Sunday, February 27, 2011

Take a Word: Exotic

Exotic Kitsane!
In my other art life... this is what I do!! I create and make wearable art, not the type of wearables that you would wear to the supermarket...more performance art.
Kitsane was acquired by the "World of Wearable Art" in Nelson, New Zealand. This museum has 12 of my costumes that they display periodically!!
If you would like to see more of my 'exotic art' click here...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Three Muses: Time

Doing time.....
Could not help but think about the women who are 'doing time' in many different ways!
Hope it is not too morbid a subject... but something that needs to be thought about.
I am a very lucky woman!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Take a Word: Door

Door to a new and exciting place.... walk this way!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three Muses: Hot Hot Hot

Some DO like it hot!!

Not me!! Like my fellow country woman, Marie.... we have had it hot here, as well!
Bring on our 'balmy' winter!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Collage Obsession #38: Spring

Basking in Spring's Glow

Take a Word: Romance

Love, Love me do.....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Three Muses: Quotation

Glenys Mann 2006

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Take a Word: Blackbird

(click image to enlage to see the detail)

Thought I would give you a 'snippet' of part of Australia's dark past!
Blackbirding refers to the recruitment of people through trickery and kidnappings to work on the sugar cane plantations of Australia and Fiji.
Those ‘blackbirded’ were recruited from the indigenous populations of nearby Pacific islands or northern Queensland. In the early days of the pearling industry in Broome, local Aboriginal people were blackbirded from the surrounding areas, including aboriginal people from desert areas.
Over a period of 40 years, from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, native non-European labourers for the sugar cane fields of Queensland, were “recruited” from Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia as well as Niue. The “recruitment” process almost always included an element of coercive recruitment (not unlike the press-gangs once employed by the Royal Navy in England) and indentured servitude. Some 62,000 South Sea Islanders were taken to Australia.

Collage Obsession: Transform


Welcome to my first challenge for the Collage Obsession team.
I offer you the word 'Transform'... this image is my interpretation. As tattoos can ‘transform’ a person’s image.. as a chameleon is transformed into camouflage… the challenge? ‘Transform’ anything into something else. The Challenge is open to all kinds of art: digital, ATC’s, cards, journals, etc. There are no rules, let your imagination take you places. Create and have fun.
Thanks for taking part. Glenys.

Face scanned from a magazine.
Flowers scanned from a book.
Filters, exposure, brushes and many blending modes from Photoshop… make up this image.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Three Muses: Black and White

Pinning Our Hopes.....

Black and White was the theme for the Three Muses...I could not go past the changes within the world and 'pin my hopes' onto a closer relationship with in the different cultures.
Image from a United Colours of  Benetton ad.

The Bar has been Raised

I posted this comment on Take a Word the other day...thought you would like to read what I said...

I have just scrolled through all of the challenges that have been posted so far, left a message on most... but I would like to comment on the standard of the work...if I may!!
I have been with the 3 Muses and Take a Word for about 12 months now and I an truly astonished in the calibre of the challenges. The bar seems to have been lifted, with the very high standard that is in the collages that I am seeing now. I would, as an artist and a fan of these pages, like to congratulate all of the artists that contribute to these challenges and say 'extremely' well done on what you are producing at the moment. It is a credit to you all and it is a pleasure to scroll through all of this fabulous inspirational art work....what more can I say..