Hey there just wanted to say that I slowly getting back into my love of art & theater. To all my friends and family, I am regaining not only my passions once lost but, love of myself again. Being honest with myself meant letting go and surrendering to my shortcomings, my faults and frays and, let God lead me. I want everyone to enjoy what I can give with my gifts. Love you all...
Upcoming talent is needed for Auditions "Ain't Retirement Grand. Directed by: Rita Smith. Auditions: Jan. 6th & 7th (Wed. & Thurs.) 6:30pm at the playhouse!
Posted by Liisa Elder on Sunday, December 27, 2015
Here is one set of a completed collection I have done of my mixed media pieces.These little "dolls" are put together in many many layers. from penciling the doll, to coloring and shading with colored pencil and then applying to birch wood. Gesso is used in between layers to protect it. layer upon layers of fibers, glitter and embellishments really make these pieces speak to you. You can see it all right there in their eyes! The gift I give to you, through my art...The pictures do not show as much detail as you would see in person. I am currently in the process of creating prints for sale., although these originals are for sale as well.Please contact me at 253-431-2919for ordering/buying information. Commissioned pieces are always welcome!* Cheers & Enjoy * Liisa
Capture and treasure a fairy in these whimsical "fairy jars" that I created. Each jar contains a fairy embellished with woodland enchantments of greens, flowers, jewels, sweet butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees and much more! The choice is yours. I also do special orders on themed jars of your choice. If you are interested in purchasing one for yourself or a gift simply use the Paypal button below. You may pay by credit card or your paypal account by using the button below. Please contact me with special order information. at LiisaElder@gmail.com
One of my favorite time of year! With Spring comes with it the birth of everything new. From plants to animals, this is the time of year that births new life. I do a lot of cleaning and ridding the home front of clutter that was collected in our hibernation over the winter. Time to open the windows and sweep the porch and plant an inviting pot or two of flowers.The Spring Fairy Festival is being held at Green River College in Auburn WA. on April 16th 2011, which is happens to fall on my birthday this year! Yay!What a fun way to celebrate with a day filled with wonder and enchantment! Time to dust off those wings, ears, tails or whatever you desire to be and join the festivities!You can find more information here: Spring Fairy Festival
With the day off today my youngest daughter Alex, who is now 13 was home feeling sick with flu symptoms. But, this didn't keep her from doing what she loves to do with her free time. She asked to borrow my watercolors and paper. I know she isn't done with this piece but all I can say to myself is "Wow!" I love how she can just pull images from her imagination while listening to her favorite music in the background inspiring her. I am so proud to pass on the gift of art to both of my children!
Here are the three pieces I am currently working on. I did the the next step end of lesson 2 last night. Adding a base color to hair, and clothing, highlighting areas with titanium white glaze, painting the eyes with metallic paint mixed with glaze. This is all a process of building up layers and adding depth and color. Many more layers to come as I start Lesson 3 this week. This is all a process which will in the end effect give a great outcome of a truly meaningful piece.
I decided to venture out this week out of my comfort zone. I tend to be a home body, I work from home, do my art at home etc. Since I needed to go down to the City hall building to obtain a building permit for our patio cover I noticed a new Art gallery had opened up in the same building. If you are familiar with the downtown Puyallup area, it has been greatly improved with the new City Hall building, pavilion, and library over the past few years.
As I walked by the Gallery just somehow called to me. I'm glad I decided not to pass it up and went in. Lovely works of art from sculptures, jewelry, drawings, and paintings all done by local artists. GalleryThree is a co-op gallery where an artist has an opportunity to display works of art on a contract and rate. I talked with Connie who was so charismatic and helpful. She told me of classes in town that I could take. Open studio times to work on art and mingle with other artists. Something that I need to feed my soul! I think this is why the Gallery called me into visit. I always try to listen to my inner voice, it has led me to amazing opportunities and opened doors that I may not have had the chance to explore.
I attended my first art class last night with a nude model. I was so nervous to go and almost chickened out but, with my husbands support he pushed me out the door and said "have fun!" And, you know what? I did! The teacher of the studio was super friendly and had a great sense of humor. The atmosphere was laid back and relaxing. Coffee, tea and music, how wonderful, something my soul needed, connection with others who share the same passion as I! I truly enjoyed myself.
So, what I'm trying to say is try listening to your inner voice and step out of your comfort zone. You may be pleasantly surprised where it takes you!
This is another incomplete drawing of another "Goddess" I'm doing a few of these before I go to my next lesson so I have some to practice on when we add the next layer of paint. The best thing with art? You can change it anytime you want. Add, take away, erase...the "push" "pull" technique as Suzi says! Push to put things in the background, pull to bring it up...I still need to add more color and finish her hair...then this week I will be adding paint! Yay!
Another of my many faces I'm continuing to work on, now using warm and cool colors, lots of layering with crosshatching method and building up the shading. The photo doesn't show the many colors I have used. Pinks, lavenders, greens, cream, Sienna brown, white and Tuscan red with graphite. This particular work is more dreamy and Goddess like. I am really enjoying this style of art, that really shows the soul and not necessary perfection. I will post my progress as I continue to work on these intriguing Goddess portraits.