Friday, October 31, 2008

Yay I'm back online!!!

Hi everybody! I feel like I've been gone for ages. Our computer died and we had to wait awhile to get it fixed. And living where I do, and not knowing anyone in the area really, I didn't have access to one to use. I did go to the library a couple of times and used theirs, but all I managed to do was ask a friend to let you all know where I was.
I have some big news. I am going to be having a gallery show in Dec. It is my first and I will be showing with another mixed media artist. This is my first show and I am very excited.
So this is one of the peices I made for it. The face is painted and covered with pics of silver screen sirens. The film reels are mounted with liquid nails. The curly stuff is film strips. I call her 'Goddess' Of The Silver Screen. Then I wanted to try my hand at mosiacs for awhile, but couldn't get inspired by anything. Then I was given a broken mirror and thought 'ooh this could be cool'. So I tried to break it, but it is a really old mirror and wouldn't shatter like I wanted. So I got some mirror tiles and had a lot of fun smashing them.
Then I placed them around and glued them in place. Then since I mounted them on canvas I used modeling paste instead of grout. I thought the grout might be too heavy. Then I painted using metallic craft paint. And there you go. It is called 'Reflections'.

Finally, to celebrate being back among the artful, I am doing my first give-away. This is a really fun 2009 calendar. I will pick a name from the first 20 people who leave comments here. I hope you win it, it is a pretty calendar.

Thanks to my friends who E'd asking if I was ok. I am sorry I couldn't respond. But I was very touched that you missed me.
Peace


29 comments:

Cindy said...

Mary-We did miss you! You spent your time away from us creating some wonderful pieces and a gallery showing, WOW I am very happy for you! Let us know the details of the show, the response or comments to the show and whether or not you sell all of your beautiful artworks! Glas to have your back!

Cindy said...

"Glas to have your back!" Well it is Halloween! :-D

Debra Mc said...

Hi Mary~ I'm happy to see you back! I'm loving your new pieces, ESPECIALLY "Reflections". I'll be looking for it in your Etsy store, if you don't sell it at the gallery show, that is...
Deb

Nelly said...

Wow! This is a great giveaway. Thanks for offering.

Nelly

Diane said...

Hi Mary - we haven't met, but I enjoyed your blog post and would love to be included in the drawing for the calendar as I'm just really getting into mixed media/collage!
Diane

Good Mourning Glory said...

Great blog. I'll be sure to check back often!
~Diane

Connie said...

your mirror is way cool - as are your other assemblages!
connie

Anonymous said...

Mary- your work is so inspiring!!
I will definately be checking your blog on a regular basis!!

Thanks for offering the giveaway, I am hoping to do one next month.

donna hall
dbughall@tamapbay.rr.com

trisha too said...

your pieces are wonderful!
:)

Brenda said...

I love the work you did with them mirror pieces. My fav is the 2nd piece, I love the flow of the pieces and the colourings you have used. Glad you are back and creating.

akatrix said...

Mary, Mary....how we missed you! I was actually pretty worried that you were just trying to ditch us....LOL! Terrific news about your gallery showing! You always come up with such different amazing ideas! Tell me, do you get a lot more work done without the computer? I know I would!
Glad to see you posting again.
Pat

Maija said...

Hi Mary!
I'm glad you are back!

Carol said...

Welcome back! I love your silver screen! My daughter is into film and has helped produce/direct and more she loves anything to do with film.
And thank you for having a giveaway.

Sue Farace said...

glad to see you back, love "reflections" you have inspired me for a piece that I was asked to create using black!
also, thanks for the giveaway I would love an artful calendar.

Ina Ftacek said...

Missed you...enjoy your artwork immensely and blog!!! Thanks for this fantastic artwork giveaway...hope your gallery showing went well!!!

Carolyn said...

WELCOME BACK. I really like your mirror piece; it is my favorite.

I would also like to be in the drawing for the calendar.

Carolyn S

Nicki said...

Mary - glad you are gack!! I love your mosaic piece the best but do love the silver screen and calendar also. Your show is going to be amazing.

theDiva said...

Wow! I really, REALLY like the mirror piece. Congrats on your show...you GO girl!

stampsalot87 said...

I am enjoy your blog -- it has sparked a couple of ideas in me!

Renae
stampsalot87

http://stampsalot87.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

Love your Goddess!! And glad your back!
Katina

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot my email...

Katina
kjkoukla@hotmail.com

jerseytjej said...

I+m not in the first 20, but those are wonderful pieces and I wish you the best of luck with your upcoming exhibit! Gina

Carol Stocker said...

What a tough summer you have had Mary but it is so great to see your inspiring pieces! Congratulations on your upcoming show...and good luck! Hugs, Carol

AlyiceEdrich.com said...

Too late for the drawing, but I wanted to say, "Great mirrored piece". I really like it.

Altered Route said...

You were missed...I kept checking in.
Glad you are back!
Connie

Kim said...

Even though I am not in the first 20 comments, I had to tell you how cool this stuff is! Metal and plastic are hard for me, I am alot better at fiber and fabric. And I am glad you're okay!

wahm922 said...

Welcome back Mary - you have been missed. I'm so excited to see your art again, its so inspiring. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit.

Hugs,
~Danielle

The Paris Salon said...

Hi Mary, Your work is fabulous, and a gallery show to reveal it is fantastic!! Congratulations!! I have missed you in the group and wish you the best on your exciting events!
Gaye

Val Foster said...

I'm so glad you're back online. I was wondering about you when you were gone. This piece is another great one, and you and your muse seem to be in full gear right now. So glad to know that.

And major congrats on doing your first show. That is FABULOUS news. I know you'll do very well, because you're a great artist. Much luck to you.