Eclectic Eco Art! 3 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 3 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!" 3 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 4 mon
Using old jewelry and pieces of "junk", made some assemblage pieces with used tea bags as background papers
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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Eco Art:JOY X Four 5 mon
Eco Art utilizing energetically high frequency words
Art: Glorious Fall! 5 mon
I just love Fall colors! Continuing to make art with the Fall season as theme.
3-D ”Fall Birds” by mayah(c)2015. Mixed media on canvas board. 8” x 10”
A family member is an artist who uses acrylic paints; she had an extra set of paints and I traded with her to get them. I hadn’t used acrylics since childhood--won’t tell you how many years ago that was! Used the acrylics to paint the background for ”Fall Birds”. The canvas board itself is made from 100% recycled materials, distributed by Michael’s Art Mart. The background forest photo is reused from a magazine; the birds are reused fr ... read more
Animal Eco Art Cards 5 mon
Been on a roll lately; here's some more Eco Art with animal photos!
Eco Art Card ”Bee One”
Eco Art Card ”Bee Two”
Eco Art Card ”Bears”
Eco Art Card ”Sea Turtle”
A family member is an artist who wipes excess paint onto napkins or paper towels; instead of throwing them away, the paint-covered wipes are used in my Eco Art. These wipes are embellished with small photos of animals from magazines and junk mail and glued onto new card stock to make greeting cards. non-VOC glues/acrylic
Eco Art/Eco Art Cards by mayah(c)2015 utilizes recycled/earth friendlier materials
Recent Eco Art:
Art: Glorious Fall! http://www.curezone.org ... read more
MORE Mini Eco Art 5 mon
What's an "Eco MaG?" Mini Eco Art pieces backed with magnets so they can hang on the 'frig!
Great White Shark
These ”Eco MaGs by mayah”, refrigerator magnets made with recycled/earth friendlier materials, range in size from 3” X 3” to 4” X 4”
They are ”double recycled” because they are made from old Eco MaGs that were taken apart, the bases reused, and updated. The background paper is hand-painted and gifted to me by a friend and fellow artist. The photos are reused from magazines and junk mail. Non-VOC glues/acrylic glazes.
More Recent Eco Art:
Art: Glorious Fall! http://www.cure ... read more
Mini Eco Art for Fall 5 mon
What's an "Eco MaG"? Mini pieces of Eco Art with magnet backings--artsy and practical at the same time!
”Fall Leaves” Eco MaGs by mayah(c)2015
”Tea Time” Eco MaG by mayah(c)2015
There’s nothing like a nice cup of tea to help a person warm up on a cold autumn day!
Eco MaGs by mayah: refrigerator magnets made with recycled/earth friendlier materials; each MaG is 2.75” X 2.75”
These MaGs are ”double recycled” because they are made from old Eco MaGs that were taken apart, the bases reused, and updated. The top three have background paper that is hand-painted and gifted to me by a friend and fellow artist. The leaves are made out of tissue paper glued onto unbleached wax ... read more
Tea Bag Eco Art 6 mon
Eco Art using dried tea bags
”Sisters” Eco Art by mayah (c)2015 5” X 5” X 3/4”
Reused dried tea bags as background; dried tea ”sprinkles”; reused greeting card photo, junk mail, Rhimax 100% recycled paper, non-VOC glues and acrylic glaze
My first art using tea bags--after watching some tutorials on YouTube, tried it out for myself! Most throw away the used tea, yet I decided it would give great texture to the art work. The base is cloth canvas stretched over wood frame (purchased). The tea itself is organic.
”Paris Unity” Eco MaG by mayah (c)2015 2” X 2”
Reused tea bags, junk mail, crumbled d ... read more
Eco Art: Celebrate!/Fall Owl 6 mon
It's been awhile since doing art--first art of the Fall season....aha ha ha! Been calling one of the art pieces "Fall Eagle"--it's an OWL! Just now noticed that! Mea Culpa.
”Celebrate!” Eco Art Collage(c)mayah 2015; made from recycled materials--magazines,junk mail, greeting cards, cardboard; earth-friendlier glues/acrylic glaze
Eco Art Card made for a friend who had some serious health challenges this past year and is now doing well! This is a card of celebration and joy!
Eco Art Placard ”Fall Owl” (c)mayah 2015
Made from recycled materials--packaging material, cardboard, photos from old calendars; earth-friendlier glues/acrylic glaze; found seed pods
Welcoming in the Fall and cooler weather!
Similar Eco Art:
Earth Forms http://cure ... read more
Art:Book of Mysteries 8 mon
Eco Art Book: This is my first altered book. It started out as just the cardboard hardcover of a very old children's book, with all of the pages missing, that a friend and fellow artist gave to me. Working intensely for the past 10 days, the hardcover has been transformed into "The Book of Mysteries"
Eco Art Book: ”Book of Mysteries” All art and photos by mayah(c)2015 Top: Front cover; bottom: back cover 6” X 4”
I had the little empty cardboard book cover sitting on my art table since last year; suddenly last week I felt inspired to make a book. The book cover was covered with recycled Rhimax paper; the pages were made out of the same, with two sheets glued together to make the pages thick, then sewed together, and finally glued into the book cover. Each 8” X 6” double page was then decorated with a theme and has a ”mystery” to it.
Initially, the book pages and bi ... read more
Art: Mandala Mobile 9 mon
More Eco Art made with a reused plastic box
Eco Art Mandala Mobile by mayah(c)2015 6.5” X 5.5” X 2” Front and Side Views
This is made out of two small prints from a watercolor I did many years ago; each mandala is about 3” in diameter, hand embroidered (after the holes are punched with a threadless sewing machine), mounted on recycled cardboard. The mandalas hang by embroidery floss inside a reused plastic box; in the back ground is recycled green bubble wrap over a piece of blue art paper backed with cardboard; non-VOC glues/acrylic glaze.
”Eco Art by mayah” utilizes reused/recycled and earth-friendlier materials
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Art Cards from Photos 9 mon
I took some photos of my watercolor art and nature years ago, had some small prints made, put them away and forgot about them. Rediscovered the photos and have been making art cards all weekend.
Art Card ”Backyard Flower” 6” X 5.5” Eco Art by mayah(c)2015
You can’t see it from the photo, but I put a cardboard cut-out in the shape of the flower underneath the flower in the photo, so that the flower sticks out from the card for a bit of a 3-D effect. Hand embroidery around the flower petals/stems.
Made an envelop for this card out of unbleached wax paper--this was stitched on the sewing machine.
”Southwest” 7” X 5” Eco Art by mayah(c)2015
Another art card from a photo of a watercolor design I did years ago; used the sewing machine to punch the holes aro ... read more
Eco Art Orchid Challenge 9 mon
Finishing my "Eco Art Orchid Challenge", here are orchids #4 and #5.
http://curezone.com/upload/Members/Mayah/Eco_Art_Orchid_2015_04_Plastic_sm.png Eco Art Orchid #4, 6” X 8” by mayah(c)2015
This one was fun to do: after embroidering it, glued the photo onto a piece of recycled cardboard and put it on top of layers of colored bubble wrap inside of a recycled plastic container (can’t even remember what was originally in the container--some kind of small electronic some-thing-or-other?). This one is hanging in my bathroom window as a sort-of light catcher.
http://curezone.com/upload/Members/Mayah/Eco_Art_Orchid_2015_05_sm.png Eco Art Orchid #5, app ... read more
Eco Art: Orchid Redux 9 mon
Liked the photo of the orchid so much, I'm doing 4 more "orchid" art projects! Here are Orchids #2 and #3
Eco Art by mayah(c)2015: ”Orchid #2” Greeting Card 6”X6”
The holes around the edges are punched using a threadless sewing machine; the running stitch embroidery is done by hand. This time I left the flower as-is and didn’t embroidery around the petals. The polka-dot background paper was hand-painted by a friend.
Eco Art by mayah(c)2015: ”Orchid #3” placard 6”X6”
Burlap paper backed with reused cardboard; jute hanger. Hand Embroidery: blanket stitch around burlap paper edges; backstitch on flower, running stitch around flower photo’s edges. The shades of colors used to embroid ... read more
Eco Art: "Orchid" 10 mon
Eco Art using hand embroidery on a photograph of a flower
Eco Art: Orchid 6” X 6” Framed
All Photos and art by mayah(2015)
The top image is the original photo I took of the last bloom on an orchid plant I had in the house; the orchid was actually purple-hued like this, but when I printed out the image, the flower came out more red-toned. Hand embroidery around the petal edges. Mounted on paper a friend made for me out of mesh layered over gold-toned paper. Dried orchid flowers. Frame re-used from Goodwill Industries.
”Eco Art by mayah” utilizes recycled/reused and earth-friendlier materials.
NEW! ”Orchid Redux”--I liked th ... read more
Kryon: Simply Being Here 10 mon
Kryon, a benevolent group energy from the other side of the Veil, tells us that it is more important what we are BEing than what we are DOing.
Simply Being Here
From Kryon Live Channel, ”The Old Soul Defined”
March 29, 2015 in Bali, Indonesia
”Listen: It doesn’t matter what you do! Your light helps this planet, not your works. Your search for who you are helps this planet. Just by sitting in the chair today helps this planet! The Crystalline Grid remembers what you’re doing and the energy created from your conscious search will last for generations. By being here as an experienced soul, you put your experience of wisdom into the grids of this planet, the energy of the maturity of your lives. That’s what you’re doing ... read more
Art:Angel in Field of Flowers 11 mon
Another Eco Art piece using recycled and earth-friendlier materials
Background: textured paper towel with paint on it: a family member is an artist; instead of throwing away the paper towels used to wipe excess paint off of brushes, I use them in my Eco Art as background and enhance the colors with hand embroidery using outline stitches
Detail showing hand embroidery around paint marks
Eco Art ”Angel in a Field of Flowers” Framed 10” X 10”
All photos and Eco Art by mayah(c)2015
This Eco Art piece is made from: recycled junk mail, reused paper towel/left over paint, recycled cardboard, hand embroidery; non-toxic glues and acrylic g ... read more
Art:Hummingbird Joy 11 mon
MORE Eco Art from reused materials
Photo of hummingbird from junk mail from The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/ mounted on cardboard with glitter glue to enhance the color and to give it a bit of 3-D effect.
Background: textured paper towel with paint on it: a family member is an artist; instead of throwing away the paper towels used to wipe excess paint off of brushes, I use them in my Eco Art as background and enhance the colors with hand embroidery using outline stitches and French knots (under the bird’s tail)
”Hummingbird Joy” 6” x 8” Framed
All photos and art by mayah(c)2015
This Eco Art ... read more
Artistic Pufferfish 12 mon
There are 18,000 animal and plant species newly discovered this past year. This one is my favorite of the 10 featured in the online article.
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The Artistic Pufferfish
Scientific name: Torquigener albomaculosus
Elaborate circles with geometric designs have cropped up on the seafloor off the coast of Japan’s Amami-Oshima Island, a la Signs , for the past 20 years. Scientists finally solved the mystery—the circles are created by a newly discovered pufferfish. The male pufferfish drag themselves across the sand to create these nests with the hope that they’ll attract female pufferfish. The ridges formed in the sand reduce the ocean current in the circle’s center to offer some protection to eggs that ... read more