Saturday, November 6, 2010

Walking through a new door

So I thought it would be appropriate to post a photo of one of the many doors that I saw while on my honeymoon to symbolize the new door that my husband and I are about to take. We are moving to New York for him to start a new job. Well, to be fair, this is no new door for him since he grew up there, but for me, everything is going to be new and fresh. I've lived in this small town of Muncie, IN for just a few months shy of 20 years so this will be a big change for me, and I hate change. Walking through doors in life can alter everything there after. On one hand you have a door that is more comfortable and safe. Then on the other hand you have a door where there is more risk. Whose to say which would be best? I, who being an artist am not your typical fly by the seat of your pants personality, have decided to make a conscious decision to enjoy the risk and choose to become adventurous. Who knows what things you can stumble upon or cool people that I could meet. Of course it would be a little easier to stomach if we were actually moving to Italy, which is where this photo was taken. But it's New York, so I may yet see my fair share of Italians.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Funky Bike

This is a new card I have in my Etsy shop. It is a homage to my pretty blue bike that got stolen awhile back. There was a time in my life when I wasn't able to run due to a foot injury so I bought this beautiful bike and absolutely loved it and, well, you know how it goes....someone must of thought that they needed more than me. So this is my interpretation of it, although it looked nothing like this except being blue. It was hard to settle on a design for the wheels cause they lend themselves to a plethera of options. Maybe I will come up with some more bike illustrations just to exhaust the other possibilities swimming around in my head!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Finally, a new post!

Hello, so I decided that I have been neglecting my blog way too long. Since I officially have gone past my first 10 sells on Etsy, I thinking it's about time that I take the blog world more seriously. I mean, practically every artist seems to have a rockin' blog, right?. So I will attempt at keeping people up to date at some of my new work and also some of my past crafty things that I have made.
This particular entry is a paper bowl that I made with an art teacher friend of mine. After sifting the paper through screens, we wrapped the pieces of torn paper around a balloon to get the bowl shape and then I pressed those pretty leafy things in it to give it an earthy feel. It's perfect for holding my silverware for a dinner party. The beautiful butterflies, I purchased from this wonderful etsy shop(you can visit her shop here) and then I glued on the paper clips to use them as bookmarks. Tonight I am getting ready to have my book club over and I can't wait for them to pick out their favorite bookmark!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Going Etsy!

Well, it is about time that I started an Etsy shop. Artistically speaking, I feel like a kid in a candy store and seem to be all over the place. So, these 2 shops aren't even with my least no yet. The first one is my black and white designs, turned into cards. Which you can visit the shop at this link.
Then the second shop is just a few of my purses that I've made from all the leftover burlap that I had at my wedding. (Yes, when your married to a professional barista, burlap always seems to show up in your designs at least somewhere.) You can visit that shop here.
Soon, I hope to start making some little paintings to sell on Etsy too. There is so much to do and so little time. But at least i'm having so much fun!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Story of Coffee

Here is my latest work. it's a mural for Vecino's coffee shop. It's called 'the Story of Coffee', hence the coffee tree. It was fun doing this one, yet very challenging doing a large size symmetrical design. I am really a fan of symmetry, as am trees. However, it was very stretching as an artist to make sure that the left side matched the right side. Not to mention that standing all day on scaffolding isn't that easy either. yet, to grow as an artist, you need to step outside your own box once in awhile. there is so much that goes into a composition that nobody sees. the ground work is just as important to me as picking out the colors. With that being said, although it feels great to be done with this work, i really enjoyed that i could paint right there on-sight and see so many people come and go that i know. It's such a great space and the building is beautiful. plus watching my husband in action all day was fun too!