Monday, May 26, 2008

Altered Art - Wooden Teapot

I found a paint-scraped-off wooden decorative teapot at a knic-knack store. I had 3 drawers in it to keep tiny things. It gave me lots of ideas for pictures to put on the teapot. It was fun to make and I used some found objects like a key, subway tokens, tickets, victorian images, bottle cap art. I'm calling it The Remembrance Teapot.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More In The Art Box

There is still a lot of art I haven't posted up to this blog, so slowly but surely everything will get up here. Here are some diverse themed pieces:

Esmeralda's Travels, The Look

A Quiet Faith, Deep Blue Sea, Rapture

Fear Of Death, Joan of Arc

The Kingdom

The Letter

Love Is Lost

The Hand Of Fate

La Fortuna

Her Majesty
Natures Frail
Black Madonna

The Dream Traveller, The Joy Of Music

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lost and Found

I came across these pictures of some of my earlier artwork and thought I'd better post them before I either lost them or forgot where they were. Some of these were done 3 years ago.

These crosses are the regular balsa wood crosses you get at Michaels for a dollar. I wanted them to look very ornate and a touch medieval. I have them hanging in my house.

This picture was done for my friend Craig Gamble who unfortunately passed away January 4th 2006. I thought I had lost the photo but was lucky I found it. I don't know what happened to this piece after he died. I hope someone in his family has it.
He loved medieval things especially the history and the battle armour.
It has been too windy to do any useful yard work without it blowing in my face, and the prediction for this week is it will be raining right up until the weekend. So I guess I will turn myself to the practice of art and finish some of these things so I can get them up on the blog.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Toddlers

I created this piece - The Toddlers, a short while ago and it is a small size = 4x6 inch canvas with frame. But I do think it's so damn cute! Especially their little crowns. The boys are from a Children's Victorian Clip Art book. They are hand colored with pencil crayons. I love the background paper. I got it from Treasured Memories in Edmonton. It's hard to see the color of the frame, but it's forest green to match the green on the paper.

I have been doing yard work the last couple of days so the artwork has been in second place of things to do. I did finally finish this one project which I will be posting after this weekend called Portals. I think you will find the piece very interesting.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Art

These pieces are the beginning of my Oriental Collection.
They are not framed yet.

These are a part of my Paris Series.

They are both framed but my picture of "Les Fées de Paris" does not show it's beautiful cream frame.
Sorry, it's my fault. I am the photographer and I didn't do it professionally.

This picture is "Daughter of the Conquistadores"

A Goth piece "We Live In Hearts". Not framed yet.
I am thinking of a beeswax treatment on it, then it won't need to be framed.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Elegant Goth on TV

Access TV (CHUM Network) is having a show all about Goth in Edmonton! They are interviewing an Edmonton Goth band, a Goth store, and also myself, a Goth Collage Artist. It is on Channel 9 in Edmonton, May 14 at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm, and May 15 at 12:00 pm. It would be great if people were able to tune in or tape it. I hope it is really interesting because the man who interviewed me asked some fantastic questions.

The Paris Series

I am going to try to find a store or gallery that is interested in my Paris Collection. I am definitely going to add to it in the next 4 weeks. Out of the 4 that I have currently, 3 are quite a sufficient size - 16x20 inch canvas with beautiful frames. If there is anyone out there in cyber world who knows a good place in Edmonton that would be interested, please contact me!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Adornments For T-Shirts

I am trying to figure out if I should go into t-shirt art and put some of my designs on t-shirts. I have some Goth style art to go on them and I am wondering how much trouble, money and confusion it might cause me. I'm not much of a sales person but I know a place that prints t-shirts at a good price. The problem is where to sell the little buggers??? I am putting some of my designs up and would like comments from anyone on what they think of these designs on shirts.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Here Come The Shrines!

I love the miniature wood furniture they sell at Michaels Craft Store. The armoire-type cupboards and china cabinets can be made into adorable shrines. I have also ordered from some online sites some wooden shrines with roofs and display spot for religious paraphenalia. I haven't finished painting those up yet, but the neat thing is you can put any object(s) you want into these creations.

There are many good books out there about making shrines; my personal favorite is

"Crafting Personal Shrines" by Carol Owen

All of these objets d'art were painted with acrylics and decoupaged and stamped with medieval, religious, and fanciful imagery. They were "aged" and some were crackled to look very old. When I am finished the large ones, I will post them for you to see. Thanks for looking!