This an atc I did awhile ago. The lady is thinking of herself many years ago. I wonder where she is today? I love the old vintage photos. They make you think of how things were in those days. I'm reading a book that takes place in the Victorian times in Greater London, UK. The poverity, the hardships they had to face.
Just playing today. I haven't sketched or drawn since I was in grade school. Got out of the habit of doodling and drawning. Thought I would give it a whirl tonight since I'm too tired to work on my doll. I started another doll today. She will show up one of these days.
Well, that's it...today I was inspired to try my first art doll. The face is a stamp by Stampsmith, the body is a template from Stamper's Sampler; the wing is a free clip art from Dover; the boot and purse is from Alpha Stamps collage sheet; the flower hat and German scrap are from ArtChix collage sheet, printed paper and flowers from stash. Thanks to Laura and Tracey for the push I needed.
My second black and blue ATC for a swap next month. She is called Lady in Blue. The background is done with Tim Holtz alcohol inks, stamp is Olivia by The Stampsmith stamped in black StaZon ink, German Scrap trim and words from ArtChix, flowers & snap from stash.
Here is my ATC for today. It's called Air Mail in Black and Blue. Black and white printed paper that I distressed with different blue inks by SU. Added some postcard stickers, German Scraps, bird by RetroCafeArt, buttons and flower from stash.
This is a the bottlecap charm bracelet I'm working one. One of the caps came with an orange tiger on it, so I used that to my advantage. In the cap I glued wild animals and filled the space with Diamond Glaze. It dries clear so it looks very good. The beads came from an old necklace I had found. Once I put it all together, I found it is a little tight so I will take one end off and add another bead or two. I probably will have to start over since the wire is also too short. I think I will also add some more dangling beads or charms as well. We shall see.
I've thinking this morning about art and painting in particular. Coming from a tolepainting world, the restricted paint within the lines type stuff, which was hard to break away and find myself. This thinking is what nudged me in the naming this blog. I've noticed that painting as we know it or what we have been use to is moving into another sphere and has been for while...I'm just slow. There is more texture, more romance, more vintage but not primitive. Not to say I'll be throwing away my brushes, but will be using my paint and brushes in a new way. Adding texture paste, gel mediums, paper, photos, glazings, mists, glimmer, shimmer, distressing, aging, collages and among other things to add depth and tell a story. Is it Folk Art?....not realy. Is it abstract....not really; no not landscapes, or still life...but a story. Not sure what you call it except Mixed Media revival. A renaissance!! The strict type of painting is gone, now our brushes are free, rejunvenated. It taking me out into a new world, a new dimension, a freedom of expression in art. Using what I know and are comfortable with and adding something unknown. I find myself stretching...reaching up and out of the comfort zone. I can only share my feelings today. My art for today will come later.
I've started a new blog for my mixed media and keep the other one for regular card making. This is a tin can I altered using DaisyD paper in beige and black print on the background, which I painted a little with acrylics, and added some Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Then I used birds and eggs from Retrocafe, and the girls are by ArtChix. Added vintage lace, dyed cheesecloth, a doily, flowers, and a 3-d bird nest. This is for a swap but I'm not sure if I want to give it up.