Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmassy Goodness in My Studio

Photos by Liz...
I was so freakin' proud of my hair that night...
Tom, the original Downtown Presbyterian Studio artist...

Kali, thanks for the sequins :)

Tender Tennesse Christmas

After taking a bit of a blogging vacay, I'm back. And I 'm back with new gadgets: a Blackberry Curve (thanks Jon!) and a Canon 880 (thanks Mom & Dad!). Just as soon as I learn all the secrets to these tiny wonders prepare for a barrage of photos and blogs from my mobile! Maybe there will even be a video or two. It's been a busy past month, and I 'm kind of relieved that we've moved past the Christmas holiday. It's like the hump day of winter. Maybe that sounds harsh, or bah- humbug, or whatev, but it's just such an intense, pressure-filled time. If you've ever worked in retail or the service industry you know that it's the most hectic work time of year ( and the non- stop Christmas music will make you want to crush the CD player). If you do not have a huge disposable income, buying gifts for everyone you love gets overwhelming. If you have a large family, it can be difficult to meet every one's expectations. If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, energy levels are lower than usual and it all just gets so stressful. These things can take the joy out of what should be a celebration, a celebration of the birth of Christ- hopeful, pure, full of love and grace. In light of those specific things, Jon and I decided to have a simple, quiet Christmas by ourselves. As we both have full- time "day jobs" , are a musician and I an artist, there's not much time we actually get to spend together uninterrupted. So... we took off Christmas eve and Christmas day and slipped away to a cabin on Monteagle Mountain. Jon's been sick, so we stayed inside and watched movies, ate, slept, and relaxed. It was beautiful, and so restful. We've never spent a Christmas by ourselves before, and I doubt we'll do that every year, but it sure was nice this time. Love you, miss you, let's get together in the new year, SS

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mouse in the House

Here she is; my tiny mouse. My tiny mouse Christmas card. My first silk screened card! Its a heavy white cardstock with white envelope... the ink is a wonderful wintery blue with specks of sparkle in it. Do you want one? They're only $ 3!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Iris Sketch has Become Iris Tee

I've completed my first run of tee shirts from my Iris design. After deciding to print a floral design, Tennessee's state flower the Iris became my inspiration. These Alternative Apparel tee shirts are super soft! They are available in women's sizes S, M, & L for $17. The pictures show the true colors: a faded navy with soft cappuccino brown ink. If you'd like one, or have a question about them, just send me a message!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Did I Mention?

"Polar Bear In A Chair" by L. Baisden

Did I mention I have a show Saturday evening? Yes, this Saturday, December 6th, from 6- 9 pm. It's an "art trunk show" of sorts, a one- night event featuring work by myself and my fantabulous cohort, Laura Baisden. The image above is one of Baiden's kick- ass prints. You're going to love her work; I'm sure of it. As for me, I'll have new work, AND affordably priced pieces with gifty-type potential. Together we invite you to come check it out; let us serve you tasty snacks and drinks, too! Very important detail: the shindig goes down at Fire Finch's downtown location (305 Church St, Nashville, TN 37201. The First Saturday Gallery Crawl will be happening that night in the very same district, so make a night of it!

Small Works

These tiny bits of loveliness will be available at my show Saturday evening for $99- each. They are 6" x 8" canvases full of vivid blooms, inspired by racks and racks of flowers I saw on an NYC street a little while ago.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Sketchiness

Here's my sketch for a possible Christmas card. I think it would probably be a bright color- teal maybe. Stay tuned ...