Sunday, July 12, 2009

Serendipity Sunday

I haven't done this in a while but I have lots of inspiration lately! Here's what's inspiring me lately:

Lauren Pressler
Family of Letters [detail], mixed media acrylic, 2006, by Lauren Pressler

I couldn't find much about this artist except that she was a student at Willamette University in 2006. She has a wonderful vintage feel to her mixed media artwork that links her ancestor's lives to her own. She uses letters and the horrors of the Holocaust to infuse mood and stories into her work. I love the colors, the figures, and the textures here. Very insightful and sophisticated for such a young artist!

Michel Keck
Original abstract mixed media art painting by Michel Keck aka The Raw Artist. Title: Hard Knock LIfe
Size: 24" x 36" x 1.5"
Medium: mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas & framed

This large piece is full of textures, imagery, and media. I love the use of the screen door and the idea of youth and being stuck behind a door. This artist has lots of interesting work!

Debrina Pratt
I am in love with fun toy quality to these works. THe pull toys with fairy children just beg to be touched and played with! I love the colors, the whimsy, the details! She has a style all her own and full of fun and child-like excitement! I read that these are really small too... which adds to it's playfulness.

So those are my picks for this week... the things that I found while getting inspiration to create!

I've been bogged down with a very messy and unorganized work area. I can't function anymore! It's sucking the mojo out of me! My chi is all off! So, I spent all day yesterday and well into the night cleaning and organizing. I left the brutal sorting to today so that I could sleep on it. I hate throwing things out but I find I am holding on to things with the hopes that I'll used them and now they are piled in 3 large bins. I need to reduce, reuse or recycle! If I don't I will drown in my mess! So, I'm going through all the magazines, scraps, kits, and such and weeding out when I don't want or won't use right away. I've filled one huge garbage bag already! YIKES! The scraps are going to school for kids to use in their artworks and the rest is getting put where I will use it! I'm feeling my mojo creeping out from under the piles already!!!



1 comment:

dolls like us said...

There was so much suffering during the hollucost we need to remember it so history doesn't repeat itself this art work reflects that suffering.