Oh my...this is good for a laugh again and again and again.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I've been at a standstill for a few weeks and I finally broke out of the funk. I went back to my older style and tried not to be as painterly. I experimented and was pretty happy about the results.
This piece is called "Flight". It's a vintage photograph of a single seagull. I've never used such heavily textured paper before, but I liked the overall effect once I painted over it.
This was another piece that is simple yet bright and colorful. I love the picture and they way the little girl is looking away from the person that is holding her hand.
This was more of an experiment with color than anything else. If you are having a hard time making out the photo, it is a girl on a swing. All three of the above photos were found on eBay. Quite a score.
Chris and I went to the Humane Society auction on Friday night. I donated two pieces and together they raised $120 for the very worthwhile charity. I do have to admit that Margaret and Kara bought the pieces. I'm not sure if they were just doing me a favor to save me from embarrassment, but it's all for a good cause!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I was asked to donate a piece to Humane Society fundraising event being held next weekend at the Uptown. I did this piece tonight, but it's small and simple. The colors don't look as great on the computer as they do in person. I'm nervous about it. I'm considering doing another one just because I will be in attendance at the auction. When nobody bids on it then poor Chris will end up having to pony up the minimum bid just to save face. Maybe I will go in disguise.
I'm looking forward to taking some time off from commissions and donated auction items and just working on inventory for Village Pointe. If anyone will be in Omaha between September 14 and 16, stop by lucky booth #13.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Quite a Pair
The Simplest Solution
A commission that I just completed tonight for a 60th birthday present. I thought it turned out OK.
Keep checking back as I will be posting art more regularly. Feel free to leave comments if you have any thoughts or suggestions for me!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
We are heading to Lawrence tomorrow to see some friends and go on a mini-Lawrence pub crawl. Too bad "those pesky college kids" are back in town. Oh well, we'll still kick back a schooner or two for sure. We are not staying the night there though. Chris is the DD. As I told Caitlin, nothing good ever comes of Chris being in Lawrence for a night of drinking. As a matter of fact, I can't remember a time when he didn't set his sights on a 3 a.m. Burrito King stop. If I won't drive him then he will try to walk - no matter where we are in the city - to "the king". It's never a good idea the next morning, but he always insists and I usually cave. Ugh.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I received another commission this week for a 60th birthday present from the nicest couple just a few blocks from our house. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one because it's for a man and almost everything I create seem to be rather girlish.
I hesitate to publish some of the commissions I've created lately just in case the recipients are blog readers. I doubt it, but you never know.
Here are a few pieces that I did a few weekends back.
These images have no birds in them, but Lisa and I were remarking that nearly everything we buy on Etsy has birds in it. This shop is even called urbanbird and I love everything in it! We agreed that neither of us really like real birds, so why the fascination with them? They are everywhere. I've purchased three things on Etsy with birds and I just bought a pillow with a bird from Urban Bazaar.
What is the next big motif going to be? It's funny how you see things pop up and then suddenly it's everywhere. I was into butterflies, then dragonflies. That is SO yesterday. I've seen lots of deer lately. Owls? Brocade? Skulls? What's the next big thing because I'm sure to fall for it.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The women pictured above was found sleeping on the ledge of a brownstone in Brooklyn. She was wearing a wedding dress and her head was resting on a teddy bear backpack. Inside was a diamond ring in a Tiffany blue box. When the police came, she spoke no English or Spanish. The only sound she made was when the officer tried to take the box and she shrieked.
The picture looks like something out of a bride magazine. I wondered if it was some sort of performance art or this woman was mentally ill...
Here is some more scoop and, finally, the update.