EcoArt: Easter/Resurrection Festival 59 h
"Easter/Resurrection Festival & Three Ages of Festivals"
”Eternal Flame” Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Created Easter Sunday 4/21/2019 from cardboard, paper, burlap scraps, newspaper image,hand embroidery. Approx 12” x 7” placard
”April 19, 2019
We have entered a most important week of multiple festivals. Three festivals this week representing three religions and three Ages (Aries, Pisces & Aquarius) – stages for humanity’s development – are occurring simultaneously. Aries (Age of Laws), Pisces (Age of Faith & Love) & Aquarian (Age of Science, Humanity & Commu ... read more
Eco Art: Assemblages "Discard"/"Toss" 7 d
Assemblage is an art form based off of collage. Whereas collage is primarily 2-Dimensional, Assemblage art goes "off the page" to form 3-Dimensional works. I call it "sculpture made out of junk".
Been in a dark mood lately. These two small works are the result:
”Discarded Dreams” Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Assemblage; 6” X 6.5” base
”Discarded Dreams” side view
”Discarded Dreams” back view
Materials: recycled cardboard base; waxed paper,tissue paper; reused paint palette scraps; handmade mini-books from scrap paper,paint pen, and embroidery floss.
This assemblage piece started out with a small cube I’d made out of waxed paper and tissue papers years ago; I discovered the cube had gotten somewhat squished at the back of my desk, and was inspired to rip it open ... read more
Eco Art: Cardboard Redux 18 d
MORE Cardboard Art!
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Cardboard Box Creation 8.5” x 6.5” x 2.5”
Cardboard cracker box, turned inside out, coated with matte acrylic. Center: cardboard stripped of top layer to show ribbing underneath, hand embroidered onto box; paint palette on white cardboard backing; jute hanger (not shown)
Box Side: hand embroidered cardboard circles
3-D view of box/box side
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Cardboard Creation April 01 7” x 5”
Cardboard, burlap paper scraps, buttons, hand embroidery ... read more
EcoArt:Spring Equinox! 35 d
happy spring equinox!
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Spring Equinox Greeting Card made from recycled magazine pictures,scraps from other art projects,printer color test sheet, hand embroidery on Rhimax 100% recycled paper product
RHIMAX 100% post consumer recycled paper product: https://www.marylandpaper.com/products
Eco Art: Honoring LFIRE https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423061
Eco Art: Cardboard Creations https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2423058
Eco Art: ”Pass It On” Greeting Cards https://www.cur ... read more
Eco Art:Honoring LFIRE 36 d
My friend LFIRE is a collage and assemblage artist. This one's for you, LFIRE!
LFIRE and I often exchange art. We have an understanding that we can alter, take apart, rip up, reuse, or otherwise cannibalize each other’s art in order to make something new out of it.
About twice a year, for my birthday and for the Holidays, LFIRE snail-mails me large boxes filled with ”junk”---many artists call it ”ephemera” but ”good junk” it is to me---to be utilized in my art. She often includes collages she has made, with instructions for me to use these collages for ”parts” to be made into new Eco Art.
Last year’s Holiday box contained several of LFIRE’s cast off collages. ... read more
Eco Art: Bulb Box Assemblage 36 d
"Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium." Wikipedia
Years ago, when I first encountered assemblage art, I didn’t know what to call it, except ”three dimensional collage made out of junk”. It wasn’t until I met my friend LFIRE, collage and assemblage artist, that I had a name for it. While I’ve made many an Eco Art piece with items sticking out of a flat surface, this art piece below is most likely the first that I’ve made that I can call ”assemblage art”.
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 Assemblage, 5.5” X 2.5” X 2.5” ”Light Bulb House” made from recycled light bulb packaging, broken light bulb, dried flowers, cardboard, a ... read more
EcoArt: Cardboard Creations 36 d
More art utilizing recycled cardboard
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 ”Foxes” Placard 12” X 10”
Made from three different types of cardboard packaging materials, old calendar picture of foxes highlighted with paint markers; Rhimax 100% recycled paper product (backing); non-Voc acrylic glaze; jute hanger
The picture of foxes is backed with Rhimax to strengthen it; it actually sticks out quite a bit from the cardboard backing for a 3-D effect. I really like the wavy packaging cardboard for it’s appearance and texture.
Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 ”Cardboard & Plant Matter” Box: 6” X 8” X 2.3”; Plastic cover is 1” depth.
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Eco Art: Geometric Fabric 62 d
Continuing to utilize cardboard as an integral part of the Eco Art piece
”Fabric Geometry” Eco Art by mayah(c)2019 11.5” X 9” x 2”
This piece started out with leftover iced tea. The tea, long since diluted sitting in the ’frig, was poured into a metal broiler pan, and then pieces of white art paper and a scrap of old white sheet were placed in the pan, left to sit for a couple of hours, then taken out and dried. I like the way the color changed from bright white to beige.
The paper and sheet were cut into rectangular shapes, and the paper sewn onto the sheet with machine stitching. Left over scraps of cardboard, sand paper, and burlap paper were g ... read more
Eco Art: "Pass It On" Greeting Cards 64 d
A new concept for recycling greeting cards
My friend Your Enchanted Gardener* suggested I stop writing greetings inside the cards I make and send to family and friends, leaving the interiors blank; I could write a note on a separate piece of paper and just loosely insert it inside the card. This way, the recipient could keep the note, but then reuse and recycle the card by sending it on to someone else. I liked this idea and started doing it.
Then I thought that it would be great if the card had multiple recycling potential. I thought of making a pocket inside of the card and putting blank pieces of paper inside of it, and a ( ... read more
Eco Art: Cardboard Flower Goddess 72 d
Cardboard can be a beautiful, free, and sturdy alternative to expensive canvas or frames in making Eco Art.
I’ve utilized recycled cardboard quite frequently in my Eco Art pieces, but usually as backing material.
My friend and fellow artist LFIRE has been making wonderful art utilizing cardboard (See her recent cardboard art on her latest blog: https://www.curezone.org/blogs/fm.asp?i=2420946 ) Inspired by her work, I’ve been looking at cardboard with new eyes, and seeing the artistic beauty in it. This piece is one result:
The portrait of ”Venus” is from a magazine catalog advertisement; her hair is enhanced with colored ink pens. I’ve used this image of ”Venus” several times in o ... read more
EcoArt: Dreaming of Spring 3 mon
Haven't created art for a few weeks; made these late last night, the first art of 2019. It's Winter, I am grateful for the rains in California after months of fires...Yet, I'm already dreaming of Spring and warmer weather!
”Goddess of Spring 5” X 6” Eco Art by mayah(c)2019
Recycled materials: Found this great thrift store frame with ceramic flowers, and had wondered what do with it for several months. Last night, inspiration struck and I added recycled bubble wrap, a frame stand (piece with the metal doo-hickey on it), key, magazine image, piece of embroidery thread, and cardboard backing.
Tea Tag 06 2019 5” X 7” Eco Art by mayah(c)2019
Recycled materials: Styrofoam backing, magazine advertisement images, tea bag tag with proverb: ”Plant Kindness, Gather Love”
Eco Art by mayah u ... read more
New Year 2019 3 mon
Happy New Year!
Eco Art by mayah(c)2018
4" X 4" canvas covered with used dried tea bags,recycled magazine images,glitter glue,dragonfly notion;jute hanger.
2019 is a 3 year: [2+0+1+9=12;1+2=3] In Tibetan numerology, 3 is a catalyst number for change; it also represents inner child energy, creativity and JOY!
My only New Year’s resolution is to continue to be CREATE-ive and make more art!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Winter Solstice/Christmas Eve: read more
Winter Solstice/Christmas 2018 4 mon
Winter Solstice was 12/21/2018; Christmas Eve is tonight 12/24/2018
Greeting card by mayah(c)2018; photo from NRDC member newsletter; RHIMAX 100% recycled paper product;hand embroidery
WINTER SOLSTICE/CHRISTMAS: ”Return of the Light. Return of the Sun. End of darkness. Our hearts, our inner Sun, vivifying, coming alive again. Solstice (Yule) is Friday, when...a 3 day pause begins. The Sun is quiet and still (sol--sun, stice--still) for 3 days. And then at midnight, Christmas morning, the Midnight Sun begins to move Northward. And the new light, the holy child (the Soul) within our hearts and minds...is born. We are ’anointed with light’--t ... read more
Eco Art: Altered Postcards TWO 4 mon
MORE altered postcards from the Huntington Beach Art Center in Southern California. I've collected postcards from each art exhibit I've attended at this small yet very well organized gallery. Here are several more 7" x 5" postcards that I've altered to create art of my own:
Original Huntington Beach Art Center postcard image:
painting by Eileen McCullough, ”Lifeguard on Duty”, 2017 24 X 30 inches
Altered postcard front: sandpaper, magazine images of birds and sunflower; hand embroidery.
Reverse: acrylic paint, magazine images of ocean and shark.
Original Postcard image from ”Centered on the Center” Huntington Beach Art Center exhibition https://www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org/centered-on-the-center-2018.html
Altered postcard: Magazine images of sunflowers/grass and alligator; hand embroidery. It took two postcards to make this, ... read more
Doodle Art:Origami ball 4 mon
I've been making origami art since I was a kid; here is one I made out of a recent doodle art.
”Doodle Art #15” by mayah(c)2018
”Doodle Art” is meant to be relaxing, and not necessarily a ”work of art”. I keep pens, paper, colored pencils near my bed and when I can’t sleep, take them out and create ”doodle art”. This one has fold lines on it as I turned it into an origami ball and then unfolded it to scan it (”noun: origami--the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures”):
First few folds
blowing through a small hole, the ball is inflated
For complete instructions of how to make an origami ball: https://web-japan.org/kids ... read more
EcoArt: MORE Seascapes 5 mon
Having finished the "Underwater Fantasy" canvas, made these smaller art pieces out of some unused materials
Seascape Postcard 01 by mayah(c)2018
Seascape Postcard 02 by mayah(2018)
Received a large advertisement postcard in the mail; cut it in half and used it as backing for these two smaller postcards, 6” X 4”. Collages made from recycled magazine pictures, acrylic glazes. The top one, a sea slug, reminds me of Yoda. I call it ”Underwater Yoda dispenses pearls of wisdom”.
https://www.curezone.org/upload/Members/Ma ... read more
EcoArt: Bejeweled Flowers 5 mon
Every now and then, the Sunday newspaper I receive has a full fashion advertisement magazine insert. The image colors are always brilliant and make for great collage material
Previous Page, Page 23
The butterfly jewelry image goes off the edge of the placard.
Flower Placard Collages 1 and 2: Eco Art by mayah(c)2018 each 6.5” x 9”
Made from recycled styrofoam packing material as backing; flower and jewelry images from magazine advertisements; reused paint palette; AcriGlaze* non-Voc acrylic glaze.
*AcriGlaze: Clear artist’s glaze in Gloss or Matte ”SafeCoat AcriGlaze is a non-toxic, clear, topical sealer...It can also serve as a reducer for any type of waterbased paint, as well as a special mixing medium and finish for use in display, art and tradeshow projects.” h ... read more