They are my NEW Series of Mixed Media Folk Art Fairies ! They are going to be in my next local venue. I won't be really ready for a few months i think. Gonna do matching jewelry boxes, note cards and envelopes, maybe magnets, tote bags - who knows. Maybe stationary.
I really love the soft country style. Just like my quilts ! The colors are soft and cozy - roses, plaids, flowers, swirls, a stripe or two. I also use some natural raffia, buttons, fabric and collage paper. The wood surface is sanded when the paint is dry to give a weathered effect. My Wood Cabinet Doors are purchased from Habitat for Humanity's build it again center. The cash goes back to them, so I feel good about that. The paintings are sealed and ready to hang.
You can see I also love Thrift Stores ! I get some ideas just roaming around looking at fabrics and do-dads. The white lacy wings on this one are part of a trim on a sheer curtain. I will be sad when I've used all the 'wings' on that curtain! Hopefully I'll find another one. This girl has reddish hair that matches mine when it isn't dyed blonde, and pays homage to my red-headed Irish relatives !
If you want one of these cuties or more details about them, just go to my website: www.loralai.com or www.etsy.com/mermaidartbyloralai. Pricing, size, weight, it's all there.
And check back often. I'm really into this blog thing. That means dinner will occassionally be late, darling !