Friday, October 24, 2008
These are again painted on recycled cedar boards from my parents house. I stretch muslin on them that I have laying around and I make a hanger on the back using pop tops.
I hope they sell because I must say they were fun to do. I wouldn't mind doing them again and even letting people pick the color of the cups.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
In a nearby city, where I have never shown my art before, I am finally breaking through. For the month of April I am the featured artist at a cute, little boutique shop. Every month they feature a different local artist. I scheduled my date last August and now it is finally here. You would think with all that time I would have more done, but you know how that goes. I am happy though with my pieces I will be showing and I am anxiously awaiting to see the response. Even if it doesn't bring sales I am hoping that the exposure will be good. Miss Zula's, the boutique, very kindly does advertising in two local papers, The Missoulian and The Independant, in case you want to check out the actual ads, I am in Montana by the way. One of the ads are in full color and I wanted to share it with you. I thought it turned out very nice, I hope it will be an eye catcher and make people want to come see my work. Along with being featured for the month, they have what is called First Friday, so this Friday I will be there for a meet and greet. First Friday is where the downtown area stays open late and artists are there to mingle with the locals. I hope the weather is good and lots of people come.
I will keep you all posted on what happens......
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Well, I am now breathing a sigh of relief, the trio of plumeria flowers is now complete. Each canvas is 24x36 so this turned out to be no small feat and a lot of paint. I am very happy with the outcome and will be proudly hanging them in the buyers and friends house later this month. The idea of this painting was taken from photos of a plant they have in their living room and the colors were chosen to complement their already existing decor, but I have a feeling after they hang this painting all other pieces for decorating their living room will be chosen around it.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The longer I am here, the braver I get. I thought it would be nice to add a personal touch to my blog and to my art in general. So here is a picture of me working in my studio. If you look at some early posts I have given some sneak peaks of my studio but this is the first time you will find me in the picture. I am right now working on some large commission pieces. This is my first triptych, it is fun and challenging, but a little tedious at the same time working on three pieces the same, because when I finish the background on one I have two more to do. I am very happy with the way it is turning out and will post the finished project soon, I hope.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I was warned but didn't listen and now I fear there is no turning back. Knitting has taken over.
I have found it so great to take along everywhere. I have three kids, so I find myself always waiting and supervising, now I can multitask during those times too and knit away. I find it calming. My middle child has Aspergers (high functioning Austism) I have to accompany her on different things and also supervise a lot of activities, such as cleaning her room. Knitting helps me to stay more patient and still be able to focus, guide and encourage her through given tasks.
So to make my second project a challenge, I decided to try my hand at double pointed needles and use four. Sooo fun. I am still using yarn from the second hand store and some great wool hand dyed fiber from a local place in our town. They have the best colors.
I have already started my next project, a cowl.
So here they are my arm warmers. What do you think?
Monday, January 7, 2008
These are the new fun items in my shop. Sterling silver spoon paintings. I saw this awesome idea at a friends house, she had got it as a gift from South America. I had never seen anything like this before. I find old sterling silver spoons and hand bend them so that they are free standing. I then paint a minature image on the face of the spoon and then varnish it. The look great on a window sill, a china cabinet, a little spot on your desk or actually anywhere you have a tiny space. They would also be great fun at each place setting at a special party and would be fun party favors for each person to take home. I can do a number of them by request for this purpose. Please see my shop for more info and if you need to contact me. http://bellacosaart.com