I absolutely LOVE my new phone case. Yes, that’s my art… I uploaded an image of “My Aura” painting at Zazzle, dropped it into a Galaxy s10 template, added some text, and wha-la… cost less than 10 bones, too!
Yes, I put an email addy on it so if my phone is ever lost and found by a kind soul, they could easily contact me to return it. Sounds delusional, eh? But, this is Youngstown so it could happen. I once accidentally dropped a hand quilted tote bag on a sidewalk in a high foot traffic area, thought it was gone forever, but some kind soul had found it and neatly laid up on a little stone wall so I could find it on my way home. Dozens, if not 100 people had walked past it. I’ve seen people drop money and a total stranger running to catch up with them just to give it back. That’s the Youngstown I know, so it could happen.
Here’s the image of “My Aura” submitted with my entries to a juried show scheduled for this summer that may or may not be cancelled.
I entered four pieces, but My Aura is by far my favorite. It’s a “self pour-trait” to play on words… and, a little secret, it’s on a recycled 12 x 24 canvas. Yeah, I painted over another painting, which ironically, was also a self portrait. Maybe that’s why I like it so much… “My Aura” covered a grim painting of a girl swimming with the fishes. Yeah, I painted myself drowned and called it “Self Portrait: Married” in 1996 so I would always remember how it feels to be in a bad situation. I don’t need it anymore.
My Aura is framed in black wood. I cropped the photo as you’re not supposed to include the framing when submitting art to juried shows. I wish I had the new phone before snapping that photo as the camera on the s10 is so much better.
If you want to customize a “My Aura” phone case for yourself (or design your own) here’s a link and, if you’re new to Zazzle, use my referral code so we both get perks.
When a door closes, look for a window of opportunity. Awe, but no one mentions that there are, shall we say, birds of prey watching you struggle, waiting for a sign of weakness, an opportunity to pluck the flesh right off your bones.
Opportunity is wired, ready for hanging, no framing required. Here’s a view on an angle so you can see that the sides are painted.
This is May Day 2019, an acrylic pour on a 10 x 10 inch wooden plaque. The painting flows over the 3/4 inch sides, so no framing required. My sister sees the black silhouette of a woman atop a cliff casting off people and things that are not good for her… perhaps because she knows me. I didn’t see that until until she pointed it out. That’s one thing I love about abstracts. The painting reveals different things to different people.
Here’s how I finished the back and how it looks on a blue wall.
It’s a good painting for my second post because it has already been posted on my other blog and I’ve yet to make this blog public.
I recently rejoined EBSQ as an artist member so I can offer their digital COA registry, but have yet to rebuild my portfolio there. All in due time. I’m slow as molasses, living life in Slo-Mo with ye 14 different things going on and weeds growing faster than grass in Ohio rainy season. It’s a nice day so I need to go out and tend some flower beds. Thanks for looking… which seems weird to say as this blog isn’t live yet, but will be soon.