Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mola Art

8" X 8" square $30 each or 2 for $50.

These 2 pieces started when I found 2 miniature hand stitched mola's at a thrift store for five cents each! But I don't sew and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I also had two wooden frames that someone had started to decorate but then abandoned and they wound up at another thrift store. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, it was hard to find anything to fit in the square opening. Last weekend on my garage sale shopping I found the two handmade dolls, and started putting everything together. I have some small old tin cigar boxes and upon taking them apart at the hinges, they fit perfectly in the opening. I dyed them with some alcohol paints, glued them in the opening and put a mola in each one. I collaged and painted each frame and added other 3D elements I thought would go with the colors and theme.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Studio Night!

L to R: Marianne, Me and Nancy.
So it's been awhile since we have had studio night and we were all missing the shared camaraderie.We got together at Marianne's house tonight as hers had air conditioning and it got up to 100 today. (We officially have A/C but so far have opted not to use it)

Nancy is working on a series of beetles, this one is looking mighty fine.
I was working on vacation collages for my scrapbook.
Marianne was working on several mixed media pieces.
This is the mess we left at her house...thanks MK for a great night!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Talkin 'bout my Generation....part 2

An unexpected package came in the mail the other day. It was from my Aunt Joan in NY. It contained 5 of my childhood paintings all dated and signed by me. Years 1970 - 1974. These were oil paintings I had done between 9 and 14 years of age. She had found them in a box while looking for her high school diploma and thought it might be nice for me to have them to pass on to my daughters. Thank you Joan. That was very thoughtful.