Growing up in Michigan has given me a deep appreciation for Fall. Most of my favorite memories of Michigan involve long walks through vibrant forests, crisp air that turned my nose red, crunchy leaves, roasted almonds and hot spiced apple cider...
A lot of people look at fall as something sad or melancholy as everything begins to die before winter. But it's not so! This is the final frenzy from flora and fauna as everyone scurries to prepare for winter. There is so much to do, so much going on! Even the wind seems to push us on, hurrying us along that sweeping path toward the cold and dark months ahead.
Materials used: Shoe box Paper Balsa wood White glue Black and gold sharpies Water colors
This is a mural that I've just completed for my good friend Terri. We stuffed all of her hopes and dreams into a fantasy town based upon the Montmartre area of Paris. Neither of us have been there, so please excuse the extreme liberties that I've taken.
In the center, she has the shop she's always wanted. I have a big fantastic art gallery in the front right. In front of my studio are her parents walking arm-in-arm as they were on their wedding day in 1950. The woman and child at the flower cart are a memory of my friend with her daughter when her daughter was about ten. The bistro at the far left is a restaurant for her son-in-law who loves to cook with all of our friends present at the tables. And at the very far right of the picture are Terri and I dreaming of the paths our futures will take us.
I wish my camera were better at capturing the little details like the little birds bringing good fortune, but you can sort of make those out. Our friends also have little shops in the background, but that lettering would be very hard to capture.
The whole wall is 90" tall by 73" wide, painted in acrylic. This is about a 40" swath of the whole mural that doesn't include a railing in the lower foreground.
PS: You'll notice a light switch over the music store!
PPS: Here's a link to my WIP thread on "The Angry Crayon" [link]
My entry for the Picture yourself in Wonderland contest.
I've created a new character... Maybe she's the Mad Hatter's girl? Maybe she holds the White Rabbit's birdfriends hostage? Is she good? Is she bad? I know she's vain and love's to decorate herself with sticks and sprakly things to lure in the most beautiful birds.
Statue materials (Sculpy, fake trees, yellow sand, stones, minature man and hot glue)
Photoshop touchup photo
To compare Anmonpul size, there is a little man on the bottom of the picture. The man is 6 feet high.
Anmonpul Bio: This massive underwater creature lives beneath the deepest part of ocean. Riseing up from the depth to find something eat. This massive colossus diet compose of whale sharks, blue whales, large fish, humans and mountain trees. This colossus creature will actualy rip apart mountains just to get the trees that lies inside it. By useing it metal like sharp tentacules, it can tear through any hard surface like if it was paper. This massive beast also uses massive orbs which contains high toxic doces of ammonia which it grows on it back side.