New Year = New Website

Some people are all about spring cleaning, but I am a New Year cleaning kinda person. I take down the Christmas decorations and get all inspired by the uncluttered spaciousness of the house and I’m off! My studio always gets cleaned up for company in December because it is technically the formal living/dining space and we host Christmas dinner, so by the time January comes around, the studio is already in pretty good shape. But there is always room for some organizational improvement and the purging of hoarded “I might use this someday” art supplies! This year I tossed a bunch of old magazine and sorted through a pile of random packing materials and papers on a shelf of the workbench. Usually, that would be enough procrastinating and I could get back to making art, but noooo….

My arch-nemisis “Big Dumb Brain” decided that maybe Ink & Bone Alchemy should include a Society6 account in addition to the Esty shop. Oh and we should probably learn to use a new vector art program while we’re at it. And if it doesn’t seem like I hate myself enough, yesterday I decided to redesign my website!

oh. my. fucking. god. why??!!!

::deep breath::

::one more::

I’m fine. I only obsessed over it for a day and a half. What theme will best bend to my will? Galleries or pages? And I still am not sure how things should be organized! But I think I have the site looking and functioning close to what I wanted. I still have more new work to add (I’m going to have to warm up my scanner soon) and a shit-load of information to add to all the new galleries, but at least it is up and running again.

I was just informed today is Sunday, not Saturday like I thought. huh. I should probably shower.


I have also been buying/transplanting a bunch of plants. I obviously am not killing enough things in my new video game! #elfinikills #brownthumbforever #poorplantsneverdonenoonenoharm

One last Christmas procrastination to complete!

One last Christmas procrastination to complete!


Art Season

Winter turned to spring, April to May, and here we are face to face with the realization that there is only a little over a month left of the school year and our peaceful kid-free days. May Day indeed! All is not lost though, May also brings with it a lot of art opportunities! 

If you've been following along at home (read: Instagram) you know that I have been doing quite a bit of screen printing lately. I've been printing that moth on anything and everything that isn't moving - good thing Olive is quick on her feet! I was even able to resolve a series of old monoprints that "needed a little something more". And the timing was perfect as the Art League of Lincoln put out a call for its first Traditional Printmaking Exhibit.

I'm happy to say that 3 of my monotypes are included in the amazing show judged by the talented Vinay Sharma! 

The show runs May 2 to June 2, 2018 at Lincoln Arts 580 6th St. Lincoln CA 

There is an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 12th from 5:00 - 6:30pm. I hope to see you there!


May also is the beginning of the Art Auction season at the Crocker Art Museum! I look forward to the Big Names, Small Art event every year. Small artworks (12"x12" and under) by all your favorite artists up for auction with bids starting at $25. What could be better??

Having a painting included in the Crocker's annual Art Auction! I am still doing the happy dance that started last month when I received that acceptance letter. It is such a honor to have a piece of art hanging in such a great museum!

Big Names, Small Art (BNSA) is Thursday, May 24th 5:00-9:00pm. Get a ticket and come out and enjoy an fun evening of art, music, food, drinks, and mingling with amazing artists. Bid on The Hand of Man and then be sure to head inside and check out A Dance of Splinter and Bone and all the works that are in the Annual Art Auction. They are on exhibit for the 2 weeks leading up to the auction on June 2nd. 

Can't wait to see what summer brings!

 

 

2018 is on fire! Or was...

I started the new year with a burst of energy. Turns out I don't "spring clean", I "put Christmas away and New Year clean like a boss!" And with my studio/office clean and re-organized, I was able to get back to making art. I was on fire until Erin decided to share her cold with me. She's a giver. But before that, I had pulled out the encaustic materials and made half a dozen pieces! And for me, who has a love/HATE relationship with melted wax, that is a win! It helped that I was doing photo encaustic pieces and transfers. I even pulled the silk screen printing I was doing into the mix! 

And low and behold, one of those pieces made it into the Sierra Wax Artist's annual juried Member Show - Cross Pollination! This year's show is so strong!  I am so proud to be a part of this amazing, talented, and fun group of artists. Be sure to check it out at Arthouse on R.

And because encaustics are hot right now (sorry), 2 other galleries in the building are also featuring encaustic pieces! So swing by Studio 10 and Sparrow Gallery while you are there, you won't be disappointed. 

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"Supply and Demand" 12"x12" 

"Supply and Demand" 12"x12"