Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Zelvolutions: My Newest Pattern Filling Projects

I'm going through a birds and feathers phase. Spring has come to the desert. I drew this bird yesterday while having lunch at Cafe 247 in Lucerne Valley, CA. The feathers I drew a few months ago. I can't remember if I posted them already or not. I'm looking forward to drawing something else today.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

What the Bleep Girl and Palm Tree Girl

Ever since I moved to the desert, I miss the beach terribly. So it keeps wending its way into my artwork. Today's watercolor and pen and ink painting started as a wood nymph and morphed into a girl standing in the ocean. Weird how my subconscious mind takes over sometimes. 

I also got photos of yesterday's 'What the Bleep Do We Know' painting. I really like it. I had in mind what kind of art journal painting I'd do if  I only had a big enough art journal. Just imagine it in a journal.The dots represent the chakrahs. The snake represents the Kudalini energy and regeneration. 
The vines behind her dress are from the grape vines in my backyard. The dress idea came from a 1940's dress pattern I saw on Pinterest. This is done in opaque watercolor and pen.

The inspiration for this tree was the cottonwood trees in my neighbor's yard.
What the Bleep Girl. Original Painting ©Fayme Harper 2014

Palm Tree Girl Detail
Original Painting by ©Fayme Harper 2014. Palm Tree Girl

The Bleep Girl

What better way to start the new year than with  a new mixed media painting. I am almost done, but I didn't take photos of most of it yet. I got so into it, I forgot. But I'll share the photos I took so far.

It is a metaphysical painting based on the film What The Bleep Do We Know. It has the chakra circles, some sayings inspired by the movie and a serious looking girl. The paint is opaque watercolors. The blue tape is to keep the watercolor under control and I've already removed it.

©Fayme Harper 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Elephant Boy and Wandering Man

The Lucerne Valley Art Show was a wake up call for me. I've been spending so much time on crafts and very little on fine art. For the show I finished an assemblage I'd started a long time ago. I had painted 2 frames black way back when and figured out the elements for the first assemblage. So I finished that one, and then I made another one with a dried apple head I'd just finished. At the art show the assemblages are one thing that stopped people in their tracks, rather than just walking past another landscape.

Elephant Boy and Wandering Man assemblages by Fayme Harper

Wandering Man wire apple head assemblage by Fayme Harper
My art was the weirdest art there.
Owl gourd pyrography by Fayme Harper

Ezmeralda the Emerald Lady by Fayme Harper

Gourd doll by Fayme Harper

Doll with the red button eyes by Fayme Harper
Fruits by Fayme Harper, acrylics on wood.

Fayme Harper

Art Show in Lucerne Valley, CA

Friday, October 11, 2013

Four Halloween Gourds Ready To Go

I just put the final touches on my Halloween gourds. I wish I'd gotten them into my Etsy shop sooner, but it is what it is.

©Fayme Harper 2013

©Fayme Harper 2013

©Fayme Harper 2013

©Fayme Harper 2013

©Fayme Harper 2013

Made from hard shell gourds ©Fayme Harper 2013
Cat in a punkin ©Fayme Harper 2013

©Fayme Harper 2013
If you want me to reserve one for you speak up quick. They will be under $10 each.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Photo Manipulation With Picasa

I just turned two self portraits into line drawings with Picasa.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Anti-Fashion Poster

I've seen so many other posters floating around Facebook that I've decided to make some of my own. This is my first one. Feel free to put it on Facebook or Pinterest as long as my copyright stays intact.

This one is my commentary on how women are made to feel ugly because they aren't skin and bones like many supermodels.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monoprints by Fayme Zelena Harper

Veil Dancer
I want to make new monoprints. Here are some I already made years ago. Paper is fragile and many of these got lost or damaged over the years. At least I have the photos. What I want to do is make oracle cards with the new batch. I'll pick the 50 best ones and put them on a mediumship deck for readings.

A Scream

A Sea of Faces

A snake

Another Snake

Blue Mountains

Two Hands Crossed

Six Dancers

A Dance of Energy

A Group of Boys Dancing
A Mothership

Mountain Range

A Red Rainbow With Dancers

A Palm


Moon Goddess

A Pair of Moons

A Snake With Eggs

Tribal Mask

A Solo Mountain