A Potpourri of Art

Now that I’m Graffiti Lux Art & More, I get to post a wider variety of creativity.

Above is a self portrait of my youthful, one-eyed alien self. Below is a butterfly on a garage door.

Charlie Zero wrote the unique micro poem below.

My  comment to him is titled:  Buck Poem Eye

This alley art is the closest I have to a Buckeye Butterfly. However, if you click on the butterfly art below, you will go to Timothy Price’s blog, and see the real thing. His shots are wonderful!

Below is Princess Blue Holly’s alter ego as Rene Rosso, Torch Singer. In a gown I designed, the hem is a butterfly’s folded wings. Many thanks to Holly, my muse/model!

Here is PBH on an undercover assignment, as a showgirl in the Folies Bergère . She is a mistress of disguise.

Butterfly pics taken by Resa – March 24, 2019

Toronto, Canada

Artwork © Resa – June, 2019

The Butterfly Artist:

80 thoughts on “A Potpourri of Art

    1. Thank you so very much, dear Lonely! This love affair I have with gowns just won’t quit.
      I’ve always been enamoured by one-eyed faces, so I have drawn many. OMG! 1-eyed sunglasses. I must try that! x

    1. Thank you JM! That means a lot coming from you. I got your email. I’m behind. I will write this weekend. Thank you for the update on the painting (which I adore!) xo

      1. Thanks Resa, should have a post sometimes, soon, I guess where are both quite busy, at least I am back..again on painting and try to keep my sites up to date, still shaky as a return but at least I am doing some Art these days…:)

    1. Thanks, Gi! Yeah, all art is the parameter now!
      Oh… when you get back to drawing Chicklets in gowns…LOL…. perhaps, just maybe, one in my Fairy Art Gown? Just a thought. Brenda Davis Harsham caught up on Art Gowns and saw the Chickets in Art Gowns.
      The Fairy gown was dedicated to her. LOL! She was looking for it. 😀 😀
      No pressure!

  1. Hello Resa, loving the PBH portraits in this post. Those colours remind me of the effect you could get using watercolour pencil crayons (the type that you can blend and mix using a brush and water). Really beautiful, thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m having a lot of fun with PBH.
      You’re pretty close about the water colour pencils. They are water colour crayons! There is some fine black Sharpie and a touch of red ballpoint. Everything I can handle is up for usage. Thanks for visiting, Tyeth!

      1. Hello Resa, I’m glad you liked the Talon hilt. It was an earlier design I made using the old design software I used to use. The software is provided as an online saber building application by one of the big two custom replica manufacturers to help design and order their products. However it was very limited and all the fancy colours were added afterwards using Photoshop style editing. Thanks for checking them out.

          1. Thank you very much. The saber was originally plain silver with black accent parts. I had to “repaint” the saber with a red overlay to cover the silver – but the problem was I had to repaint the image for each colour layer. So, if the saber had two layers I had to repaint sixteen images to produce the eight images in the gallery. Fortunately the 3D modelling software I now use allows me to add colour directly to the model and no matter which angle I look at the saber it automatically adjusts the colours and lighting for the photos…much less work!

            1. Very interesting. 3 D modelling… well, I’m still with the pencils and crayons. Not to be outdone with my old fashioned-ness, I still sew some of my art together, which is why my Art Gowns take 3 – 6 months each to make.
              Hey, it’s all art!

              1. Oh pencil crayons, oils or pastels, I have great respect for artists of all mediums…my grandfather was Master Cratftsman and Artist here in the UK who could draw, paint, sculpt or carve statues. He worked painting circus vehicles and manufacturing carnival rides. I think a little of his talent may have trickled down to me. Thanks again.

  2. Timothy Price

    The self portrait of your “youthful, one-eyed alien self” is fantastic. I really love it. The butterfly painting is beautiful. The drawings of Holly are wonderful.

    1. Thank you, Timothy! Reading these comments makes me feel like drawing more. I used to do one eye girls years ago. Seems work got in the way of art for a long time, but I’m reclaiming my passions.
      It’s so hot here last few days. I fall asleep early.

  3. I love this so much…You are such a rock star with your one eyed gorgeous alien look.
    I am feeling very nostalgic looking back on my day with the Folies Bergère…Oh, those were the good old days. Now I have to do my undercover work (PBH) in my Rene Rosso mode…I have to tell you its fun. You and Charlie are a fabulous pair of surrealists, my mind is blown. I suppose you can tell. Timothy’s blog is a beautiful site, and so is your wall art. Thank you dear sweet friend, lovely job on this. I will be back for this soon.

    1. I love this comment! I saw it last night, but I fell asleep early due to the extreme heat in the daytime. Also, I got into a crazy banter with “Oron.
      Yes, the old days in the Folies Bergère were special. The costumes were a lot of fun to design.
      However, it’s still fun, because now I get to do Rene Rosso Torch Gowns.
      Well, it’s been a great time, and I feel like drawing.
      Charlie is a wonderful crazy poet, and I hope he see’s this post, soon!
      Okay, dear PBH, er…I mean Holly! xoxo (Don’t want to blow your cover)

  4. Love this, Resa! That one-eyed drawing is fantabulous – as are the gowns… and pics of butterflies… and
    Excellent response to Charlie’s poem
    And, I’ll stop here.

            1. Okay… will try that next time around. Not much of a sorceress who needs to use a separate comments box for a sound effect. Time to sharpen my needles, and get out the silk thread!

  5. Wow, Resa! I don’t know where to begin from!!!!
    Well, your self portrait is brilliant! I love it. Beautiful flowing lines.
    Then there’s Princess Blue Holly art… -beautiful muse by the way!- what an amazing Art Gown Resa and I adore your drawings! I’m speechless!!!! xoxoxoxo
    And, Charlie… “unique micro poem”, just exceptional and inspiring, hence Resa’s fab Buck Poem Eye! A choke-full of joy, this post!!!!!
    love and many hugs xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    1. Awww, thank you, Marina!
      This is a wonderful comment coming from you, a fabulous artist.
      True, it was a lot of fun working on this post. I’m enjoying mixing things up, so as the post itself is as creative as any element in it.
      Hopefully, I will keep getting inspired! Sending love and hugs! xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
      For Hera – pat pat pat hug hug pat pat pat hug hug pat pat pat hug hug

  6. A treat to see art, poetry and photos all in one go now you’ve become Graffiti Lux Art & More! Timothy’s photos of the butterflies in action are wonderful – such beautiful wing patterns and colours. Nature is a fine artist! I like the poems and drawings, esp your “youthful one-eyed alien self” :)X

    1. Thanks, TVTA! It’s fun to make a post like this, and I’m hoping to do more. I’ve put Barbie in the Art Gown room. Every time I see something that might work, I put it by her.
      You are right about nature being a fine artist. Much of my inspiration comes from her. 😀 X

    1. Thank you, Michael! I was over on Art Gowns some of the weekend. The rest of the time I was drawing. So, I did have fab weekend! Now it’s the week, and I’m wishing you an awesome one!

  7. Hyperion

    You are always so artfully entertaining Resa. I wish I had a garage door as good as the one you posted. And Madame PBH is stunning as always, especially as a Torch Singer.

    1. Rene Rosso, Torch singer (alter ego PBH) is a lot of fun to draw. I am trying to be entertaining, an easy blog to visit… arts of all sorts.

      1. Hyperion

        I think you have succeeded in providing us art that is fun and engaging with the artist as opposed to the wailing and gnashing of teeth so prevalent in other media. Do continue. My smile muscles are getting stronger with each post. 😁

  8. Second time around!!! Thank you for the introduction to an amazing photography. I LOVE your potpourri, especially your self-portrait. You gift your artwork with strong, magnificent personalities. Exciting stuff.

    1. Thanks Rebecca! I’ve got lots of creative post ideas for here on GLAM. I want to show and share. I know I will be connecting and sharing something of yours.
      Main thing is, I’m not forcing anything. I’m just flowing along and being inspired.
      There’s so much out here. It can be overwhelming…so I’m taking it easy, and flowing.
      It’s like you with all your blogs. You don’t feel obligated to do a post every day or once a week. An inspiration hits… and you go with it. {{{Hugs}}}

      1. I totally agree. I have left the lists and timetable behind and have connected with a real time experience. I have a Bulova clock that I received for my 10 years “career” anniversary. It is placed close to my computer where I can see it. It is very beautiful – it still has a golden sheen and clear face that clearly shows the black numbers against a pristine white background. What I love most of all is that it no longer keeps time, even after many attempts to revive the “ticking.” It remains at the time it stopped many years ago. In our reality, we have fixed time. There is certainty and precision – but creativity is flexible, tantalizing us with the impossible. I agree with Albert Einstein, who once said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

  9. Resa, this whole entire post is a masterful work of art.
    And the gown art is gorgeously and beautifully warmth within my heart. 🙂

    The Butterfly art is amazing and filled with awesome and inspiring colors.

    My heart is tremendously happy and I’m so proud of you. 🙂

    1. Charlie!
      I really feel like my idea of showing my art & sharing others out here is taking on a mind & spirit of its own. It’s a wonderful thing. Thank you for all your wonderful poetry! 😀

  10. It is always a joy to enter your beautiful amazing world! All that you create leaves a continual blessing within! What can one really say when they are blessed to have your love your genuine friendship daily in their lives! You are one of a kind Resa!!! Hugs love and blessings to you my sister!

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