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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Daily Painting


I've started a daily painting challenge and have some of my artist friends have joined the challenge. The first week was great, but have slipped a bit since then. But it hasn't been a waste. One of my daily paintings won first place in an art challenge competition. I'm pretty excited about it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blogging on Tumblr

I have been using Tumblr more for my "blog" because I never really feel like I have much to say. I just have images of my latest artwork and artist trading cards. Take a look:

http://happysangria.tumblr.com/

Friday, April 9, 2010

Robert Frost's Acquainted with the Night ~ the Cat Version

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have danced in the rain -- and back dry again.
I have out stalked the whitest moth in flight.

I have looked down the greenest forest lane.
I have passed the hoot owl on his seat
And winked my eye, quite willing to explain.

I have stood still and lucked into fresh meat,
When next to me, an un-intending mouse
Climbed over some branches, and gave me a treat.

I was not sad for the mouse, nor did I begin to cry.
'Tis the law of nature. 'Tis the law of might.
O' pale judge, shiny against the sky,

Proclaimed me one with nature, neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Work in Progress



This is an oil I'm working on. I can't seem to get the background right. I've actually wiped down the background since taking the photo. Maybe it needs to sit in the back of my studio for a few days and then I'll take a fresh look at it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

What in the World are Artist Trading Cards?





I've been working on artist trading cards, or ATCs for short. These are little works, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and are traded or swapped but never sold. I am absolutely loving this. It is a nice little community of artists and creative types who get together and share ideas, techniques, and inspiration. Sometimes we collaborate and make group cards or other art objects. Anyone can participate and it is all about sharing and collaborating. I have joined a local group called New England Artist Trading Cards Plus. We meet at least once a month and make stuff and trade cards. I have also joined a couple of online groups. The pointillism cards above were made for a mail swap. I've made four total and will be mailing them soon to the coordinator. I will get 3 mystery cards back and one of my cards will go to the swap coordinator as a thank-you for organizing it. It is all really very fun.