Something very special for you today - a new Day of the Dead/Mermaid painting featuring a brand new "Strangeling Frame" up for a penny auction tonight, and also a few new ACEO Cards!!
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Also - a quick head's up! I've got an art class in France, so I will be out of town leaving tomorrow. However - this will not affect much, as Matt (my husband assistant) is staying here and is, as usual, answering emails, processing orders, and shipping prints & auction items. So most items will ship immediately as always, you won't even know I'm gone. The only issue will be if you place a NEW order (on eBay or my website) either for a signed print or for a canvas print. Reason being, I won't be here to sign it until I'm home on the 29th. All regular auctions (for ACEOs, original paintings, non-signed prints, etc.) and website orders will ship immediately as always. Probably even quicker than usual, since I won't be here to distract Matt, hehe! So basically if you buy any new stuff and want it signed by me, you'll have to wait until the 29th, otherwise everything else you want (or anything you've already ordered) will ship out right away. Everything else is normal.
Now for the art! I have a beautiful, amazingly unique painting for you - a collaboration between myself (the artist) and my husband Matt (the framer/woodcrafter) which combines both 2-dimensional painted elements as well as 3-dimensional sculptural elements! Not only is it a stunning painting - it also has an ORIGINAL "Strangeling Frame"! The frame was handcrafted and hand-cast by myself & Matt - in fact the frame itself contains one of my 3-d wide eyed beauties, as well as some other cool accents! You really have to see this one (link is below) to see what I mean.
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The painting is called "La Sirena" and she is beautiful! The frame was handcrafted and hand-cast by myself & Matty - in fact the frame itself contains one of my 3-d wide eyed beauties, as well as hand painted "Dia de los Muertos" skeletons & skulls! It is way too cool! A gorgeous dark haired mermaid with a Day of the Dead theme. La Sirena is Spanish for "the mermaid" or "the siren", and is a common motif in Mexican folk art and of course the Lotteria! She is on a gothic-style peaked wood panel (masonite) with a stunning carved wood and cast resin frame. The frame is the third "Strangeling Frame" we've made - at the top of the frame is a magnificent ornate casting featuring a bust of one of my Strangeling girls clutching some sinister skulls, and there are multiple cast resin skull accents (which I've painted with colourful Dia de los Muertos designs) at the bottom corners of the frame. Other details enhance the framing, which is all a hand-painted (by me!) silver and aged/antiqued patina, to give it an old, sea-corroded feel. The painting is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the link below) to show size. It is about 33" high and 17" wide, and the ornamentation on the frame is probably about an inch or two thick. It is READY TO HANG! I am so happy I am able to start creating works like these, and by collaborating with my husband and his workshop, I truly have made my dream a reality, especially now that we are branching into TRULY original frames! It really has to be seen in person to appreciate it! It is an original acrylic painting on masonite and it is up for a 10-day auction on eBay starting at just ONE PENNY with NO reserve - the auction will be ending on the afternoon/evening of Saturday, June 28th at 8:13 PM Central Time.
Click HERE to see my new "La Sirena" - ORIGINAL STRANGELING FRAMED PAINTING
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Next up - I have four new ACEO cards! Each one is adorable, 2.5x3.5" - a tiny one of a kind (numbered #1 of 1) hand embellished canvas print in the ACEO trading card size. Each starts as a penny auction on eBay for 10 days ending Saturday, June 28th 6:45PM - 6:27PM Central Time!
To see them ALL together visit the ACEO section of my store by CLICKING HERE
"Languid Brilliance" ACEO
& "Armful of Frogs" ACEO
& "Gargoyles of Notre Dame" ACEO
& "The Frog Prince" ACEO
Enjoy! I'll be back from France on the 29th! Again - Matt will handle all emails & ship all orders while I'm gone (except for stuff I need to sign), and none of my auctions will be delayed or affected in any way. I should have some fantastic new projects when I come back from France (with Larry Elmore & the gang), refreshed & inspired to create, no doubt!