Monday, February 11, 2008

Problems of Abundance


Another attempt at mixed media. Did you ever really think about your problems and notice that many of them are from having too much stuff, too many interests, too many people in your life? I said I was getting tired of the blank white tidy canvas. I wanted to make something more rustic. Here is the cardboard blue jay painting from last week. I cut out the bird and used acrylic gel medium to attach it to a piece of barnwood that I found on the trail. I added a driftwood branch with a bell dangling from it, a little mirror trimmed in copper tape with a seed pod and sunflower seeds attached to it, lots of little glass "rocks", a sunflower seed pile and another seed pod hanging from the bird's mouth. What else could a little bird possibly need? $40 Approx. 13" x 5" includes shipping














4 comments:

fineartist said...

I do notice that, and for me it's not that I want to take any of those people out of my life, but I need time to discharge, time to rejuvenate, time to sit in a coma in the corner and let my head lob around some. Or I tick, facial ticks mostly, blinking my eyes, cocking my head...

I'm a little weird, sometimes more weird at some times, less.

I liked the idea of changing your canvas, I think it's fun to experiment. I think this piece would look cool in a shadow box.

Gray Cat Whiskers said...

I really like the bluejay on the wood with the natural materials. It reminds me of the jays and other birds I've seen on short hikes and biking trips in the foothills.

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Debi McSwain said...

Thanks Grey Cat Whiskers. I'm very unsure of the new direction I'm taking.

Fineartist - Ha Ha Ha- Sitting around in a coma is great! I have a green leather sofa that I drape myself on some Sundays and can't seem to even raise my arms for 3 hours or so. It's weird and wonderful and great!@ Thank god it's not every Sunday though!