Monday, May 23, 2011

My Origins with Mixed Media Art Dolls

As a child, I have always been drawn towards Native American Indian Art. It started with acrylic painting on canvas and burlap adhered to a board. I was also very much into doing portraits. The passion has always been there. 
While visiting a state fair back in my late twenties, I came across an Indian display and was inspired to create my first art doll and from there it has just evolved.  

I meet this incredible beader at an re-enactment village several years back and took a beading class from her. I don't bead anymore. It's been a long time since I created this piece. This kind of beading is priceless and have kept this doll to pass on to my daughters.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Revisiting 2007


The mixed media quilt above was based on a drawing my oldest daughter created. I just loved her figures and was inspired to sew and glue! The material used for the figures are scrap pieces of leather.

"Journey 2"
It's been a while and I can't quite remember what inspired this piece. Again I have used scrap pieces of leather, various hides, fabrics, wire, beads and found objects.

"Dancing Deities"
Dancing Deities was inspired by one of my collagraphs.

BTW I wanted to thank you for the comments posted in my previous post! Somehow Blogger messed up and none of the comments appeared on my blog but I did receive them through my e-mail.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Angel B1

Angel B1

I had taken an online quilt class months ago and was introduced to weaving with fabric. Very cool technique and I tried it with some of my left over collagraph prints and vintage papers. That is what the angels wings are made from. Her body is a domino.

This past weekend was The Duveneck Art show down in Covington and the turn out was great. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I met a lot of people and some were collectors of my work!
 I really enjoy meeting people who own my work! Oh! Yeah! I did take 1st place in the sculpture catergory, so that was exciting. I've been doing this show for the past 3-4 years and this year was the best.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Angel Jack and Angel Kory

I finished up a few more angels using the wooden houses I cut out.  I did finally list some wooden houses in  my shop.