Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kindness Takes Root Found A Home

I am so excited to say that one of my 2016 paintings, Kindness Takes Root, found a home with the Sykes family.  I hope it warms their hearts and guides their steps.  Thank you for supporting local artists!  

Spirit Animal Painting

I recently completed this commissioned piece based on the spider as a spirit animal.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Gearing Up for the First 4th Friday

Around ACoT {Art Center on Tusc} we are gearing up for Barberton's 4th Friday Art Walk.  You will see lots of lovely art from all of the artists.

Here are a couple of things I've been preparing:

New little box canvases

Some of the original watercolor poster just got frames!

Wisdom Cards are available for the first time

Prints of some of my favorite canvases

New sets of notecards from cut up paintings

Notecard close up

Painting in process

I hope you will come out Friday, February 26, 5 - 9 p.m.   Stop by to chat and enjoy the art!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Newspaper Transformation: Roses of Repurposed Hope

Do you remember the painted newspaper from earlier this week?

They were transformed via paint, cutting and folding.

And then they were added to a painted canvas.

Roses of Repurposed Hope

Detailed view of newspaper roses 

Another detailed view of newspaper roses 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Wisdom Cards

Beginning of Self Care Card
Beginning of Self Care Card

I've made some miniature piece of art that combine both affirmations and inspiring quotes on these little hand painted gems.
A collection of Wisdom Cards in my studio at ACoT

Light and Hope Card: Affirmation
Light and Hope Card:  Quote

These cards are made of durable chip board.  Each one is
uniquely painted and embellished with paint and ribbon.  Wisdom cards are a lovely tool.

Brave, Strong and Kind Card
Brave, Strong and Kind Card

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cuppa Joy

When I was invited to create a piece of coffee cup art for a show I had no idea what I was going to do.  Eventually I decided to bring some of my handmade paper and love of book arts into the project.

As a little play on "cuppa joe,"  I created a Cuppa Joy--a book of quotes on handmade paper in a coffee cup covered in handmade paper.

The show opening is Friday, February 26, at Nine Muses Gallery in Barberton.  The show opening coincides with George Kurka's solo show, Alchemy, and Barberton's new 4th Friday Art Walks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love Infused Inspiration Card Deck

I've created a love and inspiration package that revolves around the Brave Inspiration Card Deck!  It's full and overflowing with creativity, love, and inspiration.

Give a gift brimming with love AND inspiration to yourself or someone else!
This kit includes:
  • Brave Inspiration Card Deck in a heart paper bag
  • Hand painted heart rock
  • Sweet cinnamon tea
  • Glass gems
  • All wrapped sweetly in pink tissue inside a cellophane bag
Shipped in a mailer envelope embellished with love!

All that love poured into an envelope and shipped to you or someone else for $18!


Cards for the Camino

To all the amazing people who follow my art, I'm not sure if I've told you about the epic adventure my son, Sam, and I are taking...