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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!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Need some help!

I have been considering entering an art competition and it has all of these categories... not sure what to enter. I don't want to send in a variety of stuff just one or two paintings that illustrate one style or subject matter.
Either some florals ...

The garden scenes or the flower portraits on raw linen (dramatic close-up gives it an almost abstract appeal and the raw unpainted canvas showing through is a unique feature)...

But I love doing people, maybe this mother & child piece... it has unusual uses of color and texture that might make it stand out in a crowd...

Does anyone want to make a suggestion?
(www.stephaniebolton.com has more examples but if you're anything like me, more options will just make a suggestion harder to make, so go there at your own risk)


meemers said...

Hi Stephanie, I think your florals are really beautiful. I really love the first three. That would be my choice! Hope you win something!!!

Susan Williamson said...

Your florals are striking ...powerful yet beautiful. If you have to settle on one area, I would choose that one.