Marilyn Monroe, June 1, 1926 to August 5, 1962
Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) came into this world 89 years ago today. Today I want to celebrate her creative life. When I look at her images, I see a spirit that never dies. Marilyn had an intellectual depth that few people ever understood. Her face is recognized all over the world, and women still try to imitate her to this day. Her classic style has become timeless, never marred by old age.
Today I want to think about the happy times that Marilyn had instead of the difficult ones. Looking at her old photos, I can still see those precious moments of joy shining through her eyes. Was she dreaming of a happy future, or the lead role in a serious movie? Marilyn will forever keep us guessing.
Exploration of Artifacts
I have been a jade collector since the year 2000. I began collecting jade coins in the last few years. Some of these pieces are jade while others are near-jade. It is difficult to know the difference without a scientific analysis. These Chinese jade coins are carved with symbols from ancient dynasties.
The carved textures of the symbols on the coins and other flat pendants inspired me to do rubbings of them. I did these rubbings with colored pencils on handmade paper from India. Here is the result: a series of three mixed media pieces on 8″ x 10″ canvas.
The title of the series is Artifacts, and is for sale for $450.
New Acrylic Paintings On Canvas by Gail C. Tracy.
These pieces were commissioned for Healing Elementals.
New Mixed Media Paintings For Sale.
These mixed media pieces are done on 9″ x 12″ canvas boards, and are $75 each.
Wind In My Sails
Mixed media includes: acrylics, acrylic medium, pieces of leather, mesh, acid-free celophane, and hand-made papers.
Encrypted Universe, 20″ x 16,” $160; acrylics, plaster gauze, material, hand-made papers, and acrylic mediums on stretched canvas.
Martin Luther King Marade, Denver, CO, 2015
The weather was in the 50’s today, January 19, 2015, and what a great day for the Martin Luther King Marade! Here is a short video of the drummers who sat on the corner of Colfax and York. There was a fantastic turn-out, but unfortunately because the drummers were facing the sun, they did not get any good shots of the people who were in the Marade. The drummers drummed non-stop for nearly 2 hours. Thanks to Olivia for video taping the drummers who were still going strong even at the end!
The Denver Handmade Homemade Market is accepting applications for new vendors for the upcoming 2015 season. Applications will close on January 12, 2015. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the successful Denver HaHo Market, please visit their website for more information. The 2015 schedule is as follows:
February 7th (Opening)
December 12th, 13th
The Denver Handmade Homemade Market, 12–6 p.m.
2842 Josephine St.,
Denver, Colorado 80205
Give the Gift of Independent Music!
Beth has been working long and hard on Touche. You can pre-order the CD on her website. This is just in time for the holidays. Don’t forget to check out her Acoustic Christmas CD also available by clicking here.