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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thinking About Pumpkin Pie

I wrote a few more short stories. Some are motivated by life events and then I change a little, exaggerate a little, embellish a little and create a story. Other times I think of the title and create a story around it.

Here are Pumpkin Pie and Drowning in Mediocrity.  Stories from life....

Friday, October 10, 2014

Art & Healthcare

I am a firm believer that art creates a healthy space. When you see something on a wall that makes you feel good or gives you a sense of peace then this is the perfect segue to good health. So imagine how thrilled I was when several of my fine art prints were chosen to be part of the wall decor at a children's health center in London on Harley Street. What an honor and a huge compliment. 

The licensing agent, ZigZag Art in London placed these pieces and were kind enough to send photos. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mixed Media and Natural History

I go through periods of time where I create a lot of mixed media pieces. Then I stop. Maybe months or even a year go by and I don't create any. Then I do. These two were done at least three or four years ago and I pulled them out of a drawer and and really looked at them. I like them. I used rice paper and old magazines and text from old books and even a piece of paper about natural history. Must have been an old botanical etching. They are small...with lots of character. They are minimal yet have depth and soul. 

Do these look small or big? What do you think they look like or represent?

(if you are interested in purchase just let me know)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My retro fantasy real estate shopping...

Each time I go to Palm Springs I go Mid Century Modern Real Estate shopping. It's not REAL...it's fantasy because the homes I want are: 1. already inhabited by Hollywood starlets or corporate CEO's and 2. way way way out of my reach. Thus it is a fantasy. So I figure I can own the 2-D version...what I can take with my camera. These three homes were shot with my iPhone and I used Camera+ to adjust, color, lighting and crop. 

Each home is in the Indian Canyons neighborhood. 

all three will be set up soon as fine art prints on Etsy - check back for link.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shaping up...

Simple shapes are showing up on designs everywhere...from fabrics to table top to wall decor and phone covers. I worked on these three and used a birch wood panel as the substrate. I didn't fill the background because I wanted some of the natural wood to show because it's so attractive. So here are Shapes at a Cellular Level 1,2,3. 
(8x8 acrylic on wood panel)

available as posters right here and here

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Tropical Paradise...

Tropical places are great. Usually there are oceans and there are definitely palm trees. The colors are bold and rich and full of energy. I used those qualities to create these two new pieces, Traveling Tropical 1 & 2. 

Each band of color was masked off so I went through a lot of tape. First the layers dry - then I add more tape to more layers then they dry - then I change colors then I go over bands of color that didn't come out right. Finally I added the palm trees - using the same masking tape method. 

I set these up as fine art prints on Imagekind and Artist Rising. The originals are also for sale - unframed or framed. 10x10 on wood panel. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

more deep thoughts...

I'm on a typography binge. So I took some great quotes and dropped them onto my own photos and used my new favorite fonts and here they are. Have an awesome day! These prints available on Etsy, Society6 and Red Bubble.