Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lisbeth Zwerger

I realise I haven't posted about artist I love lately, so I'll mention an illustrator whom I adore. Lisbeth Zwerger is an award winning illustrator from Vienna, Austria. Her work has won a gazillion awards.. you can see why. Her whimsical style is beyond charming. I love the way she interprets fairy tales and stories in new and wonderful scenes...

Noah's Ark:

The divine Ms. Z herself:

The Little Mermaid:

Alice in Wonderland:
I love the perspective she creates, and the vast amount of space she leave blank.. you can often see her pencil marks, another something I always find charming in artwork. I love seeing the "thinking" and the hand of the artist, stray marks, drips etc..
I wish she had a website, I could not find one, if anyone knows.. let me know.. I've collected a whole mess of her books, and I look often at them for the creative inspiration sometimes..

I toyed, in college with children's illustration, but that meant and extra year at least of college, and I was ready to move on..I keep a sketch book and sometimes break the old gauche paint and ink pens out. It's charming, contemplative work..

Monday, March 23, 2009

one more

Not yet titled, but leaning toward "Faith"... still a bit more to do here..

oil on canvas, 20 x 20"..

Friday, March 20, 2009

painting time

I've been busy!! here are a few new paintings..

This is "Tamar" it is oil on canvas 20" x20"
Part of my women of the bible on going series..

Here is "Choose", again, oil on canvas 20 x 20"

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday, it's warm and flowery here, finally! I appreciate your visits and comments, thanks!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

air head

I'm thinking I'm going to get a new camera. This point and shoot thing is getting old, fast. I really started to do this a while ago, but got befuddled by all the jargon..still researching this.
ANY way, here's more of that sash/sampler going on, trying to limit my color scheme here, as I tend to be a kitchen sink thinker on color..
At last using some of the miles of trim I have. As a sewer, people are very generous when they are cleaning their relatives' closets etc.. I have 2-3 boxes of trims, buttons and more seam binding than I know what to do with..

Thursday, March 12, 2009

plenty of stitching going on..

This dimensional landscape is shaping up..I'm really enjoying the couching effect here!!

This primitive eagle it getting ready to take off! I haven't done needle turn applique in a while..

And this is a long scarf-strip with dyed acetate on the back, and dyed scrim (cheesecloth) on the front, interwoven with laces and floss.. a sampler of sorts..

ahh there it is, the pile of dreams!

Happy Thursday..

Friday, March 6, 2009

studio friday

I am determined to do some art today! With 1million things going on, I've lost track of my art..Ok, no to all things today but art!! Above a blurry pic of a wip large landscape, oil on canvas..50x50"

Monday, March 2, 2009

what i do on a snow day

Do I shovel snow? no. Do I worry about toilet paper or milk? no. No siree, I get the ol bessie out and make something!

A nice tote bag for a dear lady. With spring fabrics even if it's 19 degrees, and 7" of snow on the ground..

Cath Kidston lining fabric..those roses make me happy..

With a pocket made from an old dresser cloth, and a flower pin that's removable. The recipient is a gardener extraordinaire..

ok, that's what's going on here,

see, no shoveling in sight! just lots of white stuff! Happy Monday!