/ 12.11.10 / 5 Comments / Art , Ethnic Art , gifts
Gift Idea #2: Just Faces Unibrowed (An Art Book) or Hand Painted Bangles
My bloggie friend, Gloria Viorge, of Gloria’s Blog~Viva La Vida! recently printed a book of 40 paintings she did of beautiful faces of imaginary women who are ‘unibrowed’. She paints really unusual and inspiring artwork and bangles. Her book is called Just Faces Unibrowed/ 1-40 by Gloria Viorge (c)2010.
Along with her many other followers, I looked forward to each day as she painted faces of different women in her imagination. Each woman (in the painting) told her name and described what Gloria, the painter, was doing to her. This one was Viva La Vida #33.
Each one had a unique personality. Honestly, her stories were as interesting as the faces she painted. The stories aren’t in the book so to read those, you will have to go through Gloria’s archives. This lady was #22 Lonnie-Lonely. I loved the unusual techniques she used for this one..and the big brown eyes.
If you are looking for gift for an art lover..this book just might be the thing for them! Dannie the Dancer and Gabby-Cover Up were two more of my favorites. I just couldn’t decide which ones I liked best.
I feel so honored to not only own the book, which I bought as soon as it was published, but also three prints of some of my favorite ladies. You see, I told Gloria that I just couldn’t pick which print I liked best…so she sent me three!
My family voted for #32 Viva La Vida ~ Limited Edition as their favorite for a recent giveaway that Gloria did.
I so admire Gloria, who is happy to be a SAHM and uses her free time to cook yummy meals for her hubby (who she says is her best friend) work in her beloved garden, and develop her artistic abilities. Gloria is one of the sweetest bloggie friends I have and one of the most humble people I know. She often leaves encouraging comments and reminds me to ‘take it easy’ and to not get too busy. I’d love to spend an afternoon in her art room just watching her work.
If you want to order her book, drop by and see if she still has any copies at Gloria’s Blog Viva La Vida or if you want one of the bangles from her Etsy shop like the ones I talked about here and here.
Gloria surprised me so much by tucking little goodies in my bag with her photo art book like this Jasmine soap from China…and some cute little magnets.
At first, I couldn’t decide what to do with them…and then I found the perfect use for them. Aren’t they just the thing for hanging photos on the fridge? Bloggie friends are the best!
Thank you dear readers, for being 'friends' too.