Tuesday, November 30, 2010

♡♡♥♡Black Swan♡♡♥♡

The art direction for this movie is insane. Natalie Portman looks absolutely stunning.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shepard Fairey Print

Shepard Fairey is a fantastic artist and well known for creating the Obama "HOPE" poster. So I thought of him when I went to buy my first real piece of artwork, a Shepard Fairey & Glen E Friedman portrait of Cornel West. The detail in the print is amazing and I think it makes a great first piece to my little art collection.

{Shepard Fairey and Glen E Friedman signing the prints}

{Next to Fairey's HOPE poster at the National Portrait Gallery}

"Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope."
Cornel West

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On our drive back from Knoxville, TN we stopped by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The scenery was incredible and provided some much need relaxation.

"The Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong." -Dolly Parton

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm off to Knoxville, TN to spend Thanksgiving with my boyfriend and his family. I can smell the mashed potatoes now.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Encaustic Workshop

Blocks of pigmented bees wax and damar resin are heated to their melting point on an indoor grill to create our painting medium for the encaustic painting class I'm taking. We then use heat guns to adhere the medium to the work surface. Tonight I tried adding peacock feathers to the wax with different combinations of color. Next week, I plan to use some of my photographs and see how the wax responds. I'm learning a ton, thanks to my talented instructor, Lynda Ray.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Open for Business!

I'm so thrilled to announce that my Etsy shop is up and ready to go! I've been a busy bee this weekend preparing my prints for sale, and I hope that you will check them out.

If you'd like me to sell something that's not in the shop, contact me and I'd be happy to make it available.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kate Banazi

I love, love, love, the new space-themed screen prints by Melbourne artist Kate Banazi. Kate's blog is also completely wonderful. She sometimes reveals her methods and gives her readers glimpses inside her sketch book. You can buy afforable prints of her work here: http://shop.katebanazi.com/

Monday, November 8, 2010

First Encaustic Painting

I had my first Encaustic class tonight. I still have a lot to learn, but working with hot beeswax is a blast.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New York, New York

I just purchased a ticket to NYC in December! I'll get to see Laura and Feifei. Maybe between the two of them, someone can convince me to move out there!