Still adding pieces to “A Midsummers Nights Steam” and it’s not too late to enjoy the art:
There will be an ice cream social next Friday, June 26th, from 7p-10p, sponsored by Madrina’s Coffee and Hot Box Cookies at 1900 Park Creative Space. If in the St. Louis area please stop by, get some snacks, a steampunk selfie and steampunk art.
Currently in the exhibit is “The Circus”:
This piece is from the chapter of the same name in Strax and the Widow. My heroine Kate Church is sent on mission at a Circus. It’s a dark chapter in the book, one in which Kate questions her new life in espionage. This corner is much like a fun house environment, a little bright, a little dark, and a little glittery. Here’s the work in process:
Freehand drawings above. Using marker and ink to firm out the design below:
Adding uneven strokes of paint for an antique look:
It really is one of my favorite pieces.
Works in process include three memory boxes, all repurposed from thrift stores:
I added black and white for depth, then some antique pieces for adornment. I like the juxtaposition of organic and industrial. Which helped me make a decision on this piece:
I found this incredible tea box and had an idea for decor, but I liked the organic elements from the previous piece. So I incorporated some embellished leaves and cut velvet ribbon:
Have a third in progress, a simple shabby chic white wash:
As always, thank you for reading!
-Continuing-Corvid’s Cafe, Cakeway To the West Artists Show
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.
-Thursday June 25th The Heavy Anchor Art/Craft Fair
-July 10th, Stray Rescue’s Urban Wanderers dog art show
-July 25-26th The AKC Museum of the Dog, solo weekend dog art show
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle AND is available for paperback pre-order at “A Midsummer Nights Steam”. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
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