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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Life............


I know that I have been an awful blogger here lately.  Life just gets in the way :).  It is spring time and the garden is waiting to be worked, I have been working in the flower beds and trying to get ready for several upcoming shows.  The picture above is my neighbor holding a baby rabbit.  We were out at my hubby's shop and Lenore, my border collie, decided to explore under the truck.  Baby rabbits went in all directions.  This is one that my husband rustled up.  He had gotten far way from his siblings, so we caught him and returned him safely to his family.  I had read that the mother would still take them back if you touch them.  I haven't seen them since--that was about a week ago.

This is a picture of a horse that I just finished (except for the hanger) It is on a piece of plywood with spackle applied for texture and about 3 layers of tar gel.
 


Friday morning, after Lewis had left for work, I decided to lay down for another hour or so.  About 8:30 I heard noises on the porch.  At first, I though Lewis had come back home because of the rain, but he never came in.  I continued to hear the noise, and upon investigation this is what I found. 
 

It was an opposum.  He came right up to the screen door and looked in................I think it was a female and she was either pregnant or had babies in her pouch.

This is my latest painting.  It is not finished yet, but getting closer.  I call it Bouddicca.  She was a warrior woman who fought the Romans in 400 AD. 


Hope that you all have a creative week.
F.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The finished Joplin.....


I finally finished the Joplin piece--I have to varnish it and frame it--I usually take the pictures of my art before I do either--it is hard to get a good picture after you varnish it--to many reflections and it is hard to center the shot up once it's framed.

I didn't usse my traditional face colors for her--she was flambouyant and phsycodelic and I wanted her colors to match her personality. 

I have another piece in the works and getting ready to start my
"Witch of November" I have to sketch it out first..........

The shows begin next month and between working, getting ready for them, the gardening ( I have planted lots of new bushes and trees this year), trying to lure in the butterflies and hummingbirds, and the critters, I have been busy.


Hope that you all have a great, creative week.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Plants for the garden.


Here are the pictures of the plants that I bought for the garden this weekend at Tractor Supply.  Hopefully, I have a little success with them.  I love the hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden, hopefully, these will do the job and attract them!!
 
 
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Janis Joplin-The beginning.......


I had a great weekend.  Stayed busy in the studio both Saturday and Sunday. I did finally finish (well almost) the paiting above.  I just have to varnish it and put the saw tooth hanger on it.

And........I finsihed my bird painting (almost).  I still have to put the hanger on the back. I love the layered effect.  I ended up putting two layers of tar gel on it.  If you have never tried it and you are a fan of mixed media, you should.  It is a "Golden" product.  I love it.
 

I finished this one also.  This is not a good picture of it.  It is a little blurry.  I ended up framing it in a a gold frame--still gotta put the hanger o this one also....

This is the second bird picture that I have done.  It is in the preliminary stages.  I covered the piece of wood with sheetrock mud, I marked up the sheetrock mud with a nail and other assorted sharp objects.  I put a light wash of acrylic paint on it --assorted colors.  Then I sanded it, repainted it with another wash, let it dry and cover with a gel medium to seal it.  Then, painted the bird.  I have added assorted ephemera on it, but it is not shown in this picture.

I will cover it with tar gel and continue layering........

This is the beginning of my Janis Joplin.  I still have alot of work to do on it, but I did get a good start on it.......

I decided to use unconventional colors for her face, I thought it fit.....

still have to work on the arms, bangels, rings, and touch up the feathers on her head,

I went to Tractor Supply this weekend and found some plants thats I think will go great in my garden.
I bought some Asparagus and rhubarb.  I have tried to plant it before but it didn't make it.  When I lived in England I grew rhubarb and gooseberries.  I had a great old lady living next to me.  Her name was Stella.  I could give her rhubarb and gooseberries and I would get a pie in return.  How great was that?  I also bought several vines and bushes- 2 Sweet Shrub, 1 hummingbird vine, and one Weigela.  They are all supposed to attact butterflies and hummingbirds.  I took pictures of them, I will post them.

Hope that you all have a creative week!
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