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I have a couple exciting events coming up in the next month. One is a little more traditional, the other like a giant group therapy session.

The Providence Art Club’s juried show “Making Your Mark” opening April 2, celebrating contemporary Women artists.

Resistance Works: Art & Politics  Rhode Island Artists Speak Out,  which is a deep exhale from a group of artists reflecting on what has happened in the country since Nov. 9th.

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Come to one, come to both. See some beautiful work either way.

FIRE IN MY SOUL

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Where to begin. 2017 seemed to contain so much hope after the year we had been through. From personal and family trials, to beloved celebrity deaths, to the end-of-days election…And now I wake up every morning, put on my imaginary Guy Fawkes mask and set out to stir up some shit.

Art has become my yogic breathing. Thank my stars that I get to do it for a living.

So, here we go 2017! I am back to my neglected blog with new images, hope and a soul full of fire.   trumpSMHSMBSM DSM FSM

POPPY TEARS

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Padding down a new path for a minute. Combining some thoughts and new elements. Color or no color, you tell me.eye-poppy_color

BEGINNING WITH THE END.

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In November a brilliant and dear friend approached me about doing a project for the Smithsonian. No big deal.

She was looking to do something different and unique for their holiday card and had seen a time lapse video I had done of my poppies. And there it started- a time lapse video of a drawing to incorporate the Smithsonian castle, with all its hallmark details in a holiday setting, using a song from the Smithsonian Folkways collection.

3 Tombo markers, 2 GoPros, and a partridge later…this was what we came up with.

Smithsonian Holiday card

 

 

STOP MOTION OF PAPAVERACEAE IN PROGRESS

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So, I made a time lapse of one of my last drawings, Papaveraceae. A tiny and super fast view of how I work.

Bleeding ink makes me feel a bit like an alchemist, experimenting.

I hope you like it.

Beth Brganca Bell – Poppy timelapse from Mike Bell on Vimeo.

PAPAVERACEAE

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This is a new piece- poppies being one of my favorite flowers.

All of their papery beauty and macabre symbolism…

CRAFTING, UNHINGED

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This is the story of a mother who, while trying to introduce her children to the wild world of camp-style crafts, went off the rails and obsessively wove a 30″ x 20″ god’s eye. And of course it was made with the thinnest of yarn AND features multiple levels.

Repetition is a drug.

Etsy Shop

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