ART:"UnderWater Fantasy" 3 y
At 3 feet by 3 feet, this is the largest mixed media piece I have made so far!
”Underwater Fantasy” Mixed Media by mayah (c)2018 36” X 36”
Canvas, acrylic paint, reused magazine/calendar images, tissue paper, Rhimax 100% recycled paper product,non-toxic glues and acrylic glazes
If you’d like to read on, here’s the process of making this art piece:
I took a mixed media painting class in August 2017; this photo was taken by the instructor, Jacki Long, showing the beginnings of the work with painted/stenciled background on the large canvas. We used expired plastic credit-card sized gift cards to spread the paint on the canvas, which was much easier a ... read more
EcoMaGs: Seascapes X 10 3 y
What's an EcoMaG? Small works of art with magnets on the back, to hang on the 'frig.
The top two EcoMaGs use up the last of left-over acrylic paint from a previous project. All seven of these EcoMaGs are made from recycled cardboard and collage magazine images, coated with AcriGlaze, a non-Voc clear acrylic coating. Sheet magnet on the back.
These EcoMaGs are made from reused metal container lids, recycled cardboard, magazine images, paint palette background, scrap paper, thread fragmen ... read more
EcoArt:Under the Sea/Flowerscape 3 y
Reused materials in two seascapes and one flowerscape
I had a lot of left-over mixed acrylic paint from the last art project I did, and not wanting to waste it by having it dry up, I used it to create three more pieces of Eco Art:
”FlowerScape” Eco Art by mayah(c)2018 11” x 14”
Acrylic paint on scrap art paper; reused paint palette scraps; flower images from magazine advertisements; ribbon, lace, hand embroidery.
The circular shapes were made using a potato ”stencil”, the same one I made for the previous art piece ”Lost Love”. The flower images are mounted on thin cardboard; the entire project is mounted on reused cardboard backi ... read more
EcoArt:"Lost Love" 3 y
This art piece had an interesting evolution, from thrift store frame to background "story"
I bought the frame at my local thrift store. The frame came with a small art print inside; the print was of a bouquet of flowers on a faux letter.* I wanted to use the cardboard the print was glued on so I started to remove the print, and it tore. As soon as it did, I had the idea of keeping the print and repurposing it. The torn print looked like a ”love letter” to me, and I imagined that it was an old-fashioned letter of farewell from a young woman to a young man. I imagined that the young man initially tore and crumpled the letter in his anguish, meaning to throw it away, but then c ... read more
Eco Art: Altered Postcards 3 y
Postcards from local art exhibits that I've altered with reused materials
I often go to the Huntington Beach Art Center in Southern California. It is a small yet very well-laid out gallery, sponsored by the city of Huntington Beach, that showcases local artists. There are new art exhibits about every three months; each is advertised with postcards featuring the works of some of the artists. I’ve collected these postcards from each exhibit I’ve attended; here are four 7” x 5” postcards that I’ve altered to create art of my own:
Original Postcard Image: Annette Heully ”Body Landscape” 2015; Hand-woven cotton and vinyl thread-- dimensions variable. Pho ... read more
Handmade EcoMaGs 2018 3 y
Haven't made these for a while; handmade refrigerator magnets with recycled materials
EcoMaGs by mayah(c)2018 The images are glued onto cardboard so it gives them a bit of a ”3-D” look. made from 2” X 2” mini-canvas,left over acrylic paint from another art project,recycled magazine images,recycled cardboard, AcriGlaze (acrylic glaze with no-VOC’s), magnet
MORE ART by mayah:
Doodle Art: Energetic Release https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2415866
Eco Art: Printer Magic! https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2415326
Art: Creation of the Earth https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2414391
Eco Art: Tiger and Valentine https:/ ... read more
Doodle Art: Energetic Release 3 y
Healing Drawing via Doodle Art
”Doodle Art” is done late at night...I get into bed and then get ”hit” with a sudden impulse to ”do art”. I keep colored pencils, markers, and paper next to my bed for just such events. The idea is not necessarily to produce a work of art, but to clear my mind.
I have been doing healing work with Rob Wergin via group call-ins. The following ”doodle arts” were drawn while I listened to replays of the most recent three-part call-in healing sessions:
”Energetic Release”. Doodle Art by mayah(c)2018
”Life” Doodle Art by mayah(c)2018
”Releasing Fear of Death” Doodle Art by ... read more
EcoArt: Printer Magic! 3 y
My old HP Inkjet Printer seems to have developed some creativity recently...is it becoming a sentient machine?
A few days ago, I changed one of the ink cartridges on my old HP printer. The printer went into hibernate mode for a while, then spit out four sheets of printer paper with various patterns on them; in all of the many years I’ve had the printer, it’s never done that. I was told that the printer was just doing a ”test run” of the ink jets, but I think the printer is developing its own artistic style.
I thought the patterns were beautiful, so made art out of three of the sheets:
Printer Art #1
Added a photo from an old calendar; hand embroidery around the edges
Added imag ... read more
Art:Creation of the Earth 3 y
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, started the eve of September 9 and ended 48 hours later, on the Eve of September 11, 2018. Rosh Hashanah also celebrates the Birthday of the World. In the middle of Rosh Hashanah, I was inspired to draw my own version of Earth's Creation.
...and, as the Story goes, on the 7th Day, Divine Spirit rested.
”Creation” by mayah(c)2018 Pencil and ink drawings, 9” X 12”
MORE ART BLOGS:
Eco Art: Tiger and Valentine https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2414387
Dreaming of Fall: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2413441
Eco Art: Card Embroidery
Eco Art Postcards: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2413116
Eco Art: Nature Tea Tags
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Eco Art: Tiger & Valentine 3 y
Two more art pieces from recycled materials
Eco Art by mayah(c)2018 ”Tiger” 8” X 6”
”Look deep into the eyes of nature and everything will make sense--Albert Einstein”
This collage is different from my usual, in that the forms are not rectangular or square, but triangular and curved. The tiger image is from a WWF* mailer with the Einstein quotation on it. The background designs are from a carpet catalog**; orange paint pen, reused paper background on recycled black cardboard.
Eco Art b ... read more
Eco Art: Dreaming of Fall 3 y
It's been so hot this summer, I've been hoping for an earlier Fall!
”Dreaming of Fall” Eco Art placard by mayah(c)2018 approximately 7” x 6”
Side view --tree bark with owl ”stick out” of the background for a 3-D look.
Recycled materials: background photo of forest from junk mail catalog over cardboard backing; tree bark; barn owl photo from bird guide. Ribbon.
Sometimes I have no idea how I’m going to make a piece of art, and one idea chases another. Often it takes more time thinking about what and how to make a piece of art than actually creating it; this one is an example of this process:
Our family owned an independent book stor ... read more
Eco Art: Card Embroidery 3 y
MORE hand embroidery on paper, making greeting cards and placards
All cards, placards and photos: Eco Art by mayah(c)2018
5” x ... read more
Eco Art Postcards 3 y
Collage postcards that can actually be mailed!
Eco Art Collage Postcards by mayah(c)2018
These two collaged postcards are made with Strathmore pre-cut postcard paper, images from junk mail magazine advertisements and old calendar pictures, and torn-up Netflix mailing envelopes.Coated with several layers of AFM Acriglaze (acrylic coating)# They are postcard sized (6” X 4”) and were mailed as-is to friends with postcard stamps (35 cents U.S.P.S.)added.
Eco Art Postcard by mayah(c)2018
This third postcard was cut from a piece of scrap watercolor paper. The images are from a field guide to birds, N ... read more
Eco Art:Nature Tea Bag Tags 3 y
Utilized reused tea bag tags to celebrate Nature in all her beauty. Dedicated to my friend Your Enchanted Gardener. **
Tea Tag Eco Art by mayah(c)2018 ”Earth Laughs in Flowers--Ralph Waldo Emerson”; all reused materials: repurposed greeting card; dried flowers, beads, metal bits, and tea tag added.
9” x 7” Thrift store frame--this beautiful metal frame was actually the lid on a photo album that I removed to use as the frame
Tea Tag Eco Art by mayah(c)2018 5” x 5” ”If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere--Vincent Van Gogh”; all reused materials: tea bag over cardboard, magazine photos*,cardboard packaging material, lunar postage stamp, tea tag
Tea ... read more
Eco Art:Altered Greeting Cards 3 y
Eco Art made with reused greeting cards
I’m sure you’ve received unsolicited greeting cards in the mail from non-profit organizations seeking donations. I get them quite frequently. I keep the cards and when the pile grows too big, pass them along to a non-profit organization that comes around my neighborhood seeking items for resale in their thrift store. However, I really liked the bright colors of these cards from the Jane Goodall Institute*, so I saved them and made my own art out of them.
”Altered Greeting Cards” ... read more
Art: "Faces of America" 3 y
Large Eco Art piece
”Faces of America” Mixed Media Collage 30” X 22” by mayah(c)2018; sides one and two
This art started out as one piece of off-white paper, 30” X 22”, that I painted with red and blue acrylics a year ago. The paper was then folded in half, then into 8 sections. There is a slit along the main fold; the paper can be used as an art journal book, or a free-standing piece of art. The idea for how I was going to use the painted paper came to me a year ago, yet I didn’t start to collage it until the beginning of this month. I had hoped to finish it in time for July 4th, but the hand ... read more
Doodle Art: "ET Bacteria"/"Entangled" 3 y
Late at night, too hot to sleep, I've started doing "doodle art" again.
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I keep a drawing pad and some art pens next to my bed. If I can’t sleep and the ”I wanna do art” bug hits, I take the pad of paper in my lap, close my eyes, and ”doodle” with a pencil. Then the doodle is refined with paint pens and/or colored pencils.
This is a technique I learned years ago from an art therapist as a method of relaxation. It is indeed very relaxing; the problem is that I get so engrossed in the process that I lose all sense of time and when the sun starts peeking through my curtains in the early morning, I’ve realized I’ve been up all night drawing!
Doodle Art by ... read more