Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Earth Laugh 2

My art has been "on hold" lately due to a very busy August, but I had a deadline (tomorrow) to meet on this, so I took some studio time and just did it. The title is Earth Laugh 2 and I just submitted it for consideration to the Dick Blick 12x12 show next month. It is a follow up to Earth Laugh 1, which was submitted for last year's 12x12 show. This is, again, a paper fabric background and the flower petals are also paper fabric, painted with caran d'ache watercolor crayons and finished with Liquitex Irridescent Medium (boy is that cool stuff!). The filaments had me stumped for awhile until I thought about hitting the hardware store to look at small tubing and realized I already had what I needed . . . zip ties! I just love mixed media pieces! I zigzagged them to make them look less plastic. The stamen are just felt with some wool roving inside.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Used to be a Pillowcase

And the third one still working it's way to reality. This one I re-attached some of the lace border on the other 3 sides and colored the background with caran d'ache crayons.

I Used to be a Place Mat

I've got a series going here . . . not sure exactly how I'll quilt or finish this one - it's still deciding . . .