Friday, September 9, 2011

Milo says Thanks... & Now for something completely different!

First, thanks to all the caring folk who were worried about Milo the Wonderdog, he had his tail between this legs & head down when I read the comments letting him know how concerned you were, so he sends a big hug & kiss...
He looks a bit like Chewbacca at the moment, it's his winter wooly coat :)

OK, Now let's celebrate like it's... Paint Party Friday :) Eva & Kristin are the dynamic duo that continue each Friday to inflate the balloons & wave the streamers (I just turn up to eat the cake) I wanted to share my finished aceo spirits, two wandering souls who don't realised they have passed on, and they beckon to those who see, as they have a secret to share... with those brave enough to follow...
OK, slight departure, Frayz my hubby makes driftwood sculpture (CargoBoy) and he often is laden with treasures (driftwood, shells, rocks) when we beachcomb... this interestingly heavily worn & textured wooden piece that was no longer needed by the mystical mermaids tobogganing the watery cave canyons walls & so it was offered up as a canvas, which my Big F found then offered to me... it sat for a while because I wasn't sure what it was saying... then I painted, I wanted something mysterious, a story that changed depending how you looked at it...
A positive & negative, a shadow & an aura, is the darkness walking away or coming toward the light, are the two facing away like it's over, or coming towards each other to form a union... I loved the way the original wooden canvas had the word 'ash', the remains, of a soul, a love, a person? Anyway, it was different approach, the wood seemed like it was already imprinted with a story, it basically painted itself...
OK just one more, & this is the last of a major mixed bunch this week... a digital painting based on an orginal photo I took at Wooli river, done in Photoshop with layers of brushwork & filters...
Frayz was rowing our babes back across the river, we had taken a picnic to a deserted beach & collected a bounty of cowrie shells & happiness, and I did this & printed it out for Father's Day (last Sunday in Australia) it's called 'Dreamboat'. Enjoy your weekend & may all your dreams come true :)

47 comments:

Cameron said...

Aw....Milo is a wooly cuddlebug! So glad he's okay :)

What an ecclectic and talented girl you are! These are great! Especially love the driftwood piece...so mysterious!

:D
Cameron

Sunshineshelle said...

Thanks Cameron, I must admit, I love to try new things the driftwood was a major departure in style but sorta kinda liked the result ;)

craftattack said...

Love your pictures, that driftwood must be great to work with, I must have look down by the Rhine to see if I can find anything! Nice to meet you and all the best from Germany, Valerie

Sunshineshelle said...

Valerie yes you should take a stroll, & great to meet you too... gotta love PPF & I'm sure you'd find 'something' by the Rhine... just wait & see ;)

Netty said...

Terrific paintings, especially love your ACEO's. Have a great weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Love that ghostly feel to it. Great job!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Busy lady! Wow to your art work ~ Love it all ~ especially glad about Milo ~ Hugs to him! ~Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Jan said...

Milo is just to cute...I'd love to give him a big hug :D
Shelle, I love, love, love your art, and your wonderful ideas! Your the best!!!
Hugs,
Jan

cottage art shop said...

Milo, so cute and cuddly! Your art is amazing so glad you stopped by my site! Happy PPF!

Megan said...

We used to have a cat named Milo :) Your Milo is so cute! I love your work with the driftwood... very mysterious.

Hybrid J said...

All wonderful work .... fantastic!

Linda in New Mexico said...

So glad that Mr. Milo is doing okay. He's such a sweet fluffy love.
Your driftwood arting is fabu. It is just, as my grands would say, "spooky ooky" enough to be very interesting. And I love the Photoshop photo....I have an older version of photoshop and still haven't sat down to learn how to do wonders like this. Great weekend my friend. Oma Linda

art2cee2 said...

Milo is an adorable chewbacca. The pieces are eerie and spooky, perfect for the upcoming fall season! :-)

Joni Nickrent said...

Milo is too cute! Love your new work...great energy and themes! POP ART MINIS

Christine said...

such creative and original work.

carlarey said...

Oooh, the driftwood painting is my favorite! It can have so many different interpretations. You did a terrific job with it, just enough to bring out what was already there.

Kat Sloma said...

Ah, I love both of your pieces this week. That digital piece is inspiring. I need to learn how to do this! Happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

Hello Milo!!!!! what a cutie.....and I love these cool spooky treats!!! wonderful work!!!!

Happy PPF!!!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

what a beautiful dog! your work is a little spooky, yes!

RobanStudio said...

Awesome ACEOS! Perfect for Halloween. Kiss Milo on the nose for me! Love your work. Happy PPF! :-)

Jo Murray said...

Milo looks brighteyed and bushy tailed now. Love the wooden piece... quite a mystery.

WrightStuff said...

That Ash piece is incredible - really drew me in. Love all that history from the canvas before you even began adding another story of your own painting. Clever girl :)

- T.W - said...

Argh, your grungy paintings are so cool! Love them!
The ghosts, while still being a bit creepy, come across as very kind and happy though... which probably would make them creepier if they're at another setting. XD
Anyways, love your work!

(ps, you asked about the art classes at my blog... croquis is studying and sketching a model, mostly nude, and still life is studying an item, or many and sketching/painting them ^-^)

// - T.W -

Pointy Pix said...

Firstly - just how cute it Milo? He reminds me of the dog (i think he was called sprockett out of fraggle rock!) he's adorable and I'm so glad he's back home safe.

your ghostly girls are fantastic - they have an air of Tim Burton's corpse bride style about them.

the driftwood piece is incredible - I love the colours and the style - it reminds me of the sort of style a 1950s movie poster might have had - all dark and dramatic, if you know what I mean.

Thanks for your wonderful comment on my post today. I know about the palm oil - so much of the world's rain forests and natural animal habitats are being destroyed by mankind in their greed for ever more cash crops - it breaks my heart and again it is only something I became aware of the full extent of recently - the internet is a dangerous thing because you can't just learn these things and then ignore them (at least I can't!) good on you for your marathon shopping trips to find products without palm oil in. One step at a time - we can make a difference!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I LOVE Milo so much! Look at those beautiful brown eyes! What a sweet boy! I want to hug him and kiss him ;o) He's so cute Shelle!!! Of course I love your aceo's ;o) Perfect as always! Your drift wood piece is amazing!! You captured what you wanted!!! A+++ And, I love the picture you did for Big F! How special Shelle! Everything is terrific!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Milo is the sweetest looking Wookiee ever! I love all the new art you have created. I don't think the lake would have any really neat driftwood, but I should have a look & see what is floating around!

EVA said...

Milo is so adorable!

Your wandering souls are awesome and the wood very intriguing! Great, eerie pieces!It sounds like you live in an incredible place - wish I could beachcomb regularly like that!

SHERI C said...

Milo...you are so cute!

Love DREAMBOAT worj this week. Wishing you a very Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Can I have Milo please? I promise to love him forever and take very good care of him.:)) I love him....Nice work on the wandering souls. I love your pieces. Have a great weekend.

Deborah said...

Totally loving your new pieces! I have to read your previous post to see what happened to the poor little Milo.. I am happy he is doing well....

Geckostone said...

First of all Milo is a hunk of love!!! Second, you already know how I feel about your spirit girls (grin), third, the wood painting and what you wrote about it blows me away, that is just WAY COOL!!! And the photoshop Fathers Day present is the BEST! I want to try futsing around with photoshop after seeing this, oh fun, I just wish I had time, yikes!!! Great stuff! Deb

Heather said...

Ahhh Milo is so sweet!!! I am glad he is feeling better.
That piece is awesome!!! The wood is worn off just right!!! Very nice!!
And your digital piece is cool. I have not tried that yet but one of these days I am going to get Photoshop. Happy PPF!

New End Studio said...

With a face like his, you can't stay mad at him for long, Milo's adventure had a happy ending.

That driftwood piece is perfect the elements and the sizing as well as the colors; and the Dreamboat photo is striking, colorful, and powerful.

Elisa Choi said...

Very lovely work of the wood art and the digital painting.. such creativity!

Marcia said...

Interesting and slightly creepy! nice work. cute dog!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a wonderfully diverse post today... Lots of creative artsy goodness!

I love the way you've displayed your aceos and your driftwood piece is absolutely stunning - the texture is fantastic!

xo
Kristin

p.s. Milo is such a sweetie - so glad he's safe and back where he belongs :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Milo, you naughty, naughty boy! How could you? Yes, you are find now, but you had us all biting our toenails! Our toenails because we ran out of fingernails! Glad you okay now, but think hard before you decide to go on adventures. Leave a note or something.

Now, that I told Milo how I feel, I LOVE this cute little ghosts. And the rest too, but I can't stop thinking about those cute creepy girls.

Julie said...

ooo I love everything here! And Milo is too adorable!

Mina said...

Oh Shelle, Mile is such a sweet love! I love his furry face and am so glad he's home and safe with you and your beautiful family.

I LOVE your ACEO spirits and would become memorized and follow them anywhere! I just can't help myself.

Wow! That wooden canvas is stunning and so thought provoking. I love the polarity of it and the abstract meaning. Awesome!

Digital painting too? Is there anything you can't do? ;-) You are such a gifted artist. I wish I had an ounce of that talent. Hugs to you!

▒▓█► JOTA ENE said...

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Great shot's

Fallingladies said...

ooooh, love those ACEO spirits!

Mary Hysong said...

Love the mystery of your driftwood piece! Happy PPF!

iamrushmore said...

so cool that your spirits can be so totally creepy and so totally cute at the same time. your wooden piece is AMAZING. I love the colors, and the way the board shows through, and the positive/negative images. It's haunting, and lovely.

Ann said...

i do love your art in an immense way!!!..and your Milo also!!!(actually, If i lived within 100 miles of you,i'd probably go by your house and "borrow" him!!!..he is just soooooooooooo darling!!).!!

Carol said...

Such awesomely moving pieces! I really need to learn how to use Photoshop ;-/

Tamara said...

Hi Shelle! Milo is way too cute. lol I'm really loving your spirit girl!! I went to your shop but she is already sold! :( I hope you plan on painting some more of the spirit girls...i want one! lol And the painting you did on the wood is truly good and you def captured so many aspects. Wow what a treat to see these! Thank you for sharing. :)

Polly said...

Finally, I have a chance to see the work of this awesome artist Miss Magaly speaks of frequently! I'm SO glad I was able to stop in - I could never tire of looking at your work, Sunshineshelle!