Monday, February 21, 2011

the birthday queen

Happy Birthday Daisy ! I love you!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

mixed media sculpture

But true love is a durable fire,

In the mind ever burning.

Never sick, never old, never dead,

From itself never turning.                    Walter Raleigh
It took me exactly one month to complete this very special sculpture. I'm truely thrilled with the result.!!It came out as I had envisioned it and will be included in the '' Homo Sapiens in love'' exhibition, in April.
 Hope you see this as a romantic piece and not let that sneaky snake scare you away. It's there for protection and healing.
.  ''Eternal love'' will be offered  for sale, but I have to say I will really miss it if it does sell...   God, I hate getting attached to my art like that. Do you feel the same?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spread the love...

Happy Valentines Day!
 with all our love,
joanna and daisy :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

new progress

It's the most gorgeous day here in Athens!! temps in the 60's and the sky couldn't get more blue-r! This kind of weather always makes me feel so good about life lol! makes me smile for no reason, gives me hope, positive vibes and inspiration!  plus " sweet home alabama" is playing on the radio!
 I'm in love with my sculpture although it's coming along real slow. the drying times are driving me mad and I keep adding all these elements... it's taking more time than I anticipated.
The skirt part is fabric dipped in wood glue! kind of messy but the result is more than I had hoped for. It made the fabric SO stiff and unbendable. so many possibilities with this technique!! I want to fabric mache everything in my house now!! lol
there she is again! i'm sure she knows i'm abt to take a picture!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

silly stuff

Just want to post this pic, real quick. I must get serious today and work on my  "eternal love.." sculpture. The deadline is not that far away!  but I must tell you, this art of silliness class, is getting me up early every morning! lol

Sunday, February 6, 2011

the art of silliness

Be optimistic
don't you be a grumpy
when the road gets bumpy
just smile
smile and be happy

Now that I'm all done with my website and other serious business stuff  I really need a break!!  I am taking my first on line art course the art of silliness. This session is now closed but Carla will be offering it again in May.
Thank you Carla for the inspiration and for making me laugh so much!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

my website

I finally did it! I have a website ! yay!! did it all on my own. hope you all take a look and let me know how you like it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

eternal love..part two

'' eternal love..'' is more complex and challenging than I planned! I don't want to give details yet as not to give away the finished idea! I'm now working on the bottom part of the mannequin. I was planning on using chicken wire to make the body longer, but the store was out so I had to substitute with thin wire. The next step is one I'm really excited about. I will be using fabric instead of newsprint to finish the body. This will also reinforce it. I've been researching on different ways to paper mache and found this to be super exiting!!

I've been working on this little painting as well.
 I usually don't like to work on several projects at the same time, but with paper mache you have to wait for each layer to dry completely before continuing. and waiting around is not me!  I had bought this two inch deep frame and this is what I made...
I love working on smaller paintings. This one is 8.5'' x 8.5''.