A few weeks ago I blogged about some short stories - actually micro-stories because they are that small! Here are more and one of these days I will work them into a book. Enjoy. Sometimes nonsensical in our crazy world is just what we need.
When I complete a project - a real project where I get paid and it worked out great and I feel very accomplished then I turn to my other creative side. The one that creates simply for the joy of it. Because I have some image in my head that wants to get out and land on paper and become something real and tangible and physical. When this happens I usually turn to collage - my true creative love. Here are two pieces: Marina Garden and Lighthouse Garden. I took two photos shot in Ireland this past summer. Printed them on mat photo paper and then collaged over them with bright paper cut outs...a garden if you will...
I wrote them and placed them on backgrounds of photographic shots I had taken and then brought down the opacity so that the text would stand out. They are dry stories...witty and hopefully thoughtful...maybe funny or compelling. Possibly even curious. See what you think. Here are two: Passive & Remnants of Dinner
I love simple shapes that are made interesting and curious by subtle textural changes. So here we have simple stacked colors...one in blues and oranges and one in yellows and oranges and pinks with a hint of blue. I added drips and splatters to the edges to make the stripes come alive. Set up as prints on Red Bubble and Artist Rising.
I recently spent some time in Ireland and I couldn't resist the murals that dot the Dublin city walls. The colors are so vibrant and the images so full of energy. Dublin is an artistically minded city with great appreciation for personal expression, artistic freedom and bold and carefree use of color. I took many shots and settled on these four as my favorites. I used an iPhone Camera+ filter to enhance color...added a black border and cropped to square images. I set these up as prints on Etsy. Take a look here.
The idea for these popped into my head about 11 pm the other night and I wanted to get up from bed and just start drawing but then I realized I wanted to sleep more than I wanted to draw so first thing the next morning I made them. Very simple, bright, whimsical pop designs. Florals yes - but so simplified in style they are more pop than anything. Available as fine art prints here on Imagekind and Artist Rising. Remember to keep in mind that if there is any size that you want that you can't find here just let me know because I can have custom printing done for you.
I have no new paintings but I do have many new photos. We returned from a week in Ireland an its magical. what else can I say. The land is beautiful - the people are warm - the history is vibrant. And...contrary to common thought - the food is fresh and delicious. I have so many favorite photos but for now here are my top images.