Rainbow Ride is an art project inspired by my love of color. I fell into spontaneous creativity during this past year of introspection, and I brought back a bit of brilliance with me. Tune into good vibes, and take a trip on Rainbow Ride.
Right: "Mask of Me"
Rainbow Ride Collection
Materials used: 16"x 20" Wood canvas, clay, acrylic paint, prisms (headphones), magnets, convex & concave mirrors, pipe cleaners, craft crystals, glue, copper wire, mica, calcite.
Take a spin into a world on Rainbow Ride~~~~~~~
All are the same on this ride, but each is very different.
Materials used: Canvas paper, plastic bubbles, magnets, craft crystals, glue, home grown crystals, ink pens, copper wire, plastic eyeballs, pipe cleaners, small mirrors
Stroll down Piekne Place and invoke the spells along its sidewalks. This street was a delight to create, and I found myself lost in its pleasant and peaceful piekne sky. May 2021
My great friend and writing partner, Stephanie Robinson, is a media specialist at an elementary school. One day she had a student ask her for a book that had all the beautiful things, like; faeries, mermaids, unicorns, etc- everything together. There are many stories that have these elements cast in their telling, but she couldn't find one that had them all mingling. I thought what a fun scene to imagine and created "Everything Beautiful!" February 2021
I am delighted that the green world turned out to be a jungle. What fun! I have never attempted a jungle picture, and this one really came together. I absolutely loved playing with the creatures and colors. August 2021
Under the Sea is a world close to my heart. As a pisces, I am part mermaid, and I imagine Atlantas would have felt like home. I am a fan of the creatures of the deep, particularly the octopus. Everyone loves Ariel, I like Ursula. November 2021
Standard orbit. Live long and prosper.
I am a Trekkie, and the NCC-1701 D Enterprise is my favorite spaceship- so, this is a bit of fan art. I had the picture spinning in orbit in my mind, and now it exists, and I can see it flying through space anytime I like. My ship was attacked by an arachnoid invader during construction. It's always an adventure on the Enterprise!
And our final destination on Rainbow Ride is Dragonfly Lake. I wanted this world to represent the most magical elements I could conjure- a really unique and satisfying scene. That path led my mind back to Lake Mamanasco in Ridgefield, CT- the place where my creativity bloomed as a child. It is also the location that inspired the Begonia House and Ruby Begonia. It's a special area that makes me feel just so in my heart. This scene was complex to build, but it was a delight. In this place there is a huge, twisted tree in a meadow that overlooks the lake. I used to play all sorts of games under the branches when I was a kid. Later on in life, I heard that the tree had been struck by lightning. I have a piece of a branch from the tree that cracked off in the storm in my garden and wild strawberries pop up around it.
Eleanor Skeleton was born out of thin air. I had an idea to bring her to life, and she enchanted me with her charm. Elly Skelly loves a mystery and you'll find her occasionally haunting Fairday Morrow's book blog.