I was sad to see that Leslie Nielsen passed away a couple of days ago. "Airplane" is one of my all time get stupid and watch movies. I also enjoyed seeing him on "Due South". This poster has my Canadian favorites: Paul Gross (still drool over him) Molly Parker (would drool over her if I was bent that way) and good old Leslie (just drool). I just learned yesterday that Leslie was the "Swamp Fox", one of my Disney favorites. Does anyone else remember that show?
I liked this painting in the small format and thought that it would be even better, bigger. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm always frustrated when the glitter doesn't show up because it adds a lot to the painting. Oh well, it's gooing up on the dining room wall for a while and I will think about it.
I quite like this straw cloche. When I looked for cloche patterns on the net, there weren't any that I liked. So I draped the straw hat with a thin pliable foam and shaped and cut a pattern.
Close, but it needed some tweaking, mainly making a narrower brim. I am using up a bag of fleece scraps that have been sitting around!
This is the style I was going for. It also covers my ears which are extremely wind sensitive. I made the head part double layer and it's really warm. I like the brim flipped down.
But you could wear it more 1920's style with the brim flipped up. I am going to try again in a nicer looking fabric. This orange fleece will make a dog walking hat for now and no one will mistake me for a deer.
Well, I hope sitting all day in a drafty community centre flogging my wares will be worth at least the cost of gas. I am off with cards and prints to attend a craft fair at Invermere. The roads are less than desirable but that is just the status for this time of year. The temperature is dropping down tomight to -20C which translates to roughly -5F for those south of the border.
Irritating friends emailing and blogging from southern climes are just irritating!
I am hoping to do a series exploring the deer image and experimental backgrounds. This one incorporates handmade rubber stamps stamped in moulding paste, tyvek, sprinkles of alcohol on still wet paint and glitter!
This is an experiment in using acrylic to look like beeswax encaustic. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the depth of texture. I am inspired today by words from the ever stimulating blog "The Painters Key¨.
Keep gathering. Go to your room. Produce a lot of work. Fall in love with the process. Keep an eye open for something different. and then go, if only for a while, in that direction. Do not be afraid of change or surprise.
I apologize for the technical problems regarding the text. Thanks to readers for letting me know there was a problem. I hope you can see it more clearly now.
This is an old image. I should be downstairs snugged up by the wood furnace painting but I have to trek into town to get a tooth filled. Pooh! That is what comes of living out in the middle of nowhere, you are always driving somewhere.
Oh well, at least when I am out walking, the crazies aren't following me like hungry zombies. What's up with that? The animals know to leave me alone.
This is nearly done, there may be a bit of tweaking to do, but I love the collagey bits. This is the direction of a series I will be working on this winter, along with the other dozen ideas that are buzzing around in my brain!
If you are starting to think about Christmas, you might want to check out the Virtual Book Signing for "The Farm Chicks Christmas" book. Go to: http://thefarmchicks.typepad.com/ The Farm Chicks always have great decorative ideas.
In the meantime, I will be looking up my Mom's date pinwheel cookie recipe. Unfortunately, it is one of those batters that tastes so good raw, it will probably never make it to the oven!
We had made 60 goodie bags and had to scrounge to give something for 80 trick or treaters! The kids here are so good, they make awesome costumes despite the cold weather and their parkas and are always polite. We drove to see the fireworks (2 minutes there, 2 minutes back...that's why I love living in small towns). Go forth and make your Day of the Dead altar.
I am an acrylic painter exploring color and texture. I like horses, Canadian wildlife, old trucks, bold women, kind men, tequila and cashews. Most paintings are for sale. Contact me for prices and shipping if you are interested in purchasing a painting. And thanks for viewing my blog!