Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fools Day!!!!!!! On Thursday, I'm singing the praises of my talented daughter Andi for making a youtube video of my artwork, and today....well.....let's just say I'm singing a different tune......

So I get a text message that says something along the lines of "OMG, I was driving down the road and both my front tires fell off my car and now I'm stranded on the side of the road"!  I read this, squealed in a high pitched tone that possibly only the dogs could hear, and immediately called her back.

"Oh my Gawd, OH MY GAWD, oh my Gawd!  Are you ok?  Where's your car?  What are we going to do?  Is there someone there you can call?  Can the tires be put back on?  Was there alot of damage?  Was anyone hurt?"  She says, "My car is on the side of the road, my boyfriend came to pick me up and I don't know how I'm going to get my car home.  I'm pretty sure the damage is bad and the tires can't be put back on"

So after much flailing of arms, spinning around in circles, squealing, shrieking and scaring the dogs, she finally says "April Foools"!  Well you little brat.....Oh my Gawd, YOU LITTLE BRAT!! 

All I can say is, payback is a bitch, Andi.....payback is a bitch!!  Although this could possibly be my payback for playing April Fools jokes on her in the past.  The best one that comes to mind was when I made a stuffy man out of our friend Aaron's clothes, complete with his signature hat, and put it in her bed face down with the feet hanging off the end.   She came home from school and I said "So Aaron showed up here drunker than a skunk and is passed out in your bed."

She runs in there to take a look, flies back out in the living room in a rage, screeching and carrying on, just furious and throwing a hardcore temper tantrum.   It was one of the only times I've heard her use the "f" word.  (heehee)  I told her to go wake him up and kick him out of her bed, so she goes in there and yanks the blanket off, pulls off his hat, and smacks him in his (stuffy) head.  Heheeee!

I guess she got her April Fools mentality from me, as I've pulled a few stuffy men practical jokes in my time.

So did anyone else get April Fooled today?

Have a good April Fools Day, but don't give your mother a heart attack.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Pandora" Digital Energy Art by Primal Painter

"Pandora" by Primal Painter

I love the colors in this digital warpization of my wall sculpture "Expansion".  It makes me think of the plant life on planet Pandora in the movie "Avatar".  I'm mesmerized by the colors in that movie, not to mention the story line.  To me, the visuals make that movie, but I love the "good versus evil" aspect as well.  "Avatar" has that  plus a little romance. 

Ironically, the depiction of evil in "Avatar" is Corporate America (a reflection of the current state of America and maybe the world, in my opinion).  In this movie, Planet Earth is on the verge of extinction due to our own reckless stupidity, greed, and abuse of the environment.  They (notice I said "they" as I identify more with the Na'vi than the Americans) need a precious mineral that can only be found deep in the ground under the native Na'vi's Home Tree. 

The Na'vi are peaceful beings that live completely in harmony with nature, and have energetic connections with the plant and animal life.  The evil corporation tries to annihilate them to get what they want, but the Na'vi  and even the wild creatures rise up against them.  This movie is symbolic in many ways and also gives an insight into how cultures might live in peace and harmony through a reverence for nature and acknowledgement of the energetic connections we could have with each other.

Gee, I think I want to watch that movie again today! It always seems to leave me feeling inspired, plus it gives me goosebumps and makes me all teary eyed when I see the Na'vi gathering in concentric circles with their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them in order to magnify the energetic connection. I want to be like them. 

In other news, my daughter Andi had a little surprise for me today.  She sent me a link to a youtube video and told me to check it out.  This is what I saw...


I couldn't believe it!  How in the world did she know how to do that!  She never ceases to amaze me with her support and faith in me.  If only I had that much faith in myself I'd be a star, but I'm working on it.  Thank you Andi! I love you!

Well I hope everyone has an awesome day! 



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Digital Energy Art "The Angel" by primalpainter

"The Angel" by primalpainter

I was in an Angel mood yesterday and created this beautiful energy art from a photo of one of my older wall sculptures called "Forest Angels". I have the same image in several different color combos, but this one is my fave.

The wall sculpture I used for inspiration is actually quite different from the ones I have listed on Etsy and Artfire right now.  I painted the glass in a transparent way and put a bulb behind it so it's actually a light. There are hidden images of angels all over it.  I did several styles of these wall sculpture lights, not quite sure why I stopped doing them because they're really pretty cool and unique.  My daughter has this hanging in her apartment.

See any angels?

So  I was thinking, (oh no, not that) there seems to be a big connection between my moods, energy level and the weather.  I seem to have a strong desire to hibernate if the temperature gets below 55 degrees. Is that ridiculous or what?! 55 degrees!! 

I think it must be one of those excuses that I pull out of my bottomless pit called "Stupid Excuses and Ridiculous Reasons for Procrastination".  It's always been a little tricky to be self-employed, there's just so many things to get distracted by..... like naps....soap  If it's gloomy outside, Good Gawd, can't work in the studio today, I might get some gloom on me or sumthin'.  What the...?!  That's so ridiculous!

I really have to change my ways, like maybe get on a schedule of some kind.  (A schedule? Really? Me? LOLOL)   Seriously, though, I need to work on my self-discipline which is something I've been telling myself for the past oh, 30 years or so but to no avail.  Maybe it's time to grow up.........

On that note, let's watch a little video: 

That could be me telling myself  "You're 50 years old, grow up, get some self discipline, and get on a schedule, darn you!"  I respond with "Talk to the hand, bee-otch, I can kick your butt with my kung fu feet!". But in the end, it's all just  "DA da da...da DA da.... da da DA".

Haha, I could do a whole post on the imaginary conversation between these two

Well it's gloomy, cold and rainy so I'd better curl up with a good book......Good Gawd, I'm hopeless!!!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Digital Energy Art "Genesis" & Two Artfire Collections

"Genesis" by primalpainter

I created this digital energy art from a photo of my wall sculpture entitled "Spiraling Up", although how I got from that to this, I have no clue.  I must have done an "invert colors" at some point, because Spiraling Up is all blues.  Oh well, I guess I don't need to know.  I go into kind of a trance when I'm working on these digital creations, so I'm never really clear on the steps I take.

I put two of my new prints up for sale on Etsy yesterday. I'm going to put two more up today, then import them all over to Artfire.  You know, I'm thinking I like Artfire.  I got featured in my first Artfire Collection the other day, and it made it to the front page, so that was super cool.  I picked up lots of views from it, but no sales.  Based on my Google Analytics, about 25% of my Artfire traffic is coming from search engines, as compared to Etsy where it's about 17%.  Etsy gets more views, but not by that much which surprises me.

The thing about Artfire and anything new, really, is the effort it takes to learn the ropes.  For example, right now I'm going to go figure out how to show an Artfire Collection on here.    Ugghhhhhhhhh.  Here we go.....

Jewelry Supplies

Wow, that was suprisingly easy!  Maybe it's too wide, though. Oh well.  The one above is from yesterday and includes my wall sculpture "Psychedelic Flower". 

The one below is the one that made it to the front page and includes my wall sculpture entitled "Blue Unity"..

By the way, the reason I'm putting some words in bold is because I read somewhere that when search engines crawl your site, they head straight for the bold or italicized words, so it's good for SEO to do that on at least some of your main keywords. 

But now my font seems to be stuck on bold and tiny.....GREAT! 

It's going to be one of those days......

See ya!