Sequins a galore! … and I mean thousands. I have been creating artwork for most of my life and little pieces of glitz have always snuck in. I’m sure it started with Christmas ornaments and sparklers… maybe fireworks! Using sequins is one of my ways of painting light, of representing the elements, of depicting magical energy.
I do remember making a red jean jacket with matching pants that had an incredible sequin sunburst on the back-yoke way when disco was the rage. I sparkled! …and I danced and danced all with the disco balls and black lights.
My first sequin painting I did more than 30 years ago, I had very good eyes then. I have also created many huge paintings with sequins depicting rain drops and mist; waterfalls and puddles; stars and storms; cities and traffic lights; fountains and light-bugs! I was extremely selective of what kind of sequins to use and still do; most are vintage or unique and all sewn meticulously one by one.
Then I discovered rhinestones… well that is another story!
Above is shown my set up on the dining-room table of a very large rice-paper piece getting the glitz treatment. It will take about 2 weeks to complete and then it will be deliver to a large public art collection that will inaugurate in the spring. I will disclose where it is going to be hung once I am allowed to release this information.
“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” ― Lady Gaga
Holy Cow!!!! From one glitsy glam girl to another… FANTABULOUS!!!! : )
You are too cute Kathie! The LInky Blog Hop link worked… I’m so excited. It shows once you are published, I do have a WP.org site, I’m not sure about WP.com sites. Looking forward in visiting your blog soon.
Shelly Penko says
Exciting! I can’t wait to see it all complete! ♥
Thank You Shelly. Love seeing your persona around here. Your work is so fantastic! Many Hugs 😎
Lynn Matthews says
Love to see it when you are finished. :))
WOW Lisa, this is going to amazing…can’t wait to see it! I do love me just a little sparkle…..okay, maybe alot of sparkle some days! 🙂
how exciting!!! glitter rocks!!!! love the lady gaga quote!!!!
Janine Whitling says
oh wow, i wish i could have seen that red jacket. I remember the bedazzler from the 80’s that could punch on rhinestones onto any clothes. Who needs a bedazzler when you have a Lisa!! What will the rice paper work become when finished? A wall hanging or installation? Amazing.
Lisa Rivas says
You are so sweet Janine, i just love your spirit. I never had a chance to see a bedazzled, but I am going to look into it, since I do put rhinestones today on my artwork. I was in NYC and was blown away from the variety of sequins that are out there in the bead stores on Broadway Ave. I wish I had taken pics, since there was no catalog that I knew of. I might be back in May. This piece is was chosen for a public space here in Nashville, TN. Will keep you all posted. Thanks for your visit. :-))
Sharon Landon says
Lisa, I’m still so anxious to see this finished art. I had done a piece with sequins back when I was a teenager and am kicking myself that I never photographed it. It is long gone now. I just may have to recreate it from my memories. You have inspired me! I also have to say that I absolutely love your style, colors, and passion. It all totally comes through in every detail of all of your works. Wishing you much success in the blog hop, too. So wish I could join in the fun, but it’s just not my time – it is your time to shine. Still finding my way, but I’ll catch up one of these days! Take care, my friend, and happy designing and most of all wishing you a very successful new year – one that sparkles beyond your wildest imagination!
You have got a talent, nature it so much!