Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Forgive me Leonardo.

My dearest Leonardo,
Please forgive me.  It's hard times out here in the 21st century.  An artist has to do what an artist has to do.  or does she?
Yours truly,
Serena

I was approached to paint my interpretation of a "slutty Mona Lisa" reproduction.  I thought about it for a few seconds and agreed.

Need less blurry photo!
However, once I started painting I felt a bit funny about it.  Embarrassed or slightly ashamed.  Or maybe just irreverent.  This is one of the most well known paintings in the world, done by Leonardo Da Vinci for kitties sake! Shouldn't I be more respectful?  As I kept painting I needed photo reference and in my research found a bazziliontrillion knock offs and reproductions from alien heads to Micheal Jackson in Mona Lisa drag.  Soooo, I decided to embrace it and paint that best damn Mona Lisa I possibly could in the time frame I had.

It's also really hard painting from crappy photos online.  It's also hard to extrapolate breast augmentation.  It's obviously not a direct reproduction, I've made some changes to the clothing that I thought appropriate to her well-endowed and time period.  I have a few small things to touch up, but it's 99% finished at this point. 
Have I stepped on Leonardo's, as well as the feminist toes here?  Probably.  Thoughts?
I'll also post a process blog at a later time.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Leftovers!!

Oh what a lovely mid day snack I received in the post today!!!  Leftovers!  Thank you Wingtip Press!







And this was just the begining!  Check out the awesome art I received in this wonderfully delicious print exchange!







Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Update Number 53.5

Almost Monday's booth before revamp!
Hello!  You may notice some changes to my little bloggity blog site over the next few weeks!  Hopefully for the better! It will be turning into more of an all inclusive website.  But don't fret! I'll still be blogging! hehe
As always I enjoy feed back!

I'll leave you with a photo from this past weekend's PedalNation.  I was part of 6 "bike crafters" pedaling our wears!  Check out Randi Jo Fabrications and Bike Cozy for some handmade bicycling goodness!  They are on either side of me in this photo!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, April 11, 2011

From Under a Rock

Just a quick note to say "I'm still here!".  My spring fever turned to a real fever and I was sick sick sick last week!  Then all weekend at Pedal Nation pedaling my wares! Now, I'm digging myself out from under a weeks worth of laundry and dishes!

But soon I'll be planning a new booth set up just in time for Crafty Wonderland's  Super Colossal Spring Sale! And of course printing some new items!

More soon!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fevered!

It's raining, but I still have spring fever.  Thank the kitties I'm not stuck in a cubicle today.  Every year Spring Fever arrives in varying degrees.  I think it's a bit late arriving this year, but thankfully it's here!  I think it's the closest I ever come to mania! 

Adding this to my print packages

I'm packaging and printing and planning for this weekends PedalNation and just last night found out I'll actually have a booth at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale! Thank you who ever dropped out and made that opening just for Almost Monday!

I've just completed month 5 of unemployment, for those of you counting.  And just to rehash, I don't count the month I was in Japan as I couldn't collect the dole while out of the country.  Plus that was vacation!  Ah, Japan, my heart aches and pines for you. 

These are all new items I've been working on! They aren't in my Etsy shop just yet. But soon!!










 Aren't you tired of all the blaming and hate going around these days?  I sure am!  So here's my political statement.
Common Ground = bike ride!