My hope is for forever
It's probably silly to you to read a hope I have forever, but I've already ALWAYS, so why not FOREVER?
I've ALWAYS been an artist.
Next step is FOREVER?
I am launching a Patreon account to help me. It's a platform created for creators.
I explain on my Patreon page, but additionally, I think to make art and have someone love it is the most magical flow I am grateful to have experienced. I have painted for years. I am too far in love with this to stop. Please consider joining my hope to keep painting forever, which of course means now because we never know how long forever is and it's here.
You can join in as my patron anytime.
I have so many art ideas. I'm just not very good at a coherent webpage.
decks for tiny hands cards 2x3 inches maybe for little kids! loved playing. instructions i could understand. pairs ha easy . i could even win once in awhile!
I see posts I made last year didn't upload... which is frustrating not to have seen sooner.i understand the importance of website to an artist. Obviously it's very important. keep coming back
Hang in with me
It's a new year! I'll seek better connection in 2020. :))
wonderful dog commission. thank you Leo
detail of my painting.
My mom passed away a week after that last post.
I slipped on social postings a bit, but that's to be understood. (thank you)
In time since, I took a calligraphy intensive for the Foundation hand of lettering.
I'm very excited about this.
I always have had a love for language and images combined,
though I don't do that very often. Maybe things will naturally
combine with my practice of it.
I'm wobbly now.
Small series on forgiving
The Rolling with love
IF you are visiting with my new show,
you might notice a small collection of works connected by the imagery
of embroidered 1970's era butterflies and flowers.
The images were made by my examination of a pillow my
mother made when I was a child.
My mom was excellent with needlework. This pillow is actually more playful than her usual pieces,
But in a sweet bright 70's colored way. Compared to her other works,
which were more classic in color and design. Yet, the stitching is complicated
and advanced, as you can see.
I have come to observe and be grateful for the beauty in these creations.
I wonder where I was and what we were doing when they were made years ago.
Thinking through what a mom does and thinks and escapes or stays for.
Aren't we complex?
Could you forgive a mom that disconnects from her children?
How about if she is makes beautiful things while she does?
I hope you can enjoy these paintings as I did making them.
I grew to love the woman that created them, and me :)
Forgiveness just follows.
Opening this Friday :)
The week is here! The week that includes Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?
It will be a wonderful day for me! The opening for my paintings to be seen at Arriviste in Pittsburgh is Friday the 13th, 2019. WHOOT -- what openings means to an artist? a chance to talk about the work you see I have made. I get nervous, naturally, but please come and say hello!
This show :DO OVERS: Strength in the Recovery: coming up is very dear to me. It's the liberation of a grief that revealed itself to me at the New Year.
It's September now, and I do love setting this show up, standing back and looking at how I processed this.
What might be helpful to know while you look at these paintings is that I am not a strictly an oil painter but for a handful of times. These oil paintings were created to cover older found oil paintings. In other words, I have been learning the ins and outs of oil paints! It's a world of complications, but joys within.
The biggest thing I learned was that I have MUCH MORE to learn, and that's exciting!
I will post the paintings, or send them out to my subscribed email group during the show's opened time, through October.
I'm selling ol' art supplies n'at
Tomorrow only in Pittsburgh
ALong with like, 69 other venders.
I'm bringing paintings, random art things that have
collected in life home that would love your new eyes on them.
Hope to see you there!
This Sunday I will be selling some art and art supplies at this sale in Pittsburgh.
Find my table and say hello!
Lots of good deals and venders will be there.
@ Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media
June 30th 10am-4pm
Hope to sell you something ;)