Friday, July 27, 2012

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

It's "official"...
The 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party'
took me far longer than any other
painting I have ever date.
I started this two panel painting in April
and only finished it a little over a week ago.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Creeper History

 Most of my followers probably already know the 
'story behind' my Creeper characters.
But...I'll relate it...very briefly again.

In 2006...I lost my husband and best friend in the whole world....
our lives (after almost 35 years together) were so very intertwined
that I had a very difficult time getting through the stages of grief...
mostly I just wanted to stay in bed and not be bothered by anyone.

I did make myself get out of bed...and tried to continue to work on the art
I had been creating and selling on eBay...mostly abstract stuff. wasn't exactly my best work.

I came up with these 'androgynous' little characters
who were portrayals of my emotions...
and revelations of whatever stage of grief I was in at the time.

This painting was titled...
'Say A Little Prayer'
and it came into being during the
'bargaining' stage.

Now I need to decide if my Creepers are 'history' or
if I will continue to paint them.
I think if I don't paint them, that might make me a bit sad...
and if I do continue to paint them...they will be fewer
and further between.

They did what I needed them to do, and helped me through the
hardest time in my life...
and I'm not sure where to take them from here.
More 'tough' decisions...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Fairytale/ Fantasy Pieces

This painting has been Sold, 
but the 8" x 10" print is
available in my Etsy Shop.


I used an 'Alice' from one of my paintings
and set her in one of my digitally created Fantasy Forest Backgrounds.
I'm just doing a little experimenting to see what works
and what doesn't.
I have listed this print in my Etsy Shop as well.


In this one, I experimented with one of my
digitally enhanced 'girls' as Snow White and included
her in a a print of a painting I did a couple years back,
to see what I thought.
I don't know yet if I'm going to list
this one as a print or not...
still getting some feedback on what
folks think about it.