Friday, May 26, 2017

M7

M7
Have you read the Number One Ladies Detective series?  I love it!  They drink a  Rooibos tea at teatime in the books.  I really like it and recently found some at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA.  This piece was influenced by the tea and also has an Asian feel to it.

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Street Art.....You will be amazed here......



http://unurth.com/

Thursday, May 25, 2017

W12

W12
Up next is a series of postcards that I completed a bit ago.  I used tissue paper, gesso, acrylic paint, and teabags along with the ephemera that fits in the bag.  In several of the postcards I allowed some of the cereal box to show through.

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Willard Wigan - micro-sculpture......  The example below is of President Obama and his family sculpted in the eye of a need.  The TED talk is well worth listening to.  Mr. Wigan is not only talented but has a great sense of humor.



https://www.ted.com/talks/willard_wigan_hold_your_breath_for_micro_sculpture

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Red Series No. 2 - 40

Red Series No. 2 - 40
This is it!  The final piece in Red Series No. 2.  Something that I really like in this collage is that the soft lines of the car are mirrored with the soft lines of the rabbit.

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BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU

Image result for big bang by blu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGaqLT-gO4





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Red Series No. 2 - 39

Red Series No. 2 - 39
I love the expression on this soldier's face.  I have certainly felt confused in my life from time to time. I remember one time in Tokyo I was trying to find a location.  The signage was in Japanese and English but I just could not figure out where I was going.  As I found out later the numbers on buildings on a street are added when the building went up and not in sequential order.  Number 1 could be at one end of a block and 2 at the other.  I learned to travel relying on landmarks.  It made my life easier.

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Ariana Grande - Into You -   

Another senseless act of terrorism....this time in the UK.  When will it end?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekZEVeXwek

Monday, May 22, 2017

Red Series No. 2 - 38

Red Series No. 2 - 38
I am not sure why but I love making backgrounds.  For me, there is something satisfying about it. Middle grounds and foregrounds are more difficult.  Sometimes it takes a long time for me to finish a piece because I am just not feeling what needs to come next or I have to have just the right piece of ephemera.

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Basquiat painting sells for $110.5 at auction a few days ago.

 YIKES!



http://basquiat.com/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Red Series No. 2 - 37

Red Series No. 2 - 37
Closing in on the end of the red series....   Oops!  I forgot to post yesterday so today is a two-fer again.

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This Is What You Came For  -_Rihanna



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOkQ4T5WO9E

Red Series No. 2 - 36

Red Series No. 2 - 36
This past winter I attended a retreat for collage artists.  It was a very productive three days for me. During that time one of the artist Anne La Fever gave me monopoly paper.  I had forgotten about this gift until yesterday when Anne mentioned seeing a part of it in the Red Series No. 2.  I loved playing monopoly when I was a kid.  There was something about handling all that money and owning real estate that I loved.  The only part of the game I did not love was how long it took for a winner to come about.  I have not played it in decades.  Yikes!  That is harsh.....decades.....the truth hurts because I can now talk about decades!  OMG! :-)

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Keith Urban Falling Apart on Kelly Clarkson's Emotional Performance On Idol

I understand that American Idol is returning next year.  I do miss the show.  For some reason I forget to watch the Voice but I never forgot to tune into American Idol.  I am looking forward to the return.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlksZfgduPY