I ended up adding a pink button to finish up the banner and I am happy with this color. I loved getting the different color suggestions! It will be up on some outdoor banner holder in Downtown Livermore. I’m looking forward to seeing up and seeing what the other artists did on their banners.
Mine will be up for on-line auction soon and I will supply the link once it’s available. There’s also a chance to bid on it at the ArtWalk in October. The proceeds will go to Livermore Arts.
Here’s another sewing themed painting, “Dress Form” – it’s a 12 x 12 acrylic painting on canvas. I’ll be adding it to my Etsy store shortly.
I searched for dress form images and found one that I used as a reference for this painting. I discovered that it was considered a plus sized dress form. I’d say this is just human sized. Plain and simple.
I am a sucker for square cards and music puns! Yes, square cards require extra postage to mail, but they are fun to give and receive.
No, I’m not a fan of Huey Lewis and the News, but darn, that’s one catchy line in a song! It was running in my head while I assembled these cards. So, it made sense for me to use that song to launch my square cards. That song came out right about when I moved to San Francisco. It was a time of great hope – when you could live in the city while working at a nonprofit! Those were some fun times. These are fun cards!
Check out my Etsy shop to purchase some hip cards!
I’ve been busy in my studio working on these acrylic paintings and I’m just loving the sewing theme. These are all 12×12 canvases. Soon, they will be available for purchase. I enjoy working on this size and shape of canvas; it gives the item an up-close and intimate feel. It also helps me to limit my color choices, so that I can play around with the combinations that I just love.
I am planning on expanding my button theme to include various sewing notions. I’m going to explore the many wonders of thimbles, pin cushions, measuring tape and spools of thread in all sorts of colors. Yay, now I have another reason to get over to Britex for inspiration and possible source material.
This painting is 12×12 acrylic. Be on the lookout for my Etsy shop.
I’ll be at the studio this Thursday – June 9th for Artist Work Night. I’m not sure what I will work on next. Of late, I have been drawn to musical themes – instruments and lyrics. I’m sure that I will keep going in this direction.
This is my travel pencil/pen box. It totally sums me up – playfulness is something I highly value. My daughter Emma added her touch to this box when she borrowed it for her own use (hello, orange pencil!). I love that it’s in there – a connection to her earlier days. There’s also a clarinet reed holder in there (not sure why). I still absolutely adore the Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is my girl). It was fun to get reacquainted with this box when I used it at the Figure Drawing Marathon. Hope to bring more playfulness to my work!
This is an oil pastel painting that I did in 2009 “Clouds in my Coffee” – one of my lyric themes.
I entered this painting in the Alameda County Fair art competition. I really like having my art work out in the world! It will be a good excuse to actually attend the fair this year. Which deep fried delight will I consume?
The Downtown Art Studios in Livermore will have its work night – open studio. Thursday April 14 6pm – 8pm 62 South L street in downtown Livermore. I will be there working on my latest piece pictured here.
That Bari sax has so many intricacies- I hope to do it justice! This is part of my new series of work focused on instruments that are important in our lives. My daughter plays a mean Bari!