Friday, December 5, 2008

cleaning the chaos

{getting better}

this is what's going on today in my world. utterly necessary in order for my life to continue. :)

Blue Genie aRT Bazaar has commenced!

Well, kids...the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is underway and got kick started with an official opening party last night (of which I didn't make it to). The caliber of work and the displays are of exceptionally higher quality this year. Two purchases of art were already made on my part as I couldn't resist. I could have spent more dinero, but I didn't want to blow my wad on the first night. We'll see what resonates in my mind and then we'll go for it.

Here are some pictures of my "booth." They came out blurrier than wanted, but get the point across. Enjoy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

East Austin Studio Tour & other excitement

well, I'm exhausted, but gearing up for another long week of artwork in the studio as i have to set up for Blue Genie Art Bazaar this next Sunday. it doesn't even feel like a holiday week! i'll be spending my turkey day morning in the studio instead of doing the Turkey Trot with all my friends and family. boo. but it's exciting non the less.

this past weekend was the East Austin Studio Tour, and it went well. i sold a big ole painting and made lots of new acquaintances and just had a great time. all of my friends showed up and that really meant so much. i don't know if they realize how much i need their support, but i do. here are some pics of the weekend. unfortunately, i wasn't able to get away to see other art aside from ours, but someone out there will enjoy these pics.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


image by Shepard Fairey
President Elect Obama! Wow, that felt so good to write.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

says it all! Go VOTE today...exercise YOUR consitutional right.
image by Nikki McClure via Modish via Buy Olympia

Friday, October 31, 2008

Write Me!

these blank notecards will be available in the shop in a couple of weeks as well as the postcards collection.

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coming Soon!

I just ordered some notecards with images of my work on them and these postcards that I will be selling in little collections of 4! They will be available in the shop as soon as I get them packaged up all nice like.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

DIY Halloween

Part of our decor for the party last night were 'family portraits' of all of our friends. We displayed them above the candy bar and everyone took home their picture when the left.


So, our Halloween Party was last night and we had so much fun. We fed our friends a lovely dinner and drank lots of wine; danced a little bit and summoned the owl that we are trying to get to nest in our owl house. It was lovely. This morning when I woke I immediately started thinking of the next things on my calendar and now I'm a little overwhelmed.

November is fastly approaching. There is so much going on for me that month (work & play) and a lot of prep going on for these events. The East Austin Studio Tour is around the corner and so is Blue Genie Art Bazaar; both of which i am participating in. Well, actually, I'm "unoffically" on the E.A.S.T. tour...but my studio-mates are and so I am a 'guest' artist there...come see my studio & buy art!!! It is November 22-23 from 10am-5pm and features over 100 galleries and studios that are open to the public for viewing and perusing.

Then Blue Genie starts two weeks after that. this one i am 'officially' in. It's a 22 day shopping extravaganza for all things Austin art! Sooooo much fun and so much great art. I'm going to have plenty of notecards and prints this year to help those tightening their purse strings.

Monday, October 6, 2008


had a good day yesterday...

Saturday, October 4, 2008


i was just cruising through Etsy's blog, the Storque, and found a piece of mine in a related article. cool.


i finished the invite for our Halloween party. i'm pretty pleased with them. i ended up over thinking the entire project, getting very confused as to which version i should send...but this is the compromise. i'm not one to use a drop shadow, but it seemed to fit for this. it's mounted on a black card.
oh, and then i found this invite, which blew my mind and decided to change everything at the last minute, but DJ talked me out of it (for this year). i LOVE printing on transparency film, so this inspiration might end up helping me for the 2009 party.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

warning...some verbal diarrhea might occur

after the shitty ass nightmare of a Tuesday got joyously marked off my calandar (in RED and after 2 margaritas and 2 glasses of wine), i managed to have myself a pretty decent Wednesday (considering I am still in shock and my stomach turns every time i think about said Terrible Tuesday). i took Denver hiking on the Greenbelt, wrote some necessary letters and ended up at the studio where i actually got some stuff done! yay. oh, and lined up a little bit of work to provide some sort of cash flow. so, all in all, okay day.

i am currently drinking my tea, then will go hiking again and venture to the studio for a repeat of yesterday! yay. here are some crappy images of the work i got done yesterday. some not quite finished, but i'm still really interested to see how this series plays out.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

10 years

while everyone was at ACL yesterday (and all weekend), i took some time to venture to my old stomping grounds, San Marcos, with old school mates/friends for Eric Weller's Photography Exhibit opening at Texas State University. i never had Eric as a professor, but i used it as an opportunity to hopefully run into the ones i did have in undergrad and who so influenced my life. i got to see Michel Conroy which i was so happy about. she was my ceramics prof (which was my concentration). we spoke briefly, which is typical of such events..brief discussion...and vowed to keep in better touch. it meant a lot to me to have her say that. since graduating, there is always this sense of 'am i letting my old teachers down by not being this awesome artist who is teaching, blah blah blah" and she really validated me in positive ways last evening and it was relieving. it's like letting down your parents in a one wants to do it, but you live your life to the best of your abilities and see where the pieces fall. here it is 10 years later, and she still said "it's not too late" to go to grad school. not something that i am currently considering, but she still believes in me and that is awesome. thanks michel!

it was a pleasant surprise to run into my friend Derrick and have a few drinks one on one before other friends showed up at The Restless Wind for fun times. i miss these people in my life and the discussions that can happen. i need to make a better effort to stay in contact with them. fo sho.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

don't forget...

illustration i did for an invitation i'm working on.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"by the airport, a Thai pad"

the best damn Thai food i've ever had. in the words of mi amiga "where else in the greater Austin area can you eat like a Thai queen/king, shop for windchimes, LED cuckoo clocks, and baby chickens?!"