Saturday, July 23, 2011

I believe that it was Winston Churchill who referred to his depression as a "Black Dog" That maybe true, but as I have recently discovered, rebellion and angst comes as a "Black Cat" My cat T'gre to be exact. The other day after being told no he flew into a snit, pounced on me, knocked over a beautiful glass bowl my Mother gave me and proceeds to relieve himself all over my clean work clothes. I stood there in shock and he, well lets just say is unrepentant. We got through it, but I did catch myself stuttering the next time a no was in order!

About this art:
size: 11x14
Media: digital

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Second Creation of Frida

This is one of my entries for the EBSQ Frida show. A very interesting and profound woman and life.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Here's Looking at You Kid

One of my earlier works. I did this digital illustration in 2005. And once again it is my dog Codie, long since gone to doggie heaven he was my best friend for many many years. He spent more time looking and watching me than any other living creature. This is one of those moments He was a great muse!

About the Original:
size 24×24″
media: digital illustration

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Retro Cuff Steampunk Bracelet

This piece of Jewelry was inspired by my cat! One day he went charging through the house like his tail was on fire, when I told him to knock it off, he did and landed right in the middle of my bead organizer. Since approaching jewelry design in any organized fashion seemed a remote possibility, I decided that a little piece work was in order.

This is a large woman's bracelet with recycled and glass beads and gears all hand stitched on a wide band of elastic.

About this piece:
Size: large
Media: various beads and adornments
Status of the Original: Not for sale

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Frida: a Child the Wistful, Longing Years (Re-purposed doll)

This is a re-purposed doll I purchased at Goodwill. I bought it because it had no plastic eyes, making it much easier to paint in the figures eyes. I decided to set her gaze off to the side, because I get the feeling she was always scanning the horizon in search a new hope, a new love. I also believed that she never saw betrayal coming.

Her dress is a re-purposed vintage hankie with a recycled ribbon. The bodice of her dress is a doll necklace from the first doll I ever had.

About this piece:
Size: approx 13" tall
Media: re-purposed doll painted with oil