Friday, November 4, 2011

You won't believe this - BUT...

Welcome, thanks so much for calling in, you know how people (nice people) apologise for not having written posts & leaving the same thing up week in... week out... then apologise for not calling in to your blog & visiting when you know they should could have, but have great excuses, like real excuses not like made up crappola... 

So I don't want to make up anything, I just want to tell you why I've been so slack... 

I was abducted by aliens...
true story...
They had no internet wireless & wouldn't let me come back to earth until I convinced them ET was alive & well & wanted to live out his days with Dora the Explorer at Universal Studios in Hollywood, so I told them they should just back off, give true love a chance, let me go & get back to wherever the hell they came from...  
true story...

Now that's out of the way...
I've got some info
I got 2 Awards, OK thanks to Gloria from New End Studio who is into art, aceos, collage, dogs, and numerous things that always make me want to drop on by :) & the other award I just stole from my mate Stacy at MagicLoveCrow she said anyone was welcome & I realised I could do a sorta double whammy award thingy with no extra effort... So (there were rules) I had to say 7 things & give to 15 bloggers for Award 1 & say 5 things & hand on the Award to 5 people for award 2...
So I did the Math, 5 plus 2 things (yep 7 in total to tell)... and because I've always been a rebel, right back to my school years when the nuns told us we had to wear 'tan' pantyhose with our school uniforms & I wore 'grey'... Well... I want to tell you I'm still a mega rebel & bending the rules... Sooo, if you want the award, you just take it, go on, don't be shy, & share some info with your blog friends... it's fun ;)

Here we go...











1. I almost rang over Mel Gibson in a carpark (he didn't look happy)
2. My mum & dad's first date was at the boxers & wrestlers Annual Picnic.
3. I love betting almost as much as art.
4. At school I was picked most likely to become... a nun (that was obviously before the grey stocking incident)
5. I once owned a fifth of a racehorse.
6. I believe the children are our future. Teach them well & let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride... hang on maybe someone else said sung it, but I believe it ;)
7. Did a 'Find your Celebrity Perfect Match' quizz based solely on my birthdate, it came back with 'Michael Jordan' basketballer... I thought it was strange (I'm so NOT a sports fan) until I looked at the his birthday, 17/2/64... I realised it was the exact date of my husbands birthday.

Now it's PAINT PARTY FRIDAY SHOWTIME!!

OK, The first is 2 aceos I have done on hand painted papers I got from a major sweet little Etsy shop called StitchyWooWoo run by Sally who deals in textiles fabrics & paper, I want to run my fingers through ALL her stuff, it's so cool. Rightio, First up is a Sprite & the other Madonna and Child, I wanted to keep a spiritual quality to the paintings, I loved the way the dense almost marbleized background worked with the feathered light figures, anyway & I also found a major cool winged angel sculpture in a library book the Sprite was photographed  with, maybe she's dreaming of better things.





These next 3 artworks came about when my daughter handed me a plastic bag full of books she got at the local fair for $1, a few pages fell from the first book I pulled out, a story from the early 60's, in the tradition of Mad Men, I wanted to give form to the heroines, their ambitions, unrequited love & alienation. I pasted pieces of story & vintage (adds to the melodrama) music over board, gessoed up & did acrylic paintings of the fictional characters & photographed them with suitable sixties movie stills...
Announcement da da daaaa... T.W. you won the random draw for either a customised aceo or gift voucher for any aceo in my store, winners choice :)
OK that's it babes (& dudes if any of you showed)! Thanks for your time, yet again the delightful Eva and talented Kristin for hosting this Paintfest each & every Friday, everyone is welcome so if you haven't joined & would like to... well as Michael Jordan once said... Just do it :)

44 comments:

JKW said...

I love the paintings and the idea of using book pages. Blessings, Janet PPF

creatingme said...

Stunning work. Love the huge wide open eyes too!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh I really like the effect you got with the ethereal white figures on the hand painted paper, delicious! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #10 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Considering you were abducted by aliens you have managed to get quite a lot done... what is it with nuns and tan stockings... we had to wear black and used to get called liquorish legs by the boys schools... ah those were the days xx

Ayala Art said...

Shelle you are a riot! You had me giggling all the way till I saw the art... beautiful images as always! Thanks for sharing!!♥

Pointy Pix said...

your posts always make me wish we were having a girly night out or gossip over a cuppa! such a way with words!

i love finding thibgs iut about the bloggers i've gotten to know through art.

your paintings are fab- i especially love the first lady with the pixie crop and huge eyes -makes me want to get my hair cropped agin!

oh and i forgot (despite just buying my poppy last night) that 11/11/11 is remembrance day here too-hopefully a day of compassion and good news for Lennox.

NatashaMay said...

Lol! That was fun to read! :)Congrats on the awards and cograts to T.W. for winning your giveaway. :) Great paintings!

Netty said...

Terrific post and loving your smashing artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

Geckostone said...

Wow, All 5 paintings are awesome! Ok let's hear about the grey stocking incident! And where did you take the Celebrity quiz? Sounds like a blast and soooooo cool that the birthday matched your hubby's!!!!! Deb

carlarey said...

I just love your ethereal spirit paintings. And the 60's aceo girls are terrific.

My son is a huge Michael Jordan fan; his room is practically a shrine. He would be jealous that you were matched up.

Jenny said...

Haha Shelle... I am so glad the Aliens released you... or we would have missed out on a great story... most likely to be a Nun... interesting...
Gorgeous artwork... I love them all...

Have a fab weekend...
Jenny x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your paintings and your style is awesome~ Wonderful stories ~ Smiling ^_^ ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

laurie said...

when I lost my blog last week I thought i might not have the pleasure of seeing my blogging buddies work again,, i would havew so missed seeing these beauties, wow you do this best faces,, each one has such soul,, your aceo's are just amazing, such a magical mystical quality,, the faces from your daughters books are so cool.Its always aprty to come visit you, I also love learning more about you!!Too bad about Mel Gibson,,

Linda in New Mexico said...

Okay, I wasn't born yesterday....you can't fool me....I'm just the tiniest bit sceptical of your alien excuse because I had no idea they ever went anyplace with out asking permission. Shhheeesh and here I thought I taught them better. tee hee
OMG, I love the "spirity" bits...and the book babes are terrific. You're such a talented one. I love your arting. Oma Linda

Becca said...

Very nice! I love the colors and the backgrounds to these pieces. Also love the shading colors on their pretty faces. I have not yet learnt this process using color like that for shading.

Kathy McCullen said...

I absolutely love your style and the idea of using vintage pages as a base for your art.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love, love, love your blue palette heroine paintings with text!
Absolutely fantastic!!! :)

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Cameron said...

I love the spookiness of your ethereal paintings....and the gorgeous choice of colors in the portraits below them! You've been busy....but, I guess when you are abducted by aliens, you have to hustle to catch up when they let you go...heehee ;P

You know,my Husbands birthday is just 2 days after yours...same year....I wonder what that says about you and me....hmmmmm :D

Julie said...

I'm so glad the aliens returned you! I love love your paintings, the sprite is amazing and when I looked at the madonna I actually got chills. Gorgeous!

Leovi said...

Composicións wonderful, very suggestive with those beautiful blue tones.

Diana Evans said...

Abducted by Aliens!!!! you are a riot!!!! I love your new paintings....gorgeous!!!!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I knew there was something going on between Dora and ET!

My family thought I was going to be a nun too; my father still calls me Sor Maria Magalita. In Spanish nuns are called Sors instead of Sisters.

Ha! Mel Gibson seems to stay eternally pissed, doesn't he?

Love all the pretty colors. I wrote 13 about myself after claiming the awards, and wrote about dreams and nightmares. I thought it had just come to me, now I look at "I Dreamt I Could Fly" and realized the idea didn't come out of nowhere after all.

"Words Ripped from the Past..." I like the looks of it and love how it feels in my mouth.

Hugs!

amy said...

now I want to take the celebrity match quiz.

i love the way you post - not only do i get to look at art that i actually like (so i don't have to make shit up and be like, ''ohhhh hon, looks great" when i don't mean it)
so not only do i love your art (really. not in the internet polite way, but in the 'jesus would you just send it to me already' way)
but you are funny as hell.

i like mel gibson.
i like him extra extra because he is a troubled alcoholic with anger problems.

hm.

i'm deffo taking that quiz.
xxa

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

These are great, especially the collage pieces; I LOVE that combination!

Megan said...

Loved reading your post ~ your new paintings are beautiful! Happy PPF!

WrightStuff said...

Just so much going on here - and that doesn't even include the alien abduction!

Lotsof great stuff to look at - keep up the fab work :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Now I know that alien abduction story cannot be true...for if it were they would have had such a good time with you, they never would have given you back to us!

Beautiful art as always!

miz katie said...

lol..I like your sense of humor, and your art. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, so I could find yours.

Christine said...

beautiful aceo's, I like the sprite.

iamrushmore said...

no one should ever have to wear tan pantyhose. ever. and OH MY I love those 60's girls.

Tracey Potter said...

I've just spent the last little while ready your posts, you make me smile, love the way you write your posts.

I particularly like the blue ladies based on your daughters books. They are brilliant.


Thanks for the blog visit and the loving appraisal of my work.


Isn't Pinterest fantastic! I'll have to connect with you on there, I'm so addicted!

Happy PPF!

A Dancing Mango said...

Could not help but smile largely!! Wonderful!

Joni Nickrent said...

Loving the book paintings...have been seeing this alot latelyl=...maybe need to jump in and give it a try! Awesome work!

- T.W - said...

Such beautiful artworks as always, and yay, I won the draw! X3
So I can ask for a custom artwork if I wish?... that's too good of a prize isn't it? Mwaha~
I'll get back to you! ;3

// -T.W-

Magpie said...

Aliens! I'm so glad you made it back so we can enjoy more of your art! I love these paintings, especially the sprite.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my amazing friend! You were abducted by aliens! I hope they were nice to you and fed you well ;o) Mel Gibson??? Really! Wow! You should have yelled at him to smile ;o) I can't believe your hubby and Michael Jordan have the same birthday's! Too funny! We have to get together one day and have some fun betting ;o) Love your art, as usual! The one with the really short hair, reminds me of me in the eighties! I always had my hair short, loved it! I wish I could do it now! But, I have to hide my bald spot! LOL! Big Hugs! Love Ya!

Janet said...

I love your story/excuse about being abducted by aliens! And all your art is great. Love the 60's inspired paintings. I'm a huge Mad Men fan.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

My dear, I love you to pieces, after all I do have your wonderful beach painting in front of me every day to remind me of the beach, when the weather is awful here- but are those 7 things about yourself as true as why you haven't been blogging? :^) You are hilarious and I'm sure you would be so much fun in person!
Btw, I think your ACEOS are great! I love painting over old books myself! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Melisa said...

How cool! I really love the short-haired brunette!

New End Studio said...

The aliens made you forget about me and Dr. Who, or were you saving him for yourself? Thanks for playing along.

Love all your new pieces, and especially the three rhapsodies in blue.

Mina said...

Oh the horror!!! Aliens??? I totally hung on every word of your TRUE story and was genuinely terrified for you, you brave, brave woman. :-)

Congratulations on the award and yay on the one snagged. LOVED your 7 things. How cool that your famous perfect match had the same birthday as your true love. Almost ran over Mel? Now how many people can truly say that??? ;-)

The ACEOs and 1960's artwork are amazing. I do so admire your artistic gifts. I wish I had an ounce of such talent.

Congrats to your lucky winner and have a beautiful week!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh my, what a wonderful blog! thanks for stopping by so I could return the visit! It's fabulous and I love the aliens story. Can I borrow it? ;) GREAT art too!
Have a wonderful week again!

What Remains Now said...

Shelle...thanks for visiting my blog. I absolutely love your work!

Linda R. said...

Your paintings are amazing.. Those big eyes are wonderful..