Dec 26, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
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Nov 22, 2010
It is off to one of the other members of the art site I belong to. Sooo....as you might imagine....the little goodies inside are....yes....art related!
I just received a beautiful package today from my santa and I'm holding back...yes I am....from opening it up. I'm honestly just enjoying looking at it! Isn't Christmas fun!! :)
Nov 13, 2010
Every year I do a number of pieces for fundraisers of one sort or another as I can fit them in. Feels good to give back.
So, I took on the task.
I wanted a piece that would be directly connected to the area. Since I'm usually geared toward the coastal scenes...one of our delightful little lighthouses came to mind, the Borden Flats Light. If my research is correct, it started it's working life in 1881.
This was such fun to work on. So much history.
Nov 10, 2010
Nov 2, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Yes....what an exciting start to the day.
One of our local papers, The Herald News, is trying to bring more art to the public and has begun a week called "Reality, Illustrated" in which one piece of art is used for an "extra" front page, called a wrap, each day this week.
My "torn paper painting" koi was chosen as the first piece this week. My photo and short bio also appear on the "actual" front page as well.
Home delivered art...what a great idea!!
Oct 22, 2010
|My store page|
I was contacted recently by someone who had discovered my art in a gallery. It turns out that this person owns and operates an online store called "Ocean Offerings" that specializes in products with the coastal theme.
She explained that she was interested in adding my art to her shop. What a nice surprise that was!
|Store front page|
I hope everyone follows the link above (as well as in the sidebar) to see all the cool items she sells.
Oct 17, 2010
Hope to make more from these lovely creatures. Roc....thank you for sharing your inspiration!
Oct 12, 2010
If you're in the area.....stop by and have a look!!
Oct 3, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
I've included a close up of the lighthouse to see some of the text that has been incorporated. There are some other little surprises throughout....but I'll leave those for the folks who see it personally! :)
Sep 5, 2010
Every other weekend at our beach club there is a Beetlecat race. The final race of the season is always the Sunday of Labor Day weekend....the race that there is actually an award for.
My husband and daughter had a really good season this year with their boat coming in first a few times. For those races a ribbon is given.
The labor day race has the honor of getting a plaque, or rather, custody of a plaque for the year....to be given to the winners of the next years race.
They've had this honor a few times in the past....so their names are already on there in several of the spots!
It's been a while now since we've had custody...but it came home today!!
They raced an awesome race and led by a huge length!
Congrats you two.....I've never seen a better team!!
Sep 1, 2010
I've just reviewed and made available my cupcake titeled "Unwrapped". The colors are amazing in this one.
I've now sampled them in two different fabrics. While the "quilting weight" is quite nice and very general purpose....the "linen-cotten canvas"....amazing!!
Aug 25, 2010
My first step in doing this has been to create mirror image patterns of my torn paper paintings on the Spoonflower site. (Link is also in fabric image in upper right on blog)
I've just gotten done approving the first couple of samples from them, so I now have two images available....a koi and lobster. There are a few more in the prep stages yet that will be added a bit later.
This is also great fun for anyone who wishes to create items of their own designs as well.
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
As I was having my morning coffee yesterday I turned on a cable channel for a bit of early news...and there it was...a segment on artist Derek Gores.
I have no idea how I've missed his work until now.....it's just wonderful.
He has a technique which is almost a controlled AND random act that becomes a detailed portrait!!
His work has many beautiful portraits which include several of Obama over the last few years!
Click on his name....I've added the link. When you see the front page....watch that slide show. You will be quite impressed as the picture changes from something which looks like nothing...to a great piece of work.
Beautiful beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration Derek!!
Aug 9, 2010
Aug 3, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
I had a great time experimenting with different papers and inclusions....not to mention the different thicknesses.
Jul 14, 2010
Seems all the art venues want to have openings during the month....but at least I'm ready for them!!
Soo....my art show schedule is as follows.....
A group show at ArtWorks Gallery - theme-
"The Edge" Juried Exhibit
384 Acushnet Avenue
...Downtown New Bedford, MassachusettsDates: July 17 - September 4, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, July 24th 3-5pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-5 pm
Little Compton Summer Art Show
Community Center - Little Compton Commons
Artist reception: Friday, July 16th 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: 17th & 18th 10-4pm
Westport Art Group - Community Show
Preview Party: Thurs. July 22nd 5-7pm
Gallery Show runs July 23rd - Aug. 1
Jul 12, 2010
I've seen them visit the dock before, but they always catch me trying to take a pic and they fly away.
Guess I was just quiet enough as I creeped behind some bushes on the far side of the pool and set my zoom so I didn't have to get too close.
Managed to grab one shot before he caught on and decided to leave. Wish I could have set the camera to movie mode fast enough to catch his flight. The wing span and the sound he makes would have been terrific to get.
Maybe next time I'll just have it set to movie mode and let him see me right away!
Jul 6, 2010
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
Roc also has this beautiful koi pond in her backyard.....so needless to say, I had to spend quite a bit of time taking pics of these awesome fish.
Jun 10, 2010
as well as a visit to a very special friend.
I've also been working on a new paper piece that is coming out awesome! Soo....there will be
much to update you on when the dust settles.
Jun 3, 2010
Having never actually "made" a book before, the idea was a little scary and exciting. I found an old school encyclopedia that I'd kept around for using the pages in my paper art...so I decided to put the cover to use and removed the entire insides. Then, using tinted 140 lb watercolor paper, I cut the pages to size and bound them to the cover in numerous sections using sail cord.
There are enough pages in this book to last for several years making double spread months! Some of the pages have flaps added for interest. I've just gotten started with the first page by getting the background done with watercolors and adding the "day' boxes.
Now the fun can begin!
May 27, 2010
Having created dozens of fish over the last few years, mostly koi and goldfish, I decided to break out some of my books on tropical fish to find a bit of inspiration for a new one.
This is not exact to the little grunt...but is most certainly based on him.
Some of the areas where there is a bit of iridescence in the paper, don't really show up so well in the pic...but you get the idea.
Nice to have another little fish join my vast group of swimmers!
Hopefully the warm summer beach months will inspire a few more.