Monday, May 31, 2010

I love these Artists, Meet Jo and Dylan James

The Cart Before The Horse
I want to introduce these two artist I found on Etsy, Jo and Dylan James, they are two excellent comtemporary folk doll artist. I love their unique style. Each limited edition piece is made entirely by hand and is signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Their unique style is very refreshing. You must check out their blog, for it is a "must see" and stop in for a bit of shopping at their Etsy store. and
Here are just a couple examples of their work.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some New Art

Playing with paint and recycling old thrift store frames. This was an old beat up wooden frame that I brought back to life. My husband says this angel she looks more like Medusa but I was going for an angel that evokes the mystical energy of deep communion. I went an entirely different direction than I thought I was going. At first she was going to have straight black hair but for some reason I decided to paint her hair blue. Then when I put the first layer of her skin tone my daughter said she liked the white layer, so I decided to go for it and just add blue tones. It is fun to think outside the box. I think the blue color projects a mystical quality.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Meet My Newest Angel, Isabella

Meet My newest angel, Isabella, which is Spanish for "Devoted to God". She represents the Angel of passion and compassion (passion representing the energy of movement and compassion representing the energy of feeling.) In life we need to have something we want to share with the world or something we want to be apart. So we use passion to give us the movement we need to get going and we use compassion to give us the feeling we need to connect with others. The balance between these two energies create the right atmostphere to make things happen. The Spanish dancer's red dress is full of movement and passion yet her soft, sweet face gives you the feeling of compassion. I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed painting her.
(Notice how she changed as I began painting her. She became much softer as I went along. Spirit is definitely in charge,)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Featuring Artist Samantha

I want to introduce Samantha, a wonderful artist I met through her Etsy shop and her blog, The Journey of Sam Paintbrush. She is a self-taught artist who receives much of her inspiration from nature. I love how her art takes you to breath-taking scenes in nature and gives you the feeling of being there. She has a great artist eye for capturing the tranquility yet equally vibrant feeling of nature and transforming this mood and emotion onto the canvas. Samantha is also a supportive artist who is willing to help and support other people's talents. As you can easily see she is very talented, I hope you will check out her Etsy shop and visit her blog for some great gift ideas. and .