Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 27 2010 Pear "Kiss" Box

April 27 2010 Pear "Kiss" Box,
originally uploaded by pati b.
Various views:
3" square paper mache box box; polyclay, burnt umber/red oxide acrylic glazes; polish.
Box interior; metallic acrylic

The pear image is a transfer made from one of my paintings; the tiles are all textured with stamps I've made.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

March 13 Gemini

March 13 Gemini
March 13 Gemini,
originally uploaded by pati b.
I modified a piece formerly called gilded fragment, as the longer I looked at it, it seemed somehow incomplete. The other day, I made this little 'stone' out of scraps from my poppy project and liked it. A couple of weeks after that, it occured to me it might work to finish off 'gilded'.
I see planets, stars and creation in this.

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23 New on Etsy

April 23 New on Etsy
April 23 New on Etsy,
originally uploaded by pati b.
made these pieces in November, so many of you have seen them before, but as of today, they can be found in my etsy shop (see profile).
Tulum and September Moon, respectively

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18 Thai Mural Fragment Transfer

April 18 Mural Fragment
April 18 Mural Fragment ,
originally uploaded by pati b.
Happy Me! Spent several hours working with clay today...had wanted to experiment with a torn edged transfer. The middle bit didn't quite pick up, but given the subject matter and that fact that many of these murals are in fact weather and time damaged and worn, the 'flaw' works quite happily for me.
The image is a small detail from a Thai wat (temple) mural.
I haven't yet decided whether to use this on a box or a mixed media collage/assemblage on canvas.
Feeling art-starved at the moment...between excitement and trip to Boston to welcome our first grandchild, needing to help hubby with a few Furniture Market projects for his showroom and planning - setting up garden I've made nothing for several weeks.
A Flickr contact posted this from a site which as a lot of cat art inspired by famous paintings, and I fell in love with it...isn't she wonderful!
I've been missing painting for awhile and might have to see what I can do about many ideas so little time.
Sometimes it's bewildering.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Welcome, Zoe Isabel!

2010 0406 zoe
2010 0406 zoe,
originally uploaded by pati b.
My beautiful granddaughter, taken by me, born April 4 2010, weighing in at 10 lb 1.6 oz. I'm in love!!!

April 13_Mary Sundstrom's Hooked Rug

I saw this on facebook and couldn't resist. Mary is a wonderful artist, most often working in paint, but obviously has a gift with rug hooking as well, not to mention a wonderful sense of humor and whimsy.