Saturday, October 18, 2014

cute cat on crochet rug

Actually it is a mini rug. It is a commissioned rug my friend Karen did for a friend's faerie house. I was asked to take a pic of it and she loved it.

Reception at IN A FRAME for my embroidery butterfly series went well, although I was a wee bit naughty and snuck out of my own reception to visit Mary Ellen Croteau's talk next door at the arts council, and then Talitha's opening reception too. Was a GREAT art stroll night in town.
Thanks to all of you who made it to the reception. I was teamed up with two  great artists Liz Zaff and Travis Hotaling and it was a fun night.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Springfield Art Museum and IN A FRAME

chalk trees at museum
 Been rather busy around these parts, traveling, putting up an interactive exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art. Our jafagirl display will be up for 6 months so plenty of time to see it. 
chalk trees
Getting embroidery butterfly pieces ready for IN A FRAME.

 Opening reception is on art stroll night  Friday Oct 17th at 6pm. 

cheers and thanks for dropping by

Friday, October 03, 2014

Face It Friday:graphite powder

Art Pal Sandi and I challenged each other to draw/paint a face each Friday to keep us on our creative toes ;) I decided to use my weeping angel photo as a reference and used graphite powder,  kneaded rubber eraser and  mitsu-bishi pencil. Not very polished, but the main goal is to just do a face rather than worry too much about the finished product. 
For those who want to explore using graphite powder here is a video tutorial from the Virtual Instructor.
I wanted to play with the image further so took an iphone pic and played with a couple of apps until I got it where I wanted. 
Hope you enjoyed visiting 
cheers and have a great weekend

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weeping Angel Gravestone

Yes, this is coming up for the month, gravestones and skeletons and all things halloweenish.  BUT don't need October to appreciate the world of gravestones and the beautiful and at times heartrending images for lost loved ones.
black and white photography
© 2014 corrine bayraktaroglu  all rights reserved
I was invited to join Graveyard_dead and giving a shout out here and a thanks for the invite and the wonderful welcome. This is a stellar group with some amazing photographs. 

This was taken at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati which is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Forgotten Ohio lists some info on some of the most notable headstones.

 It has not been without some controversy involving spongebob squarepants.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eye Embroidery:Love Lies Bleeding

Mixed Media Hand Embroidery
linen, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, wire, vintage avon perfume
Finally finished, framed and ready for exhibit in October at IN A FRAME.
I was given some Amaranthus Caudatus a couple of years ago and decided to use it to dye some fabric and felt the common plant name, love lies bleeding, an appropriate title for this piece.
50 Facts About Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence and Abuse

thanks for dropping by