Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stop Motion Animation - A Map Comes To Life

This is fabulous & i just had to share this with you. This ingenius piece of film was made by
Anderson M Studio go & check them out!
For more amazing paper art check out  Jo is Howeunique who posted this film.
Interested in more paper art? Elly MacKay who has a shop, Theater Clouds at etsy tells beautiful stories with her work.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Inspiration Avenues Team Challenge ~ Texture!

I was so excited about starting this, my first team challenge for Inspiration Avenue! It's all about texture, & a mixed media collage seemed like the perfect medium. A little woodsy square that i made a couple of years ago with polymer clay  became my inspiration jump off point. Lots of gorgeous handmade papers, vintage items, including a playing card from France, a large piece of mica & some other finds compose this highly textured piece.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

From exercise to art

 This began as a simple exercise in trying out some new watercolors, seeing their color & how they glaze. I was thinking of growing grass & sunshine as I was making this &  really  liked the abstract look that was developing. I added drops of acrylic paint, gave them little tails... sort of like little bugs, dont you think? The thick acrylic drops dried with an indentation in them adding even more texture.
I'm not listing this in my shop, but i thought it was so cool that even a simple exercise could become art.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

even a blade of grass.....

"The moment one gives attention to anything, even a blade of  grass, it becomes a mysterious awesome indescribably magnificent world in itself." ~ Henry Miller

When i read this quote it was an instant connection, "yes!!" that is exactly how i have always felt, but never quite put that belief into words. It's akin i suppose to "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", but it goes much farther than that, putting the wonder of the object totally within us. We have to be open to see it's wonder, & then allow ourselves to express the feeling of what we are beholding.

That is how i paint, more than what i see, i paint what i feel.

This is a mixed media piece-  a miniature watercolor painting (ACEO), combined with collage. It is entitled "Even a Blade of Grass".