Monday, December 26, 2011

10 Year Anniversary Celebration

It's hard to believe that 2012 will be my ten-year anniversary as a practicing artist since my graduation from Webster University! I am planning a year-long celebration and have even devoted a blog to this (just follow the link below).

Please feel free to check it out and to check back frequently for more updates and cool stuff. I will be posting raffles for free artworks on the first of every month, linking to eBay auctions and hosting other fun things as well. The party will officially get rolling on Jan. 1 with a raffle, so make sure to drop by then to enter.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Art of the Week, Continued: More GaGa

Here are some photos of the Lady GaGa performance itself, in which I lip-synched "Poker Face" for Jim Horne's Wednesday country and western dance night. Thank you to Jim for sharing these.

Art of the Week: Lady GaGa

Friend and fellow artist Jim Horne asked me to impersonate Lady GaGa for one of his deejay events, so I'm posting a photo of my outfit as art of the week. Happy holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Art of the Week: Dala Horses

My friend gave me these two charming little wooden horses in a paint-a-horse kit so I customized them to resemble frolicking Swedish Dala Horses. I'm happy with how they turned out so I thought I'd post them as Art of the Week.

Please keep in mind that I'll be at the Winter Craft Festival on Sunday with my jewelry and related fiber goods (gift bags & purses). Pere Marquette Lodge is always fun and a wonderful getaway destination, and I hope you'll consider dropping by. It will be a great holiday shopping opportunity to buy handmade gifts in support of local artists and artisans.

Winter Craft Festival
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL
Dec. 11, 2011, 11 AM - 3 PM

The Winter Craft Festival will be the last big event that I'm involved in until 2012, although I may have some artworks included in the upcoming Northern Arts Council rotations at Cork Wine Bar & Ferguson Brewing Company and the St. Louis Women's Caucus for Art rotation at Spirits Lounge.

And keep an eye out for some exciting things happening come January - I have some big things in the works including a year-long celebration. More details will be forthcoming later this month.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This Week

I am participating in one more art market for the holidays, this Sunday at Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center. If you have never been to Pere Marquette Lodge before, be sure to check it out sometime - it's a wonderful getaway destination.

Winter Craft Festival
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL
Dec. 11, 2011, 11 AM - 3 PM

Also, don't forget about the holiday parties happening over the course of the week. They should be a lot of fun.

Holiday Show
St. Charles County Arts Council
Lillian Yahn Gallery
7443 Village Center Dr.
O' Fallon, MO
Nov. - Dec. 2011
Holiday Party: Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 - 8 PM

$100 Show

holiday boutique
Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th St.
St. Louis, MO
Nov. - Dec. 2011
Holiday Party: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 - 10 PM

And please feel free to check out some of my past posts and my Current & Upcoming Events sidebar on this blog to see what else I'm involved in for the holidays.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art of the Week: Shoes...

I am creating new works incorporating designer shoes for an upcoming show at the St. Charles County Arts Council in 2012 and wanted to share a preview. This piece, which has yet to be titled, is a treehouse of sorts and was made in response to this boot, which I felt made a good trunk.