E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Isn't it romantic?

My naughty children destroyed a book from the 1800's that my grandfather gave to me when I was a little girl. I was so angry with them but now I can only thank the little rascals because the book has been given a new life: as Art!
This is a painting for www.bookcrossing.com. BookCrossing is an awesome phenominon where people can release and catch books, then follow their journeys throughout the world and the lives they touch. You register your book online and then release it into the wild.
You can go on the site to see if anyone has found it or read and where it has been.
It is a lot of fun.
They sell bookplates with contemporary artwork. And this is artwork I am submitting.
So they may use this on a future bookplate.
It turned out so beautiful- I am really thrilled with the texture and the colors.
I was painting it outside at the gallery and almost sold it 4 times but I can't sell it- I have to send the original to BookCrossing for their auction. Michael & Julia (the models) liked it too- wish I could give it to them.

1 comment:

Susan Williamson said...

I love this painting. It's filled with love and how wonderful it will be to have it printed on a bookplate. I went to the link you posted and leaving a book for someone else to find seems like a really cool thing to do. Thanks for mentioning this.