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Perpetual Twilight . 4ft x 5ft . 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

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

Ingredients: acrylic paint, beach sand, water & light

I think I have sort of a love affair with this concept. There are maybe 2 designs I've done in the last few years that I feel I could explore over and over again, forever. This is one of them.

There's something about the color of the light in that time after the sun sets, when a smattering of stars begin to light up the sky. It's just beautiful. The transition of time, I guess. Watching new stars appear is magical, like being suddenly surrounded by distant fireflies, twinkling at you from a few heavens away. During the day, our vision tends to be very earth based, with all things on the ground and ocean lit up by the brightness of the sun. At night, our perspectives naturally lean towards the heavens. The time in between is profound. To me, this is the color of Evening.

While creating it, I purposefully allowed myself to love it. I wanted to love the colors, love the paint, love the evening. The best part about exploring concepts I've painted before is that I am free to be passionate about what I'm doing. Often when I get too wrapped up in a new design or technique, I lose that deep, internal need to express the emotion I feel. I have to remind myself what inspired me to create it in the first place.

I have been using beach sand in my paint occasionally. I like the idea of using a material so intrinsically earth-based as an element for creating paintings that are usually ethereal in concept. Maybe that's just the artist in me talking, but I'm telling you, I find it truly exciting.

I enjoyed every moment of this. This painting is my favorite color.

Wisdom . 48"x24" . 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I have nothing to say.

Promotional Postcard for May/June/July

Monday, May 07, 2007

This will be mailed out to various places. (front and back shown.)

In case you wanted to know the dates and locations of my upcoming shows. :o) The phone number goes to my business manager, Becky Parrott.

As you can see, I am henceforth referring to my art as "Light Reactive Paintings," which I feel is a more encompassing description than "uv reactive" and "glow in the dark," since that doesn't at all convey the way each painting changes and morphs throughout the day, depending on the outside light. The colors look different in the morning than in the evening, in the shade or near a window, in addition to the uv and glow effects.

In other words, they are light-reactive.

I like it. :o)

(plug: Interrupt Design)

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Blingo. BLINGO!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Okay, I originally wasn't going to make a big deal about this when I first signed up for Blingo. Mostly, I wasn't sure if it even worked.

It does.

Let me back up. Blingo is a sub-site of Google, started by Google, working with Publishers Clearing House. Or maybe it's owned by Publishers Clearing House, working with Google. Or maybe it has nothing to do with Google, it's just using Google power. I'm not sure. But it's like Google and Publishers Clearing House had a baby.

When you do searches through Blingo (instead of Google) you have a chance to win prizes! Everything from Amazon gift certificates to cash to trips to new cars. And they DO NOT send you any spam whatsoever. And it's FREEEEE!

The best part is, if you sign up through me, when you win a prize, I win a prize! The same prize! Even if it's a brand new car. So when you get people to sign up through you, you also win the same prize as any of the people you signed up! I LOVE Pyramid Schemes! (Kidding. I think.)

Last month, my friend Kevin won a Fandango movie ticket, so I won a Fandango movie ticket. YAY! Last night, my husband WON A THOUSAND DOLLARS! And yes, he DID sign up through me!

I heart Blingo. :o)

Is that not convincing? If you still don't believe me, click this button. It's really easy to sign up, and it shows you exactly what I've won. You won't regret this. At the very least, it's way more fun to use than regular ol' Google. Every search I make is somewhat more exciting now. Technology rocks.