Saturday, July 13, 2013

Repurposing - hey! don't throw that out, I might "need" it later ...

vacuum tubes  plural of vac·u·um tube

A sealed glass tube containing a near-vacuum that allows the free passage of electric current.

(also called a thermionic valve in British English according to wiki). 

As I am able to get proper photos of ALL my newest little treasures - I will get them listed for your consideration in my etsy shop. THANK-YOU - xo - katey

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Medieval History—an iconic view …

Recently I was thoroughly immersed in a class on Medieval European History when I finally got a bug to paint again (such a 'creative bug' went missing after my numerous surgeries in 2010-2011). 

This past winter/spring I created four 16” x 20” canvas angel icons in mixed media. I textured my black canvases with kraft paper, plaster, and silk. I used acrylic on the portraits along with paper mosaics, vintage sari silks, and upholstery tacks.

Visit the tab located under the blog header (above) titled: BYZANTINE BOHEMIAN to see the works-in-progress!

Monday, July 01, 2013

New "TAB" added - this fish is a WHOPPER!

Under the header (above) you will find various tabs that will take you to other pages on this blog.
The first such page shows you some of my artist trading cards. The second tab "BiG FiSH" will show you various "work-in-progress" pictures of a giant wood sculpture I stained in situ (outdoors).

Here is the "studio" I worked in during the project...

During the project (which I worked on for several weeks) the weather remained fabulous. I was recovering from a serious surgery, but was still able to climb around the scaffolding - although I lost count how many times I konked my head when working on the lower portion of the fish!

"count it all joy"