Monday, November 20, 2017

Being Creative is NOT a hobby....

.. it is a way of life.  And I was part of a group of 85 artists that showed how colorful, eclectic and wonderful their lives are.
The Whimsical Women Show was fantastic.  The art exhibited was diverse, unique and the displays were wonderful.  I would estimate at least 800 people came to view the works and shop.....
and then the Mother Nature stepped up her game and blew it all away.  The day was sunny and beautiful but the wind came along in gusts up to 30 mph.  Not conducive to keeping display tents upright even with weights.  My poor neighbor had beautiful fabric art that flew away even though she had a beautiful tent complete with sides.  Had it not been for my dear friend, Carla Duncan, my tent would have been gone with the wind.
Despite conditions and the fact we shut it down by 2:30, many pieces of my art found a new home.  If you were not able to attend the show, but would like to purchase one of my creations, you are welcome to contact me.  Local delivery can be arranged or shipment can be scheduled.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas Cheers !

I know...way too early.  BUT   in my wanderings came upon this cork wreath that was created on a straw wreath base and what better way to enhance than with wine doodads.  The little bottle is a Christmas tree decoration and the leaves and grape fine are metal stampings enhanced with alcohol ink.  I attached a small wire on back for display but will need a better hanging mechanism.
And yes...it will be available at the Whimsical Women Show  next weekend.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Whimsical Women Art Festival

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Hope to have a chance to visit with you at this event....I will have plenty of snarky cards, mini boxes, heads, and other such wonderful things to share with you.  And there will be so many eclectic artists  there and only 5 hours to see them all.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The last minute was just what I needed.

With the Whimsical Women Show just weeks away, I knew I had to finish up the stragglers.  If for no other reason than I needed my "work bench" to be transformed into my "show table".

The "Illustrated Mind" is complete !  Basis for this is:  Phrenology (from Greek φρήν (phrēn), meaning 'mind', and λόγος (logos), meaning 'knowledge') is a pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.



But in my version, there is obvious personal observations on my mind.

Left side:  reason, analytic, logic, control, totally unknown, forgotten
Center:  wonder, more open than closed, things that should be remembered, faces I cannot put a name to, passion, private thoughts, worry
Right side: freedom, illusions, make believe, other stuff, bliss, music, irrelevant, peace

I have posted photos here in the past showing the transition from a Cosmetology Mannequin Head (complete with hair) to this creation. When adding a crackle paste, there did form long streams that I was concerned about but ultimately felt the "scars" added to my personal observation of self.