplied and the cost is $15.00.  Go to Reconsidered Goods Facebook page to sign up.