Monday, July 4, 2011

Bad hair day under the sea...

Happy Independence Day!  Eat lots of water melon and cake! :)  I spent the day painting, the most fave thing in the whole wide world.  Came up with another mermaid, and here's the result:

This has many layers of paint and texture, and then I decide to paint it white and start over.

I did have the texture to contend with when I began on the face, but it added some interest to her features and to the roiling sea.  The sky is about as roiling, but what the hay, it's windy and sunny! :)

I forgot to post about when Horizon Magazine, the Magazine of Presbytarian Women offered me some good money to use one of my images:

Out of the blue they emailed me and asked if they could use one of my images.  Heck yeah!

The article is by Nancy Copeland-Payton, A Prayerful Sorting

My piece is a mixed media mosaic collage that I made a few years back, called Heart Path.  For a better view of the piece, you can check my Flickr stream.  There are lots of photos of my older stuff there if you're interested.  Anyway, the March/April issue was focused on Native Americans and the USA Mission Experience.  I was really impressed.  I've never heard of these people, or the magazine before.  I  knew about the Presbytarian church, but not what they had accomplished.  If you want to know more about the magazine, check it out at:


Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

That is fantastic about the magazine! Congratulations! It's a wonderful piece they chose. Like the mermaid too!

Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος said...

Mary, congratulations!!! I like the mermaid very mutch! It was a bad hair day under the sea, byt it was a very good day for you and your creation!It is fantastic!!!