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-1tgaI’m getting things together for our Saturday markets and will soon be organized to know what we are doing most of the time.

I have some pics to share, these are from last weeks market.   These people were kind enough to let me take their photos with our items,  I think the Mom was telling her son not to touch,  kids loved the rocks so Shar is making some small ones for their pockets, feel free to touch them, can’t break and they are smooth and feel good in your hand.

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Lucky rocks.   Rocks made with Japanese, Thai or Indian papers carefully applied to rocks of all sizes and shapes.  So beautifully applied that you would think Mother Nature made them, but no, Shar has been making them for more than 20 years and uses them in her work as a therapist.  I need to get Shar to write about her experiences with her rocks and how she has used them in her classes. On my to-do list!

The papers in the circle are Thai papers and each style paper is named by an earth event.  The floral papers are Japanese yuzen papers and there are dozens of styles, if not hundreds.

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I’m having fun for now and excited to have a place to show my art even though one might think a farmers market is not the place for ‘fine art’  maybe I don’t consider mine as ‘fine art, but fun original signed  art at a price every family can afford to hang in their home.

Put a frame on these and they look fantastic.

I sold one painting while I was taking these photos by my car!  This large colorful painting on wood is resined and so shiny you can see my shadow taking the photo. A cute kid walking by stopped to look and thinks his Mom will like it because it is so colorful,  I hope she likes it.IMG_4465

I’ve been painting trees this week,  trees without leaves usually.  I like to see the structure of the tree, and I don’t paint the leaves so well yet.     The painting of the tree & flowers is crackled. I like to add a hammock or swing on my tree paintings.

 

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Wow! What a great day!

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Our first market day for my sister Shar and myself at the “Four Seasons” farmers market, in Richardson Texas.

We sold Paintings,

Shar’s beautiful Roux Rocks,

Ceramic Coasters

Note Cards made with images of my Paintings.

It was hot but we used a tent and a grid for hanging my paintings.

 We have a list of what we need to do better next Saturday.

But the best part was the People, the friendly Vendors,

and the Opportunity.

 

Acrylic Pours

Acrylic Pours

For a While, I was excited about making acrylic pours.  It was a very messy project with paint running all over and trying to stop it at exactly the right moment to produce imaginative shapes and colors was a challenge.  Finally, I decided that this was less am art and more chemistry.  The appropriate mix of chemicals to produce a pleasing or interesting painting. Some magnificent, some a mess.

 

 

My Painted Mola

When I painted this I did not think to paint a mola and only realized it when it was finished. I lived in Panama for 30 years but never thought to paint an intricate mola but I like this and think turned out well.  I did paint a mola on a table that I sent to Hawaii

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I did paint a mola on a table. that I sent to Hawaii to a family that had lived in Panama they saw my table they asked me to send it to them, it was a gift.

I swoon for Red paint doesn’t everyone?

This came together well, I like the shapes and the colors,  I think it has good energy. I like painting in red.  The resin finish turned out perfect like glass.

I  will paint more like this with abstract shapes and coordinated colors in red

 

 

 

 

Learning Ribbon Painting

I ‘ve been watching videos on UTube by Mr. M Lang who is an incredible abstract painter and generously shares his techniques online.  I haven’t learned the ways of shading yet and my work doesn’t resemble his work but I am having a good time trying.