Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big Cartel Shop

It's probably not a total necessity but I opened up a Big Cartel shop. What the heck, More exposure isn't such a bad thing. Big Cartel  has 3 pricing options. For now I am going to free route.

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Watercolor Paintings and Prints

Here are a few of my watercolor paintings. I have so many sketchbooks filled with my kids I thought I'd start sharing some. Will put a few up on my Etsy shop soon. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MTSU online exhibiton

Received a message today that the online 12 x 12 exhibition at MTSU is now live. Don't know about you, but I am always on the hunt for new artists to ogle. Perhaps you'll find a new fav. amongst the thumbnails.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Wee Little Doggy

I just had to show this new little piece for the show in Philadelphia, PA at the Clay Studio. The work has to be no larger than 4 inches high and I had to make a wee little tiny replica of the Doggy and his ball. It's really funny seeing the "mini me" version of the dog with the larger figure. And the larger version is only about 11 inches high but it just goes to show you one mans big is another persons small. Then as I was pecking at my work I thought let me take a photo of my work table. So you'll see the little dog again lying next to lumps of clay.

Quite often people ask me what my favorite tool is. Honestly, it's the magenta colored knife next to the dog. I've literally torn my studio apart in desperation looking for it. There are two, but the second one is playing hide and seek. Second favorite, the buff colored knife located to the left. Primarily that's all I really use for tools. And on the table: Wobbly legs are held with skewers, dry clay gets a spritz, and growling belly gets almonds.

Of course there are boards covered in canvas which I wash down with a garden hose every time a kiln is loaded. Cans and buckets of water for dirty little hands (since I don't have a sink in the studio). I thought about moving the clicker for the tv but hey, it's reality. It aint pretty but it's the view of my table.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Small Favors at the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Great news, three of my pieces were selected for the Small Favors VIII Exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.  The show is a really great concept. No piece can be larger than 4 inches and no piece can cost more than $100.  What I really like about it is that it allows people access to affordable art.  I adore it when my favorite artists do the same. So hopefully those of you who have tight budgets can pop by The Clay Studio between May 3 - June 2, 2013.

There will be  mini versions of these little guys at the gallery. The first piece is called If Marie Antoinette was a Bird in a Push Up Bra and the second is called Dog with a Ball and I believe they will retail for $90.

So what are you waiting for? Support local art and craft galleries. They are small businesses and they really need your support. And so do artists.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

All Doll'd Up! The Magic of Art Dolls at Florida Craftsmen Gallery

If you're going to be near Tampa you MUST stop at Florida Craftsmen Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg. They have a great show coming up called All Doll'd Up: the Magic of Art Dolls.

The show runs from April 19-June 8, 2013. Opening Reception: Friday, April 19th  5:30-8:30. I gave them an absolute PILE of new pieces. (22, but who's counting and that's on top of the last pile I gave them). For some reason I thought they told me to give tons and I delivered. You must get by the gallery, I gave some really sweet pieces.

Three of them seen here. Home, Racing Catbird and Love Angel. The top 2 are approximately 15 inches high and retail for $275 and the lower one is $90 and approximately 6 inches tall. She is sort of a talisman and feels really super nice in your hands. Or maybe since I sculpted them that's why they feel so good in my hands.

Please support your local artists. Even if it's just walking through the gallery without buying a stitch.