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The wall sculpture I used for inspiration is actually quite different from the ones I have listed on Etsy and Artfire right now. I painted the glass in a transparent way and put a bulb behind it so it’s actually a light. There are hidden images of angels all over it. I did several styles of these wall sculpture lights, not quite sure why I stopped doing them because they’re really pretty cool and unique. My daughter has this hanging in her apartment.
Desperate for a break from the whole end of the world, worst case scenario mentality, I found a couple of videos to lift the vibe a little.
Yesterday I was feeling kind of rebellious and my post was a little on the….shall we say…..unprofessional side. I’ve never been known for having great timing, and of course I would have to choose the same day that Etsy artist Sybillinart featured my third chakra painting “Fearless” on her blog which sent some people my way, and what do they see? A monkey sticking a finger in his butt, smelling it and falling over backwards from the horrifying stench. (Good Gawd, my timing is horrible, still, though, that video is so hilarious…..heheeeee!)
Anyway, I’m sorry Sybillinart for that unfortunate timing and I’ll make up for it today.
Sybillinart is a decoupage artist on Etsy. She has something for everyone in her shop from pendants to boxes, cards to wall decor, vases, journals, you name it. She really made my day when she included my third chakra painting “Fearless” in an Etsy treasury within hours of me listing it on Etsy. Then she bought it which sent me into a wild spree of happiness, confirming to me that working on my chakra paintings is the right thing to do. Thank you for that Sybillinart!
I’m really honored that she did an Artist Feature about this painting on her blog Sybillin’ Art News. Go to her blog and check it out! http://sybillinartnews.blogspot.com/2011/03/artist-feature.html She even has a photo of it hanging on her wall right above her desk, which I thought was super cool.
For those who might be interested in the behind-the-scenes story concerning this painting, I did a couple of blog posts about it awhile back. The first post is called “Third Chakra Issues” and chronicles the intention behind the painting and the emotional debris that emerged as I was working on it.
The second post is called “Fearless: Third Chakra” and shows the progression and visual evolution that took place from the first and second chakra paintings to the third and my thoughts on the process.
In other news, I got my prints from http://www.adoramapix.com/ yesterday, and they were awesome! I had them printed on this metallic paper that has some kind of subtle pearlized metallic glow to it. The colors are deep and rich, they’re really beautiful. They’re small, though, 8″ x 10″, and I’m thinking I’d like some bigger ones, say 16″ x 20″. Maybe I should figure out what I’m going to do with them first….
I made and airbrushed a wooden frame for my first energy art creation that I printed on my own printer and gave it to Andi for her 21st birthday. She’s my biggest fan, so I thought it would be appropriate to give her the first of something new that I’m starting. I called it “The Beginning” and unbelievably forgot to get pictures of it. It turned out good and looks really nice hanging on a wall, though.
Here’s a picture of it without the frame, (the frame or maybe more appropriately the wood mat was 3″ wide on all sides, 1/4″ thick and painted with a gradation of turquoise and aqua to deep blue).
This is a warped out digital abstraction taken from a photo of my orange second chakra painting. I’ve decided I like it after a period of Yes? No? Yes? No? Ok ….yes. Sometimes I’ll look at something I’ve created. and I’ll like it for a minute, or maybe even for a few hours but then it’s like my brain twists around, my eyes flip out and I’ll start to hate it. The creative mind is a strange one. Below is a slightly different darker version. I like it too, in some ways, even better than the one above.
What really sucks is when I like something I’ve made and declared “I’m finished! Me likey”, then days or even weeks later, I look at it and say “Ewwwwwwww, I…… hate it!!!!!”. This is usually accompanied by my usual eye rolling, groaning, throwing my hands in the air, spinning around with copious amounts of hair tossing and acting generally overly dramatic.
Eventually I’ll resign myself to the fact that what’s done is done. From that point on, though, I’ll cast the occasional sideways glance at the offending piece (never a full frontal gaze ever again) with a look on my face that probably looked like the face I made yesterday when the bartender accidentally gave me a drink with grapefruit juice in it. (Eeee-yuck…that’s some sour sh#t, grrr-ossss.).
I survived my hour at the bar with Andi, by the way. She ordered for both of us like some kind of pro…..(what the…..?) It wasn’t too horribly painful, however, one drink and I promptly forgot my coat at the bar and almost forgot my purse at her friend’s house. Me no likey the alkee-hol….. I’m spacey enough as it is.
She was in a hurry to get back to Fayetteville so she could meet her friends for dinner, but I forced her to stay and have some cake. I could have sworn we had candles but the only one I could find was a #7 candle which I found in the bottomless pit we call the junk drawer. I think it was from when she was 7 year old which would make it…what….14 years old? It looked like maybe a mouse had chewed part of the bottom off of it, but I pretended not to see that. I brushed it off a little, stuck it in her cake deep enough to hide the chewed off end, told her to make a wish and blow it out.
I wonder if she wished for a normal mother? lol
Have a good one!