Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I have been living in apartments since I have been out on my own. This is the first time I have had a house and was able to hang a flag for Memorial Day. I found this very exciting!

We have been following all the rules- taking it in at night - no touching the floor etc. It's quite an event here - lol.

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.



Monday, May 18, 2009

Godspeed Flora!

I was thinking I wanted to paint a woman with flowers so I looked up Flora. She was a little bit overlooked as a Goddess but of course, Boticelli gave her credit. This is my version and with the dark background and the colors -- I was really thinking about Boticelli for this one.
She sold to a bidder on ebay last night and she is on her way to her new home. Godspeed Flora!
P.S. You can click on the picture for a better view.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother America

I guess I am on one of those kicks - this time it's America.

I went to see the movie The Soloist last week and it was really very moving. There was a lot of American iconic imagery and I came home with so many images swimming around in my head.

This lady on the left is what emerged and she went up on ebay last night.

I put the owl next to the eagle since I still have Athena in my head and I think the Goddess of democracy works well with the American theme.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Well this is how she turned out... The yellow part of the tree is decorative paper which I spiced up a bit with some paint. The background is the sheet music (it's dated 1917!). The celtic symbols in the foreground are also made of paper. I knew I wanted to use the red ribbon with gold stars but I added it later because it was so delicate and subtle. As you can see there is an owl in the tree which is a common symbol for Athena - signifying wisdom.
This piece is a visual prayer for democracy, wisdom and America and I really enjoyed creating it. She will be available at probably by midnight tonight. She was my contribution for our May Gallery Hop.

I kept the sides sort of rough and distressed looking to keep with the feel of the painting. I used a dark blue and then loosely painted some white stars all around the edges.

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