No Wrong Art

Fran Lafferty

Man Cave

  It’s kinda funny sometimes, how pieces get their elements, often growing in tangent with another piece.   This one began while I was just playing around with metal embellishments — at the same time as for Gold Dusted.   I really liked this leaf shield (which I got on clearance at Michael’s) and wanted …

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Gold Dusted

  This piece started out as some lovely ridged texture surrounding a constellation of metal embellishments that I had played around with until I found a combination that appealed to me.   The texture on top is glass bead gel and beneath is soft gel gloss, both by Golden.   Despite the name, it originally …

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Coral Dreams

  Here’s another piece that I strongly disliked, seemed to be unable to make better, yet eventually figured out how to “fix” in such a way that it actually became one of my favorites! A true testament to there being “No Wrong Art”! 😀   I really liked how this one started out. I had …

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Fanfare

  Like the Glow Forest, this piece started life in my early morning waking-up dream mind.   I had been trying to figure out how to incorporate Pebeo Moon paints into my art, and in the morning I woke up dream-creating a fan-shape figure filled with Moon’s special effects. Later that day, I tried to …

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Three Crosses

  This piece is one of my favorites, especially because it was extremely intuitive. No step was thought out in advance; it all just “flowed”.   It began as a little paint doodle, if there is such a thing:   That black stuff is micaceous iron oxide — it feels like fine sandpaper. Awesome — …

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Glow Joy

  I made this artwork to be somewhat of a buddy to Glow Peace. In fact, I painted the two 10 inch square wood panels together, but this one has a more solid coat of paint.   Using the same Golden heavy body fluorescent orange paint, I first created a winter-like tree to one side. …

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Glow Peace

  This was my first-ever glow-in-the-dark artwork. And it started with a children’s coloring book page:   I was tickled by this design, so I cut the page apart and traced the mushrooms, moon, and stars onto a wood canvas that I had previously gessoed and painted manganese blue. For the transfer, I used Saral …

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Glow Forest

  This piece began as one of my early morning waking-up dream pictures — when I linger in the creative zone between unconscious sleep and out-of-bed alertness. I often find myself in “design mode” during these semi-frequent episodes, and I often fairly leap out of bed with an excited determination to create a new artwork, …

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Lil Book

  To me, “Art Therapy” involves a whole lot more than simply healing from the past or dealing with ongoing troubles. Because, in reality, we all have plenty of “issues” that are just part of everyday life — like time management and juggling different roles and responsibilities. I created this “Lil Book” to record some …

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