Friday, January 21, 2011
Awhile back, I was involved in a (fabric) bookmark swap. The theme was Art Deco meets Art Nouveau. I thought of all the wonderful artists whose work I could use as reference, such as: Tamara De Lempicka, Gustav Klimt, Leon Bakst and of course, Alphonse Mucha. I appreciate the style and work of each of these artists and I wanted to mesh them altogether and spit out, (well not literally, more like create) a piece of my own. Well, things don't always happen Exactly as planned, and this case is no exception. You see, I get inspired and prefer things that are 'odd, strange, weird' over those which are considered beautiful. So, when I actually set down to begin working on this bookmark I incorporated yet another artist's work I love: Tim Burton. His "Red Queen" from Alice in Wonderland, was added to the "mix" and THIS, is what I "spit out".
I'll be posting photos of another bookmark I'm currently working on---stay tuned:)
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This is a mixed-media piece I created for the living room of the Design Is Show House. I had a blank wall I needed to address and didn't want to spend a lot of money on a huge canvas so instead, I opted to use a hollow core door. Not too bad for under $30.00 from the local home improvement store. That backdrop is the beautiful Atlanta skyline...Mediums/media used: plaster, gel medium, metallic acrylic paints, pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, pigma ink, decorative papers, decoupage, glaze, and sealant. Once the weather warms up, I'm adding a layer of polyresin which will make it look like glass. Too CooL! FYI-this piece is for sale, send inquiries to: NWredsnapper@yahoo.com