11 May 2011

Weekly Challenge~Sacred/Ancient/Symbolic art.

This week the challenge is to create art inspired by the theme of Sacred/Ancient/Symbolic art.

Well that is my thang…

And I hope you don’t think I am cheating, but

I needed to make my little painting important

and it takes as long to search, handsaw and sand and stain,

as it does to paint a portrait.

Today I finally figured out how to make my portrait

of Frida on canvas…ummm…

Fan-frick-in-tab-u-lous

I rescued this chunk of wood some time ago

and today it’s purpose is known!

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And that hinge,

I saved a few hinges and what-evers

from the dumpster a few years back.

And the old tacks.

I love the juxtaposition of old and fresh,

tarnished and gleaming.

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As much as I love her, she is for sale HERE.

And I also made a wee gift today

that I will give away.

I’ll post it tomorrow.

He’s purple and has something to say.

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G’nite for now,

and visit IA to participate in this week’s challenge.

♥♥♥ Lisa

(thanks for teaching me the hearts Geri for the heart tips)

26 comments:

  1. STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING! I love your wood painted Frieda! Your work is amaaaazing!

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  2. She is a true work of art. I love how you nailed and hinged the canvas. So appropriate for Frida. This is yet another of example of why you are the Priti one.

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  3. She is fantastic! I love the hardware you've added, really nice touch.

    I'd agree your vampire cat does have something to say!! MEOW! haha... love it!

    xx, Jaime

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  4. Lisa! This is hard to believe. We are both running along the same theme lines. I just posted a box I made with my Frida on canvas! How amazing. I love, love, love yours. She is the example of the perfect ancient symbol. The hinges and rustic look of her excites me. You did a wonderful job with her.

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  5. I'll just add to what others have said, the hardware makes the piece both unusual and beautiful.

    Darla

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  6. This is amazing. I love how you combine textures in your work. You are a priti genius!!!! :) xo Pam

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  7. The painting is beautiful, and how you finished it---Perfect!!

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  8. Purple and has something to say? And looks rather like my MAD friend on my desk? Curiouser and curiouser!!

    Frida IS fan-**-tabulous!!

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  9. Wow! She's wonderful!! You just get better and better! xo Michele

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  10. Oh, Lisa ! What a beautiful work of art ! Frida looks perfect on her magnificent frame. Wow, Lady, you are so good at what you do.

    Purple with something to say ? Oooh, I love it already !
    Happy Thursday, Artist Friend !

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  11. Wonderous - perfect - I love Frida and you made me love her more. Somehow this application of mixed media suits her to a "T" or should I say and "F" for Frida and what you said "Fan-frick-in-tab-u-lously-Frida"

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  12. Lisa, that is the PERFECT canvas for your work. Love to you! xoRobin

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  13. Hi Lisa..Super gorgeous..and such wow-factor as always!! I love the hinge..a very powerful piece! Rock on!!
    You are awesome!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  14. I also love the juxtaposition of old & fresh, tarnished & gleaming. This looks really effective on the wood panel and with that lovely hinge.

    And of course you've already contributed two other pieces to this week theme :-))You're very much this week's star expert!

    Kat X

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  15. This piece has an amazing inner force.

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  16. Lisa, I love this- her eyes are perfect for her expression and I love the way you made the word "artist" so much a prt of her face it belongs there. Love, LOVE her!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  17. She is a beauty. Love the hinge and old tacks perfect for her.
    xx

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  18. She is amazing! Beautiful work!

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  19. Well! I've been dying to see what you create for this challenge all week (as you say, it is kind of your "thang" lol!)

    Lisa - you certainly haven't disappointed!! I adore her, she is strong, vulnerable and haunting. As a painter you show great skill and deep soul, always the best combination :)

    PS just to let you know - the link here to your etsy shop needs changing x

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  20. Frida had to be such a strong person. So much pain in her life! I think you honor her memory well.

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  21. She really is awesome! You put so much life in your paintings. Her expression is perfect.

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  22. She's great! and I love that you've painted her on a piece of wood with so much character!

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  23. Lisa, she is beauty itself! And she is in the perfect setting ~ I love the hinge, the tacks, everything! Very rustic and Frida-like :)

    Don't know whether I like your Fridas or your Marys better...well, I just love them all!

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  24. This is a truly stunning piece. You are just getting better and better :)

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  25. I thought I had visited everyone who entered this week, but obviously I was missing a very important person! You are right about this area being your "thang." I loved what Kat left on the IA blog and I'm crazy about this piece, too. The idea of rescuing and reusing the wood, nails, and tacks is what I love about your art. And of course, I love the imagery, too. Sorry it took me an extra day to get here.

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  26. Wow Girly,

    You keep "doin your thang"
    She is a stunner!

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