Pear Gigantico. You know you want it. (SOLD) Detail (sorry about the shoddy camera work, I need a new camera...cough cough) It's a big one. Acrylic, collage on glass window. $150 Detail of w"leaf" pane. This one is SOLD! Woo hoo.
Detail of "key" pane
Detail of "pear" pane.
It's called, "Huck" because I used snippets of an old Huck Finn novel for the collage. This is the commissioned work for a friend. I think it turned out well....hopefully they'll like it!
Gesso Sewing Machine Large selection of SCRAPS Matte Medium Paintbrushes Tube watercolors and acrylics A large selection of permanent markers Painted paper towels Oil Crayons BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
Top 5 Influences (This week anyway)~ Joseph Cornell Robert Rauschenberg Milton Avery Children's Artwork Art Magazines
Keri's top 10 studio essentials:
Sharpies/paint pens Acrylic and Watercolors Paint brushes of all shapes and sizes Collage papers (old things, music, books, receipts, love letters) Sewing machine Modge Podge Graphite and charcoal sticks Junk (buttons, wire, tin foil, etc) Large glass windows An uninhibited imagination and babysitter
Top five influences this week: Diane Miller Kelly Rae Roberts Teesha Moore The Barnes and Noble magazine section Dreaming of spring
Kim shares the same passion for finding random objects on the side of the road and making them into art. She found these screens by the curb and now look at then! Brilliant.
This marvelous sampling of artwork is from fellow mother of two, Kim Dean. She is a former biology teacher (go figure) and current stay at home mom and artist. She has the steadiest hand I've ever seen and pays great attention to detail. Here is her website: www.kimmiemen.com
Her loving hubby set it up for her, along with teaching her how to back stitch...seriously, ask her sometime. Enjoy!
This one is another one from our house, one of the panels is about to come out. I need to do a little fix it job before I get to work.
This one is 31 by 31 and has a great old pull at the top.
This one is 29 by 34.
There are two like this one is 28x28 and isn't as old and the other is 32x32.
Here are the "empty" windows that I scored at Alice's Wonderland in Mt.Vernon. She has awesome stuff and gave me a great deal. I try to make it there at least once every two weeks to see the new treasures she has. It's great to shop local too! They are awaiting custom orders or my muse to kick in. I've got a few ideas, the timing just needs to work out.
Meet Diane Miller...okay, meet Diane's artwork. A former art teacher (like myself) taking time off to raise babies...her baby is Mason, he's almost 1! She does awesome things like bookmaking and fabric dolls and painting....she does it all. I'll get her bio up here shortly, but here are some samplings of her work.