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Carissa Rose; Art with Attitude

Artwork shown ©Carissa Rose Stevens. Do not use, edit or publish without authorized consent.The other day, I stumbled upon Carissa Rose’s work on Artfire and I’m enthralled!

She is a tattooist in training but also works with pencil and paintbrush. In her own words, her “art is inspired by tattoos and people”  and it isn’t hard to relate to her statement once you see her work.

The first thing that hits you (or me, as it were) is the contrast. “In your face” color cuts the deepest black into pieces. No shades of gray; no compromise!
Most of her subjects are young women but although femininity is dripping off of them like the colorful run-lines of paint that you can see in so many places, they are certainly not stereotypical beauty-queens without a mind of their own. They are characters, and as real, with all the facets of darkness, as the fields of perfect inky black.
Her work skillfully speaks to the observer. In many of her pieces you have strong eyes staring straight at you from the painting, involving you in the scene.

This is some serious art with attitude!

Thank you to Carissa Rose for the permission to display her work!
Artwork shown ©Carissa Rose Stevens. Do not use, edit or publish without authorized consent.

Artwork shown ©Carissa Rose Stevens. Do not use, edit or publish without authorized consent.Artwork shown ©Carissa Rose Stevens. Do not use, edit or publish without authorized consent.

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Artfire | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Etsy’s View on String Theory

Here are six interpretations on string theory by Etsy Artisans working in all kinds of media.

It’s ok, you can call me a geek! I love this stuff!

String Theory LampString Theory LampworkString Theory Earrings
String Theory Painting 1String Theory Painting 2String Theory Etching

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two new markets among 1000 Markets!

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

I would like to introduce you to two markets I have joined recently. Both are part of the 1000 Market venue.

Abstractions

Artistic expressions through fine art, sculpture, glass, photography and jewelry.

Leaf Abstract 1: Black GumAscent (Fallen Leaf)Flower Garden

Click on the images to see some of my favorites from this market.

The Northeast Market

Arts & Crafts of the Northeastern United States

Crochet Hook OrganizerSunset NecklaceSpat That Out!

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week’s Etsy Favorites

I picked a couple more really nice items from Etsy for you to enjoy!

WillOaksStudioMehran

DonauluftJansredcanary

SeababejewelryMADART

May 15, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment