Monday, August 30, 2010

Art Bra Show!

I am very happy to say I finished my art bra!!! I found out about the show just last week, the deadline to turn in my piece is September first! I really wanted to participate so I came up with an idea and ran with it! My sunflowers are created around the cups of a bra. Petals, leaves and stems are a polyester fabric, stiffened by this product I used for the first time call Stiffy! I cut out the petals and flowers, soaked them in Stiffy and let them dry. A little paint on the bra to create the center of the flower, a little hot glue to attach the petals, stems and leaves and voila! The Art Bra 3 show benefits the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. A very worthy cause. Here is the poster for the show and my Sunflower Bra! He he he...

For more information go to the Art Bra Blog!

I'm also in 2 other benefit shows for September. Want to know more? Get it on my website

Monday, August 23, 2010

October Art Event and Day of the Dead Art!

I am going to be participating in Altares Del Mundo art exhibition which is loosely based on the "Day of the Dead" celebration. Artists come together to create art installations reflecting traditional and non-traditional interpretations of this celebration of remembrance. Altars reflect a variety of artistic and personal expression and in the past have included such subjects as family, friends, celebrities, social trends, environmental issues, political statements, tragedy, misfortune and war. It was a great show last year and I am glad to be a part of it this year! For more information visit the Altares Del Mundo website.

On the subject, I have completed 3 of the small altars/niches for the Day of the Dead. I am pleased with how these are coming out! I will be posting to my Etsy shop but will also probably offer them for sale at the Altares Del Mundo show, if they don't all sell! Here is a photo of the first 3. The larger 2, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Sugar Skull are 4 inches by 3 inches. The smaller Lilly is approximately 1 inch by 2 inches. Wooden boxes, polymer clay flowers and figures, rhinestones, and acrylic paint!

On a more personal note, I had a nice weekend with my daughter Lindsey! We went to see the new Jennifer Aniston movie The Switch. Very cute, absolutely a chick flick! And yesterday we went to a Wizard of Oz sing along! What a hoot that was! The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie from my childhood and to see it on a big screen in a room full of people singing along? Well… we had a great time!! That's it for today, be well. Tj.

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 new small paintings for this months show

I did 2 new 8x8 paintings. I had some leftover paint on my pallet and 2 canvas' speaking to me. I have 3 other small 8x8 flower paintings I'm showing so I thought I'd add a couple of others. Here is Yellow Daffodils and Blue Liverwort! Be well... Tj.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August 2010 Art Exhibit

I am participating in the August Art exhibit called "Eclectic Art" at the Marco Fuoco Gallery. The show opens with a Second Saturday reception, if you are out come on by! Should be a great show with some wonderful artists participating such as: Chad Lenzi, Jeremy Rathbone, Terrie Rockwell, Bobbi Mercouri, Rachel Radical and others! I will be showing some of my 'flowers' and also a couple of other surprises! Come on by, say hello, support the arts! Mostly, be well... Tj.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Etsy Shop is open!

Announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop! I will be offering small works of art on Etsy and have opened with a few small paintings. I have more to post and will be adding more all the time so check back often! Here is a link but I've placed it on the right nav also! Thanks for stopping by.

Be well... be creative! Tj.