Thursday, April 11, 2013
An old-fashioned typewriter, anyone? A layout of beautiful jewels. Perhaps, a few pieces of clothing to change around a wardrobe? The Flea was certainly jam-packed with possibilities.
Turning the corner, I was surprised to find this little gal setting up shop for her fortune telling business. No, I didn't have my fortune told. Wish I did! I think I'll have to pay her a visit the next time.
What was the type of history attached to these dolls? Who held them? What were their names? What will their chosen names be for the next owner?
With the warm weather coming I know a lot of us gals are thinking about dusting off our bicycles. This talented artist, Eleanor's NYC, makes really cool baskets and other stylish accessories to add to a great set of wheels.
More history in the form of old photos. Would have loved to sit for hours and rummaged through these moments in time.
Just as I was about to exit I noticed these beautiful dresses. Not exactly my style, but what a mix of colors!
Well, that's it for the first official SpRiNg outing. It was a great day at the Brooklyn Flea. NYC is just revving up it's schedule for some new adventures. We are slowly shedding our layers and going sockless. Woohoo! Lot's of things still to report. Hope you are enjoying your first layers of spring!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Flora Bowley is an amazing artist. If you haven't already heard of her, do check out her wonderful website http://braveintuitiveyou.com/. She has released an awesome book based on her own approach to creating art called, Brave Intuitive Painting -let go, be bold, unfold. Being an Aquarian, I always tend to be attracted to the "zany" in life. And by ZaNy, I mean anything that allows you to celebrate your juices outside the lines. Flora encourages just that. Leave your head and slither right down into your body, your senses. Feel, express, be brave, be free with your colors, lines, circles, dashes, emotions.
My very first step was to lay the canvas paper down on the floor. I then chose my blue, red, and yellow acrylic paints to begin the process and then I began to splatter the paint down onto the canvas. Taking a spray bottle full of water, I proceeded to spray the colors in any direction that felt right. Next, I brought my canvas into an upright position and let it bleed in whatever way it wanted. A few more sprays of water, a little more maneuvering, and presto! Ok, I am new to this, don't judge.:) I do see a horse's head organically appear towards the top of the painting, so that was kind of cool and an unexpected surprise.
Feeling a little freer with the spray bottle this time. I choose to outline this particular painting with a pen.
Again, using a pen as a border. I start to see some flowers emerge in this one.
This painting is one that can be found within the pages of her book and certainly one of my favorite works from Flora Bowley. I feel so fortunate to have found her work. One day I would love to take a painting workshop with her. Until then, I guess I will continue to place some canvas down on my little kitchen floor and let the colors fly. Freeing myself a little bit more each day. Well, I hope you enjoyed this artistic excursion! Enjoy the rest of the week, and as Flora might say, "Be Brave, Be Bold".
Monday, April 1, 2013
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein
A little Shel Silverstein to tuck into your pocket on this beautiful first day of a new month. Happy April!