So, this was sort of a fluke, but we have a new website! I couldn't be happier, because even though my other website was great, this one is better. And it has way more potential with sharing video (hint hint hint). It also will zoom into my images super close so you can see details. Please check it out, and let me know what you think! And if you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter to receive 20% off your first purchase.
Originally posted in July 2017.
I had a wonderful experience at the South Haven Art Fair on July 1st and 2nd! A lot of paintings went to new homes, and I met so many wonderful people and artists. I also won the Emerging Artist award, which was a huge surprise. I definitely plan on going back next year.
Visit me at the Richland Art Fair on July 15th and the Saugatuck Fair on July 29th
Originally posted in June 2017.
A few months ago I painted and re-organized part of my studio space. This is my "Clean Space", where I do my painting. My work space is actually located in five parts of my home. I also have an office, where I do all of my digital work and business. A dark room / print room, where I do all my photography and printmaking work. I have a room dedicated as a warehouse, where I store all my finished work. And a wood shop a.k.a. garage, where we do the framing. One day I will build a dedicated structure that will house all aspects of the business, and it is my dream to offer an apprenticeship program for artists.
My first art fair of 2017.
Originally posted in May 2017.
It has been a while since I posted an update. I am pregnant and have been very ill. I am trying to get myself motivated to get back into the studio and make new work, something that has been a challenge on top of preparing for this summer's art fairs. This is the first time I am giving my all to the art fairs, so it is taking a lot of work to prepare. Brochures, labels, boxes, packaging, building walls and tables... the list of to-dos go on. I only have a month until my first fair, so it is time to get serious.
Here are some snap shots of the state of my studio.
Originally posted in March 2017.
EEEK, I just ordered a fancy new sign for my art fair booth! Oh, did I mention I am doing a few art fairs this summer!? I am starting to get excited. I have only done a few fairs, and they have been stressful and a ton of work. But I never did it right. I tried to cut corners, showed up unprepared, and I learned the hard way on a lot of things. I am finally getting a professional set-up and I am going all in, which I think will help the process and sales. More on this later.
I have been feeling under the weather, so, regretfully, I have not been in the studio in a while. I hope to be in the studio soon. I have a lot of new work in my head, I just need to get my hands dirty. I thought I would share some oldies with you in the mean time. Tell me what you think.
Originally posted in 2017.
I am part of this amazing group of artists called, PICCOLOs! It is part gallery, part community. The artist Thimgan Hayden found an amazing group to be included in the project. I will be doing an interview / show and tell on the Facebook Group February 12th, 2017 at 11:00am, so I hope to see some support from friends.
Please note that this originally post was in 2017. PICCOLOs is now defunct.