Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I am just thrilled to be included in Domino Magazine's gallery featuring Nature Art from ETSY! I can still remember browsing through Domino's "New Botanicals" art feature and daydreaming about one day being included in such a list myself. I feel so honored to be in this list and am very grateful to Holly from Decor8 for her fondness of my little "Blue Bicycle" print. This is an especially lovely piece of press because my two good friends, Melissa Moss and Outi Harma are also in the round-up. That's pretty cool when only 15 prints are featured!! It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling, the way that I always felt when "the girls" (also including Marisa Haedike) would get together for our wine and art talks every week or so in Los Angeles -- first to plan a group show ("darklings") -- and later because it was addictively fun. There is an energy between like-minded people sometimes that is larger than the sum of its parts -- a kind of standing wave -- and this is a force not to be underestimated. So hats off to the 'darklings' tonight and to our very light-minded art. :-)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
This is a new 8x10 inch mixed media piece on wood. I created it originally as a study for a larger painting on canvas, but now I'm not sure that I want to make it bigger. It's sweet and small. If I go bigger, I'm considering doing a blue tone. Still thinking.... and loving this gloriously fall-like evening!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This one is called "Urban Bloom."
Friday, September 7, 2007
I have finally started painting again, and I completed this piece, titled "Finding My True Home" today. The entire thing just came to mind in a few moments, and I think this is because I had been having many discussions about "home" over the summer. I do miss California, and France was lovely, but I suppose my true feeling is that home is really the place where you are loved. Even though my loved ones are spread around the country (and even the world). It's nice to think that they are always in my heart as well. With this in mind, there's a surpise in his painting hidden behind a door that actually opens. You can open the door and see the original painting at my Woodstock show this winter at the East Village Collective gallery. Fine art prints of Finding My True Home are available at my ETSY store.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Speaking of blasts from the past, upon returning to the U.S. I noticed that two of my pieces had been chosen for the ETSY poster contest! Here is one of the winning posters. Thank you to the curator, Budanart, for including me in this gorgeous collection (my painting is "Sonnet 116", far right image in the 2nd row):
And here is the other poster -- a ferris wheel theme - featuring my "Aloft" painting (3rd row, 2nd from the left). Thank you, esdesigns, for including me in this great collection. It takes me back to childhood.
Now tomorrow, I must get back to work!!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Luckily, though, I did manage to do a few paintings. These were scooped up by my boyfriend for our apartment, so none of them made it back to the U.S. :( I decided to do a fun experiment with abstract work. This is one of my creations. It's called "Creative Thursday" in honor of my friend Marisa of Creative Thursday because I did it in a few hours on a sunny Thursday afternoon.
And here I am applying the final touches in my little studio. I'm standing on a piece of waterproof fabric that is usually used for tablecloths. It worked perfectly!