Thursday, July 7, 2016

TWQ is back with new artwork

Barbie and Joe Escape to the Isle of Bliss-2016
Just finished putting a final coat of varnish on this piece. From idea to completion it probably took me two years. Its not that it was actually two years of work...I am just a procrastinator. Anyway this piece is 16 x 20 and incorporates a lot of different elements and materials. I used playing cards, cards from a Mexican bingo game, chain, cogs and wheels (of course), femo clay, small gemstones and beads, a broken mirror, and pieces from a camera (don't know if its visible there but the Joker's eye is a glass lens from a camera). Mixed media works are fun but time-consuming. I think I will stick to acrylic painting and color pencil for a while. In addition, I have started work on several manuscripts that have been sitting around for way too long; one for about 20 years. It's done, just needs to be retyped (I told you I was a procrastinator). Thus, I will be signing off on blogging for the time being.

In the meantime, if you are local (Muskegon County area), please be sure to visit the  Bettye Cannon Gallery. The show is titled "When Thoughts Become Things" and will be there until August 31. I was invited to participate in this show which was an honor.  Exhibiting artists are: Bette DelVeechio, Lori McElrath Eslick, Ferrel Cordel, Don Spezia, Penney Smaardyk, Alexander (Sandy) Kennedy, Marie Helena Cisneros, Marlan Cotner, Annie Wassman, Jeff King, Sheila Passenier, Douglas Neuman and Hana Girdvainis-Sawyer. The gallery is run by a great group of people and has been part of the art scene in Muskegon for many years. The Bettye Clark- Cannon Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Hilt Building within the Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, Michigan 49441.

Hope you have enjoyed my posts on the Winged Quill as I have enjoyed doing them-Namaste-Marie Helena.