Thursday, July 30, 2009
Visit Clinton Art and Music Festival
I am participating in the festival this year. It draws many artisans and shoppers each year. Live music is constantly playing during the day. It is just one big Partay!
Please join me. I am setting up with the Central NY Etsy Team.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I subscribe to Tony Moffitt's Art World blog and really find him to be very insightful and knowledgeable.
He posts daily on a wide range of subjects from framing to finding a gallery. The best part is it is all FREE! I hate getting a tease and then having to buy a book or pay for a class to get the answers I am looking for. Tony is also open to addressing suggested subjects from his followers!
You can find his blog here: http://tonymoffitt.blogspot.com/
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sorry to gush, but I just think it is sooo cool to have my art on a Flip Video recorder. If you have never checked out Cafepress.com, you really should. Artists can put their work on different products such as mugs. t-shirts, tile coasters and yes, Flips! You can find the flip here: http://www.cafepress.com/artgiftsbylmr.386048649 There are also many more affordable items featuring this design and lots of other designs too.
Zazzle is another shop like Cafepress. I need to check it out. One thing I have noticed there is you can put your art on sneakers:) Isn't technology grand?
Ta ta for now!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Good Morning! At least it is while I write this. We are having some very large trees trimmed around the house today so wish me luck that I still have a house left when they are done!
I finished this large (for me) painting on 24x18" canvas. Gallery wrapped with deep sides painted for a professional look. I took a photo of one of my iris's a long time ago and came across it recently. I used it as a reference for this piece.
I am having trouble getting the colors right though inthe photo. The iris is more purple than blue-purple and the green is also less blue. Any suggestins would be welcome. I have a digital camera and they tend to 'blue' colors.
I will be adding it to my Etsy shop soon so check it out. http://artbylmr.etsy.com
Thursday, July 9, 2009
When your dreams soar, there are no boundaries!
I am not a poet or writer by any means, but here goes.....
'At this Point in my Life' (An artist's Life)
At this point in my life I wonder about things that once seemed so far away.
Will I have enough to live on in my golden years?
And why is my hair so gray?
At this point in my life my endeavors are new.
The lucrative job I no longer do,
Replaced by more creative ventures I thought I'd never pursue.
At this point in my life I seem busier day to day.
Asking how did I ever punch the clock?
When did I have time to play?
At this point in my life I thank God I still have my love.
My husband and my art.
My health and my heart.
My happiness and my friends.
The freedom to start over again!