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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My muse is back and in full swing!

The D in the box is for my Mom. The box is an old jewelry box with clear top



My muse had taken a bit of time off after Stamford's Art Is You.
So,after some much needed rest, my muse and I are back in the studio!  
 Going nonstop,we are throwing paint and paper all over,finishing up projects,gifts and making new pieces! 
               Mostly we are just playing around and having fun!
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If you have a few minutes, I have some pieces to share ")

     "Little Folks" shrine was inspired by an online class I took with Lesley Venable.
This photo reminds me of my Mom,Dolores and her sister Jean.
I think the hardest part for me was the auditioning...I started with so many pieces,till I found what worked just right.
My first shrine- and I loved making it!
 


The above piece I made for a friend,using some previously worked papers.

       And the sunshine piece was painted for another friend- 
                          I think this would make nice cards.

          My next canvas- and I think it is just the beginning of it, 
           was inspired by my recent class with Seth Apter
                         I just love these colors and textures!
Just wish I had gone larger with this one
        These two photos are of my completed canvas from
                       Jessica Sporn's class, The Sky's the Limit
                            can't you just feel that moon glow?
                                               I can-teehee!
                        I truly am pleased with my final canvas!

 
                                 And for my last share today...
This is a muslin bag that I tried my first attempt at photo transfer on- and failed! 
Not to be dismayed, I took the photo-my beautiful lady by Maxfield Parrish- and decided to adhere her to the bag with matte medium. For the framing of her, I used some really gorgeous National Geographic /Citrasolve papers that my dear friend Becky Wentworth sent to me. I used some of my favorites which remind me of Klimt. Again, I used matte medium to glue down all papers and seal it. Later, I went back with some gold paint to highlight a few areas and added another coat of sealer. 
The finished bag feels like a soft leather and flexes nicely ,with no cracking!     


Thanks so much for viewing today- I'll be back tomorrow with more and a step by step on another finished piece! Sending creative thoughts and wishes
Jackie")



Linking up with


Country View Crafts
Sugar Creek Hollow
The Mirror Crack'd

31 comments:

Win Dinn said...

What a wonderful post Jackie. LOVE the shrine - how inspiring! I agree that the sunshine piece would make great cards, too. The colour in your cityscape is fabulous, and of course, being such a Klimt fan, I'm all over your muslin bag piece. You are having WAY too much fun with your muse in high gear - good on you.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love that assemblage and of course your cityscape. Wow xox

Ruth L said...

Jackie such a wonderful pieces, I couldn't choose which is my favourite, I loved all of them, loved the bag, the shrine and your canvases are wonderful! Good to see you back in action!

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW have you and your muse been busy. What amazing pieces. I love the shrine. I can't wait to see more!

Sue Chesley said...

I love all of your pieces here, Jackie! Your house assemblage is my favorite, but they all reflect your true talent and dedication to your art. Way to go!!

Becky W. said...

WOWSA Jackie.....high gear is an understatement :-) L-O-V-E everything. The houses collage came out incredible! The way you made the moon hazy and iridescent is lovely, and I love all the shading on the windows and doors! Also the spires on some of the buildings really add a uniqueness and interest. The shrine is something else… Your mother would be honored! The Seth inspired piece has amazing textures and crisp bright colors… Can't stop looking at it! Fantastic work as always XO

Judy Shea said...

Well, that's a little celebration from Ari is yoj. I love everything. Love how you said "auditions"..from Andrea? Photo transfers are my first loves. Cityscape and shrine..wow.

Janet Ghio said...

I LOVE the shrine!! It's my favorite piece!!

Sandra Schabel said...

Hi Jackie!
Thanks for sharing with me. Love all on your projects! Have a great Day.
Hugs Sandra

die amelie said...

Wow, you and your muse have been busy! And obviously you had a lot of fun! Great projects - every single one!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous pieces all of them and wow, your muse certainly took you places, so many techniques, so much variation, wonderful! I think the shrine is my favourite though.....

Carmen Whitehead said...

Absolutely lovely, each and every one of them! Your muse is back for sure!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Your muse is now firing on all cylinders! I so love each and every one of these gorgeous pieces! The image transfer on your bag is just fabulous! The shrine is stunning and I love, love, love the cityscape! Then there's the beautiful sun! All you and your muse have created between you is breath-taking! Thank you so much for sharing! xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, you've been busy! The shrine looks divine!

Jo Murray said...

Such lovely pieces!...particularly your final one.

Elly said...

I suppose we all love your shrine. Something we don't see that fresh so often. Oh my gooodness! It's soooo cool. I wish i could catch up only one of those inspiring workshop. I can see the magic in all your creations. Well done, hun ♥

Bev said...

Jackie what wonderful pieces love all of them ,the first one is gorgeous...Sky's the limit....just pops and your mermaid is stunning ,you really out did yourself ....

Annette said...

Oh my dear Jackie, just catching up on your blog posts. Felt like I was with you on your trip. The pieces you made are beautiful, the little house may be my fav but all are awesome. Will have to go and read and see and look and touch the screen some more love ya girl oxoxoxox

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful,inventive pieces, Jackie. I am amazed at all the various techniques and styles you employed.
Bravo.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Loooove the shrine! Super cool! What fun, i can see how inspired you are :-)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh GOSh..what amazing amazing amazing artwork here... overwhelming!

Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com said...

Ohh, I love the bag! It does have a Klimt feel to it!

Nancy TeWinkel said...

Lots of wonderful inspiration in this post! The city scape is outstanding!

~*~Patty S said...

WOWEE Missy you and your Muse certainly are on a creative roll...
SO much eye candy it is impossible to pick one favorite.
Your Dolores shrine is inspiring as are all of your works of art and your enthusiasm in sharing your passion and talent is infectious too.
Thanks so much for sharing Jackie
oxo

Sue said...

Jackie these are wonderful, so much gorgeous work here, no way could I pick a favourite. Your house canvas is amazing, you really can see the moon glow! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Country View Crafts, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

Marjie Kemper said...

So much eye candy! Love that house assemblage - WOW,

butterfly said...

Stunning creations, Jackie! I love the icon right at the top and the amazing Apter canvas, but there's so much beautiful work here.
Alison xx

shari welch said...

Your muse has been keeping the creativity really going in you. Wonderful pieces Jackie!

Darlene Campbell said...

Yep, Jackie...I agree that I feel the moon glowing...and the wolves are howling! Watch out for the full moon tonight. You'll be on another creating frenzy. You're certainly getting some work done. The muslin bag is wonderful. Cheers-Darlene

Karla B said...

Gorgeous pieces, my friend!

Plony said...

Lovely creations Jackie and thanx for playing with us at SCH.
Hugs Plony