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!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My 100th post!

I can't believe this is my 100th post to this blog. I still feel so green at blogging and yet somehow I have managed to do 100 times? Well, anyhow...
As promised, here are some working photos of the actual painting process...

First I sketch out my image on the canvas and then I add all kinds of textural collage elements to make the surface really interesting.
I have a world map, old book pages, thin fabric with sequins attached...

I thought of creating a little version Tamalyn's wall map that she mentioned, so I covered countries that she listed in gold glitter and added rhinestone bezels to a few so it might feell like that map she has at home.

After visiting her website, I really had the collar of one of her dvd covers stuck in my head and thought "Hey, it's my painting- I am going to take a little creative license and do whatever I want to do!" ;) So I threw it in, too!

I used acrylics, some oils, some unconventional paints... did a lot of figure painting & went home looking like I got attacked by my paint palette (maybe you would have liked to see a photo of THAT! hehe)

I'll be unveiling the completed painting tomorrow!
I do hope you'll return to tell me what you think of it.

It is your last chance to answer Tamalyn's question:
How can belly dancing change the world?
so if you haven't- it's not too late- you can still leave a comment with your answer and have a chance to win our blog sponsor prize: orchid earrings from Huluwuwu.


the t time said...

hi stephanie, and thank you for your visit to my blog! and for having speak italian! i like your works! so colourfull, and full of life and warmth. have a good flight!

wildflowr said...
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wildflowr said...

Ho habitato in Orvieto dieci anni fa per scoula, allora Io parlo un po L'italiano ;)