I am working on a new painting it is a dream catcher on an antique mirror. The idea that popped into my head as I looked into the mirror was Dream Catchers and dreams are similar to mirrors. For the dream catches repel the bad dreams allowing only the Good to pass through and reflect into the mind of the dreamer. Yet, deflects the bad dreams by catching them into the webbing.
Today I worked on some beading which I haven’t done in years. I hadn’t created created beaded art in years because of my hands and carpal tunnel. Yet, due to a group I belong too needing baskets for a silent auction I decided to work with beads again as well as paint a couple of pictures. Here are the beaded objects so far I have created:
I created a skull and Cuff Uni-sexed single earring out of some odds and ends I had in my supplies. You can see the finished product to the left.
I also created a necklace and earring set out of gun metal and glass beads. The beads are Cobalt blue and Ruby red. There is a fairy charm which I found among my supplies at the end of the necklace I found that just made the necklace! you can see the result below.
If you would like me to create you something please feel free to contact me. My wife also creates beautiful jewelry and rosaries (as you saw in a previous blog).
We both take commission requests, as well as I take them for paintings.
Until Next Time; Safe Surfing, Healthy Marketing, and Many Blessings:
When health can turn into sickness, with what ease secure possessions can turn insecure, with nature youth inclines in one direction only—the direction of old age, with what ease old age inclines in one direction only—the direction of decay and death, are they not then thoroughly disillusioned? Or are they connected? Can they then be heard to say “This earth-life really satisfies us”? Because we move within a circle sickness – health / Youth to death and decay / good and evil..all of life goes round and round.
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.
“LEARNING TO SEE” Workshop That I will be teaching here in Buffalo, NY so if you are here the 19th or the 26th place it on your Calendar and come HAVE FUN!!!
Vision is the ability to see what is invisible to others – Jonathan Swift
Two-Part Saturday Series with Resident Artist Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett Saturday 01/19, 01/26; 12-3PM, $20 each day
A workshop for all artists of all levels about learning to see in a totally new way!
You don’t have to be a professional artist to take part in this set of classes! Just have an imagination and be willing to free your mind and look at everyday objects differently!
This first class will be a part of a series of classes, which will be about preparing yourselves to opening your minds to seeing the world differently. When Georgia O’Keeffe painted, she didn’t paint the WHOLE flower she painted just a leaf, or just the center of the flower; she liked to focus on just a small part of whatever she was painting. She isn’t the only artist who sees/saw things in this way or in “a different manner”. Many cartoonist sees things in a “tongue and cheek” manner. Alfred Arreguin, an abstract artist saw the world in colors and shapes.
For the workshop, please bring paint, pencils, markers or whatever your choice of medium is, as well as, something to paint/draw on (small canvas, wood, paper, etc). A ruler, pencil, scissors, two paper clips, and light weight cardboard (6×6 square) will be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact Trinton at firstname.lastname@example.org