Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Holidays!

My husband and his other 2 teammates proudly won the Gingerbread Decorating Contest this afternoon at work!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Self Indulgent Fun!

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

Okay this is super silly but fun! Thanks to Kristy and Meez you can create your own little mini version of yourself. It is strangely compelling!

If you go ahead and try it let me know -- I would love to see it!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Juror's Talk & Award!

Yesterday I attended the Juror's Talk at the Sanchez Art Center's Bay Area Annual exhibition that I am in. The juror was René de Guzman, Senior Curator at the Oakland Museum.

It was really interesting to hear René speak about where his thoughts are right now from a curatorial standpoint. I thought the show was really strong and what was great (and unexpected) was for the artists who attended to present their work to the group and answer questions or listen to comments. What a great opportunity to be able to present my work to Mr. de Guzman in person!

Additionally, since this was the first time I had seen the show, it was a nice surprise to discover that "American Girl" had received one of the five Juror's Awards.

To read a little more about the show go to the Art Guild of Pacifica's website (they are housed in the Sanchez Art Center) and check out their newsletter, Dirty Palette.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Work in Progress

It's been more than two weeks since my last posting so I thought I better post a quick note.

I have just been focusing on painting in my studio. I am working on three paintings -- smallish (40 x 34 in.), big (50 x 66 in.) and really big (66 x 84 in.) The small one is of five girls sitting in swimsuits on a step which I plan to call "Mermaids." The middle one is of four girls revealing their belly buttons titled "Bellybutton Gazers" and the large one is of two cowgirls in action -- not titled yet.

Working on multiple things at once is giving me an opportunity to focus on different things at different times which I am finding is a good thing but at the same time it is taking longer to finish a piece as currently I am working on eleven girls total! Consequently I have no new images to post and may not for a little while...