Journal

8 new homes for my paintings...

Remember my 2013 Sketchbook project with 40 affordable little originals in 40 days for 14€/19$ including shipping each?
If not, you can read more about it here

I am thankful to all who motivated me to start and finish this project and happy that 12 of these small originals have found new homes, in 3 continents!

- 1 in Kell, IL, US
- 3 in Chicago, IL, US
- 1 in Ft Collins, CO, US
- 1 in Munich, Germany
- 1 in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France
- 1 in Puebla, Mexico
- 1 in Newmarket, Queensland, Australia
- 3 in Casterton, Victoria, Australia

There are still 28 little mixed media artworks waiting for new homes though. Here they are:


Your holy tears
by Ina Mar

The beauty of your imperfections
by Ina Mar

The model's chair after a painting session
by Ina Mar

Intruding into her music
by Ina Mar

Man and violin

My personal 2013 sketchbook project and unfiltered thoughts

Two weeks ago, I started a sketchbook project that should end together with the year. I bought a 40-page sketchbook and engaged myself to paint one sketchbook page per day until the last day of the year and sell the paintings for 14€ / 19$ including international shipping. There will be 40 little mixed media works, using pencils, watercolours, acrylics, inks, vintage or weathered book pages, vintage or created doll parts, perhaps coffee and red wine, and eventually other materials I have not planned yet…

There were several personal reasons for this project… During the last year, I have painted very little. I lost my motivation to paint in a regular basis, like I used to. Admiring my favorite artists’ work in the RedBubble community, I rediscover every day how poor my tec…

Personal sells ... sometimes

Many thanks to the kind and supportive person who purchased two prints and a postcard today! I rarely sell something on RedBubble because I’ve taken care to reduce my portfolio to non-commercial (and thus more personal and definitely less popular, less understood) creations. So it’s always an enormous surprise when one of these images does sell!


And in the bedroom floor the coffee cup without you
by Ina Mar


Unreachable Grief
by Ina Mar


Rescue – Little art pillow
by Ina Mar

ps. It’s always worth to ask about the original, because sometimes it’s just a little bit more expensive than a big print… And the artist would not take it personal if you can’t afford it and finally do prefer the print…

SoJie 16 Webring

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 16!


Present turns to past
by Ina Mar

 
 


   Join me at Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 16. SoJie 16 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 16th such exhibition; and 74 other artists, besides myself, are exhibiting. Together we represent at least 14 countries.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on July 3rd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link t…

Present turns to past: My creative process

Please excuse my bad English in advance! If something is not clear, let me know…

This artwork was created during SoJIE 16 workshop. SoJIE 16 stands for Solo’s 16th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, featuring landscape photography interpreted as traditional or digital art. Photographers were asked to pair up with artists to create their translation of a photographic work into traditional or digital art medium. Translated work happened in an open workshop atmosphere where ideas and works in progress were shared before the artwork progressed to the next stage.
I translated Kenart’s “The Light and the Way” (below).

Original work: The Light and the Way by Kenart

I immediately felt related to this photo, because of the intimacy of the two birds. In Ken’…

Iconesque animals, birds and fish

I made this selection of “iconesque” animals, birds and fish and other creatures for the group IKONesque that I co-host with two wonderful artists, MMargot and Anna Moraova.

Animals are often used as symbols in icons, but in this selection, the animals are actually sacralized through the way that they are depicted. The images look like icons – for instance there is a golden, silver, yellow or icon-like background (see Michele Meister’s wolf and Donna Malone’s bear and cat), or a halo (see Constance Widen’s raven or John Dicandia’s cat) or a composition with an imposing figure on a transcendal background (see Soxy Fleming’s sphinx, Tammera’s eagle, Nawr’s bear or Anna Moraova’s parrot).

The Hug
by Michele Meister
Roar
by Donna

Painting on book pages

We have a new, very inspirational and motivational how-to in our group Uncommon Supports to Paint on:

Zoe Trap – Altered Books


There are many people who think they “can’t make art”…and I love the way the altered book kind of democratizes the process. Anyone can do these… (Zoe Trap)

In case you have missed our other how-tos:

The USPO May 2012 How-To:
Pascale Baud – The DicofAngle
The USPO April 2012 How-To:
Thea – Painting on newspaper pages

Want to write your own how-to and publish it in our group? Bubblemail me!

my art becoming a tattoo!!

Really exciting news!
Some time ago, a guy contacted me and asked for the permission to use my artwork “Drowning in your ocean” as a tattoo. He said that he came accross it in Google, while browsing looking for new tattoo ideas. I guess he saw something in my image that visualized his proper ideas or his personal philosophy. I was happy that someone could connect with my image, in any way they like… I found the idea exciting, even though at the time I could not quite imagine what the tattoo would look like.

And yes, he was serious about it! I have the honour that a great tattoo artist, Isaac Mitchell, agreed to do the difficult job. Isaac has been inking my artwork on Carter’s arm! The tattoo is not completely ready yet – will take several sessions.

Honestly,…