Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Blog/website

I am currently working on switching my blog and website over to wordpress. You can find my new blog HERE.

I am combining my blog and website in one place at wordpress, it's just so much easier to manage. Plus I like it better than blogger!

I am still working on it, but please change your links and bookmarks because it won't be long before this blog is history! Thank you to everyone that checks in here on a regular basis! I can hardly believe it's been almost 4 years since I started this blog. Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' in to the future!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I was tagged

Ok, so I don't usually participate in these, but since it's Saturday and I was tagged by one of my favorite artist bloggers, Jessica Torrant, I figured I'd play along.

the rules:link to the person who tagged you > post the rules on your blog > write six random things about yourself > tag six people at the end of your post and link to them > let each person know they've been tagged

1. I was on the swim team in high school, always loved swimming in fact. Started swimming when I was 9 months old in the Atlantic ocean.

2. I was terribly shy as a kid. No one ever believes me when I tell them this, since I'm such a loudmouth now! When I was in elementary school I was picked on excessively, which made me afraid to make new friends or even talk to anyone new.

3. I lived in Hawaii for 8 months when I was 17. My first husband( I married for the first time at 16!) was in the army so he was stationed there. It was not as great as most people would think. My favorite bumper sticker when I was there was "Just another shitty day in paradise". Hawaii is no fun when you are poor!

4. I owned a frame shop in Las Cruces, NM for a grand total of 2 months! I left my first husband and lost everything because of or shortly after the divorce.

5. I am deathly allergic to cats, I can be in a house with cats for about 15 minutes before I start wheezing, my eyes swell up and my nose and throat get tight and constricted. This is the main reason that I am a dog person.

6. I LOVE to sing! I sing aloud in the car, the shower, while I paint, anytime really!

I'm tagging the following people

Raine Klover
Susan See
Cynthia Guajardo
Carol Adamec
Angela Taylor

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Time Management

Painting in Progress, oil on canvas, 48" square

I've been working on this current painting for almost a month now?! I need to work on my time management! I haven't spent as much time painting as I would like so far this year. I know, it's only been a week! So much going on with the gallery, business planning, studio management, website updates, etc, etc. Excuses, excuses! Now that the business plan is essentially done, I should be able to get back on track with my painting/working schedule. I hope to have this painting finished by next week.

Lots going on here at Chroma Studios Gallery, check out the Chroma website for more information.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

In the gallery/studio today, yes, on a holiday, to get the January show up and the gallery ready for tomorrow's opening reception. The First Friday reception will be open from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The show will be up for the entire month of January.

Our January featured artist, Nick Harmon, is showcasing 8 new pieces including the entry way floor, and an amazing 7 piece backlit acrylic series that's sure to please.

Nick Harmon is owner of FHAB Concepts, and developer of Fresco Harmony, recently he decided to take a tour of newer galleries affiliated with the AABA (Albuquerque Arts Business Association) to show art and pollinate networks. Not only does he create, original media fine art, he also creates innovative patented wall and floor surface applications.

In conjunction with the opening at Chroma Gallery, we were privileged to be able to finish a section of floor in the gallery in his patented technique. This floor system is not a stain, it's a coating, and it's 100% original, and green. Both the wall and floor concepts were accepted into the International Green Ideas Show in Oct where they were a hit. The artwork is where Nick researches new ideas for other, more practical, applications, ie, counter tops, tiles made from moisture resistant hardy backer, transparent window coverings, glass block and more.

The floor before
My contribution, the drawing of the spiral
The spiral template
Nick getting started
The finished spiral, come on down to see the whole floor!