Friday, February 27, 2009

I Am Published!!

I am so excited to finally be able to say I am a published artist!! I took a cruise to the bookstore this afternoon, just to check..and there it was! The new issue of Somerset Studio!! My artwork is shown in the Expressions section within the theme of "Paper Dolls." ( The 8" x 24" canvas above) This is my last goal realized!! Three years ago I set 3 goals for myself. (1) Show my work in a gallery (2) sell a piece of artwork (and not to a relative!!) and (3) have a piece of work published! I have done the first two, and today the third goal was reached! I am very excited!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art, Faith and Vision....part 3

Three pages from my new journal. The books have all been roughly titled, "Art, Faith and Vision" in some form or another. This is the third.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Work in progress

16"x20" mixed media on canvas. Lacking some detail work, but I am tired and need to go to bed!! I will probably finish tomorrow.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Journaling through sadness

I worked on several journal pages tonight getting them finished up for a class I am taking. While I was working through them, I got news that a friend of mine passed away on Tuesday. So, to have something to take my mind off the sadness and focus on creativity was great. But it was hard to journal happy events while feeling the sadness for his friends and family. My brother was also close to him, and Bro's not taking it too well. So sad is the disease of addiction. So I spend a moment praying for the addict that still suffers.

Monday, February 9, 2009

First Friday in Phoenix

So Phoenix was amazing. I got to see my artwork hung on walls that did not belong to myself or family!! The amount of people that went through the gallery was amazing. The weather was beautiful Friday night, and people made the most of it. The streets were absolutely packed. I got some great feedback, sold eight pieces, got to spend time with family and friends and really had a great time!! These are some pictures of the gallery. I didn't get any pictures during the artwalk because the place was literally packed from 5:30 until 11:30 pm. What a blast. I sold (3) of the Cosmic Gelly pieces that I wrote about in some earlier posts. People really seemed to like them. It was so awesome to see people getting right up close and really checking them out. And I got a chance to talk to people about what it was that they liked about the different pieces. I met some GREAT people, and got to hang out for a bit. Waldo, the owner of the gallery was so cool. He is an amazing artist himself with some really incredible metal pieces showing in the gallery as well. And he really made me feel welcome and was just alot of fun. The whole First Friday vibe was great. There was a D.J. two doors down, bands playing at a few of the local hangouts and a ton of really amazing artists showing their work.
Practically my entire family came out to support me, which was so awesome. A few of them had almost an hour drive to get there, not to mention trying to find a place to park, and they still came!! At one point there was 18 family members there!! Unbelievable! I felt so loved!!