Friday, July 25, 2008

Mother and Child

This piece is called "Mother and Child". I liked the old time print of the mom and baby and decided to build around it. It's just a light and fun picture. I found all the rest of the elements in the pic really quick because the colors and the images and the buttons just meshed together. The cancelled stamps were perfect.
I just went to the 2 big antique markets in Edmonton the other day and scored some great antique photos and postcards. I'll probably end up doing some funky pieces with some of them and dark goth pieces with others.
That reminds me... I have to start making my Halloween-themed pictures now in time for Halloween. Then there's also Day of the Dead stuff too. I'd better get busy.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man

I'm still tweaking things on my website. I have to get into this FTP stuff so my pictures will enlarge when you click on them. It's a learning curve. If you go onto my website, you will see this tambourine called "Romany Magic" under the "One-Of-A-Kinds" section. I have 3 tambourines on there, this one included. I haven't taken a picture of my Egyptian one yet. One tambourine is metal but all the others are plastic and I purchased them in a kid's section of a store where toys are. It's fun to alter them with ribbons, yarn, buttons, coins, pictures of women, playing cards, jewelry, and the list goes on...

I found a wooden box that held champagne from France in the back alley. This will be fun to alter. I also have a wooden cutlery case that is dark wood and has red velvet inside. I'll have to do something Gothic to that.

I would really love to try and make from scratch, a 3-D replica of the tombs or mausoleums I saw in New Orleans. Here is a sample of what they look like:
When I was there in 2003 I think, Anne Rice had a store and in the store were these tiny replica tombs. These ones were expertly crafted ceramic ones and they cost a lot of money at the time. I can't make mine out of ceramic, it will probably wood. The decay mould and rust stuff will be fun to create.
Hopefully I will have some created by the fall. They'll be cool for Halloween.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Website Is Up!!!!!

I am so excited. I finally have my Incarnations web site up and running. It doesn't have any e-commerce on it right now, but that will be coming. I only have a smidgen of my art work up on it, but it would be overdoing it putting everything up.
Here is the link:

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Down and Dirty Goth Art

Evil Grows

Heart of Sorrows

Here are 2 of my Goth-tastic art pieces. They are very simple, yet convey a serious message. The first one, Evil Grows, is based around words from a Poppy Family song, Evil Grows.
"Evil grows in the dark, where the sun it never shines; Evil grows in cracks and holes, and lives in people's minds." Creepy, eh?

Heart of Sorrows has this quote:
"The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your heart you should fear."
Whoa, DEEP and creepy.
I apologise for not having the author's name for that quote.
Both are collage pieces. The first one is embellished with a 3 dimensional bat trim. Very cute. And the black and different shades of turquoise and green makes them a little foreboding.