I want to send a special invite to my readers. If you live close to Buffalo, NY and are able to make it. Some of my art will be in a group Winter Showing: Up-Cycled & Re-Puposed art show. Below is the information about the show. You can also find information and RSVP on Facebook here: Please, if you are able attend, I would be glad to have you and to be able to say hello.
I have started a Campaign to get a new lap top. I am offering signed prints in return for donations. The laptop I have is dying and I use it in so many fashions, from my computer paintings, to these very blogs. I am hoping to get a lap top that is high end processor with maximum ram, so that I can create even better artwork for you my fans.
Please, have a look at the campaign and share it with your fans. Every little bit helps and every little bit will be rewarded with at least a 5×7 and larger signed print. If you do not like the print I am offering, please feel free to let me know and I will be glad to let you choose a different print.
11/365 – I was torn between Holy Angel , Sad Angel , and Sacred Angel. I am very pleased with the way this angel turned out. Comments are welcomed. A fan of my work who reads and comments on a regular basis commented on this painting and called it “The Very Sad, Holy Angel” I liked it so much I changed the title from just “Holy Angel”. Thank you Jonathan Hilton for you suggestion.
Many people find clowns to be scary and a thing of nightmares. Yet they are used for a feature of entertainment in parades, carnivals and circuses. You can even hire one to entertain your kids at birthday parties.
The art of clowning has existed for thousands of years. A pygmy clown performed as a jester in the court of Pharaoh, during Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty about 2500 B.C. and Court jesters have performed in China since 1818 B.C. Throughout history most cultures have had clowns. As a matter of fact most Native American tribes had some type of clown character which played an important role in the social and religious life of the tribe, and in some cases were believed to be able to cure certain diseases.
Clowns have gone by many names around the world throughout history including: Auguste, Bobo (Spain c. 1500’s), buffoon, Contrary (Native America Plains Tribes), Fool, Gleeman (England, medieval), Hano (Native American), Harlequin (Commedia Del Arte “&” English Pantomime), Jester, Joey, Koyemsi (Native American Hope Tribe), Minstrel (Europe, medieval, “&” America, 1800’s “&” 1900’s), Newekwe (Native America Zuni Tribe), Tramp (America), Trickster (mythology of many cultures), Whiteface, and Zany (Italy). They have also had as many faces as they have had names, because many clowns have their own “faces”, their own make up and style.
If you find the clown to be more nightmarish then you are said to have coulrophobia.
Here is to the world of clowns – be they for entertainment or to chase off diseases and evil spirits or if they are like Uncle Sam and shot out political campaigns.
May your noses be red and shiny,
And your smile always bright.
May your cheeks be nice and rosy,
Your eyes sparkle in the light.
May your shoes be always too big,
Your costume be perma-pressed,
Your heart overflow with laughter,
Every time your clown is dressed.
May face paint be at the ready,
And your balloons be “easy-blow”.
May children run to greet you,
Wherever you may go.
When I ran across this photo I felt I had found another favorite artist.
Mario Sanchez Navado is a freelance Illustrator and Art Director. He also does photography at times and creates CD album covers/packaging.
As you can see from this piece of art work he works within the surreal and oniric world of art.
I love that in his about me page he describes his creating process much like mine, an emotional imaginary creation from the subconscious inner self.
His exact wording is; ” I create from the imaginary of the subconscious, the inner self and I look for the emotional impact in my images. I move myself in between the surreal, the dark and grotesque and the conceptual languages with a bit of irony inside.”
If your interested in seeing more of his work you may do so here:
I myself now have art that speaks to my soul to look at and enjoy while I strive to perfect my own abstract surreal style!