Holy cow. It’s been a while – AGAIN!
I have been accepted to a few Art and Wine festivals in the bay area- notably, Menlo Summerfest and Los Altos Art & Wine. I believe that these venues will provide better connections with patrons. I’m excited to meet so many new people and see familiar faces.
I’ve ordered a new set of prints of avocados, cats, lights, landscapes, and hand mixers.
My husband and I have bought a house in Pacifica, CA. We’re homeowners! Such a huge year for us – we are both turning 30. Our careers are blossoming, and we’ve adopted a second cat. It turns out when we decide to do things we go hard.
In other fantastic news, I’ve been accepted to the Sanchez Art Center annual 50/50 show. I will be crafting 50 paintings in 50 days. It seems daunting, but I think it is very possible. More information to come! I start June 1.
This weekend I will be at Treasure Fest near the 3rd street entrance. Please pop in and say hi. 🙂
It’s been a while!
2017 was a great success and 2018 will be even better! I’ve applied to more shows and Austin and I are looking to purchase a home. Things got kind of crazy so I haven’t updated in a while – I changed jobs. My new job is amazing and I’ve learned so much already – even some welding skills.
Our cat Sam is as curious as ever at 8 1/2.
This year I’ll be at 4 Treasure Fest shows. I’ve applied to a few other shows, but won’t know if I get in until next month.
It’s been a crazy month – I’ve put together everything I need to start out and I have been accepted to Art on the Square in Redwood City!
- ART on the Square with blues artist, Lara Price at Music on the Square: Fri July 21, 5:00-8:30pm
- ART on the Square with the PAL Blues & ART Festival: Sat July 22, Noon-8:00pm
- ART on the Square with Michael Jackson tribute band, Foreverland at Music on the Square: Fri August 25, 5:00-8:30pm
I’ve been working with a fantastic photographer and printer and I now have a good supply of prints. I’ll be rebooting my Etsy in the next few days for prints only.
I’ve also started playing with oil paints again. I think I’m starting to get the hang of them.
I’ve decided to make a huge leap in to the craft business. I am currently setting up for selling at art shows and online. I’ve purchased a Showoff Canopy, print rack, and table for outdoor festivals and I am currently working on my own “show box” of holding. d I have a few more things to figure out before my first show, which will hopefully be in July or August.
Prints will be coming to my Etsy soon, as soon as I figure out a few more things. For now the Etsy page is down. I’ve had 20 of my works professionally photographed and I am working with a fantastic printer who can drop-ship to your location.
Meanwhile, if there’s anything you’re interested in on my website or Instagram email me at email@example.com.
Just got back from vacation – Austin and I drove out to the Grand Canyon and stayed there a few days, followed by a few days in Zion National Park. Amazing, truly amazing. Zion was my favorite out of the two – truly stunning views. Something about the glow from the red rocks makes my brain feel like it’s fizzling and sparking. Have you been? If not, you should definitely plan for a trip.
I have really been enjoying my figure drawing class.
Here is my first complete piece.
Today I will be hanging my first pieces to go in a gallery – Ikebana and Ikebana #2
They will be in the Petite Galleria in San Jose’s Japantown. Needless to say, I am over the moon. If you are in the area please stop by to check out their collection.
I spent a lot of time meditating on this work.
I pulled inspiration from traditional Uncle Sam imagery, socialist realism, and a splattered drippy background I came up with this.
My first entry for a Daily Paintworks Challenge – The Fish Challenge.
8×10 on Gessoed MDF using Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics.
Buy Now on Etsy
My last painting of 2016 was completed on December 31.
What do I circle back to? A blender, of course. Acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord- one of the most responsive materials that I have ever used. Rosemary Brushes and Gessobord are a match made in heaven!
This year I’m going to try to sell more art. Last year I sold three pieces without putting too much effort in, so this year I’m going to hustle.
I’ve reopened my Etsy, just waiting on a name change to finalize.
In my personal life I’ve got a few updates – my husband and I just moved from San Jose to Redwood City to shorten our commutes by 45 minutes each way. I can bike to work, and we just built a portfolio carrier for my bicycle based on this Instructable which should work really well! I’ll be taking a figure drawing class through Stanford Continuing Studies this next quarter.
When we moved we ditched the TV and it’s been a month. I haven’t missed it yet.
I had the chance to copy the likeness of John A. Carrasco (model mayhem) for two sessions and here is the result. I am astonished when I look at this. The level of detail that I was able to pack in amazes me.
My portrait class is now done. I’ll be exploring figure drawing in charcoal in January.
I hope you enjoy.