Friday, May 30, 2014

Magenta Ain't A Color!

Two More Literary Ladies to Share! 

Whimsical Indian Girl ArtFist is Zoe. She is inspired by dear friend's daughter named surprise "Zoe." She loves animals and volunteers at the zoo hence the text is a page from "The Jungle Book." This is her graduation gift (as requested). Her version is Caucasian though and the one I've attached is Indian (or some Indian-like blend). I like to create art with a diversity of nationalities. A thread running through out my collection of ladies is that we are all a little bit of each one of them. Who we are on the inside, who we are on the outside, what we want to portray to the world: We really never truly know ourselves and that's not a bad thing. We are an ever shifting rainbow. Never same. Never stagnate. Bound together -a sisterhood if you will.

Modern African American Girl ArtNext is Magenta, a dark skinned sweetie with long magenta streaked hair. Notice the word "magic" peaking through her bottom lip. Is that not serendipitous? I wish I could say I planned it from the beginning but I'd be lying. I will take the credit for noticing it along the way and keeping it visible though.

An aside: did you know that the color magenta is an "extraspectral" color? (per Sir Isaac Newton) It is the only color that doesn't exist as a single wavelength of light (well besides beige and gray -but I'm not counting them as real colors) It is what our brain creates by combining red, on one end of the light spectrum with violet, on the other end of the spectrum. Cool, huh? Might even call it "magic." Seems appropriate to use such a color to express individuality.

Well, it is late (actually it is early -in the morning) and I'd better be getting to bed so Sweet Dreams!

Song of the Night: Paper Doll by John Mayer

"I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation. So when I meet someone who's an 8 color type...I'm like, hey girl, Magenta! and she's like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, no I want Magenta!” -John Mayer

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dreaming of Summertime!

Just sharing one of my Literary Ladies: Melody -inspired by the beautiful Train song "Drops of Jupiter."
The music and lyrics are so full of emotion and relatable at this time in my life -somehow both sad and happy at the same time.

Summer Art

Now that shes back in the atmosphere,
With drops of Jupiter in her hair.
She acts like summer and walks like rain,
Reminds me that theres time to change.
Since the return from her stay on the moon,
She listens like spring and she talks like June. 
Train - Drops Of Jupiter, Partial Lyrics

Music to Create By: (Rather Obvious don't you think)

On a Just Plain Happy Note -Summer is so Close I can Almost Smell the Salt Air!
Memorial Day was such a tease. I want to be in a hammock next to the water with a cool breeze and an even cooler drink in hand!
OH YEAH!!!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My May Interview by Stacie

Hello Beautiful World! 
I wanted to share a link from Stacie Spencer's Blog of the interview she did of me. A few folks have asked about a more exhaustive list of what supplies I use when creating as well as some other stuff that Stacie touches on. I hope you'll pop over there and take a peak. I met Stacie through Etsy. She makes amazing jewelry. Here is a link to Stacie's Website.
This will be a quick post as I am heading over to Pensacola for the Art in the Park Festival. Life has been crazy. I've been spending lots of time with Mom as she transitions to being on her own. It is scary for her as she and Dad did almost everything together and she misses him terribly. 
I should be back on my weekly post now though. Odd, I've written several posts long hand but just haven't had the emotional energy to get them to the computer. Life has felt a bit surreal. 
MIxed Media Girl with text and umbrella
The tent across from me has been playing ABBA almost non-stop at the Festival -must say I don't really mind! Come on, who can't smile while listening to ABBA.