I have been blogging about art shows and happenings...but I haven't stopped and talked about my series...so...gonna do that now before I move on- the end of the month is fast approaching- eeek!
If you frequent this ol' blog, then you know a little about the inspiration behind this series. (just in case, click here to catch up!) In a nutshell my inspirations are....bees (for Art Hive!)...Valentine's Day (ummm...'cause it's February and I am in love with Johnny Nice...but that's nothin' new!)...and AFROS! ('cause I love the way afros look AND it is my official tribute to beautiful ladies of color in celebration of Black History Month!)
Well, Valentine's Day came and went and I felt like I needed to move a little past the red, pink and hearts and move forward with the bee theme...I am concentrating more on the use of different yellows and of course black to continue the 'bumble bee' colors and motif. Another thing that is happening is that I am having a BLAST playing around with the details in the embellishments...small pearls and jewels...lil' bees...bits of vintage and scrap lace and msc. trims.
As for the last two days specifically...somewhere along my journey from San Antonio last week I caught a cold...and man, it just got worse as the week progressed. I am pretty good during the day with my handy dandy cold meds but at night...ugh. Trouble sleeping...can't breathe...coughing...not cool, bro. If you know anything about me, then you know I love naps and sleeping...so the last two pieces in particular are my homage to just that- sleep...gettin' that rest that is eluding me right now. So of course my gal Jewel is reflecting that in my daily art pieces!
That being said...here some of the pieces reflecting this transition in the series...with some details of the lil' details that are making me (and Jewel!) smile!
Artist and Art Teacher