February 13, 2017

My Little Friends

Mean Mr. Mustard. David Hayes, 2017.
It's been a while since I last posted. All sorts of reason why...but there you are. I thought I'd make my first posting of the year one in which I spotlight another side of me. While I mostly consider myself a photographer and mixed media artist, I do like to do the occasional assemblage piece. Mean Mr. Mustard is my latest endeavor...put together using a spice can, doll parts, wine corks and other found objects. A little bit of super glue and paint to bring him to life.

Ginger. David Hayes, 2017.

Ginger has been with me for some time now. She was one of my first art dolls. She's still my favorite...just love her attitude!

Hot Dog. David Hayes, 2017

Next to Ginger, Hot Dog is my all time favorite. I made him back in 2011 for a Cloth, Paper, Scissors challenge and was quite pleased when he was featured in their September/October 2011 issue!

There are more "little friends" scattered about my studio and house...and others have been given away or sold over the years. I do have several more in mind and as soon as I bring these to life I'll make sure to share them with you!

December 27, 2016

52 Cards - Week 52

52 Cards - Week 52. David Hayes, 2016.

So here it is...card 52 out of a deck of 52. I don't know if this is the best in the deck...I'll let you decide that. All I know it was fun working on these every week...now to come up with a weekly challenge for 2017. I'll give that some thought...

Here's the original card:



December 22, 2016

52 Cards - Week 51

52 Cards - Week 51. David Hayes, 2016
A bit late in posting this week's card...tis the season and all that! Only one more card left....gonna have to make it the best one ever!!

Here's the original card:

December 12, 2016

52 Cards - Week 50

52 Cards - Week 50. David Hayes, 2016

Channeling the movie, A Christmas Story for this week's card. More cut and paste collaging on this one versus "digital" collage. Some week's are like that...

Here's the original card:



December 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 49

52 Cards - Week 49 David Hayes, 2016

Now then...this isn't at all what I had in mind when I made the original card...although I can't really say what I did have in mind! So...all that ends, ends well! And god bless iColorama!

Here's the original card:



November 30, 2016

52 Cards - Week 48

52 Cards - Week 48. David Hayes, 2016

I created this card over the week-end...long before the wildfires devastated Gatlinburg. Not sure what I was thinking about as I put this one together...but it wasn't forest fires....

Here's the original card:



November 21, 2016

52 Cards - Week 47

52 Cards - Week 47. David Hayes, 2016.

I started with a leaf pasted to a black card. Scanned that. Used iColorama and Repix to give the card it's magic!!

Here's the original card:




November 14, 2016

52 Cards - Week 46

52 Cards - Week 46. David Hayes, 2016

Take one playing card, painted with black gesso, add a bit of wrapping paper. Scan it into one's iPad, paint a moon and add some lines using Procreate, some stars using Repix, and finish with a overlay using Stackables...

The original card:



November 10, 2016

52 Cards - Week 45

52 Cards - Week 45. David Hayes, 2016

"Found poetry" for this week's card topped off digital with an old image and the magic of Procreate and Stackables.

The original card:



November 3, 2016

52 Cards - Week 44

52 Cards, Week 44. David Hayes, 2016.

This week's card is a far departure from where I started...but that's what's so fun about this project! A bit of cut and paste as always then Stackables and Snapseed for some digital transformations!

The original card:



October 26, 2016

52 Cards - Week 43

52 Cards - Week 43. David Hayes, 2016

The upcoming Election Day has us all in an uproar...tried to challenge that feeling into this card...

A paste-up followed with "special effects" courtesy of the app iColorama! 

The original card:



October 18, 2016

52 Cards - Week 42

52 Cards - Week 42. David Hayes, 2016

I had some fun with this week's card! All digital work done in Procreate with a topping of Stackables...as usual.

Here's the original card:



October 11, 2016

52 Cards - Week 41

52 Cards - Week 41. David Hayes, 2016.

Let's see...I used Procreate to do the digital collaging, Distressed Fx and Snapseed to tie it all together!

Here's the original card:



October 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 40

52 Cards - Week 40. David Hayes, 2016

I'm a little late in getting this week's card posted...it's been that kind of week! I used the apps Procreate, Repix, and Stackables to create the digital version...a little bit of this and that. As always!

The original card:


September 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 39

52 Cards - Week 39. David Hayes, 2016

Oh my gosh...this one is a real mish-mash! After the paste-up, I started with iColorama, then used a bit of Repix, maybe Snapseed...but I'm not sure about that, and finished with some of this and that added in Procreate. Happens when it took several days to get something I was happy with...

The original card:



September 19, 2016

52 Cards - Week 38

52 Cards - Week 38. David Hayes, 2016.

I kept this one fairly simple...a quick paste-up followed by letting iColorama do its magic!

The original card:



September 12, 2016

52 Cards - Week 37

52 Cards - Week 37. David Hayes, 2016.

This week's featured apps are: Repix and Distressed FX!

The original card:



September 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 36

52 Cards - Week 36. David Hayes, 2016.

I threw a little bit of everything at this card...cut and pasting then the apps Distressed FX, iColorama, and Stackables. A glorious mess!

Here's what I started with:



August 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 35

52 Cards - Week 35. David Hayes, 2016.

Some grunge for this week's card. Started with a paste-up, scanned then Stackables followed with a touch of Snapseed!

Here's the source card:



August 22, 2016

52 Cards - Week 34

52 Cards - Week 34. David Hayes, 2016.

iColorama and Stackables. Seems to be a great combination for this series!

The "source" card:



August 15, 2016

52 Cards - Week 33

52 Cards - Week 33. David Hayes, 2016.

This one leans a bit more to the abstract side than the others...I am having fun seeing what I can do using iColorama on these cards. Good stuff!!

Here's the "source" card:



August 12, 2016

Home

Home. David Hayes, 2016.

Very excited to be able to announce that my image, Home has been selected as one of the twelve winners in the #Greenwich_Mobile competition sponsored by Greenwich Workshop. A big thanks goes out to not only Greenwich for their sponsorship of this competition but also to everyone who voted for my image!

Greenwich Workshop is now the exclusive dealer for this image so if you would like to order a very high quality print of Home, just follow this link: #Greenwich_Mobile. You can also see the other great winners in this Instagram competition.

August 9, 2016

52 Cards - Week 32

52 Cards - Week 32. David Hayes, 2016

More playing around with the app, iColorama...so many possibilities!

Here's the source card:



August 1, 2016

52 Cards - Week 31

52 Cards - Week 31. David Hayes, 2016

Tag ends from a couple of faux mail art pieces I'm working on at the moment...I'll post these soon...then the app iColorama to bring it to life. Good stuff indeed!

Here's the source image:



July 27, 2016

Reintroduction - Part 2

Birds. David Hayes, 2016.

In a post last week, I reintroduced three of my mixed media collage note cards. Today I'd like to feature three more in this series! Each of these cards are one-of-a-kind made from different elements that have been shaped, added, and arranged with the individual card in mind.

Blossom. David Hayes, 2016.

These note cards measured, folded, 4.25 x 5.5 inches and come with a mailing envelope. 

CEK. David Hayes, 2016.

All cards are available in my Etsy shop should any take your fancy. Perfect to mail to a favorite someone...or keep as a fine art collectable! www.etsy.com/shop/aneclecticuniverse.