Art: Bunch o' MaGs 12 h
Homemade refrigerator magnets
All photos and art by mayah(c)2016
The bases of all of these MaGs are small 2” X 2” art canvases painted with acrylic paint. The ”toppings” are found nature objects and reused materials such as bubble wrap, paint palette scrap, magazine photos, junk jewelry, junk mail paper, and cardboard. Sturdy magnet backing.
Eco Art and Eco MaGs by mayah utilizes recycled components.
MORE Recent Art:
New Life for Old MaGs: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2332005
”Emerging Elephants”: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2331383
”Tree Bark X 8”: ht ... read more
Art:New Life for Old MaGs 13 h
Giving new life to old faded Eco MaGs. What's a MaG? A mini work of art that has a sheet of magnet on the back, so it can hang on the 'frig. These are made of recycled materials.
Eco MaG ”Goldman’s Rose” by mayah(c)2016 Original photo of rose by L. Goldman of Plant Your Dream fame: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/f.asp?f=92
Eco MaG ”Corn Doll” by mayah(c)2016
Eco MaG ”Painted Flowers” by mayah(c)2016
These are Eco MaGs I made a number of years ago; they were up on my refrigerator and the sunlight coming through the skylight faded some of the colors.
Over the years I’ve learned that certain colors of paper and magazine ink don’t hold up well in sunlight, such as dark blue (fades to light purple), green (fades to blue) and some oranges (fades to ye ... read more
Art: Emerging Elephants 5 d
Another Eco Art placard, just finished late tonight!
Eco Art Placard ”Emerging Elephants” by mayah(c)2016
The elephants look like they’re emerging from a portal.
The magazine photo of elephants is glued onto cardboard; the left side is pasted down on the placard, the right side is free so it sticks out for a 3-D effect.
You can see the elephant photo sticking out away from the backing
Made from reused paint palette, old Instamatic camera film card, magazine photo, scrap paper, green card stock, recycled cardboard backing, non toxic and low or no-VOC paints, acrylic glazes, glues.
Eco Art by mayah utilizes re ... read more
Art:"Tree Bark X 8" 5 d
I find tree bark fascinating and like to use it in my art. This piece has eight (8) pieces of tree bark on it. In Tibetan numerology, 8 is the number of manifestation.
Eco Art Mixed Media, 12” X 12” X 1”. ”Tree Bark X 8” by mayah(c)2016
Family member is an artist who wipes excess paint onto paper knapkins; instead of throwing them away they are given to me to use in my art. This knapkin was coated with several layers of acrylic glaze to strengthen it, and painted white on the back to make it opaque. The tree bark was found around my neighborhood; the summer heat causes the trees to shed their bark. The bark needed reinforcing so each has thick white glue coating the backs and layers of acrylic on top to prevent cracking and flaking. All is glued on ... read more
ART:"Samurai Summer" 5 d
Having fun playing with different pieces of "junk" on my art table.
Eco Art Greeting Card: ”Samurai Summer” by mayah(c)2016
A family member and I both thought that the doodle looks like a person in a pose, and somehow the paint patterning is reminiscent of Japanese art and calligraphy. The bright orange reminds me of the hot summer sun. Made from a reused scrap of paint palette, hand-drawn doodle, scrap paper; hand embroidery around the edges. Non-VOC glues/acrylic glaze.
Eco Art Placard ”Thoughts of Spring” by mayah(c)2016
Made from magazine photo of flower, paint palette scrap, lace scrap, hand embroidery, gold card stock, backed with rec ... read more
Eco Art: Tea Bark Dangles 22 d
Hello, all! Haven't posted for about six months, and have some new Eco Art to share.
Art and Photo by mayah(c)2016
Art and photo by mayah(c)2016
Eco Art: ”Tea Bark Dangles”--These are made out of found tree bark from around my neighborhood. The trees are shedding their bark in record amounts this summer; I suspect that it’s the particularly hot and dry weather we’ve been having in southern California all year that’s causing the trees to dry out and shed their bark more profusely than is usual.
The foundation for each piece is a 4” X 4” X 1” stretched canvas-over-wood covered with used tea bags and coated with flat acrylic glaze; the ”pearls” are from an old bro ... read more
Eclectic Eco Art! 6 mon
Been on a roll lately with making art...here's an eclectic mix of recent work from found nature objects, junk and scraps, and reused tea bags!
Eco MaG by mayah(c)2016 ”Phoenix” 2” X 2”
”Phoenix” side view
Small magnet made from reused dried tea bags as background coated with non-VOC acrylic glaze over a 2 inch square art canvas; a metallic phoenix icon, and amber and gold colored junk jewelry pieces; magnet backing, non toxic glues.
I get impatient waiting for glue to dry when making art, so while working on the magnet, the two pieces below were made, the work rotating between them as they each in turn were drying.
Eco Art by mayah(c)2016 ”Thread Sampler” approximately 2.5” X 10” (not counting threads at the b ... read more
Valentine Handmade Greeting Cards 6 mon
Had fun hand making Valentine's Day cards for family members. May you all find love in your life! Happy Valentine's Day!
Greeting Card: Valentine Flowers made from newspaper advertisement of flowers on reused white cardboard on top of hand-painted art paper; machine and hand embroidery. When working with images from newspapers, it works best to coat the Image with acrylic glaze before cutting it out; that way, the newsprint doesn’t rub off and the photo is easier to work with. Additionally, the glaze gives the image a glossy sheen; a few coats of the acrylic and the image doesn’t look like it came from a newspaper.
Greeting Card: Valentine Heart made from a scrap of wrapping paper on reused light bul ... read more
Eco Art:"Junk is Joy!" 6 mon
Assemblage piece made from junk lying around on my art table.
Eco Art Assemblage ”Junk is Joy” 8.5” X 7”
Made just for fun from junk lying around on my art table--plastic, wooden, and metal bits; sewn paper scrap; buttons; recycled cardboard backing; thrift store frame.
Art and photo by mayah(c)2016; ”Eco Art by mayah” utilizes earth-friendlier and recycled/reused materials.
MORE Eco Art:
Tea Bag Assemblage: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2297621
MORE Tea Bag Eco Art: http://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2290002
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Art:Tea Bag Assemblage 7 mon
Using old jewelry and pieces of "junk", made some assemblage pieces with used tea bags as background papers
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Tea Bag Assemblage ”Twist” 5” X 5” X 3/4”
Tea Bag Assemblage ”The Four Directions” 4” X 4” X 3/4”
Tea Bag Assemblage ”Linked” 4” X 4” X 3/4”
All art and photos: Eco Art by mayah(c)2016
”Eco Art by mayah” utilizes earth-friendlier and recycled/reused materials. These art pieces are made with reused dried tea bags as background; dried tea ”sprinkles”; junk jewelry and other ”junk” lying around on my art table; non-VOC glues and acrylic glazes; on cloth canvas frames. ”The Four Directions” features hand embroidery around the perimeter of the round tea bag.
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