For January I am actually revisiting a theme that I have done before. Back in January of 2015 I completed a series called #MissMatchyMatchyART. Each day I looked in my jewelry collection.
I guess I should mention that I have a thing for costume jewelry and have amassed a collection that might quite possible rival my idol, Iris Apfel. (I even GAVE her one of the pieces from that series-handed it to her in person in Miami when I interviewed her for Art Hive Magazine! Click here to read my ARTicle!)
For my 2015 series I created a fashion piece starring a character called 'Miss Matchy Matchy' and even included her lil' cat Trinket..plus more friends later in the series. (Link to the 2015 series intro)
It was a fun series for me to do...but, of course, I created some additional stress for myself by attempting to create a separate blog dedicated to the jewelry pieces mentioned. I gave details about where each piece came from, sometimes even info on my favorite ways to wear each piece. I really enjoyed that blog...but...it was just too much to keep up with and at some point I abandoned that extra part of the series. I view it (the blog) as a failure on my part because I did not complete that portion of my series, but I try to be pretty transparent in my art making process...so... ummm...here is a link to that incomplete blog; http://missmatchymatchy.blogspot.com
Actually, I just looked back on it a bit- I did better than I thought with keeping it updated throughout that series. I need to not be so hard on myself I reckon.
Anyhow, I love jewelry and fashion illustration so any excuse to combine the two works for me! I figured this time with my series I would focus on the head/shoulder area, not really worry too much about super detailed faces and instead put the emphasis on the jewelry.
I haven't posted the final images yet to my Gallery of FB Album...basically ever since we got back to Florida things have been non-stop...we had a major family health scare...some meet-ups with friends over the break...I had a quick trip to Orlando for a baby shower......oh, and I started work again-today. So those are all of my excuses for not having the final works posted- I have been keeping up with the art, just not the posting. But again, not going to stress myself out.
That being said, here is a picture of all the works so far with the jewelry piece that inspired each one. I hope to get my final images updated this week, plus I want to post about a workshop I will be teaching this coming Friday at CGMS...and another very special blog post that I have been wanting to write since my art show in NC that is VERY special to me.
All in due time. For now, here's that pic;
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