April 15, 2013
Something extra for patrons of my art sale.
April 11, 2013
My art sale is in progress!
You can see what’s available here: pushedunder.com/sale
I’m also having a Spring/Summer Paper Doll sale in my etsy shop starting today. Most paper doll sets have been discounted by 25%. No codes necessary! All of the discounts have already been applied.
A super big thanks to everyone who has bought something already! And thank you for all the support and understanding about the mailing list mishap. I appreciate your emails!
April 10, 2013
Dearest mailing list recipients,
I dare not send another mailing list message as you may have received several duplicate messages already. My apologies. We’re working on the issue.
IF I ever send out another message, we’ll hopefully have all the issues ironed out. Thanks for understanding?
And thank you to everyone who has already purchased artwork from my sale!
If you weren’t signed up for the list, I will be posting details about the sale Friday afternoon.
March 20, 2013
A few people had trouble signing up for my list through email. So we made a little web form. Enter your email address and press submit here.
I’m having an art sale very soon! Details coming soon through my mailing list. If you’re interested, please send an email to: email@example.com
The email should simply say subscribe
November 22, 2012
Today through Monday, everything in my etsy shop (including original art) will be 25% off. You have to use the coupon code TWENTYFIVE at checkout though!
I’ve already added back a new and beautifully improved I Miss you Honey greeting card (now satiny matte with a beautiful bear brown envelope) and new I Pick You cards.
25% off is not something I do very often, so if you’ve had your eye on something, now is a good time to get it!
November 13, 2012
Glass, Cinder & Thorns II
The all woman, fairy tale inspired group show opens this coming Saturday at 323East Gallery (Royal Oak, MI)
When the first Glass, Cinder & Thorns opened in 2009, I remember wishing I could have been a part of the show. So when the curator, April Segedi, contacted me about a year ago and invited me to be a part of Glass, Cinder & Thorns II, I was really excited! Wish granted.
Cusp of Euphoria – mixed media, shadowbox
I thought of the mingling feelings between two ages, the day into dusk, something unknown, things that can’t be undone, a forest being more than a forest, dangerous & alive.
It seems like a dream show to see in person, I wish I could be there… Stop in and have a look if you’re in the area this coming Saturday & take photos!
October 10, 2012
When I was young, I didn’t particularly like Halloween. I found the concept of deception by means of costume a bit disturbing. For some reason, I found myself ill every year on the big day. Thinking back on it now it was probably social anxiety. Going to a stranger’s home, dressed in an awkward fashion and begging them for candy… Not my cup of tea!
In spite of that, I’ve always enjoyed the decorations. Especially the antique ones my Grandma still displays every year. Cat’s in masks and in top hats with monocles, old ceramic figures that emanate light from their eyes…
My Mom and I would sometimes make paper decorations to hang around the house and on the windows. Construction paper shaded with color pencils. That was always fun.
Many, many years later, my sister and I would do the same thing but because her birthday is so near Halloween, the holiday became a huge focus and we began creating extremely elaborate decorations, games and those *things you poke your head through so people can take funny photographs for our annual party.
One year we even made cardboard coffins that contained a skeleton noisemaker for the invitations. ELABORATE.
Then, as the parties cooled a bit, my sister and I began painting huge pieces of cardboard with Halloween themes for fun.
It was then that I painted the first Little Ghost Girl. I had already been drawing a smaller version I’d been calling snow ghosts but the Little Ghost Girls are significantly different.
I’ve painted one or two every year since. It’s an irresistible urge! The cool weather comes and I grab my paints.
This year’s ghosts:
Thinking of it now, my best Halloween as a child was when we lived in Baton Rouge during a big tainted candy scare. I dressed up as a fortune teller but stayed in to pass out candy to trick or treaters while watching The Blob on tv.
Perhaps if I had never been expected (socially) to go out and beg for treats, I would have enjoyed it much more. Somebody has to stay home to pass out candy, right?
*why is there no word for this??
October 1, 2012
Apparently I like my witches to have pastel hair. Soft candy floss strands… Perhaps it’s a little Autumn festival inspiration.
While painting this doll, I couldn’t stop thinking of the word souffle. It seemed nonsensical at first but after a little brainstorming with my sister, we arrived at the name Sour Apple Souffle and it worked (for me at least!)
Sour Apple Souffle
I thought it might be fun to make a little shadow box for her. I made a loose photographic how-to so you can make one too. (instructions are behind the cut!)
This week in celebration of my new paper doll set, I’m having a 15% sale in my shop. Use the code FIFTEEN when checking out to save 15% on your total order.
September 15, 2012
Available and on view tonight through October 20th at Double Punch gallery in San Francisco.
See the show if you can!
September 14, 2012
Melt Into the Other World
My 2nd piece for the It’s Not Over Yet! show at Double Punch opening this Saturday in San Francisco.