Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snow Day Fun

Flying Acorns

Summer Bouquet

Acorn and Bird Houses

Yellow Flower Delight

I spent most of the day in my studio just having fun! The only reason I stopped was that my shoulder and right arm started to hurt. I just love these new paintings... what should I to do with them? Should I make cards, prints, postcards? Sell them on Etsay?
Tell me what you think I'm open to suggestions.
They are 24x36" I 'm thinking poster size.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Warmer Thoughts

As you can see all I'm thinking about is warmer days...
This painting is quite large. I've been hanging brown paper on the wall, turning the music up and just having fun. It may be snowing outside but not in my mind.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Valentine Gift

Mixed media painting of my new muse.

Journal page using my favorite little bird.

Three of my favorite muses are revealing a story.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kimono Girls

Kimono Girls, Lisa, Karen and Zannie.

Today the creative girlfriends spent the afternoon at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Can you guess the new exhibit?
If your thinking it has something to do with Japan's traditional dress your correct.
The gallery's new exhibition, Fashioning Kimono, Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
was wonderful!!
The show features nearly 100 garments between the 1890s and the 1950s.
The show had intricately embroidered ceremonial robes along with kimono's stenciled with cars, airplanes, battleships and the Empire state building. It was surprising to see how much western styles influenced their design.
As we were getting ready to leave a quick stop in the gift shop was in order. What little thing could we purchase to remember the day.
Zanne spotted the vintage kimonos... They were so lovely we just had to try them on...
One thing lead to another we couldn't resist... What do you think of our ceremonial outfits?
They will always be worn when were together and at art shows.
Oh what fun we had!
The show runs till April 4, its worth a visit if your in upstate NY.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Abstraction and Graffiti

First in my series of hearts.
Second painting in the heart series.

"Graffiti Acorns"
Loving this piece, but its a work in process that still needs more work...
writing, images and cooler colors.

Graffiti background with doodles .
Another piece still in progress.

I just love acorns and designed a new one to use in my latest graffiti paintings.
I scanned the first drawing and changed the size so they could be cut up and use in my sketch book as I play around with design possibilities.
Looking forward to next week as we have a break from school,
and I can play in my studio each day...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Artful Girlfriends

Our first adventure as artful girlfriends was a road trip to Buffalo last March.
We had such a wonderful art filled day visiting several of Buffalo's Art galleries.
A few months ago we got together and Zanne had a wonderful idea that the three of us should met on a regular basis to share our artwork and ideas.
Two weeks ago, we met in my studio for the first time. We shared our sketchbooks, worked on art projects and helped Zanne upload photos of her work onto her new art blog, ZenZappa.
We were so busy that day I forgot to take pictures so I used pictures from our first trip last March to document our day in a journal page.

Today was our second meeting. Zanne welcomed us into her home and studio, treating us to a delicious brunch.

Lisa and Zanne

Zanne, and I with Fern, Zanne's very lovable dog who wanted to be in the pictures.

Lisa and I.
Lisa loves to write poetry and just joined a poetry group.
Next month I'll remember to include a piece of her work.

Lisa and Zanne

A page from Zanne's sketchbook.

and one from my sketchbook.

We had so much fun sharing creative ideas and lots of laughter.
I can't wait till we meet again.


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