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Afro-Chic Design Tips — December 8, 2014

Afro-Chic Design Tips

Design Tips on Afro-Chic Decor.

1st Tip:

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT decorate your home with multiple animal prints on every upholstered surface, picture frame and knick- knacks, especially in a small enclosed space. Unless you’re an exotic game hunter with your winning pelts proudly displayed, even then, over the top, in your face decor may be dramatically chic, but most of the time it’s just in bad taste.

2nd Tip:

It’s okay to MIX YOUR PATTERNS, COLORS & STYLES. You can’t go wrong buying what you like! It’s only a matter of grouping your items to distracts the eye away from the disparity and instead draw upon the appeal to all your senses combined.

An American Pride — July 3, 2017

An American Pride

8up & DOWNstream

When I was a kid I was so proud to proclaim my American status to anyone, wether they cared to hear it or not!

I grew up in Montreal with my mom from the age of four (1975 – 1990), and spent my summers in France with my dad (1976 – 1988). You could not find a kid more eager to tell you they were American. I even joined the US Army at the tender age of nineteen to prove it!

When I was stationed in Germany while serving in the military (1992 – 1994), I was still proud, obviously, to be American, but would not go out of my way to showcase it when not in uniform. It was more a case of being proud to be a multi-cultural American, so I went a little out of my way to demonstrate, to Europeans, that Americans came from all walks…

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THE LUCKY CHOSEN – THE DUSTED ATTIC — July 31, 2015
ARTIST STUDIO – WORK IN PROGRESS — July 28, 2015
ARTIST STUDIO – WORK IN PROGRESS – WOMEN OF CHARACTER SERIES (3rd) —

ARTIST STUDIO – WORK IN PROGRESS – WOMEN OF CHARACTER SERIES (3rd)

GET YOUR CUSTOM & PERSONALIZED CHARACTER PORTRAIT

From my sketch pad to your eyes!  The 3rd in the Women of Character Series
The 3rd in The Women of Character Series
WORK IN PROGRESS

THE WOMAN of CHARACTER SERIES

Drawings depicting the strength and importance of women worldwide by incorporating creative simile of  West African symbols called Adinkra.  The original symbols were created by the Ashanti people of Ghana and the Gyaman tribes of Cote d’Ivoire  These symbols are aphorisms, concise statements of a principle, the West African people use extensively in their textile and  pottery.

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THE ARTIST STUDIO – Work in Progress / Future Projects —

THE ARTIST STUDIO – Work in Progress / Future Projects

THE MUSIC of LIFE SERIES
Mix-media collage art picturing the emotions awakened when listening to the music and lyrics of a powerful or popular song and the bigger picture of the impact the song has on self and social awareness.  The artwork features geometric lines forming windows and pathways.  In each window will be an image and in each pathway will be a word.  The images and words are representations of emotions the music or lyrics evokes when listening to the song. I want to create six (6) boards in this series.  Especially designed for posters of the Pop Art genre.

I expect this series to follow in the footstep of the Women of Character Series by offering Custom & Personalized Interpretive Artwork depicting yours (your loved one’s) favorite song.

Below, the first in the series. I have chosen to illustrate the song We Are The Champions by Queen.
WORK IN PROGRESS
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ART —

ART

Shop La Caille Inc for artwork by C. M. Lovelace
Adinkra Symbols - Interpretive Art
Adinkra Symbols – Interpretive Art

This type of art is very subjective and personal and requires your active participation as I will be asking you to describe to me the best, and worst, traits of the subject.

The CHARACTER PORTRAITS

INTERPRETIVE SYMBOL ART

are based on:


THE WOMEN OF CHARACTER SERIES
Drawings depicting the strength and importance of women worldwide by incorporating creative simile of West African symbols called Adinkra. The original symbols were created by the Ashanti people of Ghana and the Gyaman tribes of Cote d’Ivoire These symbols are aphorisms, concise statements of a principle, the West African people use extensively in their textile and pottery. 
FOR YOUR PORTRAIT
I will use symbols to portray them. I have done this using African tribal Symbols and with Astrology signs but can use any ethnic tribal symbols such as Celtic or American Indian, it will depend on the person.

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SHOP LA CAILLE INC. — July 20, 2015
Shabby Chic Meets Primitive Elegance! — April 7, 2015

Shabby Chic Meets Primitive Elegance!

REPURPOSED WOOD CABLE SPOOL & FOUR CHAIRS
<<>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sold Separately <<<<<<<<<<<<>>

TABLE w/ GLASS TOP $185 (priced reduced) $125 
Spool was brushed with a gloss blue oil based paint & a walnut stain & sealer then lightly sanded.
The 50″ glass top is supported by 8 black & bronze finials. The glass shows considerable wear and is scratched.

SAFARI CHAIRS (4) $165 SOLD
Hinkle Young Corp. chairs are solid wood with a curved leather back with brass nail accents. (No tears or distress on the leather). Saddle seats are finished with a découpage technique using safari theme paper layered with tapestry glue, Mod-Podge, walnut stain & sealer and a protective coat of polyurethane. The legs were brushed with the walnut stain & sealer and a blue gloss oil based paint. The effect is an aged painted or dyed hand-tooled leather.

RUSTIC WOOD ART by local KC artist $175 SOLD
Shabby chic meets primitive elegance in this rustic wood art using reclaimed wood. It includes a stand so it can be displayed as shown in picture or it can be put on a mantle, an entry or sofa table or hung on a wall.

Can Deliver for a fee in the greater Kansas City Area

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ALPHABET FACES – CML Artistry – Santa Postcard — December 15, 2014
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EVA

I’m feeling in the soul sharing mood and nothing is more deeply from the soul as art!

Here is an early Mixed-Media Portrait of my little cousin Eva

TITLE: Eva
ARTIST: C. M. Lovelace
MEDIUM: Portrait, Mix Media, Drawing, Pencil, Graphite, Ink, Wax, Polyurethane, Art Paper, 8″ x 10″ Unframed

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