acrylic, gouache watercolor
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|Me, Mary Stebbins Taitt|
with my mother's day gifts
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|Moray eel, in progress|
in Andrea's book
with new paints
I wish a happy mother's day to your mothers, grandmothers, wives or to you, if you're a mother.
Friday, May 10, 2013
|"When Confronted with our Worst Nightmares|
I like to fight back with Flowers"
Collaboration Andrea and Mary
water color, acrylic, pigment pens, colored pencil
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I have a lot of dreams of being chased down dark alleys by men who intend me harm. They are nightmares, because I wake up terrified. Not sure if that's what Andrea meant.
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I am still sick and my work is going slowly.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
|Mr. Gnu in his canoe|
Raced Yak in his kayak
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I posted the steps (4 coats of paint) here, but don't have time to do it again. At least, not now.
Friday, April 26, 2013
|Crane and Snail ride the train|
acrylic on Moleskine watercolor paper
by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt
Crane also took the train.
San Cassimally, Animal Carnival
This is my illustration for San Cassimally's Animal Carnival, which I am no longer officially illustrating. I did it for Illustration Friday last week ("train"), but because of my illness, I was unable to get it done in time. (Took me a whole week, so I may be running late! Sorry).
This is actually on my LAST page, I think. (The other pages are still blank.) Because of my pain, which is usually worst in the mornings, I can't paint until evening.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
This is an experiment. I created this digital image from two photographs I took. I posted it to cowbird and from cowbird to Pinterest and from Pinterest here. Weird. If you click the image twice, once here and once at Pinterest, you'll end up at the Cowbird story, with a much larger image.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Self-Portrait of the Artist in a "Dark Matter Mirror," for Andrea. (by me, Mary stebbins Taitt). I haven't had a Moleskine sketchbook from the exchange in a long time. I've been filling in some of the old Moleskines (may post some of them later), and I also bought two strange nonMoleskine sketchbooks. This one I got at our local Renaissance Festival hand made paper and cover, leather. The piece is done on the inside of the front cover on the leaver with markers. The leather is very rough and stained with droplets of leather stain from the outside of the front cover.
The outer red, yellow and orange circle represents the persona I present to the world--sunny and pleasant. The inner circle represents my hidden dark thoughts and feelings, my anger, rage, pain, shame etc. The rays are the love I give out to the world and the snakes are the anger, rage, pain and shame that escape from their internal prison and cause hurt feelings and misunderstandings. They also represent the chaos that underlies and spills out of the "safely" imprisoned negative qualities.
This book is too big to fit on my scanner (what was I thinking?) and the leather is thick, sturdy and doesn't lie flat, so I apologize for the quality of the photo.