Summer exhibition

This summer I will participate in the local summer exhibition. This years theme is recycled and up-cycled art, and it’s our local art society that arranges it. For those of you understanding Swedish you can read more about it here.

I’ve been working on a couple things mainly reusing cereal packages, but also smaller boxes, and turned them into shadowboxes and assemblages.
This is what my table looked like last week…

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Closeups I took during the  process of two of my pieces I’m going to exhibit. The crow I’ve chosen to call The Magician, greatly inspired by the Major Arcana in a tarot deck. I’m planning on doing a series on the same theme, maybe not all but some.

 

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I’m calling this Crow-girl, partly inspired by the books written by Charles de Lint where two crow-girls frequently appears. In the books they’re more kinda wild girls, but they’ve got a more sad, or melancholy strike to them as well.

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The exhibition opens in about a weeks time, and you’ll be able to buy my pieces if you want to. Looking forward to see what more will be exhibited and hopes that there’ll be lots of visitors!

Until next time. :)

Cheers,
Josefina

Ps. The crow head and the crow-girl’s face comes from Mischief Circus, a great site with loads of awesome images you can use in your artwork. Just read the Terms of Use so you know what applies to each designers kit. 😉

My first art journal

I’ve made my first art journal!!
I used an old watercolour block I had laying around, and removed some pages and decorated the cover.

Love it!

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And the first page is a really softstart… I just wanted to start with a full spread. The crow is one I found at the homepage of the Swedish Historic Museum. If I remember right it’s originally a pendant or something from the Viking era.

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More pages to come. :)

Love
Jos