I think I have finally recovered from my little trunk show. Being the introvert I am, it is still AMAZING to me how exhausting these shows are. You’d think I’d be used to it by now, going into my 4th season of art show madness. All the prep work, the set up, the show and then the take down.
I am still learning and finding my comfort zone in interacting with people. There is a very special finesse in selling your art. I am not a pusher, hard seller, or information slammer. I mostly keep my fingers crossed that my art will sell itself and I am just there for support, questions and mild encouragement if needed. Still working on small talk, but I think I am getting better and feeling more comfortable. Smiling a lot is my default.
The three days before the show are always the craziest (especially with one kid and one dog sick and needing care), and you just always think you have more time than you do to get everything done. Of course, it all got done and it all went well!
Here are some of the things I featured at the show. A few art plaques, mini wall ornaments and lots of new art pendants.
I have added many new items into my etsy shop. Please hop on over to take a look. If you see anything you like, use coupon code LUVLUV for 15% off your order!
8 x 10 acrylic & pencil on Birch panel.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
9 x 12 paper, acrylic & pencil on Masonite hardboard panel.
No other love is as important as self love.
Be kind to yourself. Be gentle. Love your best parts and nurture your broken parts with even more love. Give yourself a big and beautiful hug.
Acrylic and pencil on 8 x 10 birch panel
(sold ~ Thank You!)
I had just started with a face, as usual. But then I saw stars and a moon and knew that I was painting an astronomer.
Maybe her lineage traces her back to being a relative of Hypatia of Alexandria. That is why everyone tells her, “You have stars in your head”, when she speaks of her dreams and of the vast universe. She simply replies, “No, they are in my heart”.
I made a few dream catchers a couple of weeks ago.
It took a little time and patience for me to get the weaving part down. I had to re-do my first one twice, but then I got into the groove of it and it was really fun.
I used a bunch of different fancy fibers and beads, then made painted paper feathers coated both sides with clear tar gel to give them a little extra weight and durability.
Making the dream catchers reminded me of some wind chimes that I made with my friend Katy in Oregon almost 2 years ago. After a day of collecting shells, rocks and other fun stuff at the beach, we went back to her place and made some really fun ocean wind chimes. Totally her idea–totally fun and creative.
P.S. The dream catcher and wind chime photos were edited in my favorite online editing program –> PicMonkey. I used the cloud texture to create the dreamy look.
Acrylic on 20 x 24 inch canvas
I didn’t think I would ever get this painting done. I have several paintings half done right now and finally decided to sit down and finish just one. Now, I feel ready to conquer all the others. One at a time.
I saw this quote this morning and I really love it. Thought it would be fun to write it out with a PITT pen in my new journal. The ink actually did very well with the handmade paper.
I had a very happy day out with my hubby yesterday. First, a latte at my favorite coffee place.
Then a trip to the Tucson Museum of Art to see the current exhibits.
Then, dinner and dessert with the kids. The cake was AMAZING!! A chocolate tres leche. Mmmmmm.
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes and all the orders from my sale!
That time again. My biggest sale of the year!! Everything in my ETSY Shop: Prints, art jewelry, matted original art, ornaments, e-courses, pill boxes and banners. Oh, and there are only 15 calendars left out of 100. Snatch one up before they are gone!
All canvas art and custom word art, which is not for sale at this time (sorry ), has been moved to my website shop.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend!!
I always like to paint faces when I am feeling a little stuck and unsure what to do next.
Both of these are acrylic and prisma pencils on watercolor paper.