Friday, March 11, 2011

Baldwin Park Show this weekend! And, meet baby Poppy!

Yes!  The Baldwin Park Art & Jazz Festival is finally here!
I hope everyone gets a chance to come out and visit me this Saturday!

Meet Poppy Sloan Bowers!!!  Isn't she adorable!

I was commissioned to do a piece for her room...and here it is...

"Poppy Garden"
24x36, acrylic on canvas

Poppy's baby stats are in the leaves on two of the flowers.

Here are some adorable mini art plaques that I made for the
Baldwin Park Art & Jazz Festival this weekend!  Just something different to make!

This one is my favorite!
They are so whimsical!

Last but never is one of the paintings that will be at my booth
"Wonder & Imagination"
10x20, acrylic on canvas

There are so many canvases that I am leaving off but I cannot possibly post them all at the moment!  I have done 25 canvases in the last 2-3 weeks on top of 57 bookmarks, 45 marble magnets, 16 large wood magnets, 10 mini art plaques and 7 graffiti birds!  I am pooped!

Well I am awfully sorry to be so short on my post today!  I have been swamped preparing for the show and I still have so much more to do!  I need to take my kids to nana's house before my company arrives so that I can clean house some!  My mom is coming up from Miami to work the show with me and my good friend Melissa Kurtz is coming from Jacksonville with her daughter and is participating in the show this year as well!  Look for her booth, Melissa Kurtz Designs.  She sells fabulous mosaic, beaded belt buckles!

Till Monday...when I will be able to somewhat relax some...  Be calm.  Be strong.  Be grateful.

Live Artfully,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You are beautiful!

Yes!  You are!!!

"you are beautiful"
30x30, acrylic on canvas

This is one of the larger paintings that I will have at the
Baldwin Park Art & Jazz Festival next weekend, the 12th.

"Never say never"
14x14, acrylic on canvas

Ahhh....yes....can you tell that I am the mother of a 9 year old who is in love with Justin Bieber!?!? 

And yes, I actually did a Justin Bieber canvas!  My 8 year old (Macie) was you serious?
She dislikes anyone that her sister Rylee DOES like!  When I was finishing up the canvas yesterday even my 2 year old was like...."is that Justin Bieber?"  I was you know who he is too???  Actually, at this point, who hasn't heard of Justin Bieber? I took Rylee to go see his movie and I actually enjoyed it.  I enjoyed seeing just how young he really was when he started to display his musical talent.  It showed his journey...and my gosh...ALL of his fans! WOW!  There are so many little girls in love with this kid!  I'm talking...5 and 6 year olds!  CRAZY!!!

Anyway - yes...I do guitars all of the time.  I have put artists such as Bob Marley, The Beatles,
Tracy Chapmen, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin and why not Justin Bieber?  Anyway, 
Rylee is dying for this canvas!  But I told her is going to The Florida Craftsman in St. Pete!  And so that is where I am driving to today!   I have to go to the gallery to swap some paintings out for my upcoming events and wanted to bring them a guitar piece...since they are always requesting one.  I will be curious to see what they think of this one!

Well, I am off to St. Pete now!  Macie is coming with me today!  I am letting her miss school for a mini day trip with mommy!

Till next time, Be calm.  Be strong.  Be grateful.

Live Artfully,