Monday, 2 June 2008

Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria- toadstool

Yes I have been painting again, I just love painting on books pages, there is something romantic and pretty about it and don't forget that element of recycling. I Have parceled all my storybook pages off with M to the studio to be scanned for future prints, and to sort out some mounts and then with a bit of luck I want to put them in my Etsy shop. I'm not sure how to price them yet, originals or prints, but I'm really proud of them, I look at them and think that they are something that I wouldn't mind in a frame on the wall and I think that's about the best compliment I can give them. I'm not the most confident of people, I'm not very popular I'm not cool, and I have never been one to have much self belief, but I actually think these are pretty good. Would you want? would you buy them even?

M says he likes the Toadstools at the top the best, and wants to keep it, or at least a copy, I do to because of the Tolkien quote about Faerie, all of these paintings were made on the pages from a Tolkien book that I got from a library sale last week, I love Tolkien's writing and because the book was so badly damaged I thought it would be a great way to mix my love of books with my love of painting. There is something so magical about the written word, I have often dreamed of being a writer, but I have always lacked the discipline to get the stories, and characters that swim about in that dark and cluttered recesses of my mind. I do write things, little drabbles, little bits of stories, and dream, and very rarely the odd poem, no body ever reads the poems though, I am a terrible poet, the rest though I sometimes share with the world, or at least the 2 people that have ever visited my drabble blog. And one of those is probably my dad. I don't often add things as I have been so obsessed with jewellery making and painting the last few months. Perhaps sometime soon I will swing back into writing mode, there are a few things that have been swirling around my thoughts for awhile.

But for today I'll stick with painting pictures on words.T hanks for taking the time to read my blog, to look at my art, and jewellery, and cakes too. And thank you to those of you who take the time to leave a comment, they really do me the world to me. Thank you.

Grizelda the Goose

Rapunzel's Tower

Little White House

Butterfly Blue


Hells said...

I too love the toadstools. I think it helps when the words match the picture (but then I am anal!!). I also love the tower.
My favourite so far I think is the chicken on the other post (I don't even know why - I'm not into chickens at all?!?). I also just love the whole idea of making something new from old books. I'm also very romantic about old books. I could never throw one away. DH and I 'rescued' some really really old books that were his great grandmothers (prob some are older than that) We haven't done anything with them other than pop them on the bookshelf. I just look at them every so often. Amongst them are a collection of medical volume text books from 1930 something. I read the section on pregnancy when I was expecting my second daughter. I laughed so hard at some of it I thought I was going to put myself into labour!!!
Keep up the good work.

AnnieB said...

the little white house is my favourite so far - very pretty

I love all the things you make, but you know that!

megan said...

meri - i love the stuff you make - the jewellery is so well balanced and the colours go so well together.
who cares about being popular?!
and i for one think you're very cool!!!{but i'm not cool or popular so i might be wrong!!!}

keep up the good work - make MORE cakes!

WoodmouseLovesWood said...

Oh, I love these, I do like when the words sort of relate to the picture in some way or at least in "feeling" I guess.

(Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad to have found your stuff)

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