Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shoo, Girl- Your Glitter is Extra-Fine

Recently, I was introduced to extra- fine Martha Stewart glitter; we've been BFF's ever since. Half of the projects in my studio have a sparkly glow; I just can't help myself. The gift tags and postcard pictured are samples of what you'll find at my Handmade in the Arcade table. Come see!
~December 5th from 1-9:00pm ~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"7 Questions" to Open December 5th

The opening reception for my solo show at Twist 58 Gallery* is set for December 5th from 6- 9:00pm. This event is free and open to the public; please be invited!

"7 Questions"
I hope to reflect ideas through my work. What I have been creating has stemmed from hundreds of questions flying around in my head. Some of these questions are:
What is meaningful?
What is superficial?
What makes me happy, and why?
What is beauty?
Why are some things that are beautiful labeled superficial?
Does beauty equal weakness in your eyes?
In exhibiting my work I am not attempting to present answers, rather hoping to reflect my questions.
My pieces are typically a mix of medias (spray paint, acrylic, colored pencil) on canvas. Most of all, I love the intensity and texture of oil paint.

* Twist 58 Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Nashville in the historic Arcade building. It is on the upper level in space 58.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dec. 5th Save the Date

Don't forget to set aside a little time to come by the Arcade on December 5th if you live in or around Nashville. My crafty wares will be at a booth on the ground level as part of Handmade in the Arcade, the artisan and craft fair, from 1-9:00. Also, I will be hosting the opening reception of my new show at Twist Gallery 58 from 6-9:00. I'm looking forward to a full next several weeks, bringing everything to completion for the big day.
P.S. "Tiny Tim" pictured above is an example of my crafty wares. He is an original watercolor portrait that fits easily into a standard 5" x 7" frame. Take him home or give him as a gift, but either way you can have this cutie for a steal- only $20!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I'm sitting with Aka on this rocky bluff near Sewanee; it's called Piney Point. I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing. This is pretty much it. I do a lot of complaining about Fall and Winter, but I'm really thankful for this stunningly sunny November day in the mountains.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Post- First Saturday

I hope a great weekend was had by all. It was absolutely gorgeous in Nashville! The art/ craft market that I participated in, Handmade in the Arcade, went quite well. Actually, it went delightfully well for a first time event. It was well organized and ran smoothly. It was well received and attended. It is something I will do again in December.
My booth- mate (is that a word?), Janet Lee rocked. She crafts all kinds of mixed media objects: collaged ornaments, stuffed characters made of hand painted fabric, illustration style prints- a plethora of imaginative goodies. Check her out online here or at Art and Invention Gallery in east Nashville.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Handmade is Here

Meet the new crew I've been working on (among other things!) this afternoon at the Handmade in the Arcade event. It's all afternoon AND this evening from 1-9:00 pm. Get your early Christmas gift shop on!