From a lovely and creative young lady named Megan, come these fabulously decorated, one-of-a-kind Glamorous Glasses! Megan used bits ad pieces of lots of things to get this fabulous affect. I'd wear these in a heartbeat! Doesn't this make you want to create a unique pair for yourself?
It's been a long and challenging year for me. Some of it was coping with family crises, some of it was healing from a wickedly torn ham string, and much of it was work, work, work! But I have been seeing so many wonderful and fun shots of Glamorous Glasses that I can finally say I need to get back to showing them off on the blog!
And what could be more fun that a pineapple with sunglasses? This is on eBay, so rush right over if you need an anthropomorphic piece of fruit with eyewear to hang out on your fridge!
So Niclcole Tamarin messaged me to tell me the subject on Illustration Friday was "Glasses." I have never participated in that site before today, but how could I NOT do it now for the first time?? Check it out! I posted my family portrait shown below.
This is an illustration I did after reworking an old piece I did for Soap Opera Digest years ago. The theme of the old art was that every family had at least one skeleton or slightly nutty member in the closet. In this case, it was the grandma!
What do you think? Do you think every family has at least one eccentric character? I do, but I'm not saying who that person is in my family...
Imagine waking up to the glorious morning sunshine once the weather warms, and you stroll out to your backyard with a steaming cup of coffee, breathe in the sweet scent of spring, listen to the happy chirping of the birds building their nests, and then you glance down....and see the coolest pair of glasses sitting on your lawn as though some giant came along and took off his eyewear to rub his eyes. Life is really cool, you think to yourself.
And it is. Because, when people take a concept and run with it, and make objets d'art with such irrevrence and for the fun of it, life really is cool! And who would have thought of a giant pair of glasses as backyard sculpture? Someone who has a wonderful sense of whimsy, that's who. Oh, and someone who also loves glasses!!
These creations are by an artist living in Alaska, Frances Scholz. Head on over to the web site and take a look! Then watch for a giant pair of glasses in my backyard one of these days.
I was recently interviewed by Monica Lee over at Smart Creative Women. Monica runs a great site that gives people the opportunity to hear about artistic journeys from the artists themselves. She also offers sage career advice and consultation if you are a working artist or creative person.
I was happy to share my history, even if I did reveal the extent to which I STILL have my Rockland County New York accent! I don't know about you, but I love getting to know the hows, whys, and wherefores that artists go through to get to where they end up. I truly enjoyed talking about my own winding life journey in the arts.
I am also sharing some pictures from my home as well as some new paintings. To be honest, everything in my life is pretty connected: the books, the art and the things I collect. Can't really take one thing away from the other. So go over to my other blogs, Design Rocket and Cats and Jammers Studio for more peeks into my studios and home!
Well I know I can write about glasses, and wear glasses, and collect glasses, and even EAT glasses...but who knew you could take pictures with glasses? Not me! And, yes, yes you can!! Check out this cool camera here!
Will someone please put these in my Christmas stocking????
Just when you thought you couldn't get enough images of eyewear in your life (or maybe I can't get enough images of eyewear in MY life) I come along and show you this.
Because if you really, really LOVED glasses, then you would just have to have this case for your iPad which is part of my Really Really Retro line of designs.
Seriously, some of my favorite designs are available at Solid Line Products and you should go on over and check them out. If glasses are not your thing, but you like retro design, then maybe you would prefer these.