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My FAVORITE Part of my Beetlejuice Inspired Piece!

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These clay roses are my FAVORITE part of this Beetlejuice inspired piece! It’s the bridal bouquet of Lydia Deetz and each rose was sculpted and painted by me. I love when I can add three dimensional elements from time to time. They really stand out against the color pencil and acrylic paint and are a great final embellishment to my layering technique! What do you think of 3D elements in art?

 

More Sneak Peaks!

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I finished up my little Halloween witch with her pug and Marie Antoinette is well on her way! I'm not kidding when I tell you that I painted the witch's dress FIVE times! I just couldn't make a decision on what shade of purple I liked best! I think the dark one I decided upon worked out well. What do you think?

Keep an eye out for when I release both of these for adpotion! For now, here's a couple of pictures...

 

                            

It's All in the Details

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Yep! It takes as much time as it looks!

I made the sides of "No Place to Thrive but Here," using torn vintage book pages, collaged them one by one, the painted the checkerboard. I then used my special technique to make the sides look worn and old. I did the same technque on the front to creat the sideshow stage as well. I love it because it allows the book pages to peek through the paint!

New Art Sneak Peak!

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So, a new piece is underway and I'm giving you guys a sneak peak!

For the past couple of years, I've really wanted to dress as Marie Antoinette for Halloween, but, I've no time to sew a costume and I've yet to find one that fits the look I want to go for... so I think that's why she's ending up as one of my pieces. I'll keep you posted as the progress goes along! 

 

 

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Using Clay in My Art

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Sometimes, I use clay in my pieces as a final layer in my process. I'm no sculptor, but it's definitely a relaxing practice I'd love to learn more about.

   

These pieces were created with paperclay, a lightweight air dry clay that doesn't add weight to the piece. 

In the Beetlejuice inspired piece featuring Lydia Deetz, I hand sculpted each individual rose in her bouquet before painting them. The sweet witch had a similar rose, but with a cute little skull and a piece of candy corn. 

   

  

My Favorite Art Supply and a Secret About my Characters!

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Decorate Your Home With Fine Art Prints - A Buyer's Guide

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Layer after Layer

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New Art!

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New Art!

Some of you know that I’ve been struggling with tendinitis of both of my shoulders. What started as a minor incident in the left shoulder ended up in a major flare up after moving my home over a period of 2 months. On top of that, I then got tendinitis in my right shoulder from compensating for the left!

What's a Practice Piece?

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I have never created a "practice" piece. For those that have been following me a long time, you have seen my artistic journey start to finish. You saw my beginning attempts and the changes experience has brought me over time. You've seen a dramatic difference to my work from just a couple years ago to what it is today. And though I've never hidden anything from you, I am now building a portfolio that is replacing my older works to reflect my current capabilities and I am removing the old work from my website and from print. 

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