Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Crayon Artist - The Amazing Don Marco

Confession: I have a box of crayons and I love them.
Perhaps because crayons were the first real art tool I ever used, my heart waggles a little when I spot a box of Crayolas.

Although the melted crayons are kind of kool when done right, we're not going there today...

Hold on to your Crayolas! 

You ain't seen what can happen when a box of Crayolas land in the hand of a master crayon artist!

Don Marco (Awesome website here) creates lifelike pictures of animals, Native Americans, and much more with Crayolas.
 Using just Crayola crayons,  Don Marco creates portraits that look so lifelike you want to reach out and touch them.

Aside from portraits, Mr. Marco also does scenes from the old west, beach scenes, animals and celebrities.

His original artwork goes for upwards of a few thousand dollars but he does have prints at a reasonable price. You can check out what he has for sale when you click on this Originals for Sale at the top of his page.

Go check out his site and I know you'll be rushing to the store to get some Crayolas!  I've got a long way to go before I get to the level of Don Marco but I'm having fun with the journey.
And no, I don't know what's going on with foxy's nose, but I still had fun. :) 

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Art of Painted Furniture

One of my favorite types of art is painted furniture.

An old chair, painted black with a few bright flowers, a broken table put back together finds a peacock, or a Tiger brightens up a stool found at a garage sale.

Furniture art is one of my favorite prowls on Pinterest. Creative people have done amazing things with furniture found by the side of the road.

Home Talk is another great site where people share their creativity. Like Pinterest, Home Talk lets you search for anything. A step up from the photo gallery like face of Pinterest, Home Talk lets the artist/creator post the details of their design. You can post questions and usually the artist will answer. Home Talk alerts you with an email ( if you want) to let you know you have a response.

Creating art from plain old furniture is a great way to make a few bucks. Find a good piece of furniture. Make sure it's sturdy or fix it. Express your creativity all over it, and be sure to finish with an acrylic seal. (Polycrylic is my favorite to work with)  Now post your pics!

Some places to sell?

  • Etsy  (Just double check your shipping costs)
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • Make a website or blog and post that on facebook. 
  • Find a gallery or craft store to display your artwork. 
  • If you're an avid painter (or team up with a creative friend) and can generate a decent amount of furniture art, check out local craft or art show. 
This weekend check out your local garage sales. Start small (Coffee tables, benches, end tables) and take your time to create the best piece you can. 

Happy Painting! 

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