Saturday, October 4, 2014
I'll have to be more careful in the future. This little guy is my version of a jungle gremlin. I'll have to write this quickly cause I have already fallen asleep once while typing this . Lol .. i't seriously difficult.
I picked this little guy just because when I was a little girl and we would go to the base theater to watch a movie and my dad would walk up to the girl behind the window and say two adults and three gremlins. I always thought of myself as daddies little girl. I am not a little girl anymore. I am sure my dad loves me because I am his daughter, but I think that's all i know for sure. I always thought it was funny that he thought we were gremlins. What's a gremlin? Then a movie about them made them be something that people loved to watch. That's about all I can utter . .. just about falling asleep.
If you would like to own this beautiful eyed creature, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a file divider with a pattern and a small card glued to this surface. it's about 8 x 12 $58. thank you and good night .. see you tomorrow..
Friday, October 3, 2014
The hyenas came up in my thoughts when I recalled that while were spending weekends at the beach we were reminded about .. the bathroom situation. There was a series of holes dug in the ground surrounded by some wooden walls .. I really don't remember what it looked like inside but for sanitation reasons that's where you had to go. At night I often needed to go .. we were always told never to go alone, ever. So usually my dad got the potty duty and off we would go with a flashlight. I wish that I had some kind of an amazing story about them but all I remember is that he would stand there with the flashlight and point it out where they were .. I could sometimes barely make them out, usually their eyes would glow but they never, thankfully, came close. I never heard any stories about any close calls of anyone that we went with to the beach. I am thinking there is one really good thing about a hyena and I think it's like a vulture, they are like the clean up crew of dead animals. I think they will eat just about anything.
If you would love to have this beautiful eyed hyena in your house .. email me at email@example.com. This is painted on sewn folder with wrapping paper. About 8 x 12
I like this one. See you tomorrow .. and it's a great day!!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I thought a while about what I wanted to paint and decided to do a donkey or burro she loved them. She has always had a fondness for them and so I painted this just because she loved them. I couldn't really think of a story about a donkey that went with it any more then just knowing that she loved them. That's all for today and I think I'll go outside and enjoy the sunshine ..
If you would like to own this sweet donkey email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's painted on an old file divider, nothing extra today with this one.. i just didn't have it in me. See you tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I have recently been looking through old family photos. That was one thing that my mother was very good at doing as well as organizing all the things that she saved. She kept lots of family photos and back then you had to take them with a film camera and get them developed. I found a photo of me wearing a christmas outfit that my mom made and I am riding on the top of a camel by my self. I look to be about 6 years old. If you know anything about camels they have that hump on their backs and the saddle is usually on top of that if you are doing the odd thing of riding on one. They are kind of like horses for us in the US. They are the mode of transportation used in the desert. They are very tall and when you hold onto a saddle while it's laying down when it gets up its something like an amusement park ride or a roller coaster. It's the same when they get down. I think that the scarier thing however, is not the ride, but the noises that the camel makes. And the long neck that allows it to have easy access to you on it's back. The noise sounds like Chewbacca from the star wars movies. That is a bit scary to a six year old child. So this photo I found was me riding a camel while attending a children's Christmas party in Africa. Guess that's how they do it there.. or at least that's how American's do it in Africa. I have also ridden on one while we were at the beach on the coast. An animal roller coaster ride. This one looks cute and they all did have those big black eyes and all have their own unique look and with much character. This ones a cutey.
If you would like to own this Camel send me an email at email@example.com. He's painted on a folder with a map and red paper as well as an envelope sewn together. About 8-9"x10". Hope you have a great day. See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
As for the artistic process this one is a hard animal to paint. Elephants are full of folds and creases, crevices and they have mud on them and they have these tiny eyes in the recesses of their big blackness. Time prevents me from being able to render every line but that's definitely an animal with no lack of character and content to draw. They seem like gentle giants. I think that the best part for me is that the articles of paper that I am using have sometimes a lot packed into them. This is painted on a card that was hand written by someone that is no longer in my knowing. Someone that has some heartache attached to it .. but with paint those words disappear and all that is left is one legible word on the tusk .. you'll have to look closely. It's Love.. and that is what this whole project is about for me. Reclaiming the past and choosing to focus on the love parts. The goodness. So .. that makes me glad and filled with gratitude.
If you would like to own this gentle giant .. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Slightly larger than the others to be able to see the long snout. Done in acrylic. I hope you have a fantastic day. See you tomorrow. :)
Monday, September 29, 2014
If you would love to own this beautifully magical creature, email me at email@example.com. This is painted on a cover to a catalog and piece of wrapping paper and an envelope all sewn together. It is about 8x10 in size and is painted in acrylic.. have you noticed the added use of color? I love it!! See you tomorrow .. i'll be back.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I have no story about an Emu. I really just loved this face. They do look a bit like an Ostrich. The Emu is from another country that I have unfortunately never been too.
I know they were in Africa but I don't recall ever having any chance to see any up close. We did however have an Ostrich egg lamp. I am suspecting that my mother bought it at the market where she really wasn't supposed to go shopping. My mother had a very adventurous spirit. She was either very fearless or naive to the dangers she could encounter. I don't think that she ever felt that any person was unapproachable if she just had the right words or a big enough smile. Her favorite thing to do was take us down a road we'd never been. Often we were traveling by car to some destination. I think I inherited my mothers sense of time which means we both didn't have a very good one. If we were on a vacation driving and she was the driver it didn't really matter to her how we got there or how long it would take. She always wanted to veer off the highways and onto back roads. The scary sentence we dreaded was, "lets just see where this goes." Off we would go and sometimes we could end up on a road that wasn't really even a road, but someones driveway. All her passengers/children were usually URGING her to stop or turn around because we were sure we were going to be shot by the property owners. Well that never happened but we did often come upon some interesting places. It was this spirit that we objected too that also took us to many wonderful and incredible places. I am approaching the first anniversary of my mother's passing, so I'm grateful really to be doing this processing, this remembering. This REmemoring of my life with her.
If you would love to own this cute face of an EMU .. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow. :) Oh and this face is sewn wrapping paper and a map and a calendar. The size is about 8 1/2 x 9 and painted with acrylic paint. The map was from South Dakota. That place is another story on another day. haha.