Saturday, October 28, 2017

Jean jacket refashion

 more snakes

I haven't blogged much lately but I have been doing art. Working in my dylusion journal and adding details to my coat.

 Blue doggy had to be stitched up while adding dorset buttons from Austria to my coat!

Day of the Dead

Finished the altar off with some purple m&m's (Lola's favorite color and a treat she kept in the house for all the kids) and fresh flowers. Marigold is the traditional flower but my least favorite so these are in the same color family but much prettier.

Thanks to all my friends that have donated Patron bottles to me! I put rum in the little one because it goes better with the coke.

 Rest in peace Lola we all love and miss you.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day of the Dead Altar #gelliarts


I really enjoyed putting together this altar for Lola. I used gelli prints to cut the sugar skull banners. Aren't they pretty! I want to add a few more things but I have plenty of time.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Alcohol ink live oak

 I am not satisfied with my last live oak on Yupo so going to try a couple more times. I drew my stencil with hot glue using past sketches and photos of the wonderful oaks of south Mississippi.
I did this one upside down to turn off my left brain. Will work on inking them up another time, but for now check out this O.C.D. battery storage! Makes me so happy. We have a million batteries and this is GOOD!
I cannot tell you how happy these shelves make me. Ha.
I want this bench so BAD! Love the chili peppers for fall color too.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

#gelliarts day of the dead banners

These are tissue paper.

I have been so inspired lately, I have about five things going at once. The last two days I have been cutting gelli prints on deli paper into day of the dead skulls. I have used tissue paper before but that is so fragile I thought that deli paper would be a perfect fit. It still looks fragile and will still move to represent the wind but very sturdy.

Here is a sneak peak of the altar, top row anyway. It has been a few years since I have done a Day of  the Dead altar. I've decided it is time for another.

We lost my dear mother in law Lola this year.  She will be the main subject. Isn't she beautiful? The top shelf is supposed to represent heaven and she herself supplied a lot of the religious items I've gathered. The St. Joseph statue for when we were moving and she gave me a lot rosaries over the years to use in my art.

The crosses are a tribute to all the catholic boys I've loved before. I guess...I'm not religious and that is the only excuse I can come up with.

Miss Firestarter is ready for the feast. (At least I think that is her name.) Her silk dress is so lovely but her hat is really shabby. Showing her years, poor dear.

Stay tuned for final reveal!