Sunday, October 27, 2013

Just little bits of Art....

....and when I say "little", I mean tiny...haha!
I've been trying something new and working really, really small.

Here's an example:

That's a dime next to that pendant.  The painted rectangle is just 1 cm x 1.5 cm.  ( Or roughly 3/8 x 5/8 inches.
Can you see the lovely iridescent medium shimmering on the feather?
Since these tiny art pieces are original, one-of-a kind creations, I wanted to make them into special jewelry.  I am using bits of broken, vintage necklaces and adding new and pre-owned components to make wonderful pieces that are unlike anything I've made before.
They come with coordinating earrings, as well....
I've painted 7 in all. Here's the 2nd one:
This is just 1.5 cm in diameter.  Acrylic paint with a Diamond Glaze coat on top.
The pearls and sweet carved rose beads are vintage.
I'm really taking my time and going through my stash thoroughly for each little mini painting. I took a quick snapshot of a small portion of my desk.  It looks like a bead store burped up on my table :)
I'll share the others with you as soon as they are done.
I hope they become beloved treasures for art and jewelry lovers alike :)
I'll be spending tomorrow re-vamping my store for the winter Holidays.  I'm offering $10 DOLLARS OFF all orders over $50 with code OVERFIFTYISNIFTY. This coupon code is valid until December 15, 2013.
Make your Christmas List and pop on over....perhaps there's a few treasures there to help :)
Thank you so much for coming here time and time again to check in with me.
As blogging becomes less and less popular, I understand how amazing it is that you come by for a visit...and I appreciate it!
Back to the beads and pliers....
Many hugs,

Friday, October 18, 2013

That Dead Feeling Continues.....

Day of the Dead, actually :)

I just love painting these girls! They are macabre in their skeletal make-up....but still so bright and beautiful.  I love the flowers and the is so fun to paint them!

I tried something different from canvas this time.  I thought I'd use some chipboard shapes I bought a while back to make ornaments for the occasion.

They can be hung on your altar, a Halloween tree ( I always wanted one of those) or on your walls all year round.

I used bits of old and new jewelry pieces to dangle below.  This enamel butterfly was an old pendant that belonged to my Grandma years ago.
The sentiment translates to, "Never Forgotten".
The flowers are cut from vintage greeting cards.  This one says," Eternal Love".
I don't know if you remember when Amy showed some of us how to sew fabric onto watercolor paper and use that to paint on?  The original post is HERE.
Well, I had a 9 inch square sewn and waiting for ages for the right inspiration to come along.
This is what it became :)

See, color and more color! Love it!
Her message says, "I will never forget you" (thanks for the letter tiles, Micki!)
Making the fabric flowers for her hair reminded me that I had some flower brooches in the shop that could use a photo redo.
Maggie helped me :)
I think they definitely look more attractive now :P
I'm trying to keep the Halloween coming, though I know Christmas is at my door getting ready to ring the bell......"Hold on, hold on, I'll be there in a minute!"
My Friend, Magaly is having lots of dark, Hallow's Eve fun over at her Blog if you are craving more!
Go visit for a spell...okay, okay...that's an old one...but she is a it's true!
Hugs and happy memories,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lost Soul *UPDATED*

Well, though that is the title of my latest's really about how I've been feeling lately.
I've been in a bit of a funk.....
...but, finishing this piece has helped.

Amazing, isn't it...what slapping a bit of paint down on something can do for your mental state :)

I know it's been a while since I've been here.  I've felt very guilty about not making the time I used to for blogging.  Part of the funk I've found myself in....
...but, that will have to wait for another time.

I'll show you this piece, but my scanner wasn't big enough to capture the whole thing.  I'll take photos on Sunday and list her in the shop. *SEE NEW PHOTOS BELOW*

This is "Lost Soul".  Her arm is tattooed 'Alma En Pena' which is the Spanish translation.

She is 9 x 12 inches
I used molding paste on the flowers.   I love that stuff!  It really gives it phenomenal texture in person!

She is now in the Shop :)
Oh....and hey!
Carmen is having a Secret Santa over at her Blog.  Go read about it HERE and sign up....I did! The best part is stalking is highly encouraged and expected....heehee!  It's lifting my spirits already!

Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Secret Santa 2013 logo - Christmas Raven
Please have a great weekend!
I've missed you guys!
Keep the paint flying,
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