Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sawing Logs...

Curling up in his favorite quilt, he dreamed of foreign lands. He dreamed of floating on a crystal sea. He dreamed of foxes and hedge hogs in a bright green forest. He dreamed of me.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

My Bury The Hatchet painting is in a treasury! I love that painting. It is very full of meaning to me. But it's a secret. Which means you get to apply your own meanings to it! Yay for art.

Thank you to Syco, who is the curator of the treasury.

Here are some of my favorites from Syco:

Friday, March 28, 2008

Acadian Boulevard Gets A Facelift

I am sure you are aware of the uprising in urban "renegade" art in the world today. Artists such as Mark Jenkins, Dan Witz, and Knitta are not only changing the appearance of city streets, but also pushing the envelope of what is considered "art". Baton Rouge is not the most creative city in the world by any means, but I was pleased to see an attempt at changing the face of our little cityscape. I don't know who is responsible, but someone in our community turned these old abandoned gas pumps into robots. There's a male, noted by the bow tie, and female noted by the girly lashes, and breasts (one of which has fallen off since it's application.) Thank you, whoever you are, for making life in Baton Rouge, if nothing else, a little more fun to look at.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I just added a new ACEO to my shop, which I think is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. I wish I had a little red and light blue outfit just like hers. Additionally, I'm in a new, deliciously yellow treasury! And, look! My friend, Heatherfuture is there, too!
The curator of this cheerful little treasury is WonderfullySewKnit and she's got some adorable items of her own! Here are a few of my favorite items from the shop of WonderfullyKnitSew:

Now, I'm off to get some sugar for my coffee, then back to making art!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Break So Far...

On the first day of my vacation, I went to the park with my boyfriend, my chihuahua, Maria, and our new puppy, Hazel. He's named after Hazel Motes from Miss Flannery O'Conner's WISEBLOOD.
The dogs had a blast. Maria is really taking to Hazel, which is a good thing since she's rather picky with her companions.

The next day I went to the zoo with my mom and stepdad and 2 year old step niece. It was a beautiful day. These peacocks were strutting their stuff for each other and the tortoise was growling....or something like that. The vultures were in love, which is a pretty romantic happening right next to another one eating a dead rat. (Dead rat not pictured.)

This is a collage I made on my last day of school before the holiday. Isn't she lovely?
Sunday, of course, was Easter. I had dinner at my mom's. She decorated so nicely and my sister made some beautiful cupcakes for desert. The flowers on top were edible. All of this and it's only Tuesday! The next thing I'm going to do is work on some artwork, so be looking for some upcoming posts on my progress!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Two Hours Until I'm Off For A Week!

It is 1:21 and I have two hours until I'm off for my Spring Break for a week and a day. As you may know I'm a third grade teacher in addition to being an artist. On days like these, time goes by more slowly than a snail crawling up a redwood tree! I'm sitting here watching them make their lovely Easter Crafts out of buttons, cotton, and scraps, and all I can do is jump in and join them! I've already made three collages since we started. (I'll post pictures of them later!)

Meanwhile, I'm dreaming of my time off in which I plan to make a ton of new artwork! I've been brimming with ideas lately, but have been so busy I've been unable to accomplish them! Yesterday was our field trip to the Audubon Zoo, which I will post a few pics of that, later, too. We had a blast and now my face is pink with sunburn!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Illustration Treasury!

I just found my "Snip Snip" illustration in a treasury on ETSY. I'm so proud to be featured with these other beautiful pieces. Lahua was the curator of the treasury. She made my day! Thank you for noticing me!
(Do I sound like Eor?)

Down Came The Rain...

Last night I was curled up in my favorite quilt listening to the rain on my rooftop. Suddenly I heard several loud crashes. They seemed to be getting louder and louder. At first I assumed it was thunder, since that naturally happens when it rains. But I decided to take a peek out of the window, just to be on the safe side. Here is what I saw!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I Can Feel The Sun Making The Seeds In My Heart Begin To Grow...

Last weekend I went to Windrush Gardens, which is connected to the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. It was one of my first real Spring-time outings this year and while I was there I realized how badly I was in need such outings! I felt my soul beginning to stir and awaken after a long winter.
Here are some pictures to show you why...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Original Drawings

I've recently added some original drawings to my Etsy site. I had original paintings already, but my drawings are a new addition, and they are more affordable than the paintings, too. Just thought I'd post a little sample of them. There are also a few original ACEO drawings at even better prices!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Oh My!

Ok, I have another new favorite artist. I ADORE these prints and they are only $7.00 each!
The artist is Caitlin Shearer.
Each of these pictures has beautiful colors, beautiful girls, and evokes a lot of emotion (at least for me!) I have to have one!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Here's another treasury I'm in, but enough about me.

Yay! I was scrolling through treasuries on Etsy, and there, before my eyes was a shining golden star, which means I was featured in one! I'm the one in the middle. Don't I look happy there?

Now, more importantly, as I was checking out the curator of the treasury, I discovered that TresLocas is actually the art of two children, Onyx and Nea. Not only that, A large portion of the proceeds from their shop (so far over 50%) are used to support St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. What a wonderful, selfless act of kindness for these children to be a part of! Please visit their shop. Below are some samples. I'm partial to the Frida ones. (Frida is my hero.)

Here It Is!

This is the treasury I was in that made the front page! I couldn't capture a picture of it in time, but apparently "Can you hear me" did! She's also in the treasury. Here's her blog.
Mine is "All Tied Up" and hers is "Redhead and Balloons"
Man, you don't know how excited I am to have gotten this. I was so sad that I didn't get it before it expired. I loved this treasury, not just because I am in it, but because I just love the red balloon theme and these pictures go so great together!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Another New Favorite...

I'm falling more and more in love with the art of Myfolklover. Her pieces are very whimsical and delicate. The series she did of little papercuts are, I think, my favorite. I now need to start saving up some money so I can purchase a little piece of hers.