Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A work in progress
These days body parts are interchangeable, women(and men)discard what was given to them, and buy new parts, in hopes of instant beauty and some sort of acceptance by society.
This installation will be shown with my opening at The Funk House, Feb 3rd.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Started on my gallery wall today, showing is opening on Friday Feb. 3rd and runs thru the end of Feb.The Funk House is not your everyday gallery space. It is an antique shop with a small gallery in the back. It is unique and specializes in rare finds.
These are just some quick peeks at what I was allowed to start on...there is more to come.
Thanks to Cindy Funkhouser, Owner of the Funk House and Creator of First Friday in Las Vegas.
She is wonderfully supportive of my art.
A few pieces have already found homes ;)
Thank you to all who have emailed and commented for your support. I will have lots of pictures from the opening...please remind me to take my real camera ;)
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A handwritten note and a bouquet of flowers...
I adore carnations and it is Carnation season...soft pink is best
I love shopping with Kate Spade.
A darling handwritten note dropped in the mail is AMAZING to me.
I wish more people realized the importance of a handwritten note and how it brightens a day.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The inspiration outfit at Anthropologie,
Sweater Skirt Anthropologie,(fall, 2 seasons ago) shirt Jones New York,Tights Nordstrom,Shoes Fossil, Snakeskin belt thrifted. And now a look for less, way less....
Tiffany and Co. Morgan Clutch, $1,195
My take, Lulu Townsend, DSW, $30
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
It seems I can't catch a break in the art world.
So far, in just a short start into this New Year...
I have been turned away by local businesses to support my "Art"
My reviews for the new ideas for my show are dismal, gives me doubt of why am I even doing this.
Yet, ideas I come up with, are given recognition when stolen by other "artists" and full praise of their talents are shouted by the masses.
I feel I have just been punched in the stomach today.
My fingers are shaking by just trying to type this today.
I try to be as positive as a person as possible but today is making this very hard to do.
There is much more going on with my friends that is really puts life into perspective and knowing how lucky I do have things. This is not a post seeking praise, I am just typing out loud today.
I know, you have to go thru a lot of, well I will be nice and say CRAP, being knocked down only makes us stronger...right?
And maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day but as for right now its looking pretty cloudy.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Okay how did it become the second week of January already???
I have a BIG art opening in less than a month and still have only one thing completed!!!
Enough piddling around in this studio/guest room, I have to get on the ball as using it as a studio.
Panic has set in and I am on a mission.
Supplies are tossed about and ideas are swimming on loose pages all over the place.
Time to get it together and work.
My opening is on February 3rd at the Funkhouse in Las Vegas.
It is titled "Discarded"
Centering around dolls and doll parts that little girls/boys were forced to discard for being too "tattered"
at least that is the story in my head. I remember when I was made to give up my most loved baby doll as a child because her arm came off...I would have loved that doll no matter the shape or condition she lay in. I think that most of us women who still love dolls had something of this sort happen to us. Maybe it was lost, or stolen, maybe it disappeared one day while you were at school, or forced to trash it when garbage day rolled around because you were too old to play with dolls.
I think it is a shame that little ones, boy or girl, are forced by us parents to discard something we love and find security in. Why? Can't we still love it and put it away for the memories it holds?
Why give a child stress, children grow up way too fast these days, why not let them be a child for as long as they want? Heck, I am still that little girl searching for that doll to come back home.
Maybe just maybe if I still had her, I wouldn't be constantly dragging home all the lost dolls...
Saturday, January 7, 2012
First I have to say thank you to all who wished me well.
It worked! I feel so much better today...so far. I did wake up with that same headache but it seems to have subsided for now. As for the chest pain, it is gone! That is record time. Usually it hangs around for more than 4 days.
Anyhoo, I am happy to be feeling better so back to "the room"
So here are a few close ups of the banner from book pages that I showed here yesterday.
Oh, and since I will be closing my shop for good, I will be doing a lot more tutorials.
Okay, now for your opinion...this is my work table.
It is amazing, it has one huge rolling drawer and then two cubbies hidden to look like drawers on each side. Now, I am debating on giving it a coat of paint or leaving it as is to show its wear and tear and age with me as I work. What do you think, does it stick out like a sore thumb or is it a nice break from a room becoming too white and frilly?
I still need to make a cord cover for the unsightly thick black cord hanging to the dvd player.
and I am getting my mood board together to add in here as well.
Just a few more things to be addressed before I think I will completely happy with it all.
oh and to see more shots of my home and projects you can follow me on pinterest just click the red button on my blog page :)