I just can’t explain it

I started this piece when the first freeze came and I knew I wouldn’t get any more blooms.  It was supposed to be about me holding too hard onto summer, but then it kept asking for revisions (artwork does talk to you) and it became about something else — acceptance, deterioration,  rebirth — so many metaphors swirled around and defied explanation.  After a month of working on it off and on, it’s finally finished.

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I finally figured it all out I just can’t explain it, 8×10″ mixed media on canvas

What do you think?

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Throw Back Thursday Painting

I painted this in 2016 and it was bought by one of my most supportive clients.  It was the first really successful break from strictly watercolor and into collage and acrylic.   I also helped heal a wound in my heart — and that’s what art is about for me.

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Nature Heals, Joy Murray, 2016 – mixed media

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You can get prints and cards of some of my work on Redbubble.  They also print my work on lots of other items, including phone skins, tote bags, shirts and journals:

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Storyteller Sold

She’s sold already, but thanks for looking.  More creations, soon!

I have another of my hand-stitched fabric sculptures for sale on Etsy now:

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The Storyteller, fabric sculpture/doll by Joy Murray

She’s made of fabric over wire armature, with hand sewing, embroidery and knitting.  She’s for sale for $200. with free shipping in the US.  If you’re outside the US, let me know and I can figure the postage.

I used to tell stories and was part of a storytelling guild, but it got so my hereditary paraparalyisis, which affects my body and brain, was making it impossible for me to remember and tell stories fluidly.  I made this sculpture as an homage to storytellers everywhere, who carry on the tradition and inspire so many others to find meaning in their stories.

You can see more pictures of her here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/638507750/storyteller-ooak-hand-stitched?ref=shop_home_active_1

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New Art: Red Hibiscus

I finished this 8×10″ acrylic painting today, inspired by the hibiscus I’m growing on my porch garden.  It’s  on stretched canvas and the sides are painted a  dark green.

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Red Hibiscus, acrylic and ink on canvas, 8×10 by Joy Murray
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Red Hibiscus on the wall
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From the side

I’ve tried to capture the brilliance of this bloom that lasts only a day.  I’ve used layers and layers of reds and greens and yellows.  The background is smooth and the flower itself more textured.

This painting is for sale through Etsy here.  It’s $50, including shipping and handling.  There are also prints, card, t-shirts, skins and other items available through RedBubble here.

I’m in the process of documenting and posting more of my art.  Stay tuned for that.

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