Monday, July 7, 2008
These single-fold cards are 5.5" x 4" with the inside blank to write your own messaage. The cards and envelopes are cream colored.
The images on the cards I did from 18" x 24" original pastels that I painted from photos. The Paris card was from a photo I took of two very stylish looking twins. They seemed to capture the Champs Elysse high end shopping area perfectly. The Amsterdam card is my daughter, Liz walking in front of the Rijksmuseum. The other two are from photos my friend, Emily let me use from two of her many adventures. The Prague pastel is my favorite. Emily pointed out in the Beijing photo that she took the picture because of the very bright red doorway on the outside that was a big contrast to the much duller red walls on the inside.
They come in a set of eight cards, two of each image and matching envelopes.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Fabric Collection Earrings
Earrings inspired by my amazing daughters; Liz for the idea, and Helen for her fabulous collection of designer fabrics.
Fabric earrings with a different designer fabric on each side (in case the wind blows!), surgical steel hooks, lightly coated so they're durable, lightweight & comfortable - each pair different from the other. Complete with a matching giftbox.
Brides - I can make a unique pair for each bridesmaid.
Order 5 pairs, get one free!
A great birthday or graduation gift - or if you don't know what to get someone for International Dadaism Day (July 15th) - what better than a pair of art earrings?
Please forward this newsletter on to anyone who loves a one-of-a-kind gift.
Coming soon - Summer art shows and workshops.
Go to my blogs. One on my own art: https://www.marysartblog.blogspot.com/ or read my comments on the business of art: https://www.banquetforthestarvingartist.blogspot.com/ Check back every day.
For info about classes / workshops/ art shows and more, visit the calendar.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I spent the weekend with my daughters in Madison. What a great city. I didn't do any art work - not that I planned on doing any - but I got to see Helen present her poster on the research she's doing at the undergraduate symposium. That was fun! And we ate out a lot. The dogs got to come with us on my birthday (Saturday) and the weather was nice enough that we sat outside.
I will write again soon. I want to post some of the pastels I framed a few weeks ago for my show.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So, I wiped out the sky. I took the vibrance of the blue water down a little and added yellow to the foreground. And I signed it which must mean it's finished!
Now it's time to move on.
And I (like many others) have been reading "A new earth" by Eckhart Tolle which is very thought-provoking. So, I've been thinking about when people feel MEAN and do mean things to others (like crucifiying Jesus for his beliefs for example) it's ALWAYS their ego involved, isn't it? If someone is ok with themselves they would realize us humans (and animals and plants) are all CONNECTED and when suffering happens to one, it happens to all. (animals are suffering too - if Factory Farming were illegal like it is in many countries there be a lot less suffering.) When people get AWAY from their egos and realize God, themselves, awareness is always in them there's no choice but to have peace - the whole world would have less suffering and fighting. When you're 'conscious' and think about WHERE the meat came from that you put in your mouth or WHY a person said something to you that hurt your feelings and take it for what it REALLY is you'll make a more conscious choice and be less likely to hurt another being.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I did a pastel seascape the other night... well, it's almost abstract, but still representational. I'll get a photo of it later today and post it.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
By the way, this is a pastel I did of him last summer with Ram horns. He jokingly mentioned wanting a picture of himself with ram horns, not once, but twice, so what was I to do? All I can say is be careful what you ask for.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
I heard from my college roommate, Nancy. She wanted me to make her a brooch similar to one on my website with these colors. I liked working in both the triangle shape and the rectangle so I made both and she can choose. I hope she likes them! Nancy is great - she looks like Mary Tyler Moore with blonde hair and plays and teaches the viola as she did in college.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
It's hard to remember how I lived without it, actually. I have spent many hours in my studio so far this weekend - cleaning, working, and planning for my Monday morning class, etc. But I must say who can sit still while listening to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls - or - "She's My Man" by the Scissor Sisters!