Deck the Halls with Wreathes & Swags

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Below are some of my favorite holiday floral pieces. Each piece is hand assembled/decorated, and the bows are hand made. Though some of the wreathes, swags, and arrangements may appear similar in color or content to another, believe me, I couldn’t exactly reproduce any any of them. Each items has a soul of its’ own. Please contact me for more information about special orders.

Wreathes are priced between $15 for small(less than 18″) wreathes and $55 for larger wreathes(around 32″). Swags are priced between $15 for basic swags to $25 for very complex swags. Other Holiday items are harder to give a price range for, but it is safe to say most are priced between $15 to $55. Custom orders or specialty items may be priced higher. Continue reading “Deck the Halls with Wreathes & Swags”

Give the Gift of Happiness Trees, Baskets, or Topiaries

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Happiness Trees are handmade wax floral arrangements which can be used for almost any occasion. From weddings, to centerpieces for the holidays, there is not an event for which these arrangements cannot be tailored. Miniature wax fruit floral arrangement is a non mechanized process in which handmade, modeling clay dough, is low-fired and the resulting fruit is wax dipped by hand, then arranged and combined with other materials to form a truly unusual form of floral art. This beautiful tradition was passed down from my grandmother to me. They are somewhat fragile, especially during handling, but can last for decades. Continue reading “Give the Gift of Happiness Trees, Baskets, or Topiaries”

Seven More #MixedMedia #Collage #Art Pieces

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These are all mixed media collages. Most have a mix of acrylic, watercolor, and various papers that make up the final piece. The platters and the bowl were items that were hideous in their natural commercial forms and had outlived usefulness, but I decided to  give them new lives as art. Each of these took some time as I made some of the papers that would become part of the pieces for the collage. Continue reading “Seven More #MixedMedia #Collage #Art Pieces”

February 2016 #MonoPrints

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These are loose, abstract, free form monprints. Some I have not touched, others I have only gone back to add a little watercolor or acrylic paint to add to the composition. I’m happy with them all, but it is likely I will come back to them or use them for other pieces again.

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Four #MixedMedia #Collages From February

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All four of these mixed media collages was so much fun. I used a ton of crystalline papers I created about a month earlier in these. The last image is a crystalline paper that I used for some of the Hummingbird and Jay pieces. Continue reading “Four #MixedMedia #Collages From February”

January 2016 #Collage, #MixedMedia & #Painting

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I didn’t have a singular focus for my art in early 2016. The first is a mixed media still life that I love. The second is a piece I call “looking through the glacier” that I’d been working on for a while. The third and fourth are a pair of crazy collages. The last is a painting I call “forest edge on fire,”which happens to be my favorite of this bunch. Continue reading “January 2016 #Collage, #MixedMedia & #Painting”

Completed #Paintings From The End Of 2015

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I finished all of these at the end 2015. I put them on Facebook, but didn’t put them on the site or through Twitter. All are acrylic paintings, but the red abstracts and the leaf collage incorporate mixed media elements as well.   Continue reading “Completed #Paintings From The End Of 2015”

Padrick Bentley-Beautiful, Jarring Glitch Art

The other day I was surfing online and I came across the artist Padrick Bentley. I was looking through his more traditional contemporary paintings, if you can call them traditional at all, and loved his bold use of color and vivid movement and texture in his pieces. Then I came across his”glitch art” and was even more impressed. Take a look!

More Finished #Collage #Art!

 

An eclectic mix of different things. The first is a small acrylic painting. I’m fond of this one. The second is a set, which is acrylic and collage with both paper and tissue paper. The third is a mixed media collage; I was trying to draw out whimsy, which is really hard for me. The fourth is a paper collage with acrylic paint as a background and as accent. I’m partial to this one too. The fifth is crazy piece I was trying to convey anger and frustration. Fortunately, a fair amount of sadness comes through, which makes it even more haunting.

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