Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coming to the end of another year....

I know I've been neglecting my blog for the last few months. It's really no excuse but I've just been so busy. I guess that's a good thing, right?

Below are a few new paintings that I've done and working on many more new ones for the upcoming PMS show at Empire Seven Studios (January 2012)

 This is a cat painting I did for a friend who loves cats (for her birthday).

 Here is a painting I did for my sister's hubby, Vu. It's a portrait of their 2 sons.

Last September when I displayed my work at the Empire Seven Studios booth @ the Chalk Art Festival,
I met this lady who works at a dental office. She bought some of my individual tooth paintings.
Since then, she's commissioned me for more work and here's one of the latest for one of the
dentists who works in the office.

Earlier this month, my boyfriend and I went to a couple awesome shows in SF. One was at the Great American Music Hall ....we got to see Jonathan Richman and it was SO frickin awesome. With all the crap going on in this world, it was nice to see people so happy and full of energy.

Jonathan Richman was so much fun!

 On December 1st, my boyfriend surprised me with tickets to see beautifully talented
Priscilla Ahn @ Slims!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

Luna Park Chalk Festival was a blast! Carlos, Nancy and I sold stuff from the current show at E7S as well as our own current work. This was a first time for all of us and we love how it brought the community together in such a postive way for Backesto Park.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mariana and Issac's baby shower

About a month before the baby shower, Tina (Mariana's sister) organized a team of friends to create a memorable event to introduce baby Jackson Stiles Preciado to their friends and family. 

Props for photo booth

Candy and favor table

Thank you cards (photos taken by the Ahn Sisters)

Button favors

Issac and Mariana!

Alia's beautiful writing for the menu

Alia's delicious cupcakes!

Nancy, Sheryl and Alia....GO TEAM! I told these gals we should start our own party planning business!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet the Cluckers

Just finished my hen painting last night.

Introducing Mr and Mrs Clucker

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New works

Thought about doing a series of hens and roosters. Below is the preliminary of a hen I'll be working on next. Just finished the rooster last night.

If you go to this link, you can see one I did a few years ago. My friend bought if for her brother

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


Just finished this last week and sent off to my friend in Portland. Talked to let last night and she love it! <3

Friday, August 26, 2011


I finally created a Flicker account with work I've been doing the last couple years. The next step is to work on my Etsy page. TBA. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweet things surround me

Here's a painting I just finished for my friend's friend, who lives out in Portland. She has a cute white pom and wanted a painting of her with her favorite toy <3

I was so excited at the end result of the piece

I just finished my series of tooth paintings. Will post the completed pieces is a photo of them as sketches. Smoking teeth.

Below are some photos of the doggies. My usual postings of my babies and 2 nephews!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet tooth

I'm starting a series of tooth paintings. I did two last week and sold them to a dental hygenist at the Street Market festival. Didn't even get a chance to document them but here is another one I did for a friend.

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!

Margaret Kilgallen and crepes

Carlos and I took a day to visit the Margaret Kilgallen show in SF and then headed over to Oakland to eat crepes at Crepe A Go Go. The sauteed chicken is our taster's choice :)

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."