Friday, May 5, 2017

~I'm Gettin' Chunky~

In The Past I've Only Created...
On Flat Canvas Boards...
Lately I've Been Creatin'...
On Chunky Canvases...
I Find That I Enjoy Them!

The 6" x 6" Size ...
So Far Is My Favorite...
Not Too Big...
Not Too Little...
Bein' So Chunky...
They Look Great Sitting Or Hanging!


If You've Not Tried...
Chunky Canvases...
You Really Should!

Enjoy!

Friday, April 21, 2017

~Things Change~

If Ya Have Watched Any Of My YouTube Videos...
Ya'll Notice Many Times...
I Start Workin' On A Canvas...
Sayin' What It's Gonna Be...
For Instance...
A Couple Of Times...
I Said I Was Workin' On Creatin'...
A "Cow Head"...
Both Times Those Canvases...
Ended Up Being...
Florals...

I Normally Have An Idea...
Of What I'd Like To Try...
But, More Than Not...
The Backgrounds...Lead The Way...

My Latest 2 Canvases...
Proved All The Above To Be True..
I Had Recently Done A...
"Boston Terrier" Canvas...
And Was Gonna Create...
A Couple Of Small "Boston Terrier" Canvases...

After Buildin' Up The Backgrounds...
I Walked Away From 'em While They Dried...
When I Returned...
I Saw THE TWINS!

Definitely NOT Boston Terriers...
LOL

http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvases-the-twins

(click on photo for more info)
 


I Have Realized...
Over The Past Year Since...
I Have Started This Journey Into...
Mixed Media...
Just Goin' With The Flow...
Is The Way To Go!!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

~At This Age~

I'll Be 60 This Year...
When I Started Hickety Pickety...
I Was 29...
Back Then All My Business Was Done...
On The Phone Or By Snail Mail...

I Marveled Over When Gals...
Would Call And Order From Me...
And Share That They Were 60 And Older...

I Thought Of Those 60 And Older...
Only Interested In Quilting...
Or Crocheting Doilies...
eeeeeks!

Why I Thought There Was An Age Limit...
On Crafting...
I Guess Because My Own Mother...
Never Had An Interest...
In Fact She Found What I Created...
Really Quite Strange...She Didn't Understand It...
Why Folks Would Want To Clutter Up Their Homes...
With Dolls & Such...
 Dolls That Were Made To Look...
Old & Dirty No Less...lol
 
And Here I Am At 60...
The Age When I Marveled At Those...
Interested In Creating....
And I'm Understanding The Freedom Age Gives One...
In Creating And Other Aspects Of Life...
 
When Folks See My...
I Wonder If  They Would Be Surprised To Find...
That A 60 Yr. Old Gray Haired Gal...
Is Creating It?
 

Enjoy!
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

~Labels~

I Often Hear...
"That Surprises Me You Made That"
"I Didn't Know You Liked Pastels"
"That Doesn't Look Like Your Stuff"
"I Thought You Made Primitives"
 
Most Often These Comments Are From Those...
That Do Not Create ...
Or Only Create One Style Or Type Of Art...
 
Myself...I LOVE All Kinds Of Art...
I Love The Pastel Cottage Colors...
I Love The Deep Dark Drab Primitives...
I Love The Bright Funky Outsider Art...
I Could Go On And On...
 
But, What I Don't Like...
Are Labels...
I Dislike When What I Make Gets Labeled...
In The World Of Keywords, Hashtags, SEO, etc...
It's Impossible To Not Have To Define Our Art...
But, I Really Don't Like Having To...
I Don't Want To Be Labeled As Being...
That Person That Makes Only One Thing...
Having Only One Style...
 
My Own Home Is Becoming...
More & More A Reflection Of What I Love...
And That Is EVERYTHING!
I Use To Stick To A More...
Flowing Decor...
My Home Had To Have Rhyme Or Reason...
Not So Much Now...
 
I've Been On A Yarn Spree Of Sorts Lately...
Crocheting Like A Mad Woman...
The Husband Is Afraid He'll Come Home...
And Find That I've Yarn Bombed All The Furniture...
Who Knows...That Might Actually Happen!
 
As I've Gotten Older...
I Find I Believe That My Home...
Should Be A Reflection Of What I Love...
If I Love An "Ass Biter" Dog Canvas...
Hanging Next To A Antique China Plate...
Then So Be It!
 
http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvas-ass-biter
(click for more info)

Hope You Are Having A Happy Day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

~Before & After Mixed Media~

If You Are Like Me...
I Probably Won't Live Long Enough...
To Dabble In All The Things I Find Interesting...
I Pretty Much Like All Things Crafty...
And I've Dabbled In Lots Of 'em...

Cross Stitch, Rug Hooking, Paper Mache,
Soldering, Wood Crafting, Chalk Ware,
Knitting, Crocheting, Paper Beads,
Punch Needle, Mixed Media, Embroidery..
Even Latch Hook Way Back In The 70's...
And I'm Sure I'm Missing Many...

I'm Still Doin' Mixed Media..
But, Lately I've Been Bit By The Yarn Bug Again..
I Seem To Get Bored More Quickly...
As I've Gotten Older...

When I First Discovered Mixed Media...
It Filled My Head Every Minute Of The Day...
Thinkin' Of What To Make...
About The Fun Supplies....
And On And On...

I Find The Excitement Of It...
Is Wearing Off A Bit For Me...
As In April Will Mark A Year...
Since I First Started Creating...
My Funked Up Art...
 
What's Next For Me?
I Bought The Supplies For Polymer Clay..
Maybe Doing Some Mosaics...
Maybe Some Clay Jewelry...

Time To Mix It Up Again...
Before I Get Too Burned Out...
On The Mixed Media...

Hope You Are Creating Something Fun Today!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

~Creating Small~

Picked Up Some 4" x 4" x 1.25" ...
Stretched Stapled Canvases...
Normally I Don't Like Workin' On Stretched Boxed Canvases...
The Canvas Always Seems A Bit Flimsy...
But, This Size Seems Really Sturdy...
Love The Chunkiness Of 'em!

Haven't Ever Played With Mixed Media...
On Such A Small Surface...
My First Piece Is Below...
I'm Quite Happy With The Outcome...

(click on photo below)
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/sonja-sandell-7370/artwork

Enjoy!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

~Blah, Blah, Blah~

Thank Goodness I Have A Workroom...
What Most Call A Studio...
Since I Did Hickety Pickety As A JOB...
Full Time For Over 20 Years...
I've Always Called My Creative Space...
My "Workroom"....

This Room Was Floor To Ceiling...
Hickety Pickety On Every Surface...
For 20 Plus Years...
Then 9 Years Ago...
I Burned Out Completely...
And Emptied Out This Room..
It's A BIG Space...

Took Down All The Wallpaper....
Patched Up All The Nail Holes...
Painted, Etc...
Sold Lots Of My Supplies...
Stored The Rest In The Attic...
And Turned My "Workroom"...
Into A Play Room For The Grand Babes...

Then About 3 Years Ago Or So...
I Started Gettin' The Itch To Create Again...
Slowly I Started Fillin' Up This Space...
With My Creatin' Stuff  Once Again...

There's Still Plenty Of Room For The Grand Babes...
Couch, Love Seat & Chairs For All To Hang Out...
Big Screen TV...
All The Must Have's For Kids Ya Know..

Such  A Great Space For Creatin'..
I Can Walk Away And Leave The Mess...
 There's Absolutely No Rhyme Or Reason...
How I Decorate In Here!!
Photo Below Shows What I See When I Look Up From My Computer Desk..
 
(Peek At Quilt I Made 35 Years Ago...Big Paper PomPom I Made Hanging From Ceiling..
Primitive Christmas Doll Hanging On Quilt...Antique Stuffed Bunnies Atop And Old
Crusty Painted Cabinet.... BLOOM Canvas Can Be Found Here...
 
I Can Mix My Primitive Hickety Pickety Hand Mades...
With My Funked Up Art Canvases!
I Can Have Valentine, Easter, Fall, Halloween & Xmas...
All Mixed Together Down Here...All Year Round!!!

I'm At A Stage In My Life....
That I'm Really Startin' To LOVE Color!
I Wouldn't Have Imagined Years Ago...
That I'd Be Makin' Funked Up Art!

Only Thing I Wish...
Is That I Had Another House...
To Decorate In Only BRIGHT BOLD Colors...
And Have Funked Up Art Everywhere!!!

I'm Too Late In The Game...
Too Much Money Invested ....
To Do A Complete Overall Of My House ...
BUT, I Do Plan On Tuckin'...
My Funked Up Art...
Here & There...

I Feel Every Space...
Should Be A Bit Funked Up!!!

Enjoy!

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

~A Cow & A Cat~

New Funked Up Art...
Just Finished...
Was In An Animal Mood...
This Week I Guess...
A "Cow Head"...
And A....
"Yellow Cat"...
Both Lookin' For A New Home!

www.sonjasandell.com



(Click On Photo To Go To Website For Details)

Enjoy!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

~International Sales~

I WILL Ship My Funked Up Art...
Internationally....
BUT, I Do NOT Have The Shopping Cart Set Up That Way...
Because I Have NO Idea What The Shipping Will Be...
I've Shipped To Canada Enough...
That I Pretty Much Know...
That It's Approx. $10 More Than Sending Within The U.S.

If You Live Outside The U.S....
And Are Interested In Purchasing My Funked Up Art...
I'm More Than Happy To Work With You...

 What I Do...
Is Have You Pay For The Art Through Paypal...
Then After Packaging Up The Artwork...
I Take It To The Post Office...
Get The EXACT Cost Of The Shipping...
Send You A Paypal Invoice...

After The Invoice Has Been Paid...
I Ship Out Your Package!

So PLEASE Email Me...
If You Ever See Anything Ya Wanna Own!!

Thanks!

Monday, February 20, 2017

~Cheap Ass Artist~

That's What I Should Have Called...
This Mixed Media Art Stuff I'm Doing...
"Cheap Ass Art"...
Instead Of "Funked Up Art"...
Cuz I'm The Cheapest When It Comes...
To Buyin' Art Supplies...

I Use The Cheapest Acrylic Paints....
I Use The Cheapest Pencils & Markers...
My Most Favorite Art Tool....
Is A No. 2 Pencil...
Yep, Just A Standard Old Writing Pencil...

Let's Talk Paint Brushes...
I've Not Bought A Paint Brush ....
Probably In Over 10 Years...
I Use Kid Water Color Brushes Mostly...
The Cheapest I Can Find...
If I Need One That Has Less Bristles...
I Just Cut 'em Off...
As I'm Pretty Sure All The Bristles...
Are Plastic...lol

My Other Brushes...
Are Ones That Came In A Pack...
For Like 8 Different Kind Of Brushes...
For $4 Or So....

Cuz I Firmly Believe...
Expensive Art Tools...
Are NOT Gonna Improve What I'm Makin'...
So If Havin' The Lack Of Funds...
Is What's Holdin' Ya Back...
From Creatin' Some Art...

I'm Here To Tell Ya...
Just Go For It!!!
Buy Some Cheap Ass Art Supplies..
And Have Some Fun!!!

 
Enjoy!!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

~New Postcards~

Now Offering Postcards...
Of ALL My Funked Up Art...
Go Read All About The Postcards Here!




Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

~Funked Up Art Cards~

I've Been Wanting To Offer Art Cards...
For Some Time Now...
Some Of You May Know...
I Had Been Offering..
Very High Quality Prints..

I'm No Longer Offering Prints At This Time...
But, I Think These Art Cards Are A Fabulous Replacement!
They Measure 5" x 7" ...
 Could Easily Be Framed With Or Without A Mat!

Click Here For All The Info!
Or There Is A Link At The Top Of This Page Under The Banner....




Enjoy!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

~Art Quote...So Me!~

I LOVE The Following Quote...
Because It Fits Me Perfectly...
And The Following Is Exactly...
Why I Don't Take Classes....
To "Learn" "Improve", etc...
My Funked Up Art

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do." -Edgar Degas

It's Also The Reason...
I Started Hickety Pickety ....
And Designing Patterns...
I Was So Intimidated....
By The Few Patterns I Had Purchased...
There Was NO Way...
I Could Sew Like They Instructed...
But, When I Started Just Creating...
How & What Came Naturally To Me...
Then It Was EASY!!

When I Create....
My Funked Up Art...
I'm Not Trying To Do...
What Someone Taught Me...
I Don't Want To Learn ...
How To Paint Realistic Eyes...
Or Anything For That Matter!!!

I Would Then Be Dwelling...
On What I Was Taught...
And Not Just Going With What...
Comes Naturally To Me...

Even If It Means...
My Art Will Always Be...
FUNKED UP!!!

Enjoy!!


Friday, February 3, 2017

~Catchin' A Ride!~

Finished Up The...
Catchin' A Ride Canvas!
I'm Very Happy With The Outcome...
I'm Really Drawn To The...
Naive~Child Like Style Of This One...

I'm Goin' To Take A Short Break...
From Creating Canvases For A Bit...
As I Have A Deadline...
Lurking In The Near Future....
For Some Halloween & Christmas Art...

If You Are Interested....
In Being The Owner...
Of 'Catchin' A Ride!'


 Enjoy!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

~Maybe A Fox?~

I Start With A Random Thought...
Never Knowing When I Actually Get Started...
Where I'll End Up...
I'm Creating A New...
Primitive Cloth Fox Pattern This Week...

So Since I Have Foxes On The Brain..
Reckoned I'd Start On A...
Funked Up Art Fox Canvas!

Stay Tuned!





Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

~Bloom! Finished~

In My Previous Post...
I Told A Bit About My Process....
Showed A Photo Of Just Beginning...
My Newest 'Funked Up Art' Canvas...
*Bloom*....

After Cutting Out Over 60...
Lit'l Pieces Of Paper & Painting Them...
I'm Callin' It Finished!
 
Being Offered At Auction..
Click On Photo To See Details...

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/647784
click on the photo

Enjoy!



Monday, January 23, 2017

~A Bit Of My Process~

I Create On Artist Canvas Boards...
I Have Created On Stretched Canvases...
I Find That The Canvas Boards...
Just Fit Me Better...
As I'm Fairly Aggressive...
When I'm Creating...
I Tend To Do A Lot....
Of Sanding, Scratching, Rubbing...
And So On...And So On...

I Know Lots Of Folks...
Work On Multiple Works At Once...
I Tend To Work On One Canvas At A Time...
I Like Giving My Full Attention...
To My Newest Funked Up Art Creation...

While A Layer Is Drying...
That's When I Catch Up On Computer Stuff...
Or Paint Little Bits & Bobs Of Paper...
To Collage On Later ....
 I Use Some Store Bought Papers...
But, I Always Embellish Them...
With My Own Painted Doo~Dads!

My Funked Up Art...
May Appear Very Simplistic...
One Would Think ...
It Would Take Lit'l Time To Create...
Truth Be Told...
To Achieve A Naive~Crude~Whimsical~Funky Style...
Takes LOTS Of Time!!
Some Of  My Canvases Have Over 100 Lit'l Bits ...
Of  Hand Painted Paper Pieces....eeeeks!

Below Is A Photo Of The Very Beginning Stages...
The Background Has 20 Different Layers Of Colors...
Now I Will Begin With Painting Lit'l Papers...
To Start Creating Whatever Design ...
Happens To Start Taking Place...

By This Stage I Have A Vague Idea...
Of What Theme I Would Like To Go With...
Truth Be Told...
Most Of The Time...
I Go In An Entirely Different Direction!


Please Click On The Link Below The Banner At The Top Of The Page...
And Check Out The Right Hand Side Bar For More Links...

Enjoy!
 

 
 


Monday, January 16, 2017

~Sweet Bunny~

"Sweet Bunny" Auction...
Starting Today....
Click On Photo Below...
To Go See All The Details...

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/644307

Watch Process Video Below...
As I Stumble & Bumble Along...
While Creating This...
"Sweet Bunny"...
Funked Up Art Canvas...


Enjoy!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

~Auction Ending Soon~

Starting To Offer...
Some Funked Up Art...
Up For Auction...

Don't Miss Out...
"Be Unique"...
Is Ending Soon...

Bidding Is Still At...
A LOW LOW Price!

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/634638
click on photo for auction

Enjoy!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

~Garden Picks~

My First Attempt...
At Creating A Floral Canvas...
Definitely NOT Realistic Lookin' Flowers...
Or Vase..Vessel....Pot...
Or Whatever The Flowers...
Are In...
It Sure Was Fun Though!!

I Am Sooo Pleased With....
How Old It Looks!

Click On Photo Below...
To Go See All The Details!

http://www.sonjasandell.com/collections/funked-up-originals/products/original-canvas-garden-picks



Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

~Funked Up Art Auctions~

Funked Up Art ...
Can Be Found By Clicking...
On The Link Under The Banner Above...

Auctions Of Funked Up Art...
Can Be Found At...
Daily Paintworks!

See Right Hand Sidebar...
Or Go Here!

Latest Funked Up Art!
"A Simple Life"


Process Video Coming Soon!

Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2017

~Flower Power~

I've Been Missing In Action...
I'm Gonna Try To Do Better...
About Updating This Blog...
To Be Sure To Stay Up To Date...
On What's Goin' On...

Watch Me Create...
"Flower Power"


Purchase Flower Power Here

Enjoy!