Friday, September 30, 2011

Iconic Portrait #4 & Alberta Arts Days Exhibit!



Hey guys! I just wanted to squeeze in a quick update before my exhibit this weekend, plus I finished my 4th “Iconic Portrait”!

Overboard and self-assured, oh, no, I know a dirty word… I really enjoyed the soundtrack for this one =) Every Nirvana album reverberated off the studio walls while I painted this, as well as a few interviews and documentaries. Made me a bit nostalgic too as he was a rather large influence during my troubled youth. Ahhh…to be 13 again!

 
It took me a while to create a frame for him but I ended up being quite happy with it. Its all handmade by me I even cut & bent the metal corners =) New creative outlets for me!

For more details, pictures and purchase info click here!

Now, Alberta Arts Days!



This is a province wide event which celebrates the arts in ALL its myriad forms. Its about getting everyone involved & inspired regardless of age or artistic ability. I will be displaying my paintings (ofcourse) as well as a number of other artforms I enjoy such as fiber art, handmade paper, jewelry, woodwork etc. I will also be doing painting demos, art classes and kids crafts! Lots to see and do-something for everyone! Price points for everyone too! $2, $5, $10, $20 and 5 silent auction items starting at $0! Come down and see me at the high River Library Friday evening and Saturday 909 1 ST SW High River, Alberta More info n stuff here =)

And as always:






Hope to see you at the show!  
Mad Love

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Iconic Portrait #3 “Rouge”, FB Buzz & Updates!


Lots of productivity in the studio again this week! I made 2 batches of paper, a few curio books, a bunch of junktiques and a few more inches progress on my super tacky leg warmers! Plus, I finished my third “Iconic Protrait”!

The timelessly beautiful Marilyn Monroe was the subject of this latest piece and she was so inspiring to paint  =) Striking in shades of grey but I had to add just a touch of “Rouge”


 She comes ready to hang in a custom frame designed and handcrafted by me so its 100% artisan handmade! For more details, better pictures and purchase info, click here!

Ive got the next 2 icons all sketched out and ready for the canvas, cant wait to get started =)

Im giving away free prints on my Facebook page! 


 You knew you “liked” my page for a reason ;P For more details, click here!

Ive also just posted a Facebook exclusive HALLOWEEN auction! 


I do these special auctions on my Facebook page to show my appreciation for my awesome supporters. They start at $0 with no reserve price so everyone can have a chance! Its a great way to great a good deal on all sorts of art, lots of which is otherwise unavailable. For more details on whats currently up for bids, click here!

Follow the links below to see my:






Mad Love

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Original Painting "Beguile" 4 new ACEOs, Stamps & Updates!


Productivity abounded in the studio this week! I hated school as a kid now it is my savior! The muse was good to me during my uninterrupted studio time and I gave her every minute I could spare…

First off, a fun circus themed piece I doodled out at the tattoo shop one night. The painting experience for this was awesome… so many colors and I was blairing Alegria by Cirque du Soleil almost the entire time! I also have a “Bohemian” playlist that fit perfectly for just such an occasion =)

“Beguile” (and beguile me she does…)



The original ready to hang mounted piece is for sale in my Etsy shop, for more details & better pictures click here!

Next, I LVE ACEOs! They are such an awesome way to accomplish something in a fraction of the time. Perfect for experimenting and getting ideas out quickly! Plus theyre small and I love little things! (insert penis joke here) I had a bunch of ideas sketched out and was so thrilled to bring them to life on canvas! All Halloween themed =)




Each of these creeps is looking for an unconventional and understanding home where they will be able to flourish. If youre up to the challenge, click here for more info on adoption proceedings ;}


Third, new stamps have been released! I just got a bunch in the mail and theyre AWESOME! Theres a bunch of designs to choose from and theyre great for all kinds of crafty projects (cards, scrapbooking, tags, stationary etc.) For more info, visit my official stamp page

To all you Facebookers, Im putting together a special HALLOWEEN themed auction which will be available exclusively to my Facebook fans! If youre not already a “liker” go here and make it official!  Halloween auction will be up shortly!

Check out these links to find my:
Prints
 

Im in the process of finishing up my latest “Iconic Portrait” and cant wait to show her off! Until then…

Mad Love