Monday, July 25, 2011

creativity for a good cause

My son Joe's summer sail camp was had a fundraiser cocktail party. I dontated this custom nautical flag painting. I needed a sample so used our name as an example. It was a ticket aution and the woman who won this was so happy and surprised. So glad! We won a lovely painting of a lighthouse done in watercolor and a Calphalon frying pan. It was a reallly nice evening and lots of money was raised for the camp.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Creative Challenge

I have been keeping busy but kind of weak with the posting :( Here is some art that I've been working on. one was done yesterday and the other the day before. I am going to try to focus on exploring my abstract work more. It a bit more freeing and I am less likely to judge myself. So far I like what is happening and want to delve further into this type of work to see what comes of it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SeaCliff Art Fair

The show went well on Sunday. Here is a view of my booth. It was a long day but worth going and participating in. My mom and dad, sweethearts they are, came and sat with me and got me lunch and so forth. Its hard to do the fairs alone! i have to work on my display a little more, its kind of stark but I did have some shells scattered about ...I am getting there! Most people wanted just a little something, so I am glad I made some inexpensive pieces. I did well but no one bought big, and that is what alot of the other vendors said. I still have alot left over so I will be putting those up on my Etsy shop. Here are a few that I'll try to get on there by this weekend:)
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Challenge Day 4

Oh boy am I busy. Work is nuts:).... I have been working on items for the fair in between the raindrops. Finally put the final touchs on this submarine piece. I posted to flickr but there were some things I wanted to add. This is a painting I have been working on. I want to make a sister piece to this. I don't have much time left!!

Below is a sketch I did in my moleskine . I've been drawing alot of clouds lately and these swirly pieces going into and out of them. FUN!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Creativity Challenge day 2

Since I am so busy with my day job I am trying to keep things simple for this art fair. I thought I would just do quotes with a bit of watercolor and pen and started off that way but I took out my gouache paints and spent about 5 hours on this last much for 'quick work' ...My goodness, art is so amazingly therapeutic. This was a meditation for me

I thought this would be fun to do. I have noticed getting ready for thi fair that I am worrying about what will sell. I have come to the realization that I should just do what i like and what makes me happy and not "work to sell". I thnk it will show in what I do. IMO.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Creative Everyday CHALLENGES

I'm involved with two challenges now, one it Tracy Bunkers' and the other is Creative Everyday . So I'm doing my best with my full time job and being a mama... but I STRIVE to do something creative as often as I can! Will try to do this every day! Today I am working on getting things together for a small craft fair that I'm participating in next week in SeaCliff, NY. I am focusing on quotes that I love and it makes it fun and less stressful that trying to get full blown painting done. Frankly I like to sell stuff but its the actual painting and de-stressing that does it for me! It's my therapy for sure. These are some small frames that I got for a dollar at a tag sale that I'm upcycling:)