Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Holly Pumpkins Batman!

Maybe it's the fact that they are the same shade as my legs or maybe because I tried to grow them but failed miserably, but I have a special place in my heart for white pumpkins. Yea, weird...I know. I found these awesome candle holders at Goodwill last night and decided that they would make marvelous pumpkin holders. We'll see how long these last (my bet is about three seconds once Brody catches eye of them) I painted some swirly things on them for added glamor....because heaven knows we all need a little glamor. They'll look even more stunning once carved and lighted!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falling into inspiration

Taking a brief break to 1. clean my art room (this may be a long break!) and 2. make some yummy fall treats.

I'm fairly certain I'm not the only artist that has trouble sleeping at night because of all the projects and ideas dancing around in my brain, as well as my muse doing her own break dance. I keep a small notebook by my bed for sleepless nights, so I can jot down ideas or thoughts. Fall is my favorite time of year and with it comes lots of ideas for projects. I will continue to work with windows, but move on to something smaller for autumn. Going to re-use, re-cycle and re-furbish found things into beautiful art. With that being said....I'm off to Goodwill :)

I'd love to hear your fall ideas!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Success!

I couldn't have asked for a better day (the rain stayed away until the moment I got the final window in the car!) I sold about six windows and have a few leads on some people who are interested in commissioned pieces. I found another jackpot of windows and I got to say hello to these lovely ladies who make marvelous artwork as well.

I'll try to update the blog and post photos of what I have left! Thank you to everyone who stopped by, bought art or just said hello. I can't wait to do it again next year. However....I will do a few things differently 1. learn how to put up the tent as to not embarrass myself prior to the start of the festivities 2. recruit burly strong men to help me carry my artwork and/or tables (mom, you are one strong lady!) 3. Bring food (the walking taco at 11am did not hold me over, even though it was pretty yummy!) I'm also looking for new venues (stores, galleries, art fests) to showcase these bad boys.

If you took my card, I hope to hear from you too! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2009


The time has come! TOMORROW (that would be Saturday) in "downtown" (also known as first street for you locals) Mount Vernon! The festivities start at 9am and go until 4pm. Rain or shine!

Hopefully I'll see some of you there!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Okay, I'm done......I think.

Freedom ($175) SOLD
Patchwork quilt ($25) Collage/acrylic on wood...yes, wood. I'm branching out.
Wise Owl. ($35) Canvas. SOLD
Emerald City, this way... ($175)

These are the final works for the art show. *sigh* I need a break. Still have to attach wire to the backs and clear coat some of them. Maybe I'll recruit my hubby.....

So if you're not busy THIS SATURDAY (the 26th) 9-4pm in fest. Be there.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My wonderful find

Tres Flores ($175)
Not exactly how I wanted it to turn out....but it's a collage/acrylic/mess. Freedom (canvas) $25
Here's the find.....ooohh the neighbor was putting out treasures again! Look at this skinny window! Skinny Poppies ($150)
Here's the Tres Flores....the whole thing.
I want to hang this in my house....but alas, I have no room. It will be on sale at the Lincoln Highway Arts Fest this coming weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Love Letters.

Love Letters. ($150)
Yes, those are hand written love letters in the background. Not mine of course (those are hidden in a shoe box) but from famous composers like Beethoven and Bach and literary figures and a few random song lyrics thrown in there.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Trees on my mind

Tis the season ($25) 6x9
Cup of Joy. 8x10 canvas ($45)
Tweet. ($25) 6x9
Baby of Mine. ($25) 6x9
Musical Pears. ($45) 8x10 canvas
And the window.....Birds Eye View ($125) It's big but it has some weird speckles on it (I just found them after I painted it) You can't really see them but it adds character right? The bottom collage is a USA map.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fanciful Farm and Fall Creations

Close up of Fanciful Farm (8x10) $30
Fanciful Farm.
Falling for You. ($25)
Hoot. ($25)
Pumpkin. ($25)

Friday, September 11, 2009

More mini fall creations

No more room.
Birthing Hips. (seriously)
Red Tree.

Oh yea baby. I'm on a roll. These are all for sale, they're on quality art paper and unframed. The size of the paper is 6x9, but can be matted or cropped to fit in an 8x10 frame or 5x7 mat. Got all that? They're $25 each.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Small is the new Big.

Sexy Apple. Acrylic on heavy art paper. ($25) unframed ($35 ) framed
Deeply Rooted. Unframed ($25) Framed ($35) Acrylic/Collage
Here are all four that I finished today!
Owl Tree. Unframed ($25) Framed ($35) Collage/Acrylic on heavy art paper.
A Thing for Pears. ($35) Framed.

So I was thinking....why so big? I've been investing so much time and energy into these huge windows that are beautiful but big and sometimes awkward (kind of like my hiney) So I've gone mini. Invested in some canvases, frames and heavy acrylic art paper with hopes and dreams of finishing a few smaller works before the art show. Let me know how you like them!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whoooooooooo do you love?

I was feeling in a fall mood today. I actually got the idea for this one after reading a vintage children's book to Baylor. Those are owl's (just in case you were having troubles identifying!) For some strange reason, this window frame is a lot heavier than the rest....hmmmmm ($150)

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Meet Frank. He's an African Grey. I was commissioned to do this piece for an old high school friend who currently lives in New York. Can't say that I've ever done a pet portrait before, and it was quite challenging. I'm not a big fan of reality (who isn't?) and I tried to make Frank look as true to himself as possible. It's on canvas too, so that was another challenge. Frank's owner seems to like it, so off it will go in the mail on Tuesday. Wish him luck...I have also never mailed art before.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Apples to Apples

Welcoming fall! Apples to Apples ($200) Acrylic/paint pen/window
...and now for more pressing matters. What color shall I paint this bad boy? It has a white tin top with a black stripe around it. I'm going to use it as a kid's art table. Ideas?


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