I have a studio, I make stuff to sell..and my creations are so all over the place in the context of materials, themes, and subjects, it's difficult for me to answer strangers when they ask "So, what kind of art do you do?" My eyes glaze over and I try to describe it before finally giving up and whipping out my phone to show them photos.
Rather than create individual threads to share old and new creations, I figured it'd be easier to have a single catch-all to update periodically. I hope these attempts to bring beauty and whimsy into the world brings a bit of joy to viewers.
I did these magnets this week, undoubtedly influenced by today's holiday. Wood, acrylic, and gel paint pen.
Mussel shells on driftwood. The sea creatures were drawn free-hand with fine line art markers:
I really like the concept of this, not so much the execution (that's what I get for doodling without a plan); I intend to revisit the concept at a later date. 'Alice in Wonderland' themed illustration on a ceramic plate.
Ring-necked pheasant micro-painting on a real pheasant feather. Painting is acrylic.
While we're on the subject of pheasants, here's the first "real" painting I ever did. I was 16 and hadn't painted with acrylics before. Whenever I start to doubt my artistic abilities, I dig this out and remind myself how far I've come on life and as a person, and the potential I have as an artist.
I dabble in jewelry-making, incorporating porcupine quills I've harvested with store-bought items:
And then there's my compulsion to paint on small stones I find on the beach:
My intention is to paint all of my herb storage jars, but for now, the only one I've "labelled" via an illustration of the mature plant is my wormwood. Acrylic on glass.
Well, that's it for now! I'm sure I'll update this thread in the near future as I think of other things to share.