I know I'm not alone when it comes to this... THE MISSING MOJO. Sometimes it can be scary and unsettling when the creative muse isn't happening. I think at times we as artists just need some time to breathe... to recoup our creative energies. When this happens to me and thank goodness it's not often... I like to reorganize my studio. Trust me, it was probably long overdo. I get all fussy making sure everything is in its place and labeled accordingly. LOVE all those little drawers! Usually while I'm organizing I will come across something I may have forgotten I had and it gets me excited to do something with it.
If I'm not in the mood to organize sometimes I'll sit with a nice cup of tea and my art books. Hopefully something will trigger and I'm back into my Mojo.
If all else fails I weep my worries to 'The Biff".. that I've 'lost it'... that I'll never get my Mojo back. Each of us by now knows that we just have to be quiet and encouraging.. .that this too will pass.
Most recently I had the longest missing Mojo in a long time... very unsettling! But now it's back and I'm bursting with ideas again.
This is my latest piece called (I think) "Timekeeper". While organizing I found the old clock case.. a rather odd shaped one I think. That, and one of those antique hanging receipt holders and some lovely brass gears and I was once again back on track. I must say it was fun painting the stormy background.
So nice to have found my Mojo!
Have a great weekend and remember, sometimes you just need to breathe and allow the muses a rest.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Yep, it's Sunday and today is the day that Seth Apter from The Altered Page has featured my still life on his blog post "It's Still Life" along with some other fascinating and beautiful stills. He will feature a new collection next Sunday the 22nd. What a great way to get to know other artists! I hope you'll stop by Seth's blog to see my still life and have a tour of the other artists as well.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
When you are a mixed media artist it's hard to say which medium or technique is your favorite. The beauty of being mixed media is the ability to follow your muse in any direction. Today I'm working on a new copper jewelry piece but a couple of weeks ago I was totally into painting and collage.. last week it was assemblage. Tomorrow I'll probably be working with clay... who knows? In the meantime I thought I'd share one.. okay .. two of my most recent collage paintings.
Have a wonderful weekend!
|This one has my more typical color scheme with lots of texture. I love playing with molding paste!|
|This painting was an exercise in using colors other than my usual and trying to keep things light.|
Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Currently on exhibit at the WVFA Gallery...looks like it could be very diverse and interesting if you are in the area.
CALL FOR ART!“HIGH NOTE” Exhibit runs Aug 15 – Sept 28, 2012 Warwick, N.Y.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Aug 15, 6-9pm
Artwork should reflect a music theme or be inspired by music in some way. Open to all mediums. Work should not exceed 36” in any direction, must have clean mats, undamaged frames & be safely wired for hanging! Gallery wrapped canvas doesn’t need a frame.
ENTRIES DUE BY JULY 13
1. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject titled: HIGH NOTE SUBMISSION
2. Email up to three digital images (jpg format) of your work. Images may be used in PR, Postcards, Website, etc. and should not exceed 3MB each.
3. Image filenames should include your last name, first name and art title.
For example: Ford_Femi_Tulips.jpg
4. Include link to website / online portfolio if you have one.
Download full details here.
I have exhibited with WVFA before and probably will again. It's a lovely space and Femi is a delight to work with.
Have a great art day..
Monday, July 9, 2012
It's a bit cooler today so it seemed a good time to have a walk around the gardens to see how things were growing. I took some pics along the way.
Hope you enjoyed your walk through the gardens...
|He's just a baby and a regular visitor|
|Yellow Swallowtail in motion on bee balm|
|Sun bathing at the small water garden|
|The Little People|
|Frogs really do sit on lily pads!|
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
"It began with: I am highly delighted in your art and am interested in the piece I add to the subject line."
I responded to the email with the pricing information and when the reply came it became very clear that this was a ploy to extract personal information about myself; name, address, telephone number and Skype ID.
I am guessing that either this person got my email address from my website or from the publication and this is a new ploy to appeal to the artist's ego thus making it difficult to withhold the information they are looking for. Please be aware and wary of any emails inquiring about your work. If they ask for your name, address and telephone number, don't use Paypal, insist on having someone come to your studio to pack the art work for shipping etc. don't buy into it... don't give them any information.
If you have had a similar experience I would like to hear about it. We need to look out for one another and get this warning out so that no one has their identity stolen or worse.
What a shame that these devious minds are always finding new angles to attack innocent people and now are preying on the art community.
Have a great week and may all your sales be legitimate and rewarding.