Jan 6, 2010

This is a painting/collage of my mom. I don't usually post other art endeavors on this site - it's pretty wholly dedicated to ATCs. But I wanted to introduce you to another artist named Carmen. You can find her at silverartisan.blogspot.com. She is also a jeweler, and very talented one at that.

Carmen has been experimenting with her art, and it was her folk-style pieces that inspired me to create these (these are pale comparisons to her work). The first one is on canvas board. I included sheet music (mom had a beautiful voice) and photocopies of her letters to me. The second was done on carboard. Goldilocks got more translucent than I wanted after I covered her in wax. It's all a learning process. I did enjoy creating larger pieces of work, whereas I used to be frightened of filling up that much space.

I highly recommend checking out Carmen's site. She's just begun offering prints of her work. She's an artist to keep an eye on!


Kirsten Alicia said...

These are very beautiful.

Silver Artisan said...

Thank you so much for this generous post. I'm humbled by your kind words. I love your paintings, they are sweet looking and meaningful. With much sincere appreciation, Carmen.

Cheryl said...

I love the one of your mother. I think you should include more of your work on your blog. Yeah!

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, Gorgeous art-work!!