Wednesday, January 31, 2007
For today only, I have a special running in my Etsy shop. Buy one print in my clearance section and get one free!! Also, I still have FREE shipping until Midnight EST tonight!
I am very close to finishing the large painting I posted the progress photo of in the last post. I will try to get a photo of it today if I have time. This afternoon I am going to judge the Westside High School Art Show! Should be fun, although it is so difficult to make choices!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
As far as work goes, I am working on a catalog for 2007 of all my new work. I'm still contemplating whether or not to axe my older work to make my catalog more cohesive. So, heads up, my landscape prints and paintings may not be available for sale after January is over. The Beck prints will for sure be gone from my shop in February. If you were thinking of purchasing any, best do it before January is over.
Another heads up, my prices will be going up in February. I have no choice in this matter, my supplies have gone up and after doing my books for 2006 I have discovered that I'm not making any profit! The price hike won't be huge, but if you are one that likes to save money, get 'em now before the price goes up!
2007 is the year that I go back to selling wholesale to shops. While I love selling directly to the public, I need to get my work out in the public eye more. So, if you know of a shop that would be a good fit for my art, or you have a shop that would be a good fit, please contact me.
So, because of all the work I have to do, I will not be blogging as often. My 2007 catalog of prints will be listed in my Etsy shop in February and I will blog more about that then.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Today's painting was begun long ago in a galaxy far away! Actually, it's been sitting around the studio for at least 6 months. I decided to paint over the attempted landscape with a new spiral abstract.(inspired by Jessica Torrant) Figured I would keep the name, Arches. This is another H2O oil on canvas board, 8 x 10. It can be found in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I just have to share a movie that we watched the other night, I can't get it out of my mind. It's called Little Miss Sunshine and it was filmed here in New Mexico. It is about a fictional family from Albuquerque and it is the BEST movie I've seen in ages! Hilarious and sad, it has everything. It's most definitely a must see!
PS, I keep forgetting to mention....Joyce Brandon of Dream Horse Gallery blog, mentioned me on her blog and in thanks for the mention I'd like to add a link HERE to her blog, check it out!
Friday, January 12, 2007
"A Million Pieces"
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The fact that he almost stole my son's bike is not the part that freaks me out, we've had bikes stolen before. What freaks me out is the timing of my going to the bathroom and the pull to look out the window right at the moment he was walking up the driveway!! It was such a strange thing!
So now for the other strange thing that happened today. I checked my email and as usual there was a google alert for "spiral abstract". I clicked on the link because it actually said something about a flower spiral abstract painting and I was curious to see that there was another artist painting flower spiral abstracts! The strange thing is that it took me to a blog with two posts on it and both were posts that I wrote on my blog!! But....it wasn't my blog it was some other persons blog! The only difference is this blog doesn't have my images, it just has my wording. Check it out! My blog entry.......and the imposter blog entry. What do you think? How weird is that? Problem is, there is no way that I can see to contact this person to ask WTF!!???
I'm not sure what to do, if anything, about that. What would you do?
In between strange happenings, I spent the morning in the studio, playing some more. I completed one daily journal painting, did a couple of screen prints, finished carving my block and made a print of the block. So, the photos below are in that order. I printed overlapping designs on a tshirt, to cover up the mess up print I did the other day, and printed the design on a tote bag.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
First Screen Design
First Screen Print
Hubby and son went back to school yesterday, finally back to normal for me now. I've been busy working in the studio, or should I say playing in the studio. I completed my first screen print design and finally tried the first print last night. This morning I spent painting, I was so excited to get back to painting I finished two daily journal paintings today!One of my goals(I dont call them resolutions!) for the new year is to be more efficient in my work and spend less time online. I have so many things I would like to accomplish this year that I need all the time I can get. So....if you are one of my blog friends, I'm sorry but I won't be commenting as much on other blogs. I will however continue to read all my favorite blogs! I couldn't live without you guys! I may blog every other day instead of everyday. I know, when have I ever been dedicated to everyday?!! Anyway, I hope that what this will result in is more art to share on my blog.
This afternoon I have to spend more time on my business plan and take my son to the doctor. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I am very excited about the year to come. I have some great new ideas for my art this year, I will post them as they come to fruition. I was given a screen printing kit and a block print carving kit for Christmas, so I have new toys to play with! I am ready to move on to a new phase with my art, so stay tuned for updates.
I should get some new work painted and posted by the end of the week, until then, Happy New Year, may your year be filled with peace, joy and love!