Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I was Invited To Be A Guest

I feel very honoured this month to have my blog name, "Bliss and Gesso", be used as the inspiration for a very fun and very popular challenge site called More Than Words.
They also, very kindly, invited me along to be their guest for the month of March.

You can visit HERE at More Than Words and maybe play along with this months challenge.
This is how I was inspired by the word "bliss" and of course "gesso" is such a basic when working with mixed media.

My "bliss" is to surround myself with as much mixed media as I can find, play with it and see where it leads me. I feel like my head is so wired up to colour, texture and pattern, that once all the cogs and nuts and bolts start working I become totally absorbed and lost in my own creative world.

Here's a little bit of info about my blog and how I chose the name. Apart from the obvious meanings of the words "Bliss" and "Gesso", I have a love of Hip Hop music, and in particular an Australian band called BLISS N ESO, so I just put the two together.
Language warning, but their intent is always good.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you can join in the "bliss and gesso" challenge at More Than Words.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Finnabair CT..................She Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve

Hello. A trick to creating great compositions, so they say, is to use "like or similar elements" through out, this creates a harmonious and balanced piece.
In my assemblage piece I have used elements that are at odds with each other.......
red and green, (well burgundy and teal).
rust and velvet and
metal and porcelain.
In art, we need to break the rules......... just to see what can happen.
It was fun to play with an eclectic mix of opposites.

The other things that were fun to play with were Finnabair's new Rusted Mechanicals, such as the beautiful Rusted Pocket Watch and the "Create Magic" Rustic Washer. Also the amazing Rust Effect Paste.........turn any embellishment, no matter what it's made of, instantly rusty !

This particular project, more than any other, says a lot about me.

Details of how this assemblage was made are HERE on the Finnabair blog as well as a full list of products used.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a creative week. Break some rules.
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Art Journal Entry

It's been quite a while since I've put pen, ink, paint and gesso to paper in my journal. The somewhat dark and chaotic page that evolved is, I think, a subconscious fear of Mr. Trump.

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