Monday, March 27, 2006

Assemblage Portraits Contest!

Here is my first virtual assemblage portrait. "Once I was a queen, now merely a threadneck" She was made with various cut and paste from Printshop and some of my own art. Soo, how about a contest. Go to your top drawer and describe some of the junk or treasures inside, maybe even a few details about you or your stuff...PG rated if you please. After a random number of people have commented on this post or e-mailed me I will randomly pick someone's entry and make a portrait of you out of your virtual stuff. You can post it on your website if you like. If you are simply mad about the whole idea we can talk about creating an actual portrait of you from your real stuff, or some close facsimile stuff and you can hang it in your office, or at home, or give it to your mum for mothers day. So start your pilfering.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Turtles, Volcanos, and Masks

Never ceases to amaze me what people want on their drums. Have many orders for these, must be spring fever or something. Have not had a call to do any dancing ladies, tropical fish or flamingoes, which are typically my favorites. Not sure about this big yellow mask on the drum, he is new and a bit unnerving. Hopefully will photograph more of the assemblage works later in the week.

This little guys is having a grand time. Wish I was swimming in the sea.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Welcome to Winsome Gunning my new tenant.

From down under, an Australian acrylic painter dedicated to the Creative Spirit. Really beautiful pieces of art as well as art exercises and spiritual points to contemplate.
"The paintings I produce are about working from the creative spirit within. At different times themes emerge which I feel drawn to develop but always my work is about discovering this spirit and listening to its promptings. It is a daily walk to keep myself clear of the blocks which stop me connecting to this creative flow."
Her site is a nice place to visit as well and some of her paintings are available for purchase through the ebay store.

Monday, March 13, 2006

New Drums

Parrots and Kool Katz are going out today. One to Florida and the other to California. The cat drum was a custom order to paint a yellow drum with black cats. So this is what I came up with. I kind of like it even though it took a very long time. Perhaps I will do a painting of it as well. There are more drums to paint so off I go.
Clicking on the title of this post will take you to the ebay site we have to sell the drums. Have had a few requests of late.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ms Hopewell Hand

The Hopewell hand is made of mica and
found in Ohio in a Hopewell Indian burial site.
For me the hand represents
healing, or the
laying on of hands. Ms Hopewell hand
brings health and well being to anyone
fortunate enough to have her in their home.
Originally she was a cutting board that
I covered with Thai paper. I made her a
lovely shaw out of a vest I wore in the
'80s and her head is from a brass picture
frame that I put a collage face made
with bits of colored paper. Her "hand"
is water color paper cut in
the exact shape of the hopewell hand...
she has a heart of "gold."