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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I know it's hard to tell sometimes, but secretly, I'm actually rather shy.

I had a lot of fun! I really appreciate all my big supporters showing up with their support! You guys mean a lot to me. In fact, I love you all.

... & I hope you're all up for repeating such events, because I plan to have many more parties like this in the future! :o)

Thanks again.

Karma Juice Reception
This Weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

On Sunday, April 22nd from 2pm to 4pm, there will be a reception for me and my art at Karma Juice in Dana Point, California. It is located at :
33621 Del Obispo Suite F
Dana Point, CA 92629

Morning, Artifact, Daydream

These 3 paintings are 10 x 10 inches. They are (of course) uv reactive and glow in the dark. I will be showing these, along with many others through June 15th at Karma Juice.

I'm very excited about this party. I love the environment at Karma Juice, and I feel that my art matches the atmosphere really well. Maybe that's just because its drenched in my favorite incense, and because they sell Sambazon, my favorite purple berry. Either way, it's a nice little bohemian joint that's perfect for a fun afternoon.

Give your karma a boost! Come hang out with us and support art. :o)

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Symmetry . 48"x30" . 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

1. normal lighting
2. normal and uv lighting combined
3. uv lighting only
4. no light (glow)

It would be silly for me to state that I find circles fascinating.

This concept is one I've explored before. Eight circles of exactly the same size come together to form what looks like a flower shape in the center (and ninth) circle of it's size. It was nearly impossible to paint out the circles without disastrous errors. So many tiny dots! I began with the intention of making a very red painting, however, as it progressed, I felt drawn to bring out the deep, rich, merlot-like colors. It just felt more passionate than basic red.

I am most proud of what the painting looks like with no light on it whatsoever. Whoever eventually owns this piece will get to see this any time they pass by it during the night. Sometimes my paintings actually guide my way if I ever get up and walk through the apartment without turning a light on.

This painting proved to be one of the more mind-bending experiences I've had with art. I have completed so many different pieces already this year. I'm enjoying it a lot, don't get me wrong. I just feel like I'm swimming in paint. I'm currently preparing for a summer gallery opening, 2 hangings at small businesses before that, and a few side pieces to sell in between. The next 2 months will be devoted to completing my overall collection of larger pieces to show and sell. It is now mid April, and I have officially begun feeling sensations of "drowning" in my art. I remember wondering what this period would feel like to me.
So, it's interesting that I completed Symmetry when I did. It was more technically difficult than my last big piece, used more paint and materials than I'm used to, and took way more time to complete than I anticipated. I utilized the opportunity to improve my concentration and planning. Painting is always very meditative for me, and this period in my life needed some extra consideration. I enjoyed a very real sense of self-discipline. Who knew that could happen?

A little to the left.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The hanging went well. We began a list of things we ought remember to bring with us the next time we do this. (step-stools, a straight edge, etc.) The wall space there was a tad more massive than I was expecting, so I'm debating about whether or not to fill it better before the party.

Because of delirium and exhaustion that occurred the day I finished everything, our picture-taking session resulted in very few usable images of the paintings that are now hanging. Obviously we should have checked them before heading to Karma Juice. Lesson learned. I have a few, though, which I will attempt to fix and organize.

My gorgeous (and wonderful) husband is hanging Early. I am hanging Tilt, my set of four 12x12s.

You see, it's the earth's tilt that gives us our seasons.

Can I get a karma boost with that?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

(thanks Ben)

Today, I'm hanging many of my pieces at Karma Juice. They will be on display and available for sale through June 15th.

The party (which you're all invited to) will be 3 weeks from today, on April 22nd. It will go from 2-4pm, and I'm told that those in attendance will benefit from a nice discount on Karma Juice products!

Karma Juice is located @ 33621 Del Obispo in Dana Point, California. Funny thing, I used to live right down the street from there.

Yes, I will be posting better pictures of the paintings. Later. Until then, some titles: Tilt, Daydream, Orbit, Tao, Morning, Artifact, In Between, Aurora....

Titles. Not nearly as exciting as pictures.

There will also be some paintings available that you've seen before. I'm really happy about the minor improvements I made on Da kine. It looks way better.