Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cafe Press

Started my new CafePress store!

Original Art Work by Tisha


Thanks for visiting my online shop! I am a 4th generation quilter and artist, and I have been quilting and creating since I was a small child. I made my first quilt at 11 years old, a sampler pieced and quilted by hand. I am a compulsive artist and have taken numerous courses in color and design as well as drawing, painting, sculpting, fiber art, color and design and more. I'm looking forward to uploading more of my original work here and transforming those into items for sale. If you have something specific that you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact me. Cheers!

I started with quite a few different pieces and products:

Zentnagle on canvas.

Skulls and Starts fiber art

Zentangle Love on watercolor paper

Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawing

Graphite, pen and colored pencil Bleeding Rose

Black and white photography

Zentnagle quilted tree with graphite and pen

Zentangle girl

Zentangle owls.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blog with an Identity Crisis

Still not really sure what I want this blog to be.....

It started out as only a sewing, fiber craft and fiber art blog.  I've incorporated art in general (what isn't art?!) and specifically my painting, which I have enjoyed.  I find myself however, posting the same thing here that I do in other places.

What's the point of that?

I actually have multiple FaceBook pages:  my personal page, which is private, a page for my long-arm quilting business and a page for my Zentangle stuff (since I'm a Certified Zentangle Teacher).  I post mostly pictures on FB and short updates, if I update at all.  I'm really not on FB at all as much as I used to be.  It's just too draining for me and too full of drama these days.

I also have an on-line journal through DreamWidth.  I was with LiveJournal (and do still cross-post to that), but with all of their servers being moved to Russia and the weirdness that came along with that, I switched to DW.  That is a private space where I write mostly unfiltered. 

I do write a lot about my art there however. 

So, what makes this blog different from all of that?

What else do I have to say, that I'm not already saying somewhere else?

Is this blog to promote my art ventures mainly?  (Oh, I also have a website for my long-arm quilting)

Is this blog to promote selling my art?


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Magritte's Scheherazade

Finished the Magritte's Scheherazade piece!

He did so many versions of this piece and I was just fascinated by them.  It was between the beach scene and this one.   I really liked the Dark Tower in the background and the surreal aspect of the landscape on this version.

I started with a to scale drawing to get the facial features and proportions right.

Then started the painting in class.  I wanted to leave space for the three dimensional aspect of the beads.

I took a picture of it in class when the beading was done and immediately saw one that I missed.  See it?

I couldn't resist taking this picture.  We put up our pieces around the class when they are finished and mine happened to be next to this painting.  Love the contrast!

There!  Now the beading is fixed.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Klimt's Golden Tears

I've never been a huge Klimt fan.  His most popular work is of course The Kiss.  But when surfing some of his other work on-line, I came across the painting Golden Tears and knew that I had to paint that.

Definitely had to do the drawing first to get the proportion.

Drawing was done with chalk pastels.  She definitely looks happier in the drawing than the painting.  But then again, she's missing her tears.

Finished painting.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monet Water Lilies

I started off in one directions with this and have changed it, but I'm not sure if I like it or not.

This is what I started off with.  I started over, re-gessoed the canvas, because I felt the background color needed to be vertical, like Monet's, instead horizontal.  I do like that change.  The other change was a suggestion from the instructor that the different panels change colors.  I've attempted that, but not sure if it's working or not.

First attempt

close up

Progress on next attempt with individual colored panels.

Adding more depth and color.  Also I didn't like that circle of lili pads in the blue section, although now I'm seeing a zig zag in green.

I'm thinking that the purple needs to move over farther into the red on the top and the bottom of that panel needs to be darker.  Also the green zig zag needs to go.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Do you undervalue yourself as an artist?

I think most of us do.  I recently ran across this saying:

I would like to think that's true, but I'm not so sure.  People seem to always be looking for a bargain or wanting something at a discount.  When it comes to hand crafted items or original art, that saddens me.  

I you are looking for someone to quilt something for you cheap and fast, don't come to me.  My time is valuable and my creative skills are worth more than that.  If you are looking for a portrait done while you wait, that's just not going to happen.  Creativity isn't measure in dollars or hours, but in inspiration.

How do you price your services or creations?

Friday, March 9, 2018

New Paintings

Just finished two versions of Georgia O'Keefe's Black Iris.  One is on a white gessoed canvas and the mirror image is on a black gessoed canvas.

I'm loving rotating them and seeing the different ways they connect.

See the mushroom in this one?!

This one looked like a shy owl to me.

And Angry owl.