Since I’ve recently packed up my life’s belongings and made the move from Miami back to my childhood hometown, Narrowsburg, NY, I’m rediscovering work that I had tucked away in folders, portfolios and boxes. I was delighted to rediscover a folder of small, 5×7 inch acrylic paintings, really exercises in painting, small studies feels like the correct term. And, with my more experienced designer eyes, now saw these previously not so special works as prime material for derivative works. The waves and swirls of color are perfect for patterns and repeat designs. I see home decor textiles, wrapping paper, kitchen and bath designs, handbags of course, and oh, so many possibilities!
I’ve scanned all of them into high resolution files and have already begun the re-design process. And, since I really no longer need to hold on to these colorful little gems, I’ve decided to post them here on my ebay page so an astute and appreciative new art collector will be able to add to or start a collection of original paintings that literally vibrate with joyful shapes and colors.
If you may be that collector, here is the link to all of the small works. Happy bidding and if you are really interested, contact meand make an offer. You will make my day just by appreciating the art 😉
In yesterday’s blog, I shared the first pattern based on the Zebra Long Wing Butterflies.
The next step for me (my business side of art) is adapting it for a variety of products and applications.
The Zebra Long Wing pattern would be ideal for textiles: I can imagine a table setting with napkins and runners using a combination of solid colors to accent the pattern. Pillows and chair covers would be a possibility too.
Since I have my own line of bags and a Cafepress shop, I’ve already put together a casual tote bag, a hipster style and a couple of iphone cases. Tomorrow I’ll work on the web pages for these.*
This blog challenge…
is magnifying how time intensive it is to genuinely share my process of observing the delightful creatures, plants, sounds, movements, smells, and changes of light and shadows in nature.
I want to share how what I observe turns into the art and designs that I am compelled to create.
The zebra butterflies are no longer just pretty little winged creatures flying around my garden. They have a story. They have a vibration and I literally feel their colors, the beauty of their patterns, the magnificence of their fluttering flights and their dance of life. My connection to their energy becomes the muse, and once this is engaged, I am in the flow. I become a part of the ever expanding story of the colors, the butterflies, the cocoon, the bamboo, the raindrops and the art. I am in the dance and it is pure joy.
What do you think about a special sale on all of these products to celebrate the 30 day Social Media Club of South Florida’s blog challenge? Let me know in the comments. I’m open to suggestions.
Perhaps a giveaway at the end of the 30 days?
3 artists, 3 exhibitions, 3 months
"Buy Me Love" fiber art by Pamela Palma
Miami Beach fiber artist, Pamela Palma opens the TRIAD shows at VALMAR ART on Saturday, May 19th during the Bird Road Art Walk.
Palma’s exhibition explores the subtle innuendos of the values of money by weaving together shredded US currency with common expressions.
Karen Deilke headlines the June 16th opening with her mixed media collection of “Hot Tropics” paintings, and on July 21st, Debra Cortese is the featured artist showing her new “Seeds of Intention” mixed media art.
VALMAR ART is located at
4150 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
just one block south of Bird Road (turn onto 74th court at the Shell Station)
White Orchid by Karen Deilke
Palma, Deilke and Cortese will each have works on display throughout the entire run of TRIAD. The official opening is this Saturday, May 19th in conjunction with the monthly Bird Road Art Walk. TRIAD ART runs throughout the summer until mid- August, 2012.
Garden Blues Angel by Debra Cortese