Psychedelic Fantasy

11″ x 14″ Acrylic and Alcohol Ink

“Psychedelic Fantasy” is a combination of acrylic paint and alcohol inks working together to meld into a colorful and psychedelic tapestry of mandalas.

This painting reminds me of tie dye, which takes me back to my younger days when I followed The Grateful Dead, those were great times for me! I learned so much about music in those days, I was like a sponge absorbing the history of bluegrass, folk, the beat writers, all the music of the 60’s and 70’s, I was obsessed.

It was a great treat when The Grateful Dead had guest musicians play with them, I got to see Dave Matthews, Santana, Bruce Hornsby, Sting, and I was ecstatic when Steve Winwood and Traffic opened for them in Las Vegas in 1994. I have always loved this song “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and I do believe it is appropriate these days, we could all use something to “take us out of this gloom”!

I’ve added this design to my Redbubble site, below are just a few of the items available, please visit my shop to poke around, you never know what you might fall in love with!

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  1. You know I feel the same sisterπŸ₯° those we the good ol days for sure!! We were blessed by the rock Gods to see so much talent on that stage. I would also like to add Dylan to that lineup you mentioned. I’ve seen him a few times both with the Dead and solo. This painting made me smile big 😁

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    1. Oh yes, I somehow missed the Dylan shows, I can’t remember now why, but they were missed for sure, I’m glad you got to see him, a legend for sure! I didn’t mention that my husband and I were both at the Vegas shows when Steve Miller Band opened in 1992, that was way before we met!

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    1. Right?? I wore very similar prints to my shows, but that was when I scoured the thrift stores for vintage materials and I made my own clothes, I still have some of my favorites, though, they don’t quite fit me anymore! 🀣

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      1. Thanks a bunch, Cat! It really depends on the surface you are using and how much alcohol you use. They can just sit flat on a dry surface, but add a little 90% alcohol and they will run fast! And blend into a big mess if you are not careful!

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