Glorious Colours in Nature

 long & short stitch on cotton, acrylic paint and wire, beads

YEA! Finished.

Now all I need to do is attach it. Of course this in no way matches the glorious iridescent colours in nature, but I had fun trying.

Found some peacock feathers at a local garage sale and scanned a couple.


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Art and Food

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I thought I would try  a cutout version of my skull and moth photograph and then enhance the colours. When I have time (too many other projects to work on at the moment)  I want to do a LARGE painting of this.


Bombay Chicken Curry

This is one of many of my favourite curry recipes. Can't

It's the Cat's Meow

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wild cat skull and moth

 I lucked out when a member of my Textile Art Group was kind enough to bring me oodles of bones and skulls.

Photography: Yellows

Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

 Normally when we,(jafgirls) do textile/knit graffiti we try to coordinate with the surroundings, but in this case the surroundings coordinated with the pole LOL! The buildings were painted after we put up the pole and then these bright orange/yellow flowers blossomed.  It was an overcast morning and the colours were so intense the scene stopped in my

Meditative Art

Sample Testing Piece by the Jafagirls

Saturday morning I helped jafapal Nancy M. run a Paint Like Pollock Workshop for Getaways for Women.

I think I could have stood there another two hours, it was mesmerizing watching the paint drizzle onto the canvas.

It got kind of wild, uh huh! splashing and dripping, and some of us (not me) had paint up to the eyeballs. Amazing to see how

Fun Discoveries


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How Cool

I was delighted to discover of my fave sites WebUrbanist has included by hubcap (made for the Landfill Project) in it's Driven to

Some paintings take forever BUT

it's worth it

"It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake "

oil on wood and resin

Available at "IN A FRAME"

It's taken several months to finally finish this little still life painting. You can see how it started out here. Doing the sketchbook didn't take too long, and the dog wasn't too bad, but getting the sense of carved wood was a joyful challenge. Had to make sure the paint was

The Art of Meandering and Shiny Pretty Things

It's true, I meander something rotten. I love exploring the world around me, even the seemingly mundane. Often there is a hidden beauty in things, or they spark some creative imaginings. Check out how a painted circle on a road led Alisa Burke to create this.  I have to think all my meandering will end up in my art somehow.

I am so happy my painting "dig freedom" found a home. Yes! looks

The Art of Hurt

I had to share this video by Thierry Alexandre because as creepy as it is, it really captures the essence of horror of a situation that so many fear or face.

Sometimes art like this is so ugly, but the ability to manifest the raw essense of something into an art piece is something I admire and strive for. Kiki Smith's work does this too, sometimes it makes one cringe but it speaks

Friday Finds: Old Victorian Birdcage and FAF

Again I have to thank Jafapal Karen for pointing this out at the charity shop.  It's listed as a victorian cage on the Cages Through The Ages. Whether it's an antique or not is hard to tell or how much it's worth, but I  am LOVING this find.

Free Art Fridays

A different kind of find

Heart painting on wood by jafagirls

mmm, not sure why but my camera did something wierd and

Retro Wednesday: pyrex and aprons

Went thrifting with  jafapal Karen after we had a smack bang curry lunch (told you I LOVE curry).  She knows I keep my eyes out for pyrex and saw this one "garden medley" on the shelf. What a find and in the original box too. According to Pyrex Love this particular one is fairly uncommon.

Can you guess what will be going into this baby, yep curry LOL!

but I won't be wearing this

Guerilla Art Bunny

Put the bunny up today in pub alley in Yellow Springs with jafapal Nancy.

bunny based on the Newcastle Vampire Rabbit

This is the kick off for the jafagirl Pub Alley Project.

Evil Bunny but

acrylic, nail polish on mdf

Not really!

It's based on an ornamental rabbit above the back door of the Cathedral Buildings on Dean Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The doorway faces the back of St.Nicholas Cathedral and Amen Corner.
Nobody actually knows the origin but there is a theory, Vampire Rabbit Theory.

Designed by Oliver & Leeson circa 1901

It's gone through some colour

Transfixed by the Masters

I remember it vividly, that moment when for the first time I was truly transfixed by a painting.

Rain, Steam and Speed by J.M.W.Turner

I was fascinated by the light on the train and how the brush strokes and seemingly ambigous scene there was so much to see.

It's not the first painting I remember, but it is the first to really grab me.

What about you?

Copying the Masters

photographers beware

reading art by corrine bayraktaroglu originally
posted on Jafabrit's Art. 

you for dropping by.

No, NOT of Phineas, my studio dog,

but what happens when you photograph


Image source: Anthony Graber's Video Still

I found this disturbing story on norwegiantie's blog

 The young man, a staff sergeant in the Maryland Air National Guard, who videotaped am

Evil Eye Zentangle

Nazar Bonjuk also known as Evil Eye

Thought I would play a little more with doodling (or as some call zentangles) and wanted to create a design for a project the jafagirls are working on.

An excellent resource for those doing zentangles is a book called The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones The Classic Encyclopedia of Design and Decorative Art.

Doodling History

For those

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