Mixed Media Artist

Archive for October, 2016

Little Dreamer

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3″x6″ mixed media painting on wood. This little one will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”
― Judith Thurman

 

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Late Autumn

30″x30″ mixed media on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE

Late Autumn, not here, but in Victoria, where I was born and lived for 28 years. I remember a big man’s coat that I wore when I was 17, it was not this colour but the collar and shoulders were like this, oversized. I wore a black turtleneck with it. It was really long too, that is what was in in 1985.  I wore a long pencil skirt and flat pointy boots. I don’t know why but even though this painting does not look like me, the whole time I’ve been painting it, I felt like it was me, at this time.  It was a special time. Maybe it was on my mind because my girls have been watching some Molly Ringwald movies from the 80’s lately.  I looked a little like her at the time and I definitely dressed with her same flare,  I had my own  vintage style, that is for sure. I don’t often let myself get nostalgic about that time but with this painting I did a little. I don’t like looking back and I rarely listen to music or watch movies from that time. I don’t know why, but this painting conjured up those feelings and made me remember that girl. I liked her, she was pretty cool. This last year has been really hard for me. Sometimes I don’t even recognize myself at all when I look in the mirror. I definitely don’t recognize my breasts. It’s been just over year since I had my first mastectomy and I still find it difficult to look at them in the mirror. So maybe looking back a little  and  reminding myself of the girl  I was is OK to do occasionally. Really, I am still that girl, the package is just a little different

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
― Shannon L. Alder.


The Enchanted Night Garden

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This painting will be available to bid on during the Online Handmade Holiday Auction  starting November 28th.

More info HERE


New Hand Mounted Reproductions Available In My Etsy Shop

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8″x16″ mounted fine art print.

Sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (see below)

Available HERE

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8″x16″ mounted fine art print.

Sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red (see above)

Available HERE

 

These reproductions are all hand done by me and are hand signed front and back. It is hard to tell them from the original!

 


Tomorrow Is My Auction Day!

SURVIVAL AND TRIUMPH Auction on Facebook

To see the reproductions that are available  in this auction go HERE

To see the originals that are available  in this auction go HERE

Join the auction HERE

I get to share the stage with Ivette Newport, if you don’t know here work, you are in for a treat!

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More details about How the auction works:

This auction will occur from October 12th at Noon EST. to Ocober 19th at 6pm EST.

Each day there will be two artists. Dates for each artist are a surprise. Their auction will run from 12 noon to 11:00 am EST the following day. Then the next two artists will begin at 12 noon and so on and so forth until all 14 artists are featured. Each artist will have approximately 15 items.

Each item will have a starting bid and a closing time as well as a shipping amount (please read the note on shipping below). Winning bid at the end of closing time wins the item. All times are EST. I will tag you when you win (if we are FB friends)

Payment and shipping costs are to be sent to the artist’s Paypal account within a few hours in USD, no later than 24 hours. Please be prompt with payment and pay as soon as you know you’ve won. I will post the winner for each item with a blurb that describes where to send the payment.

Some items will have a Buy it Now Price, if a buy it now price is hit, bidder wins it regardless of current bids. Please be sure to read carefully.

Some items are specifically to raise money for the film. They will be clearly marked DONATION. Buyer pays shipping and winning bid.

Items not bid on will be available at the starting bid or higher. Occassionally we have a wrap party and include items that did not get snatched up.

Sometimes we allow anonymous bidding but cannot guarantee this option will be available.

Shipping: Items will be shipped within 3-5 days after the auction. Please contact Misty for inquires on tracking and shipping info.

Shipping outside the U.S is at an additional cost.

Please feel free to comment on the pieces even if you are not placing a bid. The love and support at my auctions are part of what makes the process truly special. Thank you for being here!

If you would like to be tagged when certain pieces come up, please comment on the piece and say “Tag me” in the weeks before the auction.

Please only ask to be tagged if you intend on bidding.

If you are interested in being updated on all of my future auctions, you can sign up here:

http://www.stephaniegagos.com/auctions/

**This auction is not in any way affiliated with FB.

 


Dream  Keepers In Progress …

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Working on some  original mixed media’dream keeper’ jewelry boxes for the upcoming online Holiday Auction in  November.

The Survival And Triumph auction has began today! You will have to watch for my day! It is a surprise!  This auction runs till Oct 19th. For more info, click HERE. Good Luck!


Wings On My Heart

This painting is 8″x 8″ and is painted on clayboard. It will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE.

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My heart has wings

It flutters and leaps and bounds

It soars

It aches

It weeps,

And so do I.

My heart has wings

It soars

And above all

It loves

 

 

 


To Be My Love

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5.5″ x 14.25″mixed media painting on rag paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you. There is a .25″ border.

This painting is available HERE

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. HeinleinStranger in a Strange Land

This is how I love my children. Their happiness is essential to mine.

 


Pink Rises/Work In Progress

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“Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age.”
― Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

 

 

Below is a work in progress I have been working on  for the last little while.

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