have i gone mad?

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or is this mirror filthy?!

i found the mirror at the thrift store for $30. it had been painted an ugly brass color. i chose high gloss white for the frame, to put on the white walls of the studio. i have yet to buy straight edged blades to scrap off the paint…

the cheshire cat? oh, him. i was commissioned to create Alice in Wonderland characters for a teenage class. I drew him on matt board & painted him as an example…then i used his body as a stencil on more matt board for the kids to paint themselves. mine doesn’t really glow like this, i did that with editing. HOWEVER, i did get him to shine by adding some super fine glitter by Martha Stewart.

This is what he looks like most of the time…

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you can see that he still shines in this underexposed photo. I painted his stripes w/ blue/green acrylic & while the paint was wet, i added silver, light blue & wee bit of light green glitter. After it dried, i covered him in a high gloss varnish. He lives in my art studio. A PERFECT place, i would say.

“have i gone mad? I’m afraid so, you’re entirely bonkers, but i’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are” describes most artists, does it not?

Here is another quote–

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” which is why i hide in my books.

This one reminded me about introducing the gap year to my children, if they didn’t know what they wanted to study at University…

“which road do i take?” She asked

“where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire Cat

“I don’t know” Alice answered.

“then” said the cat “it doesn’t matter”

10 thoughts on “have i gone mad?

    1. Julie!!! I was so excited to find it. Ive been shopping for big mirrors for a few months.The big ones i liked were too expensive. I spent $30 on this treasure. I am a sucker for thrift shopping because i can find something unique & i can change to fit me & my tastes, it really makes my day. Thank you, Julie! ~amy

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    1. “then you must be entirely bonkers. But i’ll tell you a secret- all the best people are” I love the Cheshire cat too. When the moon is crescent & turns to look like a smile, i’ve always told my kids to look at the cat in the night sky…cheers! ~amy

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    1. I am an artist, published! My work can be found in the Library of Congress. If you scroll to the bottom of my blog, you’ll see a slide show of some of my paintings. Although my favorite commissions have to do with children! AND thank you! ~amy

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