Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sh$ts and Giggles, a Charity Event!

So, you wanna know a little story?  I was at having a talk with my new tattoo dude, about my upcoming session of course, and we got to talking and stuff and I started talking a little photography and a little art.  Well, they, the shop, are putting on a charity auction at a local bar and all the artists there, and some others, were all painting toilet seat lids.  And...excited excited me... he asked if I wanted to paint on for the event. (I actually knew of this event from my previous visit, but I truly did not think I would get to participate.  I certainly wasn't going to offer.  Some of these artists are so wickedly talented...and then there is little me!)  So... Uh, yes!!!  I was giddy crazy with excitement and ran to home depot to buy a toilet lid.  On the way I called Twinkle Twinkle to express extreme delight, and then off I went to work.  Being a mother of three girls and being summer, time has been limited lately, but stay up each night, way too late, I did! And then there was that moment when she was finished.  I love her now and I am excited and really hoping someone buys her in the auction.

So happy day, right?  The event is next Friday night, which also means I have an excuse to have an outing.  Fingers crossed I can find a sitter!

Now, I did deliver her last weekend when I went in for my session.  The response was awesome sauce.  I was a tad nervous, given the talent in this shop, but I did it and they loved least I really feel they did.  No other toilet lid looked like woot!

This is me.  I am not revealing what is about to go down on my back.  I think I'll wait a couple weeks and make you lovelies crazy!

Linking to PPF!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer of Color, week 5, and still behind!

hehe.  I am finding it difficult to keep up, as always.  The colors for the week, a combo of blue, purple, and pink, didn't really work for me.  I envisioned something so different, like using mostly a black and white palate with touches of these colors, but I start painting and just go a-color crazy lady!

My piece went through so many stages, wiped out, and worked all new all over again.  The way it goes sometimes.  I still found myself struggling and so I just let it be.  I painted away, and when I was done, I was done and that is the end to my tale!

and this is when Mister Hubs says the profile face looks like a man...and I just gave up on this idea.

Started over completely.  Faces missing something of me, I think... so,

I played some more!

and added glitter

Happy Summer Days!  One more week for Summer of Color, and then off on new adventures!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer of Color week 4

and a wee bit behind, again.

This week the ice cream inspiration colors were pink and yellow.  I was so excited to work with yellow, because my pot of beezwax was getting very very lonely indeed.  Being just a tad bit low on time, I decided to just have free play with wax.  The whole process was very relaxing and my kitchen smelled sooooo good!  Thank you lovely Kristin for hosting such a fab color prompt party.  Without it, I may not be making an art this summer at all!

Here are all four SOC pieces sitting colorfully pretty together on the piano!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

turning emotions

Ok, before I go into explainations and the piece below, which is the outcome of last weeks emotional collaging week, I want to share, finally, my nearly finished third big board painting!  I love these little scenes like a-crazy-lady, but they are time consuming!  Whoa...seriously.  I have decided on my title and how I am painting it on, and will be getting to this tomorrow!  These happy colorful boards just make me giddy!  (did you know I love that word?  You may know this!)

Now... turning emotions...

into art.

It is hard to read the title.  In dark gold stickles I wrote I Am Letting Go. I don't love this face at all, but I did feel the process was very good for me, and I do love this Instagram close up I took, sooo...I'll share.  I am trying not to hide sharing work I am not super proud of.  Part of the process, yes?

Last week a posted a work in progress, the layers beneath this piece.  I had had a pretty tough mothering day, and inwardly I stayed up and collaged my feelings.  Post here Collaging Emotions.  So many wonderful people commented on my post.  With this post I was merely trying to explain what I was going through while working on this piece.  Thank you so much for all your support!

I began working on this piece with the color prompt for the third week of Summer of Color, hosted by super sweety Kristin.  I like to call her Kristin Twinkle Twinkle!  I didn't finish this in time to link up to her summer party, but complete it I did!

Here are the first three Summer of Color pieces together...

and of course I am just in time for Paint Party Friday! Woot Woot!