a.k.a., random stuff I’m putting out here, because I’m long overdue to post. :) Below these paragraphs is my latest work, “Adele’s Moon”. Of course, the title comes from Adele’s song, “Hello”. This is a moon with a vintage phone dial in it. Sometimes the only validation you get for what you’re going through is in a song. I miss my friend.’Nuff said.
On to more positive thoughts: I have a rose growing on the side of my house. This is November, right? I love seeing a fresh rose this late in the year. It’s the end of another year. I hope to get out one more blog post. I hope that one comes with a title. (I hope that year comes with a lot more, than just titles.) Speaking of titles, I have a hard time giving some of my works a title. I wish I could afford to hire someone to do that for me. Heck…I wish I were so good at creating titles, someone would pay me to do it. Though I think I did a good job naming this most recent work of mine. I could probably create great titles if there were money in it.
“Adele’s Moon” is available in my Mel Moongazer shop on society6, on a number of products. my Mel Moongazer shop
When I say no boxes, I mean I don’t like to be stereotyped, put in a category–a box. I don’t like stereotypes. To sell art you almost have to stereotype yourself, by branding yourself, creating your own style of work and being consistent in that, so you’ll be more appealing to the masses. I don’t feel I could be completely myself if I created the same types of art all the time.
I’m middle-aged. That means I’ve lived a long time and have had a lot of experiences. I feel all those experiences have shaped me, along with my artwork. I’ve been creating since I was a child. I never put my work out there for everyone to see until about four years ago. I’ve changed, since doing that. My work has changed with me. And most people who see my work will never see all of it.
Most of what I post on my Facebook art page (https://www.facebook.com/melzcrazyart) is positive and uplifting. Some people feel some of my recent pieces are disturbing, and that’s okay. (see previous WordPress post.) I didn’t feel they were disturbing. That’s okay, too. Life can be disturbing. Art reflects life. I like putting beauty into the world, but I also need to create from where I’m at. I can’t fake happiness when life presents some disturbing situations. Not all my artwork is going to be photos of flowers and pretty abstract designs.
That said, here are a couple of my recent paintings. I’ll make them available in my Redbubble, Zazzle, and Society6 stores on a number of products. :) Thanks to all who take the time to read my posts!
liar: a mess of flesh and cowardice
at least someone’s asleep
This is my latest painting, “Just Bee”.
It’s been said that good art elicits some sort of emotion. This work is the result of a late-night conversation with an online friend. I had painted this person without the bee hive on their head and I asked my friend what she would put on the head if she were the one painting it. She suggested a bee hive. I don’t know if she was talking about the hair style. I painted an actual bee hive.
Once I had finished the painting, I asked for some opinions from some other friends. Needless to say, some people found it definitely evoked feelings. A couple of people even thought it was disturbing. (I had quotes by these friends all typed out and ready to put in this post but they disappeared from my document.) I find losing my document disturbing. My apologies to those friends!
The intent of this painting was to show a person who is in a meditative and peaceful state, while the bees of thought buzz around her head. We all interpret art differently. Just Bee with it.
A fish in the hand is worth two in the water.
quote by me.
I woke this morning from a really weird dream, not that any of my dreams are normal. This artwork is actually my take on a dream a friend had. The kind of dream this illustrates is the mysterious amalgamation of images we get in our minds as we sleep. I feel that our dreams are always trying to tell us something about ourselves.
I thought of maybe going into business, illustrating people’s dreams for them. This thought has turned into another kind of dream, the wishes and thoughts we have for things in our futures. I think this is the new job I’ll give myself. I am now a dream illustrator! I don’t know how much I’ll charge for this thing. For now, I’ll just illustrate people’s dreams and give them the links to where they may find that dream illustrated on a number of different products–my online stores on Zazzle, Society6, and Redbubble. This dream illustration I’m showing you is available in my Redbubble store. (The links to all of those are at the top of this page.)
Please use the comment section if you’d like me to illustrate a dream for you. (no obligation to buy my resulting work, but it would be really nice if you did.) Thanks for visiting!