@ mermaids 🧜🏽‍♀️

The at sign, @, is normally read aloud as “at”; it is also commonly called the at symbol or commercial at. It is used as an accounting and invoice abbreviation meaning “at a rate of” (e.g. 7 widgets @ £2 per widget = £14), but it is now most commonly used in email addresses and social media platform “handles”.  This is the second drawing I’ve made…

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Coloring Pollinate, Resilience, Willing, and Results

This year a group of four, one being me, selected words for the year in place of resolutions. To keep each other accountable we decided to make art as a reminder. I’ve printed four copies to color in of the words in my mermaid type. Your welcome to print one yourself if you feel inspired…

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Making a Magical​ Wand and the influence of Harry Potter, art class

Recently I’ve been listening to Harry Potter audio books in Italian and yesterday I made my own magical wand. Wands are an important tool in the wizarding world and I was reminded of my own history with them. It started with one of my assignments in Mr. Irwin’s class at La Colina Jr. High. This lesson…

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Packing the new year ornament kits

The packaging for these New Years affirmation kits includes instructions and a plastic box tied with a bow. I made an edition of 13 kits and they are all unique. Inside is a mini sand bowl with beads and a wire. I have 30 plastic boxes and 5 extra copies of the instructions to add…

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Third making session of holiday gift series of 15 #handmade #gift

The idea has evolved into 15 make your own hanging decoration kits with your own personal affirmation or New Year’s wish or resolution. These kits include several handmade beads, a piece of paper, wire, a paperclip, and all you need to provide is the pen to complete assembly. Hang or display on the desk in…

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mini 2018 holiday art gift series

Work in progress… on a series to gift this holiday season. I’m thinking about it as if they are New Year’s resolution bracelets. So you attach the beads on a string and then wear it as a bracelet until it breaks. When it breaks it means you completed your New Year’s resolution. There is a…

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The evolution of back to back – the first mermaid couple sculpture

The final sculpture is a mermaid figure doll resting on a painted clay bowl, inside a painted paper bowl with glitter sand. The use of the bracelet is optional. This is an interactive piece. It’s about two years from the first to the last image. Previous display The red upside down heart inspired a green…

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Waiting for the shoe to drop – dreams

This is a collection of ‘shoe’ dreams from the last few years. The featured painting is one that I made in High School. I wrote the word ‘choose’ on the painting because it rhymes with shoes and asks the viewer to pick one in the painting. Now that I look at it, I see other options,…

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