I've had quite a few discussions with friends lately about always seeking that acceptance that seems out of reach, and it seems what we are seeking acceptance on is different for us all, rather it's acceptance of your work, your parents love, your spouse's approval, whatever it is, only the fact that it seems elusive to us is the same. But then there comes a time where you have to look deep into your spirit and accept yourself...all the things you are seeking acceptance on, and accept your spirit yourself and let it free. That's the meaning of this painting for me, stop seeking and find it in yourself. I hope for all of you reading this that you find that acceptance within your own spirit. Celebrate who you are, not who others want you to be!
I used acrylic, oil paints, charcoal, assorted papers and her wings are gold leaf on this painting. The words on the painting say Finding, Seeking, Acceptance.
Have a great thursday! I know I'm posting this late lol, I'm still running behind! I hope to catch up soon and I still have that video to post! xo Michele
Okay I don't know what my deal is with Mondays, but it must not be the day for me to blog!! I spent the weekend finishing up painting my son's old room, and organizing the new studio. I doubt it will ever be that clean again! It's so organized I can't remember where I put everything! Seriously, it is such a wonderful feeling to enter the room that is bright and fresh and everything has a place, no more digging trying to find that scrapbook paper that I just had out! I feel much more creative in that space! I've been working on lots of the fused glass pendants with witches, skellies, pumkin heads, and ghosts. Gotta love Halloween! Also I'm working on some mixed media type of pins. Hopefully I'll have a picture to post soon. Also more mixed media paintings! You can see all the glass pendants here: http://stores.ebay.com/michele-lynch-art I'll post a picture of the studio so far. The ceramic masks that are one the wall were made by my sons at school (10 years apart lol). Notice the ancient video camera? Yup I filmed another glass pendant video now I just have to edit and upload and all that jazz. I'm hoping to get it done soon! xo Michele
Again, I don't know where this week went! I meant to post on Monday, then again on Wednesday and remembered once I was in bed lol! I've had a lot going on, I helped my oldest son move into an apartment last Saturday. By Sunday I was a blubbering ball of tears! I never thought it would hit me so hard. I'm very happy for him that he has an apartment and all of that but suddenly I missed my baby! (okay so he's almost 21 lol) and he lives very close lol. I'm including a picture of him (that's his girlfriend Desi also in the picture) with the UHaul truck! I decided rather than walk by his empty bedroom every day that I would turn that into my new studio :o) So the painting, cleaning began! Now if I could only get some new flooring in there it would be perfect! This weekend I'll start the daunting task of moving all my masses of stuff over to that room. Boy where did all this stuff come from?? LOL!
I've listed a bunch of pendants this week! Lots of witches for the upcoming Halloween or just because I'm feeling witchy! I'm also painting an adorable little witch trying to pick out her favorite kitty...she'll be listed this weekend! Everyone have a safe and happy weekend!! xo Michele
Okay I'm not sure what happened to Monday, I just totally spaced and forgot to post! I've been trying to post monday, wednesday and friday. Well it was a boring monday anyway lol. I did get the paper mache doll bust on ebay though, along with listing some notecards. I'll try to get some more notecards up soon. I also was able to get 3 new pendants listed tonight and I have 3 more for tomorrow night! Wooo Hoooo! The pendants I listed tonight are a witch with her friends mr JOL and kitty. They've blown past Mr. Moon and scared him! who knew? I also did a Frida Kahlo pendant with her day of the dead earrings on! and last but not least I did a folk art girl with sunflowers! If you get a chance take a peek at them! http://stores.ebay.com/michele-lynch-art
The weather is so much cooler here already, fall is in the air no doubt about it. The evenings here are just beautiful sitting on the deck with the cool air watching the sun disappear behind the horizon. My kind of boring monday lol!
Okay so on Wed I was having one of those days, lol, it seemed to spill into Thurs and then today things seems to finally be catching up...I finally am not just spinning my wheels! I got a new painting listed on ebay, she's very soft and vintage looking! You can find prints of her on etsy. Also 3 more glass pendants were added to ebay yesterday! I should have another original, a mixed media mermaid listed on ebay tomorrow, I'll list her prints on etsy also and then finally a have a paper mache doll bust just about finished, Sunday maybe? Oh and I have note cards to add to etsy too! Wooo Hooo! Lots of goodies! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Stay safe :o) xo Michele
Don't you just love those days when no matter what you try to do something happens? I spent my evening listing auctions on ebay and for some reason auctiva did not hold the new pictures I put in the template when I uploaded it to ebay, so I revised it through ebay. Nope still the old pics. I did it again...nope still the old pics...by then there was a bid on one of the ones I was fixing so now ebay won't let me revise it at all, it was just one of those nights! I finally had to cancel the listing and relist it! I feel sooo bad for the bidder!! I got the other listing revised finally too :o) Anyway! I'm happy to say on this no good, bad, terrible wednesday that I did manage to list 3 new fused glass pendants!! Woooo Hoooo! Look for 3 more tomorrow night (the gremlins willing!). Here's a peek at one of them, you can find more pics of all three in my ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/michele-lynch-art or ebay seller id: Michelelynchdesigns Hope everyone has a great rest of the night!! xo Michele
Oops! I totally forgot that yesterday was Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend! I spent it working around here. We finally got the kitchen painted! So now except for new lighting and painting the ceiling it's done!! Wooo Hoooo! We also spent the weekend shoveling 10 cubic yards of dirt to fill a hole where we took out a pool. I hurt in spots that I didn't know could hurt! The other thing I got done was to update my etsy shop!! FINALLY!!! Let's here another Wooo Hooo!!! So if you get a chance take a peek: http://michelelynchart.etsy.com Flower Fran is one of the items you'll find on there!! Those of you who have been with me forever, know I used to do paper mache figures and I love it! I can't stay in one medium and I have to say I've finally decided to listen to my heart and create what I need to create and not try to follow some silly rules. So I will be listing more paper mache again soon. I created Flower Fran in 2004 and she has lived with me ever since, she is the only piece I ever kept and she makes me smile every day! But I've decided it's time for her to share her grin with someone new, so I listed her on etsy. Hope someone will give her a new home with lots of love! New fused glass pendants will be listed tomorrow in my ebay store. Wooo hoooo!!!
I'm like most artists, I've been creating something for as long as I can remember. I have explored many types of media and love experimenting with new things. Mixed media seems to be where my heart belongs. I can combine my love of painting, sculpting, adding found object all into one. The Steampunk Soul series evolved after I took a job with a corporation--the Soul Sucker. I hope you enjoy my artwork! xo Michele