Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Mona Lisa going to Zettiology

Yesterday, I called in at the Gallery in Chesterfield, with bated breath, to see if my paintings would be accepted. They were, but I'm still not sure if they were liked or not. lol.
The thing is, he has asked me to do 12 paintings altogether, along with some altered art(Which i've no idea what i'm going to do )
I did show him Teesha Moore's website, and asked would it be alright to go a little bit weirder with my work, and he agreed.
Soooooo, I've dug out an 'old' painting of mine. Mona Lisa in the Pink. This was for an exhibition at a gallery in Ware, Herts, in aid of Breast Cancer, in which all the paintings were to be done in Pin. These were to be sold off for£100, the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer appeal.
Unfortunately. my painting was not sold, and so it has been laying in my garage.
Whilst browsing the web, looking for inspiration, i came across someone elses good old Mona, which had been altered. so my little miss pink mona, is undergoing major surgery lol, zetti style.

After calling in at the gallery, i called into 2 craft shops, and before meeting OH, i called into a new art gallery/shop in Chesterfield. There in the window display was a beautiful rusty wire tree, with small easter eggs displayed on it.
So without further ado, I bought it. Started chatting to the lady owner, (actually the mother of the owner), and she asked about my work, and so i showed her the photos of the Zetti Fairys/ She was impressed, and said they may get intouch with me about me hanging work in their gallery.

Trouble is, i'm not sure if i want to go back to the Fine Art side of my work, I feel much more happier, and safer in the craft world. We'll have to see how it goes, but i'm not going to go out of my way pursuing Galleries/exhibiting.

One of the reasons for surfing the net, has been because i have been unable to find a great site that i visited just a short while ago. For the life of me i do not know why i didn't bookmark it, and so have found it impossible to find the site again.

This lady's site, featured altered art/assemblage and she made wall art, using kitchenalia, ie sieves, cutlery, pudding basins etc. and making them into fairies. and i sooooo wanted to have a go at it for the gallery. Still, i'll just have to do it my own way, which is for the best anyways.

Don't forget, my giveaway doll is still open, so if you havn't got your name down yet, please enter.


Maureen said...

Margaret - so pleased he accepted your work!!!, those pics are great - BE CONFIDENT !- maureen x

Jinny say's said...

No wonder you are a busy bee......Way to go you-well done that woman- loving the mona too xxx :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

REally great news about your work being accepted. I understand your reservations regarding the fine art side of things. Like you I am enjoying the mingling of art and craft. I love what you do :)

Angie said...

Fingers crossed for you Margaret, you deserve it, love Mona by the way.


Thanks, everyone. The new Zetti Mona is finished, just need to take aphoto. Plus another Fairy one done.

Only 8 more to do. aarrrggggh. not sure if i can do that many without getting bored.

Mandy C said...

well.... i'd love to see you doing some sort of zetti mona for postcardsundayart this sunday coming! the theme is Mona in Art. you did inspire me and so mine is zettified too :-)