Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This is a piece meant to represent the changes in Japanese fashion/culture. From the old to the new. I googled Japanese street fashion and got these images.
The Geishas are from google and Art Chix. I did all the circles because I thought it looked kinda Asian.
The Kanji symbol says 'Changes'.

I have been experimenting with paints lately. I have never painted a picture before, so I'm kind of creating by the seat of my pants here.
My DH is fascinated with roosters. I don't know why. We don't have any. But he loves them. So I googled a pic and this is the start.

I'm using water colors.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Really Good Hair Day

Yay, she's finished! I couldn't be happier with her. I have renamed 'Hannah' after my friend Marys, from Working Projects in my link list, granddaughter. I have seen her pic and she has hair just like this. Hers is all one color tho. And it doesn't have beads and stuff on the ends. I went round and round about jewelry for her. I toyed with the idea for a jewel in her navel. But in the end, I think this look suits. She has purple sequins around her arms and a little black pearl necklace.
This is a journal page I did. Not much writing on it, but I was so happy with the way the colors turned out, I didn't want to cover them.

See the post below to enter my giveaway.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Goddess Give Away

This is to celebrate my 100th post! I can't believe I've posted so much. And it amazes me that people like what I do enough to follow my blog. So as a thank you I am giving away this Goddess.

She is about 6 1/2 inches hi. Her word is Peace. I chose her because my son will be going back to Iraq for his second tour in May, and peace is what I wish for us all.

She is made from copper wire and glass beads.
So leave me a comment and on May 1st I will pick a winner by having DH randomly pick a number.
Please make sure I have your E addy so I can let you know if you win.

I have been playing a lot with journal pages this week. Experimenting with paints which his something I never do much.

This came out looking like the view from my kitchen window, so I detailes the trees with a gel pen. You can't see it from the pic tho.
I am surprised by how this turned out, I just smudged paint around without a plan. I used these colors because they were the only tubes of water colors I had that hadn't dried out!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Starting A Journal

I started an art journal today. This is a big deal for me. I love journals. I am fascinated by other peoples journals. But I never did one because I was always afraid I would sound dorky. Seems like people write such beautiful, insightful and inspiring things. How do they do it?

A friend of mine pointed out that it doesn't matter if you're dorky or not, no one will see it if you don't want them to. She also told me to go to Suzi Blu on U Tube. Which I did and I loved. So I took the plunge and started.

I am NOT going to worry about sounding dorky, or what my handwriting looks like, or if I have anything important to say.

I am just going to play.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Angel Of Death or The Bone Collector

Awhile ago, the talented Jen Worden from Travelogue Of An Artistic Mind, (in my links) posted her Fem Bots. They fascinated me and I kept going back to look at them over and over. So i decided to try my hand at her technique. I got a barbie doll knock off from Hobby Lobby. I scalped her and took off her legs. Then I wired her hands together. Then I started covering her with plaster bandage like you would use to make a cast. Then I brought the bandage down to form a skirt. I gave her an underskirt made from window screen.

I painted her metallic black. I gave her a headress of micro beads. Her wongs are from Wild Turkey and Peacock feathers. I had some small skulls that were not in good enough condition for me to paint, and some small bones left over from 'The Guardian' so I beaded and strung them.

Everything is hooked together with fishing line swivels, so it all moves independently.

Thank you Jen for the inspiration.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I finished John Lennon and I am very happy with it. I wanted to show what he might have in his mind. I cut the top of his head off and angled it so it would look like his thoughts were pouring out. This piece was inspired by someone asking me 'what goes on in your head?'. I used among other things, an image of a piece of his artwork, and a song in his handwriting.
For the background I printed the words to my favorite song 'Imagine' all in small letters except for the word Imagine. The black ribbon is for balance and because he is gone from us.
This is an 8x10 canvas. I am thinking of doing a series of these about people who interest me. I will call it 'Headshots.'

This is the body of the wire haired dolls head. I made plugs to go into the ends of her arms from paper clay. I used 2 part epoxy to connect them. Tomorrow I am going to buy a dowel rod to fit into her head and it will get mounted. Then she will be done. Except that I haven't decided about the jewel in her navel.

So what do you think, jewel or no jewel?