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Yet another week of domestic madness with only the smallest but brightest of little blips on the sanity radar in my art studio, lol! All four of my Renaissance Collection ACEOs in my ETSY store have sold (thank you!!), so I thought I better start on a new series. Titled "Unforgettable" this series comprises another 4 ACEOS (the first of which I have posted here - it's not entirley finished yet). I'm really playing with layering and texture still - but this series also incorporates recycled metallic filigree work. Hopefully I'll have these all finished this week, then I'll load them up into my Etsy store.
"Boys don't make passes at girls who wear eyeglasses"
Thanks "Freaking News" for your fantastical artwork!
Well, my other focus this week has been working on my Pulp Redux altered book. I'm beginning to work on the cover of the portfolio, now that I've decided how the book layout and binding will go. My book, by the way, is called Through the Eye Glass - I wanted to use this theme to allow all contributors as much scope and freedom of choice as possible when embellishing the book. My inspiration was Alice and Wonderland's Through the Looking Glass, but I didn't want to go all literal with that, hence my slightly twisted alternative.
I would now like to introduce you to number 3 in my top 7 art bloggers spotlight. Everybody, please meet The Gypsy:
Please note: all words and images are the property of Fadwa of Fadwa's Inspirational Blog. Please observe International Copyright Law.
Also known as Fadwa, the Gypsy is a free spirit that currently hails from Dubai. A talented art journalist, writer and jewelry designer, I love her for her candour and her unpretentious creativity.
Her jewelery designs are just drop dead gorgeous. Her trip recently to her homeland, Spain, brought about some magical art journaling:
I love the attention to detail in these pages...these fibre art patterns (above and below) are just so beautiful.
Her father's garden in Spain, another source of inspiration (and the writing is oh so dreamy):
Did I mention that she writes? (Lol)
Some simply stunning, gorgeous, poetical writing excerpts by Fadwa:
"I love it. I love rain and all its moods; its tender dew, its warm droplets, its temper when it pours, the way it makes the skies thunder."
"They challenged my shirts, my dresses, my bed, my mirror.Their shadow, during the many sunny days, always exposed my secret as it spilt over walls, pavements and passers-by. They would storm the space before me and they would always arrive before I did. Nothing stands in their way; they drag me behind them. They reach forever towards the skies, lunging forward like an invitation, and an obvious, loud and rebellious sign of my femininity."
"I realized that I’m alone within its walls, and within its walls I can release all that I have withheld in the light; for here no one can hear me, especially not God."
I hope you take some time out of your day to visit Fadwa and say hi.
FADWA: Spain, heat, rain, dance, passion, pen, burkas....
Catch you again next week!