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!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The moment you've all been waiting for...

Not that there is such a thing, but if there were...
Masha would be the textbook belly dancer.
Tall and beautiful, skillful dancer, sweet disposition, musical, with a classic aesthetic.
The heavy dark outline comes from the somewhat cliche Nouveau influence that afflicts all bellydancers- belly dancing artists in particular.
I gave her a gift... added an anklet to the costume that wasn't there but I thought she could use one.
Persian flower motif decorates the left side in metallic gold.
Background scene is a Ukrainian landscape in California Impressionist style to reflect her "background" (pun intended).

Do you want to recommend a title for this painting?
(not yet sure what I'd like to call it)

1 comment:

Kristelle said...

Gorgeous - beautiful work Stephanie !!! Amazing model, such a great amazing work of art! I'd say Phoenix Rising... haha.. might come up with some other titles.. :)