March 3, 2010

A Few More Wild and Happy Creatures

When I published the butterflies everyone asked for more, so I thought I would show the full extent of my jungle-garden. I have...well...very many of these. A few months after my twins were born, I happened to have a little (big) bout of postpartum. It was hmm, not so fun...Well, you can't have a breakthrough without a breakdown, and this little circus of creatures was my breakthrough; very happy moments of creating as the sun began to shine again. I have so many of these that I thought it would be great fun to cover the walls of an entire space, gallery, entrance or room. Create a room-filled colorful world where every butterfly, bird, flower, owl and fish brings a smile.

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE them! What are they painted on? Great way to enter a room, I think.

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  2. Thank goodness for breakdowns - this is amazing. The colors, textures, and detail are divine. You are very talented!
    I see this in a powder room - the perfect place for large impact.

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  3. As a self-professed nature and color freak, I love this.

    I purchased your book and it arrived today! The introduction you wrote is such an honest account of a creative soul. Collage has long been my artistic way of expressing myself, and I find your work very inspiring. Thank You!

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  4. Wonderfully cheery! Reminds me of entering a conservatory or an aviary! Did you use acrylic? What are they painted on?
    What a fun project on this gray day!
    pve

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  5. You can't have a breakthrough without a breakdown. I might have to stitch that on a pillow - it's bound to save me someday.

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  6. Very wise, the owl and artist

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  7. I LOVE YOUR 'BREAKTHROUGH , BREAKDOWN' MANTRA TOO. THOSE OWLS LOOK WONDERFULLY WISE....KG

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  8. A beautiful painting, so happy to look at! :)

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  9. Is it a painting or wallpaper? Beautiful and cheerful!

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  10. Great color!! I, too, am curious as to what you painted this on, it looks almost tranlucent....
    ...I vote for the powder room idea, by the way!

    Northern Light

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  11. Beautiful !!! Wouldn't mind having a large size poster of this :)

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