Thursday, May 31, 2012

Georgia's Swans

"Georgia's Swans" - 9x9 - Mixed Media Collage Available on Etsy  
At last! I promised my 8-year-old niece, Georgia, that I'd do a collage featuring swans and I'm happy to say that I've complied at last. I love swans so I'm not sure why I never did one earlier. But here it is! I hope you like it, Georgia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Work Of Art

Every creator...

This quote, probably more than any other, has led me, as an artist, to push on when I might have otherwise given up.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Maximum Flight

"Maximum Flight" - 4x12 - Mixed Media CollageAvailable on Etsy
On Monday, May 7, I received a text message that my daughter-in-law was in labor and I hastily packed a bag and drove 90 miles to be there when my grandson, Max, was delivered early the next morning.

When I returned, home (a week later) I saw the piece I was working on when I got the call still lying on my work table and decided to name it in honor of my new grandson.

On the flip side of the emotional coin, before returning home from Maryland, I swung up through Pennsylvania to pick up artwork from the Yellow Springs show. This show has always been very successful for me, so it was a kick in the gut to discover that this year I sold nothing except for one bin piece. After commission and the price of gas to make the 230 mile round trip twice (once to drop off; once to pick up) not to mention the time spent... well it's probably a loss.

In the world of art, nothing is guaranteed and counting your chickens before they hatch is certainly a dangerous proposition. And things go in runs, as well, and I think I've had a very good run there and have certainly enjoyed my experience working with the enthusiastic volunteers at Yellow Springs.

So for now, I'm going to focus on local venues and trying to promote sales in this area. crabulous fine art is getting ready to embark on its first ever season of outdoor shows and festivals, so it will be a whole new adventure.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wite Out!

I've been visiting with my newborn grandson, Max, this past week and therefore haven't spent any time in my studio. That has not prevented me from doodling; however, and I've been making good use of paint markers, highlighters and a Wite Out pen. Who knew that you could have so much fun doodling with a Wite Out pen? Just had to share my sketches from my Flemish text book.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flamingo, Party Of One

"Flamingo, Party Of One"Available on Etsy 
Tall, long skinny legs and a style all their own? Well of course I like flamingos!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Diamondback Terrapins

"Diamondback Terrapins" - 4x12 - Mixed Media CollageAvailable on Etsy
I've never seen a diamondback terrapin before, but I'm pretty certain this is what they look like. ;)

Now, I must address the comments left on my last post by my 8-year-old niece.

Yes, Georgia, I agree. The turtles look much cuter with eyes, and now they have some! :D

And that beautiful thing which you couldn't identify is actually the background for the turtles. Unfortunately, it didn't work they way I had intended so I had to paint over it. It doesn't look as beautiful, but the turtles were the most important thing here, so I had to make the background less beautiful in order to make the turtles more so.

And, no, I still haven't made any swans, yet. But thanks for reminding me. That gives me a great  idea!

Keep commenting, Georgia! I really appreciate it.

Georgia May
Photo by Melody Lynn Newman