Friday, August 26, 2011

Fascination Friday

Generally, I spend about half of my time fascinated with something!  It could be buttons, scarves, the art of a person who paints the things that I love to paint (like pretty girls....or ugly girls!).  Anything!  Pinterest is a great place to post your fascinations.  It's a bit tricky to figure out but it's pretty cool once you do!

I have decided to start what I call "Fascination Friday" to let you know what fascinated me this week.   Feel free to post your own Fascination Friday posts...I would love to see what fascinates you!

My first Fascination Friday Friend (say that 3 times fast) is (drumroll please.........!)  Kylie Fowler - The Blissful Pumpkin.  Kyles is a portrait artist who has transferred those skills to mixed media and painting pretty girls!  She is currently in her own fascination with the work of Modigliani and is producing a series of Modigliani-inspired ATCs.  Kyles is always full of pep, inspiration and support!  Go check out her blog and be sure to give her my love!

As for my own work this week:  I am still in the middle of the series of 5.5" x 5.5" paintings that began in my last post.  Here is the latest one, currently 3 more are in the works.

Gypsy Love Song

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back to the Studio!!!

School started back on Monday...that means I go back to the studio!  This summer has been a blur of amazing, fun activities with friends and family.  Thankfully, summer only lasts a few months though, because I don't get very much done during that time!

I absolutely LOVE stop-motion animation.  In surfing around the web, I found the art of Amanda Louise Spayd.  I immediately loved the creepy/ugly beauty in her figures!!  Look at those TEETH!!!!  If you are already familiar with her work, then you have to see the trailer for the film The Maker.  It is still in production and not yet released  but there is a Facebook page where you can keep up with the progress of the film.  I can't wait!

Here's my work of the past week: