Do you ever find yourself sitting at the computer in front of an artist's piece you absolutely can NOT take your eyes off of? Well, that was me, a few weeks ago in this amazing artist's etsy shop.....
Danielle Fraser and I met during Flying Lessons, I think, right Danielle? Anyhoo, I find myself not being the best blog hopper and keeperupper with what's going on out in cyberworld. Yes, I stay in the Jenni bubble. Not so good. If I want people to see me, I have to be an active participant in the procedure. I know this.
So, this summer I decided it was time to get out of the bubble. While in twitter recently I saw Danielle's adorable profile picture (yes, that is how I judge peeking into your twitter file) and remembered her. But her work has evolved over the year since we first met. She always made lovely spiritual paintings of young women, but before they had very different eyes. Now she's painting what I call soulful eyes. Like you could see for miles in the eyes of these women. I was smitten I tell ya. And had to have one. Like I said, I stared for a long spell. Totally smitten with her total collage/paint technique. The eyelids are collage! Puffy heart.
I particularly loved the ones that referenced the mother-daughter, since I have one of those by my side. But Danielle's figures tend to have dark hair, like hers. So I convo'd her and asked if she could paint over the dark hair by chance. She politely replied no, that is was varnished. Hmmm...Well then could you make me a custom one? Low and behold this girl got my painting ready in like a week! She lives in Canada where come to find out they are in the middle of a postal delivery crisis. Could you imagine if our US Post office went on strike???? We'd all be loosing more than sales that's for sure!
So here are the lovelies that came in my package. I freaked out over the one above, the mother with all the birds on her arms. Man, I love that painting!!!! I have it posted on my bookcase for inspiration. So she has a lovely website, blog where she tells the tale of living an artful life, etsy shop and more!! You must pop over and tell her hi! And tell her Jenni sent you.