21 March, 2013

Peck You! Recycled, Affordable Art

These pieces, which I'll be selling as a set, are mixed media on the halves of a sturdy gift box. The halves of the box are about 8 x 8 inches apiece but not exactly, as the box was not exactly square and one half is just a tiny bit larger, being the lid.  Materials in it include translucent rice paper, acrylic paint, metallic paints, and the word balloons I cut out of old nice stationary and hand lettered them, and collaged them on. 

Besides the originals being available, I digitally combined the two images and made it into a single-image poster for my Red Bubble site too. 

The originals, being recycled and quickly sketched in acrylic paints, will be part of my Affordable Art collection.  The set will be for sale for $50, a great value, as my regular paintings and drawings on more traditional artists surfaces are 4 to 5 times as much for the same size piece.  I enjoy recycling combined with making art, and it's nice to offer some pieces at lower prices, when possible, so I can share original works with more people. We all know that 'trash' lasts a lifetime in a landfill. Why not make it into something if we can.  Well cared for indoors, it should certainly last our lifetimes!

07 March, 2013

Today's Sketch; The 3 Annoyances

The 3 Annoyances
Cindy Schnackel

India ink, a bit of black and white drawing pencil, wax resist, ink washes in different strengths, and glued on word balloons.  8 x 10 inches on sketchbook paper.  I started this a few weeks ago and forgot about it, then finished it today.

Have been doing quite a bit of painting this year while the weather's still cool enough to work on bigger things outdoors on the patio.  I haven't photographed/scanned or uploaded everything yet, and still have a few I'm not done with. Or, am thinking about whether I'm really done or not.

Everything that's been uploaded so far is on my Red Bubble site  Most are available in a range of print sizes and cards.  The originals are also for sale, check my "Journals" there, for the inventory lists. Also, anything you see in my portfolio that does not say it's Sold, in the Description area, but is not on the list, just ask me about it.  I usually remember to add new things, but drawings and doodles, especially those under 8 x 10 inches, don't always get added, as there are so many of them!

All work copyright © Cindy Schnackel, all rights reserved.

04 March, 2013

"This won't hurt a bit ... "

 A journal entry with a political cartoon, from a fellow Redbubble.com member.  Interesting reasons I never knew about, (besides the more commonly known reasons), why horse meat is not good for you, and why it's a concern if it shows up in the food supply.  Not that I was planning on eating any horses anyway.

"This won't hurt a bit ... ":