Just a little doodle I did over top of the new Jcrew catalog for kids. I think its interesting how all the kids in this catalog look like tiny adults in their cardigans and shoes that match every outfit. Jcrew shoes are usually over 100.00 a pair so I’m not sure how anyone affords this type of attire for their children. Either way its definitely adorable.
So I was just browsing around on outblush.com, one of my favorite places to waste time looking at all the things I would love to buy online and I found a link to an etsy artist who makes hand-carved rubber stamps that can be carved to look like you and your loved one/significant other/partner in crime and I just think thats friggin adorable and crafty. Check out the lilimandrill’s shop on etsy if you are cool enough to put your illustrated face on some outgoing snail mail. ;)
Wow ~ two great art-making weekends in a row. I can hardly believe it. ;)
I’m so happy when I get to spend some time at home working on art and relaxing – something I need to make more of a priority in my life. Lets face it – our time is precious and if we don’t give a little time to ourselves, then what is the point? Happiness comes in a lot of different forms and maybe spending time alone isn’t for everybody, but for me its a blessing.
“Hover” 8 x 10 inches
( i look at this one and i see myself. i know that sounds weird, but it feels like somewhat of a reflection. )
Deborah Kaye Haines is coming up on her 5 year anniversary for her pancreatic + kidney transplants and her daughter Meredith (a friend of mine from high school) lovingly wanted to dedicate a piece of art to her mother and her courageous story! Congrats Deb and a big thank you goes out to her donor Patrick for his life-saving donation! It’s truly amazing that perfect strangers have the compassion and love in their hearts to give their precious organs to those in need. It’s so inspiring!
Dona la vita: Donate Life. Be an organ donor and be a hero to those in need!
This piece, like all of my mixed media pieces, are made on these clayboard mounted boxes and are one of a kind. This one is square (12″ x 12″ x 2″) – called, “Touch Me All Over” and the art actually wraps around the edges for a more 3D type look. The surface is covered with an acrylic sealant for added protection. It is also notched in the back for easy hanging on a nail or screw. :)
I hope this one goes to someone bold + sexy. Rawr. Buy it now on Etsy >>
Just wanted to take a minute out of this weekend before Christmas and say how happy I am with my recently delivered, hand-made, + super-cool Christmas cards from Melissa Galitz (one of my favorite and talented friends) Designs. Make sure to check out her site and store on etsy to get some of your very own!
So, I tried as much as possible to relax and just hang out and make some art this weekend, but the wedding is 19 days away! I cannot believe it and the stress is building up like crazy – not because I should be stressed, but because I am a naturally anxiety-riddled person. I am trying to take some new vitamins called SAM-e to help me feel calm, but I’m not sure if its working or not. Hmmmm….I heard it takes almost a month to work, so I’ll probably just have to wait and see. Anyway, I just wanted to show you guys some new artwork I made over the weekend – I’m pretty stoked about it. :) Let me know which ones are your faves…
So yesterday I participated in the 15th annual BareWalls 2009 exhibit – a benefit to support the endowed BareWalls Scholarship Fund for aspiring students at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was a nerve-wracking/crazy/fun experience to make artwork live in front of the audience (on an 8-hour deadline), but I’m really glad I did it. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of new artists and really enjoyed the challenge. I was really timid at first, but finally met some really great people that got me out of my shell. The volunteers were also very helpful in hanging my pieces and bringing me food/water! Kudos to them!
The artwork you see here is my favorite finished piece out of all 5 I ended up completing for the show. Check out some of the other photos on flickr. Enjoy!
It’s just about that time…time for the opening - FRIDAY, JUNE 26. I’m so excited that I can hardly contain myself. This is definitely up there with one of the coolest things I’ve done in life – I can remember wanting this back when I was a kid.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m exhausted from working full time and going to the studio about 20 hours a week for the past few months…but I’ll be smiling big next Friday when everything is in place and looking good. :) Continue Reading →
The studio is a success! This is my second week going there and I’m finally getting into the groove of working there. It’s quiet and perfect to actually relax and concentrate on making art…..this picture above is from my iphone but one of my newest pieces that I’m quite happy about. Cross your fingers for me – hopefully by June 26th I have a whole room full of these. ;)