I did a quick sketch this morning. Using a safety pin was on my “to do list” as part of my sewing theme. But this is different. This is necessary for me to communicate – I am a person who is in solidarity with those who have less privilege in our society. I am also someone who understands my own sense of privilege. Please know that I am a safe person who will stand up to injustice to the best of my ability.
3 Heart Pins – 12 x 12 acrylic painting
Well, here’s the next painting in my sewing series. I just love these heart pins. What a sweet way to add your love to a sewing project!
I chose red, blue and yellow as a tribute to the primary colors. They are the root to all other hues.
“Pin Cushion” is my latest painting. It’s part of my sewing themed collection.
One of my studio mates suggested that I make it 3D by hammering in pins. I’m kinda tempted to do this. What a great idea! I think it will look cool – plus I can avoid some more tiny bush work! I’m going to test out the technique on a different canvas. If it goes smoothly, I’ll do it on this one. Stay tuned!
I am very excited to announce that I will have my very first booth at the Art Walk in Livermore – Saturday, October 8th. Mark your calendars! If you are in the area, please stop by – I’d love to see you there!
Here’s a link for more information on the event. The tree sweater forest is a must see!
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?