Art Alchemy Studio
Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I lined up my art "people" before their journey to the Bunkhouse Gallery. They looked so happy to be together!
Labels: art dolls
I am honored to be invited to join a group of wonderful Texas painters for a two week-end show. My art dolls and Spirit Boxes will be exhibited and, of course, for sale. Please come and enjoy the hill country setting, the music, and the art!
Friday, March 01, 2013
It's All Art
Choose to decorate our life just as we do our homes.
There are few things more thrilling than having a new house or an empty room to decorate. Our imaginations soar as we consider the many possibilities. In the same way, our lives offer us the opportunity to express ourselves within various contexts, to ask ourselves questions about what we want to see as we move through our days and how we want things to flow. Some people do this instinctively, moving through the various environments they inhabit and shifting the energy with their presence. These people have a knack for decorating life. This can be as simple as the way they dress, the way they speak, or the fact that they always bring a bouquet of wildflowers when they come for a visit.
As we move through the world, we make a statement, whether we intend to or not. We shift the energy one way when we enter a room dressed elegantly and simply, and another when we show up in bright, cheerful colors and a floppy hat. One is not better than the other. It is simply a question of the mood we wish to create. What we wear is just one choice we can focus on. The way we speak to people, or touch them, shifts the energy more profoundly than almost anything else. The words we speak and the tone in which we say them are the music we choose to play in the world that is our home. Some of us fill the space with passionate arias, others with healing hymns. Again, one is not better than the other. We are all called to contribute. Madyson Taylor
Many artists overlook that their home is also their canvas....so are all the surroundings, actually!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Staying in Passion
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up & get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you". ~ Chuck Close
I agree with Mr. Close that art flows more easily if we just keep on doing it, but for many of us that results in the same work over and over. We all have seen others do this. It's not for me because I have other equally pressing interests, and I lose my passion when I work on the same idea over and over.
New ideas and new inspiration reignites passion, and the "work" creates itself as expression of that. I am gradually coming to accept my process.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Spirit of Light
My latest work is about the lightness of being, the soaring of one's spirit, when all is well with the world and our light shines for all to see. I think you will find this Spirit Box very uplifting, certainly something we can all use.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Here is a Win-Win! You get my art at marked down prices. I get space and motivation to create more.
Please go to "Buy Art Goodies". Everything is one of a kind, and when gone....really gone! Contact email@example.com to let her know your choice.
Labels: Art sale
Thursday, November 15, 2012
An Ornament Tutorial
Almost all the "makings" were purchased from Silver Crow Creations, my favorite online purveyor of interesting, fun dodads!.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Angels began entering my artwork. Could be that they are making their presence known to me....could be anything. However, this is the second Angel Spirit Box that I have been inspired to create, and a third is almost completed, as well--all within a short period of time.
I have named this one "Always", based on my current belief that angels are with us always whether we acknowledge their presence or not.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
What's funny about this "making itself" thing is, is that I have no control. No matter how colorful or "wild" I am feeling., my art comes out looking the way IT wants to! I have no say-so. And, even though I long to do large, bright and loose crazy splashes of color, or funky, gritty gray and black compositions, I can't. I'm just not willing to make this a forced process. My intention is to be REAL, to be in alignment with my soul. So, I get what I get, and I feel blessed.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Blessings of Abundance
Most of us could use this!
It's a Joyful Celebration!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I created this box for SaSu English, a powerful spiritual healer in Austin. She tells me I captured her essence perfectly; therefore, the name I wish I could as easily settle on a name for my art! They have been called "shrines", "box shrines", "altars", "altar boxes", "prosperity boxes", and...lately...."spirit boxes". If you, the reader of my blog, have any thoughts about this, I would so appreciate your input!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Calling Everyone in the Cleveland, Ohio Area!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Day of the Dead Dog
I do an annual Day of the Dead altar box, and this year I am actually early! My incentive was wanting to include it with works I sent to a show in Lakeland, Ohio. Although the title sounds somber, the altar is very light-hearted, just as the dogs when they were alive. Here we are celebrating their return, with St. Francis looking on.
Labels: Day of the Dead altar