Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mixed Media ... Creating Happy Memories

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (those that celebrate it). I wish the best to all of my other readers!

If you ever want to create mixed media art that contains the things and people from your happiest memories, below are a couple of pieces that I created ...

My husband asked me to create something to make him feel good when he looks at it, so I did this collage about him. Zoom in on it and you'll see what I did. He really likes it a lot, and other people like it, too.

I did this for myself. It contains mementos from places I've been and things I've done. Plus it has names of many important family and friends on it. And there's a little extra art ... plus some silly stuff. I have it on the wall right in front of where I work at home. It has so much on it, but there could have been a lot more, just not enough space!

Oh ... almost forgot ... our Thanksgiving was great ... except for the turkey broth fiasco (spilled all over the stove)! It took me quite a while to clean up and cool off after that happened. Actually, I'm enjoying the leftovers more than I enjoyed the actual original dinner, but that happens sometimes when you're trying to cool off during the meal. Here's what the table looked like (the same table that I make art on) ...

I made the little centerpiece using a glass pumpkin, ribbons, green glass bowl, and silver doily underneath.

p.s. I bought the beautiful glass pumpkin at the Renaissance Art Center in Millville, NJ, during their monthly Third Friday.

Guess that's all for now. Enjoy!

Your friend in artliness ... Deb

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mixed Media Art ... and Odds & Ends

It's me again. I don't have any new art photographed yet, so I can't do a recent post of my art.

I just wanted to say hello and possibly post some older photos ... and maybe reveal a little more about my life. It isn't easy to do that because I'm a pretty private person. But let me see ...

This beautiful marble-topped table serves as the surface for doing art in my kitchen. I simply keep it covered with a vinyl tablecloth and it works out well.

This is me blowing out my candles on my birthday a few years ago. My wonderful friends/neighbors brought over this delicious cake.

This is my husband relaxing on my daughter's couch. He's a cutie, at least to me!

I collect copper wall art and this rooster is one of my favorites.

My grandson, Evan Aidan, painted this when he was about 8 or 9. He is now 13 and just had  his Bar Mitzvah.

Me with my friends' new little girl.

I thought that if my viewers get to know me a little better, I might actually hear from some of them. I invite you to comment any time or every time!

Your friends in artliness,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Colors ... and Other Colors

I'm back again. Due to Hurricane Sandy, we were without power from Monday evening until Thursday afternoon. I had intended to write a blog earlier, but there were too many distractions.

For something different, here are some photos of fall trees that I took:

Isn't fall just a beautiful season (for those of us who get to experience it due to geographic location). But we can travel anywhere in the world by viewing photographs or going on YouTube.

Below is my latest creation, a piece of assemblage art that I call "House of Curiosities." It was so much fun creating this piece. I bought the house-shaped shadow box at a discount store, painted each room a different color, and then glued in items that I accumulated from flea market and antique stores. I texturized the roof with mod podge and painted it gold, as well as painting the bottom gold and the sides silver. I hope you like it--I really do!

I'll get back to blogging in a week or so. Take care, viewers.

Your friend in artliness,