Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Watercolor Wednesday

I've been doing a lot more experimenting with different colors and washes. I'm also painting some beetles again, which is fun.

Other than that, working hard to gear up for the Red Hot Art Festival which is less than two weeks away. Ack! I think it will be a good time, though. I'm happy that we have a tented stand, just in case the weather isn't the best (still, fingers crossed for good weather to bring out the crowds!)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This and That

Here are two vintage doll heads I bought at a thrift store last week. They are labeled Made in Japan and I'm guessing they are from the 60's or 70's.

I checked this book out of the library last week. There are a lot of good ideas and it is generally pretty inspiring. The photos of the finished projects are gorgeous. I have plans to dabble in some screenprinting this summer.

Pictured above are my herbs for the little herb garden I've started in the landing of my duplex's stairwell. I can't have them in the apartment because the cats tend to eat all of the delicious, tender shoots and leaves. That doesn't work so well because, well, I want to eat these delicious herbs. I'm hoping that between my weekly CSA box (starting in two weeks - yeah!) and these herbs, I will only need to buy some meat and a few staples this summer (like peanut butter cups and Diet Coke).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Watercolor Wednesday

I had fun last night making this chart of different crayons with different paints. This way I can easily remember which paints and crayons really pop together without having to remember all the crazy crayon names (famous? tickle me pink? the giving tree? what ever happened to names that describe color, Crayola?)

I'm pretty happy with the bird below. I'm feeling an itch to break out into something new again, though, so this may be the last of the birds.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Red Hot Art Festival

I will be selling my work at a local art festival the weekend of June 6th & 7th. Here is the promotional poster - created by local artist Andy McInnis, who will be doing screenprinting demonstrations during the festival. The promotional materials were all designed by local artists and are pretty cool.

There will be a lot of different activities, local music and food from Holyland Deli and some other awesome local places. I'm pretty excited about the festival and have my fingers crossed for good weather.
There is a ton of additional information on the website: