Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOYWW July 18th, 2012



Hello Dear WOYWWers!   Welcome to my studio for another What's on your Workdesk Wednesday.  I am late to the party today and it looks like my post will be in the 100's which doesn't bode well to having many visitors, but alas life has been crazy busy lately!

I wasn't able to play last week, heck I barely had time to breath.  I was out of town on Wed-Friday, my DS turned 13 and his birthday wish was to go to the Great Wolf Lodge.  This is a huge indoor water park and it wouldn't be a typical choice for Summer but this years weather has been all over the place, really hot one day, very cold or rainy the next.  It ended up being the perfect choice as it was gray and 61 F on the days we went and would have been miserable at an outdoor park.  He brought his best friend and they ran each other ragged while I got some much needed down time with my darling hubby!

The Great Wolf Lodge  was the inspiration for the piece I am working on right now and what is on my desk.



After seeing the  very cool wall sconces they had I decided to do a howling wolf Chigirie (Torn Paper) piece.  I've created the wolf from real wasp nest paper, I posted about it in my last post http://artstudio33.blogspot.com/2012/07/wasp-nest-papercool.html  It was a little difficult to work with because it is very fragile but I love the striations it has and it took well to gel medium.  Here are is an earlier step.



Another reason I was so crazy busy last week, a delivery date for a commission I was working on got moved up by a week and put me in a bit of a frenzy as I was going to be gone 2 1/2 days and was losing 9 days I had intended to work on the project....ahhhhhg!   I finished it literally an hour before I had to deliver it but I was extremely happy with the results so maybe the pressure to work faster isn't the worst thing as I tend to take a long time to finish my pieces.

Here was the result, this is Henry as a lightly pop art Chigire (Torn Paper) Pet Portrait







This week has started out fantastic from a full time working artist stand point as I just finished the commission on Henry.  I sold the inspirational piece I did to benefit Pit Bull Rescue to the right of Henry yesterday and I received 2 more commissions this week.  I'm so happy that the work has been coming in at a steady pace.



Thanks for stopping by.  I'm hoping to get by to visit lots of you over the next couple of days because I finally got an Ipad and now I don't have to be tied to my desk to visit...YAY!   I have dental appointment this morning after I drop my DS off at Innovative Performance Camp (Impromptu Acting) so I plan to spend those waiting room minutes starting my rounds.

Thanks to the wonderful Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground for hosting this wonderful peek into each others artistic lives.  I can't wait to see what you are all up to!


26 comments:

LiliansArt said...

just love your work, love the backgrounds of those dogs! nice

Helen Campbell said...

I love seeing how your wolf Chigire is coming along. Congrats on the sale and new commissions! You'll be a busy artist the next few weeks, and that is a good thing! :)

YoriとYayie said...

My eyes went straight to the dual monitors ... hahahah... I'm dreaming of having those...... thanks for stopping by my blog... Riya#129

mamapez5 said...

It is great to see something so very different. Your work is quite amazing. thanks for dropping by to view my work desk. Kate #131

Katie said...

Love your work! The texture is awesome and I love the colors too! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Katie (133)

craftattack said...

That wolf is coming along really well! Valerie

Cardarian said...

Your work is lovely! I am especially loving that wolf you are making! our faculty has a wolf project and we get lots of "wolf news" ! Your dogs are lovely too! Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Jingle said...

Wonderful artwork!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey! I'm always late to the party too so I try to make it a point to visit the folks in the 100's. Wasp's nest paper huh? I am so going to have to check that post out. I admit that I've seen wasp's nests and they do look papery. I can't say I thought about crafting with it. The Henry portrait came out wonderful. I still get tickled at the other pup portrait. That pup has got character! I'm glad it went for a charity event.

Robin Panzer Art said...

It was gifted to me by a friend who creates lamp shades from it. It' really doesn't smell like anything. She collects the nest after the wasp abandon them each season.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Amazing work! :)
We have been wanting to go to Great Wolf Lodge for ages!!
It really isn't super far from out house and thought it would be a great weekend getaway :)

StampinCarol said...

Your wolf is fabulous! Very unique and great texture! And your dog projects are also wonderful! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
Carol N #117

kay said...

your portraits are amazing
kay #65

Annie said...

Wow Robin your art is amazing!! Wish I was a talented artist x thanks for visiting my blog and I am now your newest follower x TFS

laurie said...

you do such beautiful work, I just love it!So unique,

VonnyK said...

Great Wolf Lodge sounds great, my little miss would love it. Your wolf is gorgeous and using wasp paper, wow. Henry is fabulous, you are so clever. It's great that you are getting steady work. Have a wonderful week.
Von #44

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous pictures! maybe you need my huge paper stash more than me LOL!

Becky said...

Amazing and beautiful work!!! Happy late birthday to your son!!

Kat Griffin said...

Love the wolf with the wasp paper . Wow that is so unique and just super cool
KAT

Angenita said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment.

Thorned paper, you mean these are paintings made out of small peaces of paper? Wow, that's impressive. I like them a lot.
Hope the dentist didn't hurt to much, it's always a little scary for me to go :)

sandee said...

That is so awesome that are getting steady work out of your art, very satisfying indeed! That wasp paper kinda makes me cringe, lol I think you need to spray it as a precaution! lol Just kidding, the wolf looks gorgeous!! Just be careful collecting that paper! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

Julia Dunnit said...

Despite how late I am,i keep up with you on facebook, so You know Im a fan! But am delighted by your artistic success, its wonful. You continually amaze me, we had a huge wasp nest removed from a farm building and i cant say that the beauty of the striations even occurred to me!!

Neet said...

How interesting that wolf is, can't wait to see the final production. You are so talented - everything you do is so good and so different.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.
Hugs, Neet #71 xx

Shoshi said...

Amazing work. I've not come across Chigire before. Is this a Japanese technique?

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Really fascinating wolf! I have to do a little reading on the art of chigirie. Thanks for your visit to my desk the other day... I'm quite late for WOYWW, but at least I'm here!

Cheers,
Susan #126

Sandy Trefger said...

Your artwork is stunning! Love the wolf! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post last week!
~Sandy
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