About Melzzartt: Creatively Crazed

I'm a nature-loving, tree-hugging, artist who looks at life a little differently. I try to focus on the positive. I do a little of everything. In this blog you'll see three types of my work: Digital art, abstract drawings, and photography. I hope you enjoy what you see. Thank you for stopping by!

Still creating?

Yes, I am! I’ve been creating things with Sculptamold, which is an air-dry paper modeling compound. I mix it with water and apply it to armature, of sorts, that I make from either paper or wire. It hardens, then I sand it, paint it and otherwise make it look like stuff. Here’s an anchor and an octopus. Does the anchor look real to you? Believe it or not, it doesn’t even weigh three pounds. The octopus isn’t exactly done because I may decide to add suckers to it. I do this kind of work, now, more than drawing and painting because I live with chronic pain and this is a lot easier on my fingers and wrists. The anchor is on display for a month with some of my drawings and a painting at Cravings, a cafe in Sharon Pennsylvania. Thanks for stopping by!20180105_103736.jpg20180103_130224.jpg

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So goes art…

We make our plans and life has a way of rearranging them. The same thing happens with artwork. We start out with a sketch, hoping to turn it into a similar painting. Something happens and it turns into something either just a little different, or changes into  something unalike what we had in our minds.

This painting is no exception. At this point, it doesn’t look much like a painting. The colors are as close to the original as I can get. Artworks just don’t look the same once you scan or photograph them. Well, that’s how it is for me, anyway. So, I used a program to make the scanned copy look more like my painting.

The image also looks a little different than my sketch. I decided to put a glove on one hand. You might interpret the meaning of the glove differently than I do.  Years down the road, we might both look at this image differently. That’s because life changes our perspectives.

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Let it snow. Or not.

What a year it’s been for my family! We had a house fire in March, finally got back home in August, my husband was diagnosed with cancer in September, had surgery in October and the doctor accidentally cut something else out…Just TOO Much! ? There have been fire fighters, police, contractors and nurses in our home all year! We’ve had serious health issues on my side of the family and his..it’s just been one of those years! Hubby is on the mend and finally back to work! Needless to say, it’s been a tough one! So, Let it snow. Or not! I don’t care! A little snow…or a lot. I just hope my family and friends stay safe and warm and have enough of whatever it is they need.

I created the following GIF image from a painting I did recently. You may find the original image printed on all kinds of things at the following links.

in my Redbubble store: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mzzart/works/24036685-december-moon

in my Zazzle store:
http://www.zazzle.com/gifts?gp=235932066601827751

Thanks for taking the time to read! Thanks to family and friends who helped us in our times of need and for the messages of love and support from my online family of friends. anigif

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays and love and hugs to all!

 

The Butterfly Maker’s Moon

I couldn’t think of a title for this writing so I thought of calling it “untitled”. I realize I may have already done that with a post. Though being redundant is one of my finer qualities, I’ve decided to call it, “The Butterfly Maker’s Moon”.

A new website is in the works for me. I’ll be posting the link to that once I get it up and running. I hope to be more faithful in posting to that website. Sometimes, you just need to start over, you know?the butterfly makers moon2 COPY

One of the better things I’ve created lately is this image, “The Butterfly Maker’s Moon”. It’s available in my Zazzle online store and in my “Mel Moongazer” Society6 online store, on lots of products. The links to those stores are at the top of the page.

Thank you for visiting!