Monday, September 29, 2008

Christian Louboutin and Atlanta

I Just got home from my very first show in Atlanta and I have to say....I left craving my dream shoes. I was amazed by how many women wore high heels. They even walked gracefully on the sidewalks you see in the picture. I could NEVER do that but I do dream of one day owning my very own pair of Christian Louboutin's. For those that know me and those whom have met me at shows, this should come as a huge surprise. I rarely ever put on makeup. I don't think I have worn any in three months and possible longer. I live in my trademark flip-flops and usually have a funky skirt on with a black shirt. That is my uniform most of the time when I am not painting. I do own one pair of basic black pumps that get me through weddings and funerals but they are bland, PAINFUL, and at about $60+ all I could afford. They do not make me feel like a princess when I put them on.

This lady was fantastic and we were talking in my booth about shoes and blogging. She was one of those women that would look elegant in a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. She looked amazing in a simple yet very chic dress and shoes. So she was gracious enough to give me a shoe pose. Thank you and my dream lives on.....either of these would do.
Triclo Crisscross d'Orsay

Mary Jane Platform

So.....if you were wondering why I chose black over all the other fabulous shoes, I will explain... If I was ever lucky enough to receive a pair I would want them classic so I could wear them forever. A nice classic to carry me over the years.......A silly dream for a tom-boy at heart.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Alphabet Line Series

I really REALLY REALLY want to keep this one but.....I am taking it to shows anyway. That is the way of a professional artist. For me to be able to keep painting, I must let paintings go. The title of this piece is "H3" and is 6x6 and will be coming to Atlanta with me this weekend.

I have decided this is the year that I am going to permanently place some artwork in my house. When it is my off season, I have my artwork hanging everywhere and I love to walk by and see them. But when show season starts, I strip my walls down and all you see is empty hooks of where art used to be. This year things are going to change. I will be keeping artwork up all year long. I will still keep them up for sale on my website but I will not be taking them down for shows.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Clifford hogging the spot light!!

Clifford simply did not want to cooperate with me this afternoon. I think he felt that he was not getting enough attention and was determined to get some. As soon as I took this painting, titled "Method", to the deck to photograph it, Clifford decided to lay down right in front of it. Then I would get him to move and he would drop right down again. We repeated this about four more times before I gave in. I took this shot, turned off my camera, and spent a couple of minutes petting him. Then I was able to get my shot.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Circles Circles Circle

I am back in studio and LOVING it!!!! It is amazing how all the outside troubles simply slip away while I paint. This painting is titled "Five '08" and it was tiny cut in lines through out the entire piece.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

CANCELLED Downers Grove

I am open for the rest of Saturday until 5 pm. All the other artist have left around me and the rest are. Packing up. I have no choice but to leave mysef at the end of the day

Please forgive me but I cannot update my website until I get home. As of right now it states I am open rain or shine both days. Well I am open today and it's raining. For anyone that comes out on Sunday please forgive me:( And I am truely sorry


Friday, September 12, 2008

Pork Barrel

The email - Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston

Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she attempted to ban books and fired the librarian who refused), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of experience.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply here with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience—the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Please email your responses to Thank you for your time and action.



Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
New York, NY

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tic Tac Toe

This is one of my all time favorite pieces of art that I created. The title is "Tic Tac Toe" and it now lives with a wonderful couple in Chicago! I ran into M&J again in Chicago this year and they told me they had moved and showed me the photos of their new place. I asked them half jokingly when I could move in. WOW, is all I can say. Plus, I am a little biased when I say....I think my art looks fantastic in their new abode.

They have also bought a few Daily's in the past two years and this is how they had them hung. I like the grouping. But, it reminds me that I need to go and paint so off I go.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Silent and Live Auction 2008

I am proud to be donating this painting to the Silent and Live Auction 2008 which will benefit The Center on Halstead. The painting is titled "Mist" and the dimensions are 20x20. So if you have fallen in love with this one, click here to find out how you can place a bid.

A little known fact about art donations and why I rarely donate my artwork unless it is a superior cause....As an artist I am not entitled to deduct the full value of a painting on my taxes. I can only deduct the cost of materials. This does not include my time or the true value of the work. But if you owned one of my pieces and wanted to donate it you could deduct the full value of the art work.

The current status of H.R. 1524 is that it has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Senate also has S. 548