As I am creating this online shop, I am getting so excited for the new chapter that lies ahead for Enlightenment Barbie - A line of exclusive digital collage prints in the form of gorgeous hand embellished, resin coated, custom framed artworks!
People have often asked me why I don't work in a purely digital manner. I often say that it's because I love the hands-on, face-to-face interaction that I get with my original large scale work, and that things happen in the studio that might not happen on my computer. Scissors, glues, paints, happy accidents - and a ton of time - go into those originals. And it is a labor of love! So, I'll never stop.
But what IS great about creating pieces that are purely digital is that I can price them at a point that makes them more accessible for many human beings - AND I can still make them look as beautiful and finished as a handmade piece, by adding little accents by hand and coating them in resin for that beautiful shine.
It also allows me to produce MORE images. I can choose specifically which image I want to take into the studio and make a large scale mixed media collage with - and I can also decide what will sell best as a print. Some of my work is so unusual and conceptual that it might not work as a line of prints. But images that fare best on Instagram, Facebook and elsewhere online are probably the images that I'll end up producing as prints.
The other thing I love about this new line of prints, is the super small edition size. There are only TEN 8x10" prints available, and only ONE 16x20" print of the image! This keeps the images collectible, and frames my work in an exclusive way.
I will also be staging something AMAZING - A GIVEAWAY event prior to the launch of each new print, where I will give away my artist's proof (complete with gold hand embellishments, resin and a frame!) to one exceedingly lucky follower. I am really excited about this prospect. I want more than anything to give my art to people, as a gift to the world. This is why I create!
Stay tuned for updates!