"Tip of The Hat"
Magic Series #2 - art illustration print
Dimensions - inside square approximately 8 x8 inches
"First Star I See Tonight"
Magic Series #1 - art illustration print
Dimensions - inside square approximately 8 inches
Tumble Fish Studio
I am really excited about this new series I've coined "Magic". The second image has been "in process" for months and months - as I worked and reworked it. Then, on Friday I picked up a copy of Feb 2011 Quilting Arts magazine and the work of several of the artists in the issue just resonated so strongly and I was able to finish the second image and create a companion to the series. Now, nothing that I've created resembles the contents in the magazine. I wish. What I experienced as I flipped through the pages, was more the notion of the use of positive and negative space that seemed to 'gel'. Now, #3 is in my mind, and I have several ideas percolating. So many, that I am wanting to hurry through this blogpost to get back to it.
What I think, or feel, is that I am at the beginning stages of creating the type of illustration/art/images that really seem to spell M-E. I've been dabbling in mixed media, altered art, illustration and all manner of crafting and techniques related to these different genres for upward to five years now, occasionally feeling like I was getting closer, but not 'spot on.' The small black and white bullseyes you can see within each piece reflect this excitement and this 'spot on' feeling! The other grey ones are just watermarks!
I look foward to creating more in this 'style' and hope that I'm not just 'pipe dreaming' as quite often I become infatuated with my current musings, temporarily - not unlike seeing photographs of me as a teen with 36 inch bell bottoms or "flares" and gasping at how I ever managed to be seen in public! But oh I loved them then. The kaboom lasts for a few days or weeks, then passes, I get back on the horse, to travel to other places with my muse.
For this time, yet not the first time, your feedback and comments will be extremely helpful to me as I decide whether or not I will 'settle in' to this style. I have visions of taking these images to cloth, watercolor paper and canvas and think of how much I'd love toss cushions or even an art quilt created out of several squares.
And, in an effort to encourage feedback, I'll have a give-away in April and draw from the comments (regardless of whether they are negative or positive !!) and send one set out to that person. In order to qualify, leave a comment with a link on how I can get back to you should you name be drawn. Of course, you are more than welcome to travel on over to Etsy where you`ll find them both listed. I`ve reduced the price of my prints by eliminating the matting - this makes it not only less expensive materials-wise, but also less costly to ship! This was suggested by blog readers several months ago!
Thanks and good luck!