Tuesday, March 2, 2010

what's UP in the studio?

This week I'm working on a couple of projects and I'll show you what they are, but first I want to show you how I finished my "Before the Seed" Green Envy Zinnia altered book.  You might remember that it was almost done last week except for the back....... 
 And here it is; I kept it sweet and simple since the other side has so much going on- just a little more torn paper, a collaged butterfly and my signature & date. 

Now for this week; I have two new projects.  First up is my second painting in my daffodil series.  I took this picture last Spring and have wanted to paint it ever since.  It has that glowy quality of light that attracts me so often- maybe I have a little of the moth in me?  Anyway, here's one from the series of photos I'm using:
evidently Blogger's having issues with me today, because it's insisting on uploading this image UPSIDE DOWN!  Why, I don't know, maybe it likes it better that way?  It should be enough to at least give an idea of my general effect I'm going for.....
I got much of the background laid in yesterday and hopefully today I'll make good progress with the actual flowering parts of the plant.  For those of you who are cat folks, my assistant of the day is Latte who has won temporary custody of the desk until I remove him to the chair.....Peri, my muse from last week is holed up in the bed;)

My other project is for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue .  Cyndi, my team member in charge of this week's challenge wrote the following, "this week’s theme is all about changing the world in all the many forms it can take. Perhaps a beautiful piece of jewelry will change the world of the wearer. A small knitted booty will certainly change the world of the baby who wears it. Perhaps your piece will have a powerful message … for example; a piece using recycled materials can change the world with its Eco-friendliness. Or maybe a piece will elicit strong feelings of compassion, love and kindness. A painting … a sculpture … a collage … all can have power."

For my entry, I'm planning to create one of my Joie de Vivre altered books using butterfly wings, recycled book pages and tissue and a small painting......wait and see!
Here's to having a Happy Tuesday!


luthien said...

it's so wonderful so see what you're up to stephanie :) if you didn't mention it ... i didn't even notice that the flowers are upside down! LOL!! they have such an ethereal quality to them... that's all i noticed :) wonderful posting!

Halo Hill said...

WOW, I'll never get how painters do that! Amazing... the background and then the center of the flowers not yet touched! Seems very technical! Very pretty by the way!


Charlie said...

Wow you are so busy! I like the picture upside down. I don't know why computers seem to have a mind of their own.
This week I'm only doing the entry for the Auction.I have too much going on. I don't know how all of you do all these Challenges and work of other stuff as well.

Yvonne said...

Well you certainly are a busy girl! Love the "Before the Seed" book, Stephanie!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thanks guys, I'm trying to generate a lot more work than usual because our Spring home show is in six weeks and my altered books sold out at the Fall show and I need to have more than the 10 paintings I currently have available- trying to end up w/15 paintings and 20 Altered it's not that I "have" extra time, it's more like I'm running out of time.....;)