"We were all artists as children. We need to study the chaos around us in order to turn it into something beautiful. Something sustainable. Something that remains".

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Today, I am entering the
Small World of Inchies and Twinchies Challenge 
with a Twinchie that
 goes along with the theme:
 Funny Halloweeen

Here is my "funny"entry:

 I hope everyone has a
wonderfully spooky Halloween
filled with goodies, surprises,
and plenty of fun chills and thrills. 
 Thank you for flying over
to take a peek at my
little piece of  Halloween Art!

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

La' legende de l'amour!

                 This is a piece of digital art that I
            created with my favorite theme in mind: 
                       Romantic /Art Nouveau

                  Thank you for visiting my site and I hope
                      you enjoyed looking at my art work!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge

This week the theme for the
Art Creations Challenge
 is this lithograph of
the artist, Alphonse Mucha!

F. Champenois Imprimeur-Éditeur

Because Art Nouveau is one of my
favorite types of art to use
 when creating mixed media,
 I wanted to provide some history
about this exceptionally talented artist!

Mucha produced a flurry of paintings, posters,
advertisements, and book illustrations,
as well as designs for jewellery, carpets, wallpaper,
and theatre sets in what was initially called the Mucha Style
 but became known as Art Nouveau !

Mucha's works frequently featured
beautiful, strong young women in
flowing vaguely Neoclassical looking robes,
often surrounded by lush flowers which
sometimes formed haloes behind the women's heads.
The Art Nouveau style however,
 was one that Mucha attempted to
distance himself from throughout his life;
he always insisted that rather than adhering
to any fashionable stylistic form,
his paintings came purely from within.

He became very frustrated when his fame grew
 through the popularity of his commercial art
when he most wanted to concentrate on more
 lofty projects that would ennoble art and his birthplace.

 Art exists
only to communicate
 a spiritual message,
 and nothing more!
---Alphonse Mucha

Now...to show you what I created for this challenge!!
This is my interpretation of this theme
 and of Mucha's lithograph!!

Thanks for coming by and looking at my entry! 
 Have a wonderful day!!

***quotes for Alphonse Mucha came from Wikipedia

Saturday, October 2, 2010

So Artful Challenge

The Theme this Week
for the So Artful Challenge is
 "Fall Is In The Air"

Here in Tennessee,
we are having beautiful Fall weather!
It is still quite warm durung the day
but the nights are getting colder!!

I love this time of the year!
There is nothing like the
heady fragrance of an Autumn day!

Here is my entry for this challenge:

Can you imagine this little boy's anticipation
as his mother watches him while
she is working in her Fall garden!
 She has had enough of his shenanigans
for one day and now he must sit
still and ponder his behavior before
he can go back outside to play!
Still, inspite of his naughty behavior,
 he has one foot on the floor, 
waiting until his mother thinks
 he has learned his lesson!!

Thanks for stopping by to take  
  a little peek at my art work! 
 Please have a wonderful day!
Get out in the wonderful sunshine,
 take a walk, smell the air, 
think about how good your life is, 
smile as you head back home,
quickly go through your front door,
and hug the one you love!! 

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!