Saturday, March 23, 2013

A colorful mask: Art & Soul project

The left eye has a mirror behind it and behind the right eye is a dangling light bulb. The copper plate on the nose says "Journey." The eyebrows are made from a broken necklace I found at a thrift shop. She also has fiber eyelashes.

Art & Soul sent me this papier mache mask as an optional project to bring to the Kansas City retreat next month. I wasn't sure if I could complete this, but once I got started, I couldn't stop.

They will display everyone's masks and I have the option to put mine up for sale or not, so I'll be thinking about whether to do that and how much I would charge for this (I have no idea!). My  husband didn't want me to sell it because he wants it, then he said if I sold it, I could just make him another one, LOL.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Little chunky book necklace

Made this cute little necklace at my friend Jo's house a few weeks back.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

"Green for a Day" ATCs

A selection of ATCs I finished last week to trade with my art group this month.

LOVE: My February canvas

Oops, I'm a little late posting this, as I just took this February canvas off my wall and put up my new March canvas (wait until you that one). Better late than never! As some of you might recall, I've decided to make a new canvas for every month of the year. By time this year is through, I'll have, hopefully, monthly changeable art that captures the season, the holiday or the sentiment for the month.

For February, obviously, I was going for a "love" theme. The whole idea came about after creating a neat fall-themed canvas in a workshop and thinking, Why not do one for every month? And also because over the past year I've gotten to the point where I like hanging up and keeping my own art. In the past, I always made things to give away, or for a specific person or event. I really never kept anything I made. But I've grown much more comfortable and confident with my style and my husband loves it, so why not?

These are 12 x 12 canvases, mixed media, acrylics.