Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ani D and Solstice time

I havent been as productive the last few days.. Been busy doing Mom stuff. Also on both my new paintings I am starting to work on the fine detail stuff and thats always my least favorite part. hahaha! I think once I am done with this tree series I will be experimenting with some more abstract ideas...

Also this evening is the Ani D concert. Im super excited. My buddy Amy wants to be there by 2pm to wait in line for the best possible seats.. Oy... I dont know if I can handle that... Maybe 3 or 4pm for me? Its freakin HOT out there!

I have been reading a lot lately. Currently working on "Thirteen Ghosts, "Women who Run with the Wolves" and an online freebie "The Garden of Iden". So far, all are very good!
The fact that I am currently reading 3 books ought to tell you about my attention span... =/

Anyway, thats the news! I am hoping to get some decent shots of some of my art and create some prints to sell soon... One thing at a time I suppose...

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday. I intend to head up the canyon to do a spirit release ceremony... She was a solstice baby. =) I miss her like mad...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Life, love and art...

Ive been super inspired this week. I guess it's partly because two of my friends have birthdays and I love to channel the energies of people when I create.

When Im depressed I dont create much.. Some artists find depression to be quite inspiring, but I shut down.. Its like my light goes out.. Or maybe its so faint I cant see my way back.. That state of being has been my reality this past year.. My sister was diagnosed with a rare and vicious cancer in May 2007 and died in Dec 2007.

The light within has slowly begun to return and now I feel the warmth of it as I begin to create again... Its so exciting to feel inspiration.. To feel compelled to make something unique and beautiful.. I cant wait to see their eyes when I hand them their painting...

I sent out a note to some friends today asking for some help.. I need some advice and maybe even guidance in building my portfolio. I have no idea how to take good shots of my art, for print or portfolio.. I need help writing an artist statement.. Everytime I sit down to do it, I draw a blank.. I hope by this time next year to have had a showing with a gallery.. =p

I did contact the Women's Art Gallery as well.. They were super helpful and maybe will host a class on what to do when your a emerging artist.. That would be so rad..

I love that the sun is shining!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

greeting cards and ACEOs

Ive also been working on some ACEOs and or cards.. Here are some samples.. Also taken with the MAC camera, so not such great photos.. I will retake them when Im ready to sell and properly display..

Trees... How I love em...

Havent posted in a while, but I have been busy working on art! I need to take the time to capture some decent photos of it, but my mac camera will have to do for now. Here are some tidbits

This one is of a piece for charity. This picture shows it unfinished, so I will show the finished piece next post, I promise. It was auctioned off for my kids school. Its called "Community tree"

Im currently working on this painting, called "Soulmates"