Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Direction

This is Cosmo, my wannabe steam punk character. I had this asparagus can on my work table for several months. It had been geesoed already, apparently I had another idea for it some time back and I don't recall for what now...that's when menopause works for you!!! Anyway, I had the head ready to go, but hadn't figured out what body I was going to create for it. Well, Cosmo then gave me a gentle suggestion and I looked over at the can...WHAM!!! The idea went off and the rest is history. He's now listed in my Etsy shop ready for someone to give him a loving home.

I've been doing some research on what's selling and discovered through Etsy, magazines and such and found that little paintings seem to be very popular. A lot of them resemble one of my favorite artist, L.S. Meserol who creates these wonderful, whimsical and very funky little paintings and mixed media work. Well, I decided I'm going to try my hand at making mini-paintings for my Etsy shop.

I'm not abandoning my doll making, no way, but I'm going to just step out of my little zone and see what happens. It's funny, but I used to do this sort of thing in my previous life (before the divorce) and I was pretty successful....was getting there anyway. That's why I really have struggled with this idea since it's part of my past which I left behind long ago. Also, I'm thinking I went to college, majored in art just to fall back on what I knew before school!!!??? Seems a little bit silly, but I have taken much of what I've learned and it's reflected onto my work, so school was every bit worth it, plus, I got a B.A. out of it.

So I'm off to the old/new Georgina Land and see what develops. Peace out.


twinklescrapbooks said...

I love Cosmo. He looks awesome! :)

Chaska said...

Wow! Cosmo is so much fun!!!! I have been thinking about Steampunk a LOT, but I just can't get on it. So, I continue doing "what wants to come".

LuLu said...

Bonjour Georgina! Love your little Cosmo! Don't stop making this style of art, it has a style of its own and that it what works! Yes, indeed, there are many, many artists right now making small paintings. Some sell well, some others don't. Many newbies simply visit other more successful artists and without any shame copy their art and style. I guess this is the downsize of the internet, having other artists' images so easily available. Then they are surprised it does not work that well... The key to success is creating a style of your own, an individuality that makes your art easy to identify and recognize. I am sure you will be whipping up wonderful paintings, can't wait to see them! Have a wonderful Sunday! LuLu