Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Art Cards...

I have been getting such great response on the art cards that I've been making, thank you to all of my new customers. I'm working on the Thanksgiving and Christmas cards now and will be listing them regularly in my ETSY shop. Here are a three of the newest:
I'm also working on illustrating an education themed childrens book for a friend of mine. That is a new avenue for me and I'll post more information about it when we get near completion.

Quote of the day: "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Found Art

I just received a package today from one of my favorite blogs : http://found-art.blogspot.com/ .  There was a delightful collection of handmade postcards, note cards, book marks...  You need to check out her blog to see what I mean. I love to recycle items into new uses and this has inspired me.  The best part was the home-made envelopes. I'm not very handy with this type of thing but the way it is folded to make an envelope was very unique and so perfect. If I have a chance I will post photos of the package of goodies here soon. Thank you "Found-Art" !

Monday, October 11, 2010

Via Arte was a Success...

Another year has come and gone for Via Arte. I went with a reproduction of a Rufus Porter painting and it came out beautifully. I'm posting both a photo of my work as well as an overall view of the whole event. What a fantastic time and such terrific artists all assembled in one place. My 7 x 7 piece took about 9 hours and as usual my back and knees are suffering today. It takes a few days and a good massage to get everything back to normal.

Quote for the Day : Be Glad, Be Good. Be Brave.  ~ Eleanor Porter

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What to do....

I haven't been posting very much this week as I've been busy with various art projects. It is already Wednesday and I still am not sure what I will be doing for Via Arte this weekend. I have a 7' x 7' plot of pavement and I'm still trying to find my inspiration before I lay down a chalk grid on Friday evening. Traditional American Folk Art is my love and what I did last year but I'm still back and forth between that and something more contemporary. Last year I replicated a piece by Rufus Porter, it came out beautifully and I wouldn't mind doing that again.  The painting below is one of mine and one of my favorites and a more modern mixed media . I'm  thinking of trying this one as it has enough detail and interest to make chalk on the pavement fun and not so much that I will go crazy. 

Quote for the day: Perfection is self-abuse of the highest order.  - Anne Wilson Schaef