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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Download a Day

I add an image a day to my Etsy digital download site - it's had lots of hits and orders have picked up. I have expanded my subjects and recently added travel

I don't spend a lot of time creating each piece but it's very important that it is done well and that it shows well on the site which is why you can see the image three times. Once framed, then on wall clips and then the whole image. 

Each piece is 300dpi at 8x10  - a jpeg and pdf are included. 

Here are some new downloads. I covered travel, atomic ranch and bikes. Only $5.00 per download or buy two and get a third free. 

Enjoy. And please share!





Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Project 2015 - Feet

I like to take on projects from January 1. I don't typically complete them but I do enjoy the attempt. So this year my project is called 365 Days of Feet. I wanted to take a photo of either the same space or the same item everyday of the year shot from either different time or different light or a new space. It had to be something I have access to everyday; and therein lies the feet. I have access to them everyday. (whew)....  The guidelines are:

  • Each day take a different photo of my feet in hopefully a different place. 
  • and - it cannot be posed or contrived. I will not set up something or wear different shoes for the right place. It's whatever I am wearing at the time and whatever I am doing at the time - spontaneous and a bit impulsive. 


So here goes...my personal collection of 365 Days of my Feet. A few selections right now - I won't bore you with every day. 

Jan 1 - lounging on the first day of the year


Jan 4 - back garden



Jan 11 (Yerba Buena Center for The Arts)




Monday, January 5, 2015

Black and White

I love working in black and white and browsing through black and white images on Pinterest. Without color to distract the art is so honest and pure and at the same time very vulnerable. Here are a few new images I rendered on vellum. First I masked off the actual shapes and then used conte crayon, charcoal and graphite pencil to build the image. 

These are small pieces and are now going to my framer and will show the outside borders which reflect the work that went into them. 








Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Spelling - how retro

I came up with this idea for a short story based on a conversation I had with a friend about how young students are using electronic devices for learning more and more and these devices tend to fill in the words - thus eliminating the need to learn proper spelling (spell check anyone?) and phonics. Then we thought maybe it was more important to have good content and worry about spelling later. Odd thought but that's where this conversation was going. 

So I came up with this story about a group of spellers who held onto this craft - so to speak - and respected it and kept it vital and relevant. It's very futuristic but with that steam punk way about it. I actually had to look up typewriter parts to finish a few paragraphs.

The story goes from one image to the second. 



Monday, December 29, 2014

A wall of Pop

I took a different direction here and created a set of bold posters. These are for big spaces...maybe loft spaces or lobbies...something that screams out  a need for color. These three can be ordered as posters - you can order direct from me or you can buy them on Imagekind or Artist Rising. They are shown here on a wall because it just looks better to see a piece of art in a space. They are sized at 300 dpi at 18x24 but can easily go at least 25% larger. 

Thanks for visiting. And have an awesome New Year. 




Monday, December 22, 2014

Snarky and proud...

Here are a few new ones I added to Daisy Downloads. I like snarky humor - I'm not going to deny it...it's just who I am...and I'm completely ok with cussing as well. I also find that I have many friends who enjoy snark as well. So I figured I would include some new pieces for you to download. Just $5.00 each. And - I'm not posting it on my site - but if you order two I will give you one extra download free. Just give me the link I will email you the image. 

Have a great day and an awesome holiday. 



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Out there in big sky country...

Here are three new ones. I like the images of quiet places with nothing around. The solitary buildings are humble yet carry so much dignity. Bright blue skies and golden earth add mood and beauty. I'm not sure if they are for sell. There are palm tree paintings on the other side...so it's really a two for one but not sure about parting with the palms. You know how I feel about palms...

These paintings are 8x10 on wood panel - in acrylic. 

Prints are available here and here