Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tooth Fairy's Lost Luggage

This piece was in the Lost and Found at the local bus station. I wonder where the owner was going?

Christopher Locke is the artist who created this wonderfully innovative piece of mixed media art. Here are a few more pictures of his some of his bugs. These pieces are all made from scissors and small knives confiscated by the TSA.

Go on over to his site and check out the rest of his artworks. Enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Fun Necklaces

I went into town today to pick up my necklaces from a show I had entered the first of February. I really enjoyed making these new cabinet knob necklaces, also the filigree one, I hope you do too.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Extraordinary Paper Artist

Elsa Mora is a fantastic mixed media artist who creates wonderful paper art.

Read about her life as an artist in Cuba, then take a trip through her blog to see the fabulous art she has created.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Recycled Car Parts into Furniture

Found this great website that will take the hoods and trunk lids of old cars and make fabulous stuff out of them. Weld House is the place to go to find that industrial piece of furniture that you are looking for.

The top two pictures are of a Lincoln trunk lid and the finished coffee table. The bottom two pictures are of a 1972 Chevy truck. They have a wealth of parts for you to choose from. If I had the money, I'd ship off the hood from the 57' Ford Vicky, I have in the back pasture, for them to make me a very cool coffee table.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Art From Torn Holes

Scott Hazard has taken the art of photography up one level. By tearing holes in his pictures and then stacking them, he creates smoke, clouds or portals to destinations unknown.

Zentangles in the Sand

I was cruising through this weeks items at Colossal and found this bit about Andres Amador. "I am most active in my 'Earthscape Painting' line of inquiry in which I rake out designs up to 100’ across on beaches around California." These are so intricate and beautiful, done in nothing but sand.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Version of Folding Furniture

Robert van Embricqs has designed furniture that "rises" above the rest.

From his website:
"The foundation of any chair is the flat surface you'll eventually sit down on. Using this notion as a starting point, I made several cuts in the flat surface and pulled up the different beam-like strands of cut surface. This created the preliminary but already distinct features of any chair: back, seat and legs. The rhythm of the wooden beams gives the chair an organic shape." Taking this idea further, he also designed a table that unfolds with more beauty than the average folding table.

Sunday Quote

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Power of Introverts

"In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated."

Here is the TED Link to her video

I guess that's why I love my solitude and living in the woods. Oh yeah...and my large personal library.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Long Term Parking Sculpture

Here is a fabulous way to create art and keep old cars out of the wrecking yard. This was created by Arman, a very interesting French artist.

Accumulation of 60 automobiles in concrete. 19,5 m. Parc de sculpture Le Montcel, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inky Art

These beautiful pictures are photographed by Alberto Seveso of ink dispersed in water. Click on his name to view more of his inky photography.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Found at Colossal today is a piece about a wonderful art installation called Bloom. Created by Anna Schuleit in 2003 for honoring the closing of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Read the article and interview by Christopher. It's a very striking way to create art for the closing of a building that had such a very great impact on many, many people.

photos copyright Anna Schuleit

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Playing With My Crayons

I've been slowly cleaning out my studio and uncovered this small bit of canvas board and all my crayons. I took a well deserved break, went out into the kitchen and played. First, I wrapped the canvas board in a couple of book pages I also found, went through the crayons and figured out my color palette, then took my little Clover mini iron and started melting the crayons onto the surface of the pages. I would like to say, that if you want to do something like this, make sure you have good ventilation. The waxy smell can stink up the whole house and it's not too nice for you, either. I had some paper flowers that I "colored" with wax, "glued" them down with melted white crayon and then added white drops to the rest for a little hightlighting.

This was a fun project that will be hung on the wall AWAY from the heat and sun in my studio. I will be playing with my crayons again as soon as I uncover more interesting things to melt wax on.

Friday, March 9, 2012

More from Colossal

I particularly like artists that take the smallest, ordinary things and create fabulous work from them. Brian Mock is one of those artists. Welding bits and pieces of hardware into roosters, dogs, mermaids or guitars, his art is something that draws you in and keeps you looking.

Don't forget, you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

Jim Warren - Artist

"Jim Warren is one of the most successful & versatile artists in the world today.

From the wild & whimsical to the sweet & sensuous, for over 40 years Jim Warren has been painting his way into the hearts and minds of people the world over. Already considered a "living legend of the art world", Jim continues to surprise and amaze.

Even if you are not familiar with the name Jim Warren, you have undoubtably seen his art, in some form, at some time."

One of my favorite pictures of his I have in the form of a greeting card. One of these years I'm going to bead this picture:

In the meantime, I'll just enjoy his art as is.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An X Flare Comin' Your Way

If you like to look up at the sky at night and wonder what is up there, here is some great info for you.

From Space Weather is the info about the new X flare on it's way to us, straight from the Sun!

"GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE: A CME propelled toward Earth by yesterday's X5-class solar flare is expected to reach our planet on March 8th at 0625 UT (+/- 7 hr). Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, who prepared the CME's forecast track, say the impact could spark a strong geomagnetic storm. Sky watchers at all latitudes should be alert for auroras.

Mild geomagnetic activity is already underway following a lesser CME impact on March 7th. Shortly after the cloud arrived, a burst of Northern Lights appeared over the US-Canadian border."

Lucky for us, here in Oregon, we have clear skies and a full view to the North. Now I'm going to bundle up real well and go watch some late Winter skies!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

British Wire Sculptor

"Contemporary Artist & Wire Sculptor Derek Kinzett was born in 1966, and spent his childhood living in Dodington Park, Gloucestershire, a breathtaking estate, designed and laid out by Capability Brown in 1764.

Derek moved with his family to Wiltshire in 1977, and completed his studies in Art & Design in 1984, majoring in sculpture and three-dimensional design.

In 2004 he launched 'The Inner Spirit Collection' of hand crafted life size wire sculptures, which has continued to grow in size and content."

These pieces are absolutely beautiful and very intricate. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Bunny!