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Monday, October 26, 2015

Endless Summer

I am a summer person. I wear flip flops year round. I love the smell of sunscreen. I like long evenings and taking walks after dinner. I like beaches, palm trees and beach side restaurants that serve fish tacos and cold beers. And here we have three new paintings inspired by this love of all things summer. I used a naive style to design them and then applied bright Caribbean colors and of course - added a palm tree because it simply needed something to make the piece complete. I enjoyed painting the first one so much I kept moving forward so I did two more. 

Here are Beachfront Property One, Two and Three. Available on my poster sites - Artist Rising and Imagekind

Monday, October 19, 2015

Urban Meets Rustic

Anyone else noticed the trend? Urban meets rustic meets deer...meets modernism. I've seen it a lot lately and it tends to involve nature...but not the 1970's granola nature...more refined and simplistic and rustic from a reused and recycled perspective. Also - lots of wildlife! Like deer, bears...fox and other woodland creatures. 

I think these would work well in family rooms, bathrooms, cafe's, bistros and entryways...it's welcoming and warm. Decorative and progressive. Here is a collection of four pieces on my Etsy shop that are available as digital downloads...affordable art and no shipping!

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 moms 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 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