Sunday, December 23, 2018

Doing it Alone is quite Yummy... BUT...

Week 2  ‘the broken, the hurt, the sacrificed…’

Those are the words of my wicked friend and constant source of all things inspirational, Magaly, a word genius that creates a platform from where I can plunge into a sea of interconnected artistic visions, where fantasy, concept and brushwork touch... the post reminded me immediately of a collaboration with my long time soul mate and source of divine love and constant frustration and irritation, a love that is of polar opposites but something somehow when together all the broken bits seem to fit, fastened with invisible thread, and makes us one...

I want to share a few on the pieces of artwork I recently did (and intend to do more) the canvases were previously a ship, then wreckage, her broken pieces cast to the shore, and collected by my beachcomber, Big F, over 3 days on 1 glorious long stretch of beach. He asked if I thought the pieces could be resurrected, given new life, as canvases, and her scars suggested the images that are below, but she remained, glued, damaged... a glorious survivor.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Doing It Alone Is Quite Yummy, But… better with 'Ms Wicked' & Friends

WEEK 1... ‘Girl’Story’

I am working my way through some old Christmas Annuals...
Actually I'm destroying them (yikes now I see it for what it is)... I loved the 'rebirth', the juxtaposition of past ideals with new makeovers, of girly pursuits & dreams with nightmares & reality, of frilly clothes & naked, time past & time present... Of course loved that in each eagerly awaited annual Santa left I glimpsed what little boys & girls should be, I devoured stories of ponies & swordfights & colouring in pages & CRAFTS... really who knew you could do so much with toilet rolls and glitter?? Now... well now there is still something magic when I hold an annual in my hands... and just before I rip the cover from the spine and paint on it...

Anywho... joining in because... because life still needs magic in it, but sometimes it's hard to find alone... thank you Magaly xox

Sunday, October 28, 2018

HellooOOOooo FREAKS ;)

Ummm yeah... BEAUTIFUL Freaks ;)

Not Sure if I even can do this any more... like riding a bike (I still have not mastered ffs my bike has no brakes so I have to drag my feet along the concrete path to stop... VERY hard wearing thongs)... (oh crap, 'AUSTRALIAN pair of 'thongs' NOT 'AMERICAN THONGS)...

Yeah well doing this because very few things in the world put out tasty 'tit' (or is it 'tid') bits that lure me into (virtual/visual) intercourse with likeminded freaks... but Magaly  Emma & another awesome freak Rommy have lured me in like that freakish witch did Hansel & Gretel... and sew... my offering...
"I closed my eyes & saw the beauty within"... you know it, so much crappola in the world right now, so h a r d to not be effected without closing off senses... this is a little home made fix... cut it out, heal yourself... there is an alternative to nasty, to greed, to arseholes... we just need to look a little harder, don't give power to those dickheads... cut it off, see the beauty within (it's there)

Yeah sew ummm, SOMETIMES... I'm thinking how we can innocently think we do our best & try to 'fix' situations, often (because not professionals & with best intentions) we sorta don't.. "Are you ok?" means we tried... the scars sometimes don't even show... but someone tried... and we survive... & ain't that grand!
Thanks to everyone that moseys on by here in this freakin' fab blogfest... & I am coming to check out your freakish delights too... so cool to be back & thanks for dropping by xox

Friday, June 23, 2017

Beautiful Freaks... welcome here.

OK, YES IT'S BEEN A WHILE... and YES I forgot (sorta kinda) how to post, and as I cough & splutter over my computer screen (I would have been cursing too but I've lost my voice) I realise there are some events that just need celebrating... ok & truth be told haven't shaved my legs, but their not quite sideshow alley length... yet... BUT THAT IS HOW SERIOUS I AM ABOUT TAKING PART in the...
BEAUTIFUL FREAKS FEST! Oh YES... ROLL UP, ROLL UP, 2 of my favourite Beautiful Freaks are having a blogfest, the WICKED & SHARP FANGED Magaly who has been released from her cage is hosting with the SUPREMELY DELICIOUSLY SPOOKY & VERY GOTH Emma
Love me


As promised I have added onto this post (see below) with 2 more sweet freaks & want to remind all, there are many like us out there, recognising & sharing the unique beauty we find captures our imagination & often our hearts... not judging by the superficial as seems is a modern day pandemic & I wish all of you a magical blogfest and may the townsfolk never chase you with pitchforks & burning torches (yes... it is they that are the true, and often ugly freaks) xox
Portrait of Emma's Beautiful Freak... Drusilla


Emma's Drusilla has claimed her position in my 'Beautiful Freaks' post & her exploits with other creatures of gothic beauty can be absorbed in Miss Wicked's (Magaly's) tales of the 'Camp Cute, Creepy and (quite conveniently) Remote' kind... start anywhere... read them all, because there is always room for a new hero to muse over ;)

I pull on my long striped socks & feel beautiful


Whether a mole, hairy legs, missing limbs, or excess ones... all of us are 1 comment, 1 arseholes comment away from of taking on the 'freak mantle' like it is bad, because sometimes those full of bland & bile can feel better by instilling a sense of 'not good enough (insert words here) pretty/smart/fast/strong/thin/talented enough, in those they need to destroy to feel better... We are all freaks, it is called being human, not perfect, not produced by a machine, and I find that... beautiful

Thanks for dropping by, promise I'll be by to to see, read, absorb you real soon xox freak ;)

Monday, April 24, 2017

ORANGE ALERT!!! Hide your pussys...

Joining again Ms Wicked's Protest & Outrage and reading the posts which I am enlightened by... to fellow posters, or should I say 'protesters'... loving it & pleased I could join in as I am not poeticising in words... BUT I am in pictures… :)
Sexism is so ingrained in society, I'm outraged a tiny fingered foul excuse for a unenlightened human can give advice on how to treat women “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” and still become leader of the USA… WTF, forget about what political persuasion you are, a supporter of Republican, Democrat, Green, or the Shooter, Fisher & Farmers Party, THAT is FOUL, FRICKIN DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!  

I am not American, I sit over here in Oz & see angry elitist homophobic, racist, sexist, climate change deniers, the extreme right, the most capitalist of white old men, the last of the dinosaurs, drag their knuckles around Parliament House and break out in a blood pressure induced sweat if someone mentions funding social welfare, public education, public healthcare, housing affordability or the worst... maybe a small cut to their inflated travel allowances & retirement perks.

So yes, there are shit-heads everywhere in positions of power, but this dude, this pussy grabbing dude... 

I am a female, with sisters, daughters, mother and friends, and if I heard ANY of them say "Just grab a guy by the dick. You can do anything"... well, I would think they were not fit to work in any position in society led alone lead a country, & if a man thinks boasting about pussy grabbing is 'normal' bloke talk he's delusional or just has no respect, for women, his mother, his daughters, fellow workers... and amazed any male witness to this didn't have a quiet word with him... or if more physical, it may have resulted in a SMACKDOWN, or a bodyslam, Westlemania style... (remember Trump being much more convincing when he went up against Vince McMahon in Battle of the Billionaires) sorry I digress.

Guess this is my protest for today, certainly every male & female I know was outraged but you know what tickled me (yes pink)... a movement of people demanding respect, in their hundreds, thousands then countless... women, men, children, supporters on all sides of the political spectrum, & it was watched by the world... Respect looked strong, respect looked awesome, and almost everyone looked Pretty in Pink... 

Does my bum ego look BIG in this?

Read ya soon & Thanks for dropping by to my protest & artrage ;)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"If I had a gun I'd shoot them"... RIP Grandma Mac... who (thankfully) never carried a gun.

I barely uttered a word in my childhood, content to absorb & scribble, now... now I have a sackful of words (most I can't spell and often have trouble pronouncing, and rhyming(?) well shit a brick, no hope)... any-who Ms Wicked's Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2017 has given us all a platform over the next few days to share what makes us... 'mad as a cut snake'... 

As a child things are like a picnic for a while, right(?)... before cracks open and 'danger danger Will Robinson' sweeps in & things don't make sense anymore, the world shifts... As a child, a boy that smiled when delivering fruit & cans of soup in brown paper bags to our home each week, played ball in the family's front yard, one week returned back to work to murder old Mrs Green, his employer at the corner grocery store, life... life rips innocence away, innocence is an illusion, arseholes are all around, seeping into a haven formally known as utopia to the uninitiated, and once spotted no child ever sees the world as safe again...  

I am angry that innocence and unbounded trust of youth is replaced by fear each and everyday, and what we are taught to value, goodness, consideration of others, respect, concern, being 'nice' to one another is always trumped by manipulation, deceit, control, corruption, greed... we are damaged by the dark side, if not... seduced.
Protest & Outrage dear ones, because the world has gone to hell in a handbag, and no wall is going to protect anyone, and seems like the good guys aren't the ones with guns, but they do have the words and art to rage on.

 Thanks for visiting... I'll post ya soon, working on my solution to make the world a better place ;)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 7 & 8

Had some fun with cardboard glue, assorted ripped papers, charcoal, metallic pencil & acrylic paint... results below, & now under the tireless host Martha29 Faces continues...

Day 8 - "Taking the Plunge"


Day 7 "...and then my ice-block melted"
Thanks for dropping by & if feeling inspired it's not too late sign up, catch ya next time and have sunshiny day ;)

Monday, February 6, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 5 & 6

So...  I will change direction tomoz methinks... but have loved these textures, colours, miss-matched decades/ideals I have slapped on canvas boards (feeling like a poorman's time lord, without Tardis but with scissors & glue) adding hopefully faces (no time for hair etc) that can bring it into perspective, showing not everything old is great or enlightened, but we can tramp-oline into a better world bouncing (let's leave Trump out of it) into awesomeness if we can accept rather than judge our differences... (maybe I should not have had that glass of wine before posting ;) )
Day 6
"I wanna be a cowboy"

Day 5
"Should I wear white?"

So that's it, thanks for dropping by & will be checking out ALL the 29 Faces blogs I promise, creeping around & stalking ;) Probs post every coupla days but hoping to 'art' every day to be part of the awesome '29 Faces' in Feb experience... run by the super energised & sweet Martha at Ayala Art (not too late to join) and anyway my sweet babe Memphis has challenged me... and so up for it... at the moment anyway... ;)
Catch ya soon x

Sunday, February 5, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 4
"Shock of the Old"... Looking through old 60's Princess Christmas Annuals... Mind blowing in so many ways... what females could be in the future...

Close up...

 29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 4
"Is that all there Is?" loved the pretty origami papers & tissues, took me back to scissors & glue, visions of past...

 Close up...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 2

Day 2... "Through her eyes everything was golden"
Acrylic on vintage joss paper adhered to canvas...
Close up... Day 2... Golden Eyes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Day 1 - 29 Faces

Thank you Martha for holding this Challenge,  I needed a kick start to get back to my paints & create... so many other things in my headspace so I guess this is 'SunshineShelles' form of yoga (without lycra, or whatever... well maybe with a vino)...  I am so happy my daughter 'MangaMem' said she would join me in this, so we are excited & ready to go... anyone else that would like to join in... a face a day, over the month, please do it, believe me, it is fun & no one worries if you huff & puff or don't even make it to the finish line (sad but true... closest I came was 2 short)  ;) Rules & linky are HERE and Face Feb 1 below...

Face 1 Feb 1... Past Vision