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Earth Angels – A Wall Sculpture for the Planet

This is the first in a series of wall sculptures I plan on doing over the next month.  This is  an experiment where I’m incorporating my energy art prints into dimensional art.  I actually had a different one in mind for the first piece, but I’ve been hearing so much about volcanoes, tornadoes, fires, and crazy wild storms that I decided to do an Earth Angel protection piece.
I’ll be going back to my usual “in your face” color schemes next, but this one is about the planet, and the planet makes me think of greens and earthtones.  The energy art print I used in this piece is called “Mother Earth

(Whoa, do you think I used enough links? lol)
I got a wild hair the other day and decided to google  “Primal Painter”.   There were quite a few strange sites where I got mentioned, many seemed like they were overseas.  Did you know that your comments on blogs show up in google searches?  Tweets?  Wow,  I don’t know about this internet stuff,  I’m feeling kind of exposed.  

How weird is this?  This website has my words from a listing on Etsy  attached to one of their own images.  They changed a few of the words (which I highlighted) so it wasn’t an exact knockoff.   They even put some of my  images (excuse me, effigies)  on this page, too, without any links to me or my shop.   I think they pulled them off my wordpress blog. 

One of those prints hasn’t even been listed.  I feel a little violated I have to admit.  I guess I could change my attitude to “Wow, they like me, they really like me!”  I dunno, it’s just weird.  I emailed the owner of the website but got no response of course.  Since then, the print of the girl has been taken down and there are three of “The Violet Flame”, so I don’t know what the heck is going on.   All I know is “Ewwwwwwwwwww”!!

I think maybe I need  to at least protect my images.  I don’t know if there’s anything that can be done about words, especially when they change a few here and there.  I guess I need to put a watermark on my images so they aren’t so easy to steal.  I don’t know how to do that, so I guess I’ll add that to my overwhelmingly long list of computer related chores.  

Here’s the questionable website.  The image my words were attached to were of some statues in Japan.

“Healing Energy” by Primal Painter 
Abstract Healing Energy Art Photography Print
I created this abstract energy art print in March 2011  in response to the disaster in Japan.
This abstract art print is inspired by my wall sculpture entitled “Clearing the Chaos“.    Through a very intuitive procedure that reflects a distinct flow of energy, I created this piece of abstract art.
From beginning to end, I focalized on infusing the effigy with Reiki healing energy  in the form of colors, light and patterns. I believe that anyone could gain from the energy of this print.  Those who are sensible to energy might feel it in the form of vibrations, tingling, or plainly a lift in mood or sentiment of well being.
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″, could be hung vertically or horizontally. The effigy extends all the way to the edges of the paper
Colors: Red Violet, Reds, Pinks, Oranges, Yellows, some Purple, some Blues
Paper: Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper
I’ll sign, date, and title it on the back.
The metallic paper it’s printed on is very  glossy, pearlescent, and has a  shimmery glow with deep vibrant colors. I had it printed at a professional photo lab.
I plan on incorporating these new  energy art prints into three dimensional wall sculptures, original paintings and also into pendants, brooches, mini wall hangings and magnets.
To see other modern abstract art, energy art, wall sculptures and pendants, go to my Etsy Shop or my Artfire Studio.

Abstract Art Wall Sculptures By Primalpainter

Add a chic, modernistic look to any room with this striking pair of candle sconces! Matte black finish lends drama to slender curved metal wall plaques; each supporting a clear glass votive cup. Why not add your favored brightly-colored candles for an ultra-artistic display? Iron with glass cups. Candles not included. Each is 2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 8″ high.
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And how strange that these images are under a description for candle sconces!  If that’s not bad enough, underneath my photos were bad reviews…..of candle sconces!!!! Gah!!

I’m going to ignore it all for a while.  Once again, the computer seems, I don’t know, Eeevilllll!  The studio is a much nicer place!
Have a super fun weekend!


Artfire Daily Collection

Spiraling Up” by Primal Painter

I’ve felt strangely verbally stifled for the past few days.   I think it has to do with the creative process kicking in and that seems to negate the desire to do computer related left brain kind of things.  Creativity is very nonverbal for me, it’s abstract and in my head,  my eyes, and my hands and doesn’t have much of anything to do with words and certainly not links and other crapola. Actually, when I’m embroiled in a creative frenzy, the computer seems like a chore and me no likey chores. 

Also, it’s spring for cryin’ out loud!  I have a garden to get ready to plant, phlox to transplant, red tipped photinias and Heavenly Bamboo to plant, yard to mow, flower beds to clean up…..Bizzeee bizzeee bizzeee.

I love my tall purple phlox.  They get green early, stay green late, have beautiful aromatic flowers that last a long time, and spread like crazy.  I transplant some every year to different parts of the yard.  I may have to name my place Phloxville….Welcome to Phloxville, Where Purple Rules….  (Wow, strange mental meanderings, maybe I should have stuck with the verbal stiflement! lol)  Did I mention the smell of the lilac bushes that’s permeating everything right now?  How could I possibly focus on computer stuff with that wonderful aroma in the air?
Have you heard about Artfire’s Daily Collection email they’re sending out….daily?  It’s pretty cool, actually.  You have to sign up to receive it (there’s a button at the top right of this post where you can do that) and you’ll be assigned a number.  With each Daily Collection, they’re awarding the person with the matching number a $100 gift certificate to spend in any Pro shop of their choice.  It’s pretty good odds, I’m thinking

If you’re a collection maker, now would be the time to get one made.  Think of the exposure if yours got chosen for the daily email.  Wow!  With Artfire, there’s nothing saying you can’t include your own items as opposed to Etsy where it’s frowned on.  I haven’t been there long enough to know if people actually include their own things very often, but I think it’s a great idea.

Here’s a cool Artfire Collection put together by Richard from Prankearts.  It’s called ‘Blue Dreams”

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Pretty isn’t it!  I love blue!  Thanks to Richard from Prankearts.  Be sure to check out his Artfire Studio, he does some really beautiful impressionistic style paintings.


Digital Energy Art "The Angel" by primalpainter

“The Angel” by primalpainter
I was in an Angel mood yesterday and created this beautiful energy art from a photo of one of my older wall sculptures called “Forest Angels”. I have the same image in several different color combos, but this one is my fave.

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.

See any angels?
So  I was thinking, (oh no, not that) there seems to be a big connection between my moods, energy level and the weather.  I seem to have a strong desire to hibernate if the temperature gets below 55 degrees. Is that ridiculous or what?! 55 degrees!! 
I think it must be one of those excuses that I pull out of my bottomless pit called “Stupid Excuses and Ridiculous Reasons for Procrastination“.  It’s always been a little tricky to be self-employed, there’s just so many things to get distracted by….. like naps….soap operas…flowers….books….daydreaming.  If it’s gloomy outside, Good Gawd, can’t work in the studio today, I might get some gloom on me or sumthin’.  What the…?!  That’s so ridiculous!
I really have to change my ways, like maybe get on a schedule of some kind.  (A schedule? Really? Me? LOLOL)   Seriously, though, I need to work on my self-discipline which is something I’ve been telling myself for the past oh, 30 years or so but to no avail.  Maybe it’s time to grow up………
On that note, let’s watch a little video: 
That could be me telling myself  “You’re 50 years old, grow up, get some self discipline, and get on a schedule, darn you!”  I respond with “Talk to the hand, bee-otch, I can kick your butt with my kung fu feet!”. But in the end, it’s all just  “DA da da…da DA da…. da da DA”.
Haha, I could do a whole post on the imaginary conversation between these two
Well it’s gloomy, cold and rainy so I’d better curl up with a good book……Good Gawd, I’m hopeless!!!

Creative Angst

I was thinking today about streams of consciousness and how that’s been part of my artistic evolution.    A stream of consciousness,  in my mind, is all about intuition, bypassing the brain, having a visualization that flows out through my hands with no interference from the meddling left brain.

 I’ve been creating three dimensional sculptures from wood for the last three years, and frankly, I’m starting to find it confining.  The stream of consciousness exists, it’s just halting and infused with left brain planning and thinking. It’s starting to feel like a real drag.

Well that’s just great.  Everytime this happens, everything has to come to a grinding halt (including income) while I experiment with something new and exciting enough to hold  my attention.  It’s like I’m always looking for something, but what the heck am I looking for anyway?

I think I’m finally starting to get an idea about that after stumbling around in the dark for a few months….again.  Don’t get me wrong, stumbling around in the dark can be fun for a minute (God knows I do it enough).  The dark is kind of exciting and risque, until you walk face first into one too many closed doors. 

The stream of consciousness work I’ve been doing with my photos in gimp is so fun..  It’s so  infinite, and it’s very cool to see a visible evolution  in the form of abstract imagery…….true stream of consciousness work in its visual form….. Energy Art.   Too cool!  (Except my hands don’t get dirty and my clothes don’t get covered with paint, which is super weird.)

Now, though, I’m getting hung up on how I’m going to incorporate this new imagery into my artwork.  My first thought is to make prints of the new imagery and make a wood wall sculpture as a frame of sorts around the print.  The thought of doing that doesn’t give me the tingle and the tingle is essential for my short attention span, but I’m probably going to do it anyway.  (Did I just feel that heavy sigh and drop in energy? Pay attention Laurie).

I also thought of using the new imagery as a reference and then painting the design on a wall sculpture.  Parts of that one catch my attention but not enough to trigger the fire.  (Oh no, was that a grimace?)  Acccckkkk!!!   What…is…the…problem?

In contrast,  the way I create in gimp is so natural and so flowing, it’s like the left brain gets totally bypassed somehow and it’s mostly right brain pure stream of consciousness stuff.  I like that….alot. (except my hands aren’t dirty and my clothes aren’t covered with paint…..weird).

So, what to do, what to do…….  Maybe I should just start on my fourth chakra painting.  (Did I feel anything? A little tingle perhaps?) 

Have an awesome day, my one or two readers!


Studio Day

I surrender…………

This is how I feel about the internet today!  The weather is just too nice to be sitting in front of the computer so it’s is a day for the studio!  I feel like working on my “Third Chakra”  wall sculpture today, something I’ve been thinking about  for about three weeks now.   It’s about time I let it flow out through my hands instead of clogging things up in my solar plexus.  Yellows, golds, white rays, clearing, healing….oh yeah, it’s time.

Before I go play, I wanted to show off this treasury by Etsy talent grahtoestudio entitled “Dreamscapes…..Feel Like This”.   This shop is full of some really amazing items made from antlers…yes, I said antlers, so be sure and check it out!

Click on any picture to see the listing on Etsy.

‘Dreamscapes..feel like this…’ by grahtoestudio

Enjoy this collection of how dreams feel to me…

Sun Flare (Panoramic Collect…

3D Modern Abstract Painting …

The Encounter, print by 88 o…

Blue Green Felt Geode

Copper Enamel Black Leather …

Black and white swirls digit…

Paper Magnet – Turquoise, Te…

Button Ring – Black and Whit…

Bamboo Shadows Original Wate…

Jade Snow Wong Turquoise Ena…

SALE – Dragon Veins – Fire A…

Night-light that throws a Fa…

Marine Green Brass Octopus

Dream 5×7 Black and White

Blessings Flower Original Ar…

Dreams of Cutio


My wall sculpture entitle “Renewal” is one of the featured items in this treasury, and I’m pleased that something I made is in a treasury about dreamscapes…that’s right up my alley!  Click on the picture to see more photos and information.

Be sure and check out my Etsy Shop: Primalpainter Modern Abstract Art.  I hope to be adding something new soon!



A Valentine’s Day Funny

Awww,  love is a beautiful thing…

Well today I’m off to enjoy a beautiful sunshiney day in the “big city”.  Despite the fact that I rarely leave my beautiful 3 1/2 acres,  I still  dread the traffic lights and all the gajillions of people and cars.  But, it is Valentine’s Day, so in lieu of gifts, my boyfriend and I are going to see a movie and out to eat.  Maybe my 20 year old daughter will come and I can kill two birds with one stone.  Gee, I’m quite the romantic, aren’t I?!  lol.   Can you believe that I’m 50 and still use the word  “boy” friend?   Manfriend sounds even weirder…. husband….NOT (shudder! been there, done that), how about mate?  or Lover…..My Luvahhhh…. ewww, I think I’ll just stick with boyfriend.
Today is a good day for a bright red treasury.  This one was curated by none other than Etsy extraordinaire Fleeting Stillness.  She makes some really beautiful glass items, be sure to check her out.

‘I gave you my HEART – is that NOT ENOUGH?’ by FleetingStillness


My heart is yours 8×12 print

The Moxie – Customizable – L…

NzLbags Handmade – Handbag -…

Fetled hearts for Valentines…

Minimalist pendant necklace …

Modern Abstract Art Painting…

Nuno felt scarf ruffle Re…

duo rack accessories red lov…

Rubber Stamp with HandMade s…

Newsboy Hat – Cap with Brim…

Print of original collage 10…

Vintage bracelet made with c…

Vintage Dark Red Bakelite Ad…

Squares of Fossilized Coral …

Deer (Felted Love Spell Soap…

Rustic Wonder Perfect for yo…


I’m honored that Fleeting Stillness chose to include my wall sculpture entitled “Breaking Free” in her lovely Valentine’s Day Treasury.  To see this wall sculpture and other groovy abstract art, check out my Etsy shop Primalpainter:  Modern Abstract Art.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


The Morning Laugh

I woke up this morning feeling really……ummm… you saaayy ……..bitchy.  I’m thinking it’s the “whore-moans”.  In desperate times such as this, a funny picture to giggle at is some really decent medicine.

LOLOLOL…..the look on both of their faces  is priceless!  It reminds me of the time years ago, when my “then” boyfriend and I went to a drive-through zoo in Branson, Missouri.  I was in the passenger seat, we had the windows rolled down and there was a big bag of zoo treats between the seats.  Ahead were two camels (camels are really strange looking creatures aren’t they…..I mean, that hump?! How weird is that…lol).  One of the camels came towards the car and the other one took off behind the trees. We stopped to feed the one camel, who was politely waiting at the car window.  While we were immersed in picture taking, the other camel snuck up to the passenger window, stuck his head all the way in the car, smashed me against the seat covering me with funky camel smell, grabbed the bag of treats and then both camels hauled ass across the field.  LOL  Diabolical! 
I had to post a few pictures today of my latest gimp experiences.  This first picture is the original photo that I began with, a closeup of my wall sculpture entitled “Flashback“.  Following that is the evolution that took place in order to get to the final, most kick-ass image I’ve made so far, in my opinion…

Ooooo, such groovy colors…
A Heart!  That’s a sign……
Oh……My……Gosh!!!!!  Freakin’ kick ASS!!
I’d so totally hang that on my wall!  I did manage to pull a print from it on my crappy printer.  It was an 8 x 10 print on glossy photo paper and turned out really beautiful! Much to my surprise, the colors from the print match those on my monitor, so I think my monitor is fairly well calibrated…one less thing to worry about.

I’m going to take the print I made and incorporate it into a three dimensional wall sculpture.   Today it’s supposed to be in the 60’s (can’t wait!) so it’s studio time for me!  It’s supposed to be sunny and in the 60’s all next week, so if I disappear, that’s where I’m at… or soaking up some rays.