Monday, August 31, 2009

It's September already?!!!

What?!!! It's September?!!! Can someone tell me where August went?
I'm sorry I haven't posted in a week, time seems to be flying lately. I guess I should cut down on all the time I've been spending with Stormtroopers. I need to return to THIS galaxy! Enough with the ones that are far, far away!

After returning to plant earth, I painted this new painting:

Babushka with tuxedo cat
This Babushka is wearing a darling skirt made from different patterned papers. She is a sweetie!
She is up for grabs on Ebay.

May the force be with you :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Opie the wondercat!

HI Everyone!
Sorry it's been a while. Opie the wondercat has been hogging the computer. I catch him surfing the web for cat toys. Lily is his partner in crime. She's not as computer savvy so she sits on the side lines and makes requests for cat nip orders.

In the meantime, I've been adding some new paintings up for auctions on ebay.

Here is my newest favorite:

Frida with two black cats. It's a LARGE one at 16 by 20 inches.

Talk to you all soon, as long as Opie gives me a minute to get on here to do so!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Square Foot Art Opening

Tonight was the annual "Square Foot Art Show" from the AWOL Gallery here in Toronto. It was a blast! I got dressed up in my little polk-a-dot dress and headed out on this super muggy and hot August night to see the show.
The line up to get in went right around the block! They had a dj rockin' the tunes. So much beautiful art to look at.

Here I am with my Frida painting.

Morgan and I having fun at the show:

I even had one lady come up to me who recognized me from my youtube videos! Isn't that cool? It was great to be out with so many people. I spend so much time here at home with just the cats, that it is nice to get out and mingle once in a while.
Oh, and the painting sold! That was an extra little happy surprise for me :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

The little crafter

My mom came to visit me and we had a blast laughing and carrying on. She brought with her some old photos of me when I was little. I loved these two of me doing some arts and crafts.

Here I am hand sewing something, probably a little doll or puppet. I don't remember what it was exactly, but I was always making something:

You know something? I still sit on my feet like that. My mom gets so upset that I still do this. She is worried about me getting a clot in my leg or something. She is probably right, but I just can't stop sitting like this!

Here I am doing a watercolor painting:

Picasso is quoted as saying "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. "
This is so true. The ease that children possess in creating is so beautiful and natural. It is difficult to maintain that free expression as an adult, but I try. I always try to just let go and tap into my inner child.

With that said, I am proud to show my inner child that I made it into a magazine with her art.
Here is a photo of me at the local bookstore tonight with the Artful Blogging magazine that I am in.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mama & Mondigliani

First off, a BIG THANK YOU! for all the sweet words of encouragement about the Artful Blogging article! You guys are truly the best! (((hugs)))

My Mom came here for a visit so I've been busy spending time with her. Today we went to the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario. The gallery has been re-designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. It is so cool inside now!

My mom & I got our pictures taken inside the new addition to the art gallery. The security guard took the picture above.
Then as we went through a different section, I stumbled upon a Mondigliani that I LOVE!!! It is one that I have been inspired by MANY times. There it was, the original! I wanted my picture taken next to it, I knew not to use a flash, because I heard a flash can bleach out the paint over time. We took it (flashless), and all of a sudden a security guard pops up and got very angry! OPPS! So I guess no pictures of any kind are allowed in that section.
I'm glad I got it though :)

We had a lot of fun looking at all the art. There was a show on of surreal art including art and jewelry from Salvador DalĂ­. I loved the ruby inlayed lips with pearl teeth!

My mom brought some old pictures of me as a kid that I will show you later.
HUGS to all!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm in Artful Blogging!

I am so happy and honored to be in the fall issue of Artful BLogging! It is a 5 page article detailing my experiences showing and selling my art over the years.

The article have big, beautiful, full colour pictures of my art. Candy for the eyes :)

I want to thank all of you who follow my blog and leave me comments! This article is for all of us!

The magazine is on store shelves now!