Here is my newest obsession love, altering vintage game cards into little story-telling collages! Aren’t they cute? These two are Quizmo cards, from an old Milton Bradley game (I had never heard of!). They are about 4 x 6 1/2 inches, and I attached some black wire for hanging. I love these little collages, as they make great little gifts for family and friends. Each of these are original art, lovingly created with my own hands. I like using images from my very large vintage photograph collection. I love to add vintage book pages and papers to them, lace, buttons, words…until they have a story of their own. These two collages are now being offered in my Artcy Lucy shop.
There is also something else going on in my little shop…a SALE! Everyone likes a summer sale, right? And the prices on my canvas collages are so affordable….from $10 to $20. You can’t beat that for original handmade art! Are you curious??? Then take a look!
I’ll be back in August, to show you some of my newest creations. In the meantime, have a fun and safe (and not too hot!) summer!
It’s that time again! Time to prepare for the Art Now for Autism exhibit and sale.
http://artnowforautism.com/blog/ It doesn’t happen until October 1st, but I thought I would start getting the word out to other artists about possibly donating art for this worthy cause.
I was able to participate in this exhibit last year, and it really made me feel good to be able to donate some of my own art, created by my own hands, to help with this increasing problem. I have a very good friend who is autistic, so this charity is close to my heart. With the loving support of family, friends, and a wonderful community resource…he has found a way to overcome so many of his so-called disabilities. He is one of the sweetest people I know, and so talented too! He has a photographic memory, and has perfect pitch…meaning, he can hear a song played JUST ONCE, and play it perfectly on the piano!
I worked on my art piece today, after waking up a few months ago, with this image in my mind. So, I drew it out as best as I could remember it, and finally put paint to canvas. This is an acrylic painting on an 11 x 14 canvas. I guess you can say “mixed media”, since the butterfly was glued on. I knew I wanted to keep it simple, I wanted the thought to come through: Autism can be an isolating experience for children, but with proper education, love, patience, support…there is hope. I know it is exists, because I have seen the reality of it with my own eyes.
I am so excited to be able to share my little work of art with Art Now for Autism. It just makes my heart happy to be able to give something made with my own hands, to help out families who are dealing with autism every day of their lives. If you would like to donate art, you can find out more about it here.