Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dreaming of Mixed Media With Graphic 45

Hello and Welcome on this Fabulous Wednesday! 
Today I have some fun creations in store for you!  So let's not waste any time and get to the Eye Candy!

Art for me is a daily part of life.  It is my release, my strength, and my inspiration. 
It has taught me patience, how to let go, and most important, who I really am.
I feel as an artist, the world around you is seen in a different hue.  Not always marching to the same beat as everyone else.  Maybe you are a dreamer, or hopeless romantic.  As artists We live in a reality based world, that is often visited by fairies, strange creatures and all things magical.  Where pigs really can fly, and anything is possible! 

Cirque 19

Cirque 19 Collage
Graphic 45 Papers:
Le Cirque: Magnifique, Bohemian Floral, Under the Bigtop, Wizards of Wonders
Curtain Call: Curtain Call, Top Billing
On The Boardwalk: By The Beautiful Sea
Lost Coast Stamps: Circus Dog
Hero Arts: Dictionary Background Stamp
Staz On: Jet Black
Stampington and Company: Victorian Woman
Other: Acrylic Paint, Twinkling H20’s, Gel Medium, Clip Art, Sharpie Marker, 16 x 20 Stretched Canvas

For me, the creative process is something that just happens.  I never really have a set plan to create anything specific in mind.  Maybe I know it is a canvas, or a shadowbox, but otherwise I let the papers and images guide my imagination. Once an idea sparks, it becomes a mad dash to make the vision come to life, as dust bunnies build up and dinner becomes something just quick and convenient.  Searching for images, or staining my fingers with inks, clothes covered in paint and staying up past the witching hour drivin to just get a little more done. 
And once I finally do hit the bed, dreams of my creation keep me working all night long, sometimes to where I don't feel I have slept at all.  Wake up, send the kiddo off to school and do it all again, until it has come to life! 

Apothecary Collage
Graphic 45 Papers:
Curiosity Shoppe: Butterfly Species, Bazaar of Wonders
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Other: Acrylic Paints, Twinkling H20’s, 8x10 Canvas, Clipart, gel medium
With a deep interest for Halloween, and the more bazaar. I have been inspired by artists like Edward Gorey and Tim Burton. Add a love for science, architecture and anything mechanical, it was only natural for me to be drawn to the style of steampunk. 
These collages are the perfect example of my love for steampunk and all things funky. 

Steampunk Collage
Graphic 45 Papers:
Steampunk Debutante: Modern Marvels
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Butterfly Species,
Sizzix: Gear Die
Hampton Arts: Steampunk Debutante
Tsukineko: Staz On Jet Black
Other: Acrylic Paints, Twinkling H20’s, 8x10 Canvas, Clipart, Sharpie Marker, Gel medium
Each piece is created on stretched canvas, with a unique hand painted background by using a mix of Acrylic paints, and adding a touch of shine and wonder with Twinkling H20s.
Bright colors and imagery pull you into an almost surreal world, where giant octopus battle with big fish. Elephants perform in top hats, and ravens rest about. This is my fantasy world come to life!"

That's it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and stepping into my world for a day!  Make sure to stop back Friday for some outstanding wedding photos shared by customers, as well as a little giveaway hidden up my sleeve!
Nicki Chicky





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