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Friday, June 23, 2017

MIND IF I BRAG AGAIN?







(I originally posted this in 2015, but I felt like bragging again so I reworked it a little.  The cartoons are new.)


I don't spend all my time at the computer, you know.  Oh, I do now, but it wasn't always the case. I used to actually create things, & I'm not talking about my three kids.  For instance, my husband had a client who owned Happy Hen Eggs.  The hen on the carton didn't look happy at all; in fact, she looked a little nauseated.  I offered to draw him a new one, which he agreed was much better.  
This is it:

Many years ago, a friend of ours owned a supermarket & he had about a 6' high 
stand of shelves for eggs.  I made a sign for the top.
This is a very rough drawing of what I remember I did:



Just a few (really!!) samples of my work.

I've personalized about a dozen or so mirrors
with refrigerator magnets, buttons, etc:
This is Nameless's--I made it when her girls were small:




Blake's:


In my entry hall:

(The bottom got cut off the picture.)
It says, "Love, laughter and friends are always welcome here."

A clay bust of an Asian man.
Sorry for all the light reflection.
He's only about 7" high.
I haven't sculpted anything in stone or marble--yet!!




Some charcoals:


Some pen & ink drawings:


(I love San Francisco Victorian houses.)


Watercolors:

Pastels:
 My pastel version of a Turner oil:


And oils:




But what I love most is working in
stained glass!!

Some lamps
Nameless'--she loves geometric shapes:

Matt's (AKA Fishman)

Two views of the same lamp
in Bud's home office:


Above Nameless' front door
(I told you she likes geometricals!!)

For a friend:

This was at the landing of my cousin's stairs:

And these were on either side of her front door.
They are mirror image except for the placement of the hummingbirds:

One of a pair of Fishman's (my son Matt) mirror image windows in his basement.  
The dirt grass comes up to the bottom of the windows outside.


And my own personal favorite,
a 4' x 6' window in my entry hall.
I try not to take things too seriously--
can you find the worm?

Below are some of the last things I did.
I made nameplates for Elisa's oldest girls 
& then I decided I should have one, too!!



Here is the last thing I made.
Elisa of The Crazy Life of a Writing Mom 
(http://ecwrites.blogspot.com)
married her wonderful husband Mike in September of 2015.
Elisa had liked a poem by Janie Junebug 
(http://dumpedfirstwife.blogspot.com)
very much & Janie asked me if I could incorporate it into some artwork 
to give to the newlyweds as a wedding gift from the two of us.

I mounted the poem on Masonite & painted the lakeshore with a 
heart shaped stone (with a tiny bit of glitter on it)
partially covered by the water.

Here it is framed (with reflections from my window on the right):
This is Janie's poem:

The Stone
By Janie Junebug

a grey stone
found on the shore
of a great lake

superior

cleansed by the waters
and made smooth
by fine grains of sand


the perfect grey stone