For the Love of Flowers

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“For the Love of Flowers” ~ A solo art exhibit by Shelley M. House
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square
1:30pm ~ Free & Open to the Public, Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Bar
3pm ~ Driving Miss Daisy, $25 adults/$20 seniors
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Garden Dreaming in January

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Acrylic on cardboard, my new favorite surface to paint on.

Is it ever too early to start dreaming about my garden? I can’t wait!

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Deep in the Daylily Garden

“First Daylily,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

It’s daylily season! Such joyful flowers, every day renewed.

“Happy Yellow,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Awake,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Glowing Yellow,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Banana Yellow,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Deep in the Daylily Garden,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Sunny Daylily,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Rainy Daylily,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Stop and Smell the Daylilies,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Love

Red butterflies in flight.

I’ve been working on my biggest mixed-media piece ever, a new addition to my Infinity Heart series. I usually don’t post art here on my blog until it’s finished, but you can find some in-progress pics over at my Facebook page — click on the link at the top of my sidebar —->

I started this piece over a year ago, then let it sit for months. A recent inspirational boost by talented mixed-media artist Seth Apter has really helped it to take flight! I’ve combined my altered books with paper mache, and my digital art with collage, to create something entirely fresh and new. Check it out!

Even Pinker: My Digital Art Process

“Abundance,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

Artists often create from travel photos. We like to imagine ourselves far, far away.

“Rise and Shine,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

My recent travel photo inspiration comes from right around my neighborhood.

“Electric Pink,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Little Orange,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

A new series began to reveal itself when I noticed my photos trending towards the color pink.

“Morning Walk,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“New Leaves,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Even Pinker,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

Since completing my Heart Labyrinth series, I’ve been feeling a void, wondering what to do next.

“Spiky Pink,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Speckled Pink,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

I finally sense new art being born, hiding right under my nose, in all this pink.

“Sunny Pink,” copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

Lavender Dream

“Tea,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

I did more sketches today with my digital pen, using a big book of Japanese prints as a reference.

The background color comes from a piece of antique furniture. It was such a pretty shade of lavender, I couldn’t resist taking a photo to sample it. These four pieces use different parts of that same photo.

“Evening,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Dance,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Dawn,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

Scribbles In Blue

“In Waves,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

It is a sunny day, but my art is coming out in blue, ranging from serene to tempestuous.

“One Rainy Night,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.

“Wayward,” digital art, copyright 2013 Shelley M. House.