Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Verdant Greening, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36", ©2008

I was tagged recently by Grace Lee Korbel over at Korbel Fine Arts to list 6 random things about myself. I've been pondering this, trying to come up with something new and interesting, and not having much luck. But today I came across Cynthia Guajardo's Thanksgiving post and I thought I'd borrow a page from her book and change the rules up a bit, in honor of the holiday tomorrow, by listing things I am thankful for instead. So here goes:

I am so thankful for:

1. My wonderful, loving, and super supportive husband Wade. My life would indeed be a much poorer thing in so many ways without him.
2. Our new house.
3. Our amazing church community at Redeemer and the spiritual (and artistic) growth I've experienced there over the past 3 years.
4. My art and the opportunity to explore it fully.
5. My friends and family, online and off.
6. My cats.

And like Cynthia, instead of tagging more bloggers, I leave it up to you. If you feel moved to, go ahead and list what you're thankful for on your blog.

Happy Thanksgiving! May you have much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Fine Art Department

Red Movement, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8", ©2008 (available for sale on my small art blog and in my Etsy shop)

A big thank you to Tracy Helgeson who has included me along with 24 other artists in The Fine Art Department! Here are her words describing the motivation behind this project:

"So in the spirit of team work, I have put up yet another blog. It's called The Fine Art Department and I'd like to post an image, a short description and link to artists who are selling their own work. The economy is tough and those of us who (try to) make a living selling our work have been greatly affected. Obviously, I hope that if one has limited funds, they will pay for food, insurance, mortgage, etc. first, however perhaps there are still a few folks who can squeeze out a couple of bucks to buy a piece of art to enjoy or to give as a gift. If artists aren't selling anything, they are also not buying anything either or paying their bills or the mortgage and the dominoes will keep falling. I realize that not every art buyer wants to buy my art (what?) so I'd like to offer some alternatives and hopefully somebody will make a few sales, even if it's not me."

So head on over to The Fine Art Department and take a look at some truly great art. I'm sure you'll find something you just have to have!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Out of Darkness (Into Light) announcement

announcement for the next art exhibit I'm curating for my church,
click on images to see larger versions

Monday, November 10, 2008


Lost in Translation, acrylic/collage on canvas, 5" x 7", ©2008 SOLD!

"A poet friend of mine told me that his poems know far more than he does, and if he listens to them, then they teach him."

-Madeleine L'Engle from A Ring of Light

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Art (at the) Salon

Several of my recent paintings are now on display at Salon Rouge in downtown Bothell. Carole, my hairdresser and owner of this beautiful Aveda salon, has become one of my patrons and asked me if I would like to exhibit my work there. Said she wanted to be surrounded by my art. :) Happy to oblige.

All pieces on display, except for the one owned by Carole herself, are available for sale. To see them, and/or to make a hair appointment, give Carole a call at 425/485-5016. Or drop by at 10116 Main Street (part of Bothell's Main Street Mall, the main entrance is in the back of the building).

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama, Obama, Obama!

I am distracted to say the least. I'm sure it's at least partly due to it being Election Day, and it's a big one. Since I voted last week, I thought maybe I could pretend today was just like any other day and just wait until tonight to see if our political future is truly history in the making, or, God forbid, more of the same.

Anyway, I thought I'd re-post this video from the beginning of Obama's campaign. It really captures why Obama got my vote - he brings with him a true sense of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

If you haven't already, get out and vote!