Feeling Inspired

For the past seven months I have been very inspired and excited to make art. This is the best I have felt about my creative practice in a long time. Having a new space in which to explore and create has really got me focused and motivated. I love my studio. Although I’m only there about two days a week I constantly feel anticipation for the times I’m able to go to my studio. I completely lose myself to my art while I am there. This feels so good.

Recently I have begun combining the three new areas of artmaking that I have become interested in during the past two years - cartoneria (paper mache sculpture), acrylic painting and quilling. Here is my first completed sculpture that uses all three techniques.

La Planta de Botella  glass bottle, paper and acrylic  11" x 7" x 7"

La Planta de Botella
glass bottle, paper and acrylic
11" x 7" x 7"

Below are images of other new sculptures from my series of painted glass bottles.

In the Garden  acrylic and paper on glass 14" x 3" x 3"

In the Garden
acrylic and paper on glass
14" x 3" x 3"

Flowers and Butterflies  acrylic and paper on glass 7" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Flowers and Butterflies
acrylic and paper on glass
7" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Carnival  acrylic and paper on glass 7" x 2" x 2"

Carnival
acrylic and paper on glass
7" x 2" x 2"