Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Below are paintings (a few old but mostly new) I've been working on for 1) Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and 2) to load on to my new Etsy page (still under contruction).
I wanted to try to sell what I could at the Festival. What I have left, I will put on the Etsy site and create more paintings.
The Chalk Art Festival should be pretty cool. Carlos, Nancy and I will have a Empire Seven Studios booth and even do a chalk piece! Stop by to say hello and hang out for a little. Will be on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10am-4pm.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The doggies and I decided to stop by and visit Roan and Sean at their new store THE ARSENAL. Super cool art supply store owned by two great artists!
Below are a couple photos from my girl's baby shower. There was a committee who did the decor, dessert and candy bar. Fun stuff!
It was the last day of the show and I'm so glad we made it out to see her amazing work. I felt so inspired and made me think of how I can push myself to do more than what I'm either comfortable with or thinking outside of my normal box.
For those who are not familiar with Margaret's work, here is a little I took from online (there's also a great documentary on PBS that shows her/Barry McGee's work):
Kilgallen was an avid reader and thinker, looking to Appalachian music, signage, letterpress printing, hobo train writing, and religious and decorative arts to inform her work. Her work demonstrates her respect for and engagement with craftsmanship and the stories of everyday peoples' lives. She was especially interested in "the evidence of the maker's hand." As she explained:"I like things that are handmade and I like to see people's hand in the world, anywhere in the world; it doesn't matter to me where it is. And in my own work, I do everything by hand. I don't project or use anything mechanical, because even though I do spend a lot of time trying to perfect my line work and my hand, my hand will always be imperfect because it's human. And I think it's the part that's off that's interesting, that even if I'm doing really big letters and I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line and trying to make it straight, I'll never be able to make it straight. From a distance it might look straight, but when you get close up, you can always see the line waver. And I think that's where the beauty is."