This week I was featured in another great Etsy Treasury, Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows. Actually, two of my prints were featured, which is a first for me. A big thanks to Joanna Bury, the Curator of her Treasury, Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows. What really attracts me to this Treasury are the vibrant colors she used to illustrate happiness. This led me to contemplate on the concept of color and how it impacts my work and also my mood.
I currently live in a very sunny climate, but I do remember those days of living with ongoing gray and overcast skies and how that weather would impact my everyday outlook on life. (often I would love to just stay on the couch and usually gained at least 5 lbs throughout the winter) Looking back I realize during those days, I was interested in making more black and white images and attracted to darker conceptual imagery in photography. I believe my overall preferences in life were gloomier also, such as books, writings and media. Today, when I work in black and white, I am eager to be done. Finished with that specific piece or project. I love color and prefer my personal work to be big and vibrant. Whether that is a function of my current living situation or just a creative phase I am in will only reveal itself with time. Also, a great concept for a research project. Meanwhile, I plan to enjoy all the sunshine, lollipops and rainbows that I can. How abut you? Do you see any parallels with your environment and your art?
Here are the two images featured in the Treasury, Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows. Both vibrant, extremely upbeat and available for sale on my website or at my Etsy Store.
“Perfect Form” by McAnany
“Yellow Zebra” by McAnany
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My print Abandoned Door has been featured on the Etsy Treasury “The Silver Lining”. Actually many of my prints have been included in Treasuries in the past and I am gratefully to each and every Curator and Treasury. However, every once in awhile a truly creative vision occurs in a Treasury. What makes this one great is the collection of eclectic items linked together by the muted colors of brown, gray and black. This gives the collection a very mysterious feeling and demands some thought and appreciation. I myself have created very few Treasuries on Etsy so I know coming up with a unique idea and searching for stunning items requires time and thought outside the box. This is a fabulous collection, so take a few moments and check it out. If you care to leave a comment, favorite it or post it to your facebook page, I am sure the Creator would appreciate it. While you are there, check out my art, Abandoned Door which is featured in the Etsy Treasury, The Silver Lining.
Treasury: The Silver Lining
“Abandoned Door” by Susan McAnany
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My print titled Birth Control was including in this stunning Etsy Treasury today. The collection makes interesting use of cool color of blue and monotone. Birth Control has always been a favorite of mine. Done in studio, using acrylic cubes long with a reflective surface on late night when creative juices were flowing. This is a great collection on Etsy which I am very happy to be a part of. Please check it out.
Title: Birth Control
Close up of ice cubes on reflective surface
Etsy Treasury “Frosting” by Carrie Norberg
More of my work can be seen on my website or at my Etsy store.