Thursday, April 30, 2009

In the Land of Good and Plenty

A new life to an old painting! I revamped this older piece of mine last night and I'm super happy with how it turned out. My art has changed so much since I started painting in 2006! This tree had been sitting around for 3 years, I almost threw it out year ago, glad I didn't. My skills have improved as well as my techniques. I love that I do mixed media because you can do so much more than with just paint!! Anyways I hope you like this piece, it's a different color scheme then I have done. Not much blue in the piece but it has a nice feeling to it.

I also completed this little piece as well. More of my ice cream flowers!! It's called Chocolate Chip Bouquet! Enjoy! YUM!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stand Out In Your Field

Hi all!

Just wanted to show you my newest piece, just finished today!!! I just love it!!! It makes me happy and we could all use a little happy in the world today! I am calling this LARGE piece "Stand Out In Your Field" - a double entendre. It's 24" x 36" on thick gallery wrapped canvas. The bird was a lot of fun to do because I used Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas and also some of her new paints. VERY FUN!! I highly recommend it. It was great doing the bird that way because it made for easy placement, I didn't mess up the canvas by putting the bird in the wrong spot and I could try it out ahead of time to see where I wanted to put it.

I also used some oil paint markers which was awesome for detail!!! New for me and I won't be painting in black all the time now that I found these markers. So this guy is pretty much finished, just need to beeswax it and paint the sides. Hope you like it!! I really do and I'm so proud of it!!! I will be listing this soon on Etsy. I need to restock my shop with originals and this is the first!! Enjoy!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Art Walk

Create!, originally uploaded by creativeFlutter AKA MazerDesign.

Hi all,

Just wanted to write a little about the art walk I had been posting about earlier. Well it was this weekend and it was the first really nice weather we've had which I thought would bring the crowds, um no. Not up here! Everyone was busy doing things outside, why not it was the first gorgeous day in a really long time up in the cold north country! Anyways we had spurts of people come in. Nobody really buying anything but I got lots of great feedback. My art will be up for a few more weeks at the Lily Pond so if you're nearby go check it out, it's much better in person! I did sell the sweet little piece above named "Create" to a sweet young lady named Ella. She was 8 and 3/4 years old and came in with her mother Dena who also purchased my new piece Happy Happy for her office. Ella is very creative and just loved this and the colors were her favorite. They were my sales for the day which was great because they were so appreciative of my art and gave me great feedback! It was nice to be so appreciated. I was displaying next to my friends from the Lily Pond who do amazing bead work that I would have no patience for! I was honored they asked me to be a part of it!! All in all it was a good day!!!

Thanks to all who came and especially Devin and Pauline from the Lily Pond.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Art Walk this weekend!!

Hi all!!

I'm blogging to let you know if you're local you can check out my art in person and meet me! I'd love to meet you!! My art is featured in the annual art walk in Plattsburgh which takes place on Saturday the 25th from 4-6 pm. I have about 35 pieces available for purchase as well as prints and bookmarks. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so we should have an awesome turn out!

I'm also excited because my art made it into the paper too. So much cool artsy stuff going on!

If you haven't voted yet check out my last blog post and please vote for my art. I could win a solo exhibition in NYC! Voting is open until 5/1.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and if you are local come on down to the Lily Pond in Downtown Plattsburgh!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Please vote for me!!

I could win a solo exhibition in NYC at APW Gallery!! All you have to do is go to this link and where it says vote scroll down and click my name, then scroll to the bottom and hit submit! That's all, no registering or anything! Thank you I really appreciate it! PLEASE VOTE!! Voting is open until 5/1. Thanks!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Enduring Love

12 x 12 mixed media on wood. Perfect for Mother's day! Also for the art walk.

Let it Rain - OOAK Final

Not the best shot! You can see more in my flickr photostream just click on the picture! This is mixed media on wood, 12 x 12 and is also for the art walk.

My first Blog award!

Thanks to Shonna another wonderful artist I now have a blog award!!! The Renee Award. I will display it proudly.

This Renee award was created by Bella and Ces in honour of their friend Renee. In Bella's own words "this is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds it's way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."

I will now award other's who I've been following and loving their work!

Bernie Berlin - Rescuer of animals of all kinds and wonderful artist - A Place To Bark

Chrysti Hydeck - Art by Chrysti - gorgeous work and she's an inspiration to all artists!

Mel Edwards - Votre Vray - empowerig women artists everywhere!

and last but not least ...

Paulette Insall - wonderful teacher, artist and friend.


Set - Night and Day House

Just some cute houses that could be used as bookends. Also for my Art Walk exhibit.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The FUnKy bUnCh!

12" x 12" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas for the art walk coming up as well!

Go with all your heart - OOAK

Another new piece!!

4" x 12" mixed media on wood panel. The piece of Raku I bought from Red Crowe Arts on Etsy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Happy, Happy" OOAK

Another one for the art walk!!! "Happy, Happy" - 12" x 12" on wood panel. Mixed media and just finished today!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bloomin Buttons - OOAK

This piece is 12" x 24" on birch wood. Mixed media! Created for an Art Walk event coming up. I'm a featured artist locally! If it doesn't sell there then I will list it online.

Go A Speck Further - NEW ART!!

I've been on a roll this week!!! This is a cute little piece 4" x 12" on birch wood. Mixed media! Created for an Art Walk event coming up. I'm a featured artist locally! If it doesn't sell there then I will list it online.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A "Joyful Day" - Just listed!

Hi all!

Wanted to show you my latest piece that was listed today on Etsy!

Welcome home with this piece of original art on birch wood! This is a joyful day complete with a singing girl, her cat, a random pretty balloon, hearts, fluffy clouds cute birdies and flowers. This piece was woodburned a few times after laying on layers of acrylics and different items like glitter, color pencil, crackle paint, paper, ephemera, pencil and a cute button for a door knob. It is 12" x 24" on birch wood and is wired for immediate hanging on your wall. If you need a cheery piece this is it!! I needed some cheer and ended up creating this whimsical piece which made me smile and I hope it makes you smile too!! The back is titled and signed by me. It has been coated with a varnish spray as well to keep it looking fresh for many years!

Here are some more photos for your enjoyment!

Have a joyful day!



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