Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I did four 15 minute quick sketches. Too bad so sad if they are not finished. I find that it is good sometimes to limit myself time wise when learning. That way I don't get caught up in details and perfectionism, but instead I am free, free to learn and grow. Free to just have fun. I think that's when you learn the most.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Who doesn't love a cowgirl? This one is painted on an 8x8, 1/2" deep wood panel from a sketch that I did a couple of years ago. I outlined the hat with a wood burning tool. I love the effect but the smoke smelled awful. Must have been the acrylic I was burning through. Yee haw!
Friday, August 10, 2012
What an amazing place! I feel as though I have stepped back in time. And who knew this treasure was right under my nose? Browne's was established in 1887 and is the oldest Irish business in all of North America. They serve delicious Irish food (the potato soup is a must eat) and have an awesome market where you can browse through all kinds of Irish imports and handmade goods.
I was so impressed by the friendliness of the owners (still a family owned business) and staff (Hi Wendy!) that I created this piece using their brown paper gift sack... the same sack I had filled with items I had to have from their market. So if you are visiting the Kansas City area, or if you are a native, you must visit here... you will be welcomed!
For more info on Browne's go here.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Last month I was a vendor at the CAPPA conference in Kansas City. What a wild, wonderful bunch of women. These birth professionals take their work seriously. So I created some unique art to grace the walls of their homes and offices. A total of 8 new pieces, I will post one here and you can view the rest in my etsy shop. Originals and prints are available.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
My work was published in Somerset Studios Gallery Magazine, Summer 2012, in an article that Misty Mawn wrote. I just got my copy in the mail but it won't hit newsstands till June 1st. Doing a happy dance!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A visit to the new art supply store in Kansas City, Artist and Craftsman Supply, was just what I needed to get me out of my funk. I bought all kinds of art goodness. And then there it was, sitting by the cash register were bags and bags of watch parts. I knew I had to have them even though I had no idea what I was going to do with them. It was that time thing again.
And so my "Time" triptych was born. This is the first piece in the triptych and I used up a half a bag of watch parts on it. I also deviated from my usual palette of bright vivid colors. I like the muted neutral tones, it kinda matched my muted mood. So I'm off now to work on the remaining two.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I have fond memories of many walks in the woods behind my house when I was a kid. We would catch crawdads, pick up earthworms after a good rain and mushroom hunt. Those were good times!