detail of studio wall / piece in progress
Mid August already! woah! the summer is zooming by and I have to say it’s been pretty darn amazing and with the best Birthday celebration ever! I sneak in the beach time between working and bike everywhere trying to get the most out of summer before it ends which is soon! eek!! I’ve been working hard on various commissioned portraits and loving it as well as creating a collection of smaller mixed media pieces. At the moment finding myself again being inspired by Gaugauin and Van Gogh and loving doing my studies of some of their paintings, it really helps me warm up before I start my day. Until next time > A great beautiful weekend to all!
Studio wall shot from July, my mapping it all out
Excited for this>> Iris Apfel Documentary
© Micci Cohan 2015 / My Portrait of Iris for sale here
“I don’t give a damn what you had for lunch or who you’re sleeping with – if you are so lucky.
It’s nobody’s business what your private parts look like” – Iris Apfel
in the sketchbook > one of my favorite Albums of all time~
Madonna photo by Richard Coreman, lower East side early ’83
Madonna And Jean Michel Basquiat
Little Dust 2 years ago doing his thing on the famous door! >> Jen and my Birthday mural!
! de kooning !
I am having my annual summer sale! www.miccicohan.com
Studies before starting commissions today
nice spot for a picnic eh!
Marilyn Minter / Parted (Wangechi Muti) 24 x 30 inches / enamel on metal
Hope all of you are enjoying this glorious start to Summer! I am so grateful for so much right now; for my workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio and all the beautiful inspiring creative souls that come to paint and make jewelry each time, the kids too which I’ve had the opportunity to teach there who never cease to amaze me with their freedom and spontaneity, my home right now which has amazing light to paint in and a spectacular view of the bay and with all the shells and drift wood collected make it a really beautiful beach abode. My bike that takes me everywhere because I don’t drive, that is yet, hope to one day, Summer’s nature and it’s colors!, Also thankful for both the art and jewelry sales hitting a high last month ~ thanks to all my collectors and customers! As well as finally finding myself being able to balance both businesses side by side more healthfully that’s a biggie for me and last but not least, Mr. Muddy Waters and the one and only B.B. King! I’ve been listening to them nonstop lately while I paint and it does the trick each and every time~
Have a great weekend folks!
Hand painted wood and clay necklaces in shop!
Cowrie Shell, Tibetan Turquoise Beaded Long Hoop Earrings
“The Enchantress” © Micci Cohan 2015 Shop here~
“The Serenity Portrait” © Micci Cohan 2015 Shop here
Lots of Mixed Media Book time lately~
“Mystica” © Micci Cohan 20
Back with Saatchi online gallery! Starting to add prints for sale with them~
My “Mystica” print is up now for sale there. Society 6 creates beautiful quality prints and a great selection of frames as well.
I have to thank Sean, for inspiring me to delve into the world of totems! Sean and I worked on this one together and had so much fun!
Click on photo to learn more about my Workshops!
Lusting after >> Textile / Wrapping / Weaving >>
Australian artist: Natalie Miller / Weaving in the field
When I happened upon this photo a while ago I just completely fell in love and was so inspired! That color! That weaving against that luscious green field Wow! Lately I’ve been craving to play and create with fabrics, yarns, ribbons, strings, ropes …. basically anything I can make tassels with, wrap bracelets and necklaces with as well as weave with. How great it was a couple of weeks ago to try my hand at wrapping bracelets, I had wrapped before forever ago but much more simple in the designs, this time I really tried to create something a top notch up in the flavor if my jewelry collection. I had so much fun making the bracelets below especially this time with the adding of crystals and shells! The best was sharing my new luv at one of my Jewelry Workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio here in Long Beach. Soon after my friend and teacher Laura at the Studio gave me a quick weaving tutorial one day and the necklace below here is my first try at weaving. I can’t wait to make more!
First try at weaving~Woven pendant tassel ~ For sale in shop
Wrapped ones / top right
DIY Traveling Brush Cases
For years I’ve traveled with my Paint brushes like this> >
Create your own makeup brush holder with a bamboo place mat and ribbon!
and had to share this cute make up brush idea below
DIY From cremedelacraft.com
Pour some color on me!
Have a great week y’all!!!
Yes! It’s been quite a while since last post! wow! I have missed blogging new projects, art commissions workshops and the jewelry biz keeping me real busy last couple of months. I finally got my new website / Store up and running! please stop by if have a chance! My art, jewelry, prints, products all for sale in site as well as info about commissions and workshops. It’s so nice having it all together under one umbrella! Please stop by if have a chance~ : www.miccicohan.com !
Hello folks! Studio happenings->>>> With the Jewelry I Kind of took a little plunge into the minimal with my new hand painted one of a kind wooden and clay collection. This collection is inspired by some of my paintings as well as some favorite painters of mine. I loved working with wood and clay again and composing with color as if I was composing a painting. These are bold, expressive and wonderfully playful! I’ve been wearing them with my favorite black cashmere sweater for days ! They also look stunning worn with a grey or white v-neck jersey or tee! I think I also will be making some cool modern talismans next with clay so keep your eyes peeled for those. My Workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio, both Mixed Media and Jewelry are going great, a beautiful tribe is a building with both and I’m feeling very blessed. Doing a lot of thinking lately about re-opening my shopify store and moving away from the esty platform slowly because of the changes they have made uhmmm we’ll see… In the next weeks to come I’m planning to concentrate more on the painting and I’m very excited for warmer weather hopefully to come soon. Hope you all are great and your creativity is abundantly flowing forward! Have the best weekend!!!
Color palette inspiration~a collage of mine from 2011
Sade’s Dream II Charm Bracelet in Store Now!
MY JEWELRY WORKSHOP AT THE MERMAID ART STUDIO IN LONG BEACH, N.Y. for sched. click here
Brella Girl I, 2005 Oil, acrylic & collage on un-stretched canvas 57 .5 x 36 inches
This painting was commissioned for the upper east side store called, Brella Bar in NYC 2005. It is now on sale in the Art store!
Luv this hat so much! My fav hat ever has always been the Greek cap and crazy is the fact that I found it around the corner at Moku Long Beach Surf Shop!
Sally King Benedict