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Friday, October 2, 2015

Classy Women Who Curse

The reason for this post - and for that title is my recent experience on Instagram. I noticed the feeds for #followfriday were full of stay at home churchy moms (you should see their evangelical profiles) who make craftsty things for their kids and for other peoples kids and for even more kids and maybe a few more after that. For me Follow Friday is about meeting new artisans and new makers, where I can view their works and we support each other. But my work differs from this group - a lot. No - I mean A LOT! My digital downloads from my Etsy shop - My Daisy Downloads, are humorous and off-color. I swear a bit. I say fuck. I announce my feminist brain and I stand up for feminism and girl power and unicorns and coffee and funny things and yoga and modern art. Then I see all these profiles of young women who are very different from me and I guess I live in a bubble and apparently not a single one is aware of the Feminine Mystique except for they are clearly one of THEM. Not me...I grew up in the 70's...and would have none of that make patriarchal bullshit that defined our mothers era and where we embraced Wonder Woman and Helen Reddy and her words of wisdom and I am Woman Hear Me Roar... and increasingly I'm finding women - like the ones in Instagram who are embracing the 1950's and cooking and cleaning and going to church and living in this weird Father' Knows Best Meets Leave it To Beaver life.  UGH! Ok - so maybe I should just use hashtags to attract women in my demographic...because I have apparently lost those other ones. Cuz you know - Bitches Get Stuff Done! (as Tina Fey says). And here are some of my digital downloads where I shout this message dammit!

#feminism #femininemystique #girlpower #feminist 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Abstracted Gardens

I'm not sure if this is an abstracted garden or a lunar landscape or possibly a tiny world seen through a microscopic lens. You decide. 

I added these as originals for sale in my Etsy shop. They are little gems at 8x8 acrylic on wood substrate. Romantic pieces for contemporary spaces...small walls...up the stairs...powder rooms. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Map Coordinates

I created these pieces just for fun and have actually sold a few. They are simply names of the towns around me - including my town of Martinez and then I have included the actual map coordinates. You know - in case you get lost. If you would like one for your city just let em know and I can customize it. Right here on my Etsy shop. 

I hope your day is awesome!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mixed Media Originals

I have lots of new originals that I have spent the summer and last spring working on. Here are four pieces - all 8x10 on wood panel.

Mixed media and acrylic.

I feel like these would be great in modern spaces. Since they are on the small side they would be better either grouped together or one each on a narrow sized wall. The black and white minimalist look has an urban feel with modern sensibility. These are priced affordably so they are great gifts as well.

Hand signed.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Things Change

The paintings in the last post are also in today's post but it's funny how they change. I wasn't terribly happy with the way the painting was going so I went over it with lots of white...then sanded it to smooth out the rough areas and give it a softer finish. Then I painted more white and sanded it a bit more and then I was done. 

So here are the final pieces and I'm happy with the completed versions. I wasn't sure what I wanted with these but I know it when it's there. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Projects

I promised an Oakland gallery that I would paint something larger for them...and that's such a challenge for me. So here we go - 16x20 on wood panel. I started out with black and white, then added coral and blue. But mostly it will be black and white. This is just the start. I'll keep you posted. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cities in Photography

I took these shots and played around with the filters and then took color out or added a touch back in depending on what I felt it needed. One was shot from the De Young Museum Observatory Tower, another from a trail above Emerald Bay..another was shot from the rooftop of an apartment building at Jones and California and finally palm trees in Palm Springs. 
It's so important to crop these pieces right - make sure they are balanced yet not too symmetrical. I often take many shots...see which ones are workable and then I start cropping. If it doesn't work - that's ok...just delete and move forward. 

If you are interested in purchasing here is info. Etsy