Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Done! It's Done!

I wasn't even sure if I'd get this done in time. Thanks goodness for a deadline extension!





This bad boy will be on display at Young Blood Gallery all of November!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I've signed up for Get Your Paint On: Beyond the Basics E-course and I'm totally stoked! Like I need ANOTHER thing on my plate, but hey, it'll be fun! This week we're all talking about inspiration, where to find it and what to do with it. 

Yesterday I drove up to Atlanta to see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit at the High Museum of Art. They were offering half off the price of admission because it was Picasso's birthday. I've seen the permanent collections many times, so I knew this trip would be short and sweet and I'd be back in time to get the kiddo from school. 

The first thing you see is Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a highly sensitive person and I can cry at the drop of a hat. Well, I have to admit, seeing this amazing Picasso painting brought me to tears. Thank goodness I went alone! The rest of his paintings were equally amazing. Then there was Matisse's Dance (1)! It's huge and magnificent and I'm trying my best not to type in ALL CAPS but seriously...OMG is all I can say. Matisse AND Picasso? Be still, my beating heart! 

The rest of the exhibit was just as beautiful and I couldn't believe I was seeing all this art in real life instead of in books and magazines. I made a pact with myself that I would bring Maz to this exhibit soon. 

I wanted to buy everything in the gift shop but only had a few bucks. So I added some postcards to my lovely collection. I drove home with my artistic soul filled and a smile on my face. I'm SO READY to get my paint on!

Are you as emotional as I am when it comes to art museums?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Piggy Calavera

Piggy Calavera

Piggy Calavera

This little piggy bank will be auctioned off at the 2011 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball in Peachtree City, Georgia. I'm always happy to help out with any fundraising efforts when I can!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Work Work Work!

Our Sunday was full of little projects, from cleaning up the house to school homework. Maz and I spent some time together at the kitchen table working on things that are due this week.

A skeleton. Testing out my puppet-making skills.

Mazzy works on a school project.

Priming another pig. (Remember last year's?)

She's coming along nicely. Of course, I smear some of the paint after taking this picture!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Painting

Last night Maz and I attending a pumpkin carving party. We didn't carve any, but we did buy little pumpkins and paint pens. Here's what we made:

Painting Pumpkins

My pumpkin is Dia de los Muertos inspired, and mostly a trial run for another project due this week. Mazzy painted Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. We decided to keep the wolf orange since we didn't have a grey paint pen. 

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In other news, I'm selling prints to help out my relatives in Michigan. Check out all the info here: Art for Lupe.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday's Work





I'll be getting prints of this one too! I have a very special plan for these. The painting should be done today...that is, if this awful head cold doesn't get the best of me.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby's First Prints

I finally got prints made of my favorite watercolor painting! I only have 10 prints, and since half of them are already spoken for, I might just get a few more. They are 11" x 14" and you can easily find a mat and frame for it. So excited! Now I'm looking for more paintings to turn into prints!

Now available on my Etsy shop!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

My Creative Space Thursday


It's looking like September and October is my busy season as an artist! I don't have to many words right now, but here's a mural I'm working on this week. I'm hoping to get it done next week. FINGERS CROSSED!

Monday, October 03, 2011

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