Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.
I know how difficult this year has been for so many. I am grateful for things like being able to have my family over my house to share in this holiday and Thankful for those of you that read and follow my blog. Thank you for the constant encouragement, I truly feel blessed!
My sincerest THANKS to all of you!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Heres a first look at what I made for the upcoming
Small Stuff 4 show and some of the process pics.
Its a mixed media illustration of my girls in a Nouveau inspired style. I made the circular background in photoshop and then colored it in ink and prismacolor pencils. The girls are made of cardstock as well as the hair that has been cut out, colored and shaded with prismacolor pencils. The whole piece was sprayed to seal the colored pencil. Then it is all glued onto an ivory mat on an 8x8 frame with a glass front.
All work comes with certificate of authenticity.
I was really getting into the holiday spirit as I made these and to my delight they ended up looking like angels.
I hope everyone is getting in the mood for Thanksgiving, I know I am!!
I love this time of year. I hope you all have a great week!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Oh, the weather outside is....still hot.
I hope the weather is starting to get nicer for all of you. Its finally down to the high 80's here in South Fla. Halloween is this weekend and the Farmers Market begins next week!! Love it!!
I wanted to share with you the next show I am participating in.
It's called Small Stuff 4 and it will have a lot of wonderful artists selling small works of art at very reasonable prices to give art admirers the opportunity to begin collecting or to purchase unique gifts for the Holidays!
I have made 2 mixed media illustrations that I will be happy to show you next week.
The show will run from November 21-January 8th 2011, so there is plenty of time to buy someone you love, including yourself, a great gift!!
I will post more details next week
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!!!-Rosanna
Saturday, October 9, 2010
As some of you probably know already, I love making pixie/fairy babies as
special gifts because to me they represent so many of the good things in the world.
This past Thursday I had the pleasure of donating 3 of them to a great cause,
Breathe and Believe, the Christopher Ricardo Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
You can visit the site and learn more about little Christopher and what his
non profit organization is doing to help find a cure
for Cystic Fibrosis or what some kids call "sixty-five roses".
So again I say, Thank You so much, to the person or people that purchased all of my little ones at the silent auction. Many blessings to you and yours!!
Here are some really bad Iphone pics but I just had to share
Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
My favorite time of the year is fast approaching. There is something wonderful about Autumn that lifts my spirit. Unfortunately , South Florida is not a great place to witness the changes in season, but I have fond childhood memories of it.
A great big THANKS!! to everyone that visited the Peculiar Playmates show!! It was such fun.
I am preparing some work for the next Small Stuff 4 Show, 2-D and 3-D. Can't wait to show you guys...but I must.
Since I haven't decorated for fall yet( Its still too hot for me to get into the mood) I leave you with a painting that welcomes Fall. It is titled "Holiday" and is by James Jacques Tissot
If you want to see the Hi-res image click the link above to see it at the ARC Museum
This is how I want to spend a crisp Autumn Day!!
I wish you all a great new season!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Hi again! I hope everyone is doing great, I was working on the kids back to school shopping when a friend asked me some background info on the works I just did for Peculiar Playmates and I realized I didn't add any info and so I would like to apologize for that.I get caught up in the process and then the pictures and forget that you can't read my mind.
This is a long post but here it goes...
The girls I make are in that moment in time when we are still innocent but are aware of the dangers of life. They still want to believe in fairytales, true love and happy endings. They see the reality of everything around them a little bit different than others do. They are always thinking and dreaming.
They believe in "magic" or the supernatural, they have a sense of humor, a moral compass, but they are still learning and falter at times!
Often alone because they are this way, they choose to care for things that maybe others wouldn't value.
Nina sees a life growing inside of the egg, it is the symbol for the universe and creation, she knows what she holds in her hands is precious, so she treats it that way. Her little hat represents a halo for her good intentions, and her blue dress represents the heavens, she is bare foot because she wants to be well grounded and connected to the earth.
Veronica has a dilemma, a common one, she has grown to care for her little snails but her curiosity for the "fruits of knowledge" is quite strong. She has a book for cooking escargot(sorry I didn't photograph it well, but she has it) and as a student of life she wonders if its worth it. Could she bring herself to sacrifice one of them in her quest for knowledge and experience. (snails represent eternity and labyrinths her laced up green ribbons are doubt)
Lila is the one with the cephalopod on her head (they represent cleverness). She wears the colors of innocence and appears to be playing a child's game of tea party, but by the style of the clothing you can see that she is changing, no longer a child. She is eager to know what comes next and is reading her tea leaves as well as Cely's to maybe catch a glimpse of what the future holds.
Maggie is the archetypal nurturing good mother and sacrificing soul. She is all in white representing purity, and silk for strength, her pink sash is her "cord" connecting her to this world. She holds her delicate babies on a silk string so she can carry and protect them until they are ready to enter this world. She stands very still and allows them to practice walking on her and spreading their wings until they are ready for flight. She wears a fur shawl to cover them from the harsh weather and hide them from danger. Her silk dress spun from the cocoons that they have discarded and left behind to remind them that she is a part of them and they can always come home. She treasures them
Agatha and Buzzy are what they are, creepy cute and funny!!
Agatha is that little mischievous child, that wants what she wants, when she wants it is NOW!!!
Buzzy was once a feared,scavenger and hunter, but she has been worn down by this child to the point that she allows herself to be dressed up in ribbons and bows and taken on walks on a tiny string leash which she could easily rip apart with her beak, but ughh, why bother!!
Buzzy's feathers represent TRUTH, truth is, I know at certain times in my life i have been each of these characters, Maybe you have been too??
hope you enjoyed the insight!!
BTW-Here's an article on NBC Miami featuring a picture of a little pixie I made named
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I have been wanting to post some pics but I wanted to wait for the show to get going before I showed my work. Here are a few pictures of the girls and their Peculiar Playmates. I will have some process pics on my flickr and deviant art accounts for those of you that like that stuff. If you can't make it to the show in person you can see the other awesome artists work at bearandbird.com.
and of course I had to throw in a creepy cutie!! Meet Agatha and Buzzy
Have a great week!!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Hi everyone, just a quick hello and reminder that the Peculiar Playmates Show begins next Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 7 P.M.. I had such an awesome time making these pieces. I hope you all get a chance to view the works if not in person then online at www.bearandbird.com. Here is a tiny sneak peek at what you will see when the show opens. Have a great week!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hi everyone, Here's the flyer for my upcoming show Peculiar Playmates!!
I am so honored to be exhibiting at Bear and Bird Gallery along side these awesome artists! I have been working on a few pieces for this show for a little while now and it is almost here.
The show will run from August 7th 2010 through September 25, 2010 at 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL.
I hope you locals can make it to the Opening Night Reception!!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Happy Summer Everyone!!!
I hope yo are all enjoying the beginning of Summer.
I want to say Welcome! to my new friends following my blog and Thank You! to those that have been following me on my artful journey.
I am excited to announce that I will be working all summer long so that by this Fall I will launch a new blog and website, an official opening of my online-shop, tutorials, give-aways and much more!!!
I am working on several different projects as well as fine tuning some new skills and I look forward to sharing all of this with you.
PLEASE "BEAR"WITH ME DURING MY TRANSFORMATION
I will be posting info on my next gallery event soon so please visit often!
Friday, May 21, 2010
I hope all the baby momma's out there had a great Mother's Day!!
Here's a sneak peak at what I'm working on for ADO and the idea board I'm currently working with for an upcoming show. I am using a different palette for this upcoming show. I will share some more progress shots and more info soon. Have a great weekend!!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I just learned that dollmaker Hannie Sarris passed away a few days ago. She was an amazing artist and an inspiration to me.
My prayers are with you, Hannie, and your family. You will be deeply missed.
You can visit her site at http://www.hanniesarris.nl/
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I am honored to present my Alice in Wonderland
Like I always say, I apologize for the quality, I am a poor photographer but I try
(picture 2 and 5 enlarge, the rest don't want to cooperate)
I usually don't take or show pictures of my commission work because some of my collectors prefer their pieces to be private.
Except for this one, YAY!. A close friend asked that I not post it until today so it can remain a surprise. Here's a quick lookie-loo at my Alice. She is 95% complete, just needs her hair done and a hat of her own(she borrowed this one from another sculpted girl). That will be finished and handed over tonight. Alice is almost 10 inches tall and a full sculpt except for the elbows and shoulders so that she can gently pose her arms. I was told she will be holding a little pig in a blanket so I sculpted the hands in a pose that will allow for that.
I had a great time putting together all of the bits and pieces to make her special. I love, love details! I could have easily gotten carried away with this one, where talkin' furniture, pottery, scenery, the works! Luckily the request was for just the doll.
Anyway, back to work!! I have a gift to make for a friend and then some show pieces to start on.
Bye for now,
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Here is an update on my new workspace. I have painted the once light blue walls a richer shade of blue green and the white ceiling is now a dirty off white parchment color. I purchased a few pieces of furniture. The dresser was $52 at Salvation Army, a table with 4 chairs was from a garage sale for $45 as was a cute tiny antique desk for $60, odds and ends $20. That is $177 so far and I am almost done. I am painting the chairs and table because the dark yellow is not my style. I will post the new pics this weekend when I finish painting and hanging some pictures.
Also i will begin working on a commission piece that is long overdue, Alice in Wonderland.
If I finish it in time(xfingers crossedx, Feb 24)it will be a miracle because i am still gathering supplies! I will post the progress pics when I begin after Valentines Day.
My best to all-Rosanna Pereyra
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I hope everyone has had a great January so far!
This past week I had my first experience working on Silver PMC, Precious Metal Clay.
To me it's a combination of pottery clay, paper clay and polymer clay because it is sticky and needs to air dry, it can be formed and stamped and baked but it takes a much higher temperature to cure, were talkin' kiln here.
I made myself a dog tag and it was a lot of fun! I really liked that you can play with the color of the silver with chemicals.
Also-This week I decided that I would take over one more place in the house to work privately.
The space I work in now is great but I share it with everyone including our three dogs. If you search my blog you will see exactly what my work space looks like. Its very IKEA.
The new space is quite small but it has a large window for natural light and a door that I can close and work uninterrupted(or so I tell myself). Since the room will be only inhabited by myself I am going to put some of my Fractured Fairytale touches into it.
Some dingy color on the walls, artwork, a handful of crystals, a stack of old books, some tarnished silver and colors and textures that inspire me.
As a challenge to myself( and my budget) the majority of this will be put together from discount stores, flea market and thrift store finds.
Here are some of the finds from my first trip
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Just a quick hello and picture of a project I was working on this weekend.
I attended my first miniature festival in Sarasota. I met so many wonderful artists and collectors. I was there to take a mini class by the extremely talented Valerie Casson all the way from France.
We made a "Romantic Lady's desk and chair". She supplied us with some wonderful print outs, a beautiful pink vase sculpted by her as well as a tiny little deer statue. Her materials and instructions were great. We ran out of time before I could even get half way done so she actually took the time and gave me a quick one on one lesson on how to finish it at home. After that, we attended a gathering at Molly Cromwell's house, she was wonderful as well.
It was such an honor and a pleasure to meet Valerie. Now I have a new pal in France!
Here is a picture of what I ended up making at home. I didn't like how my scroll work came out so I sanded the whole piece and did a decopage number on it and then aged it.
I gave it a Michal Negrin vibe(and background!). One project down many more to go!!