Monday, August 31, 2015

Feeling The Beauty Of Color and Form

"As the sun colors flowers, 
so does art color life."
~ John Lubbock

30 Paintings in 30 Days - 9/2015 -Sneak Peak

Tomorrow I will be starting my 6th
30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.
So you'll be seeing a lot more blog posts here from me in September!

September 2015 - 30 in 30 Challenge sign up

I  have started "painting ahead" for the challenge. It's allowed and as a five time veteran, I highly recommend it because it really takes the pressure and stress away. It's such a great feeling knowing you have a few extras in your arsenal that you can post when life gets in the way or the day's work is a disaster. 

As you can see by my sneak peak, my theme this time around will again be abstracts painted in alcohol inks. 

Everyday I'll also be posting a picture of my art hanging in an exclusive penthouse setting, with a link to order your very own affordable print of the painting. Each piece will be offered in a wide variety of sizes and on lots of different surfaces from cards and canvases to shower curtains.
My goal this time around is to continue to feel the flow and experiment with the beauty of color and form. I'd also like to connect with old friends and make new ones too. And of course, I look forward to getting my art into the hands of some new collectors! You can see my current abstract print offerings from
my last 30 in 30 challenge and beyond, on my website, here.

 If you are an artist, up for an incentive to paint a lot more this coming month, GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT A TRY! It really turbo-charged my painting career
back in January, 2013! You've got ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO LOSE!
 Find out all about it here.

Here's an overview of my past challenges:

The January 2013 Collection:

September 2013 - Second Challenge Series:

January 2014 - Third Challenge Collection:

September 2014 - Fourth 30 in 30 Collection:

January 2015 - Fifth 30 in 30 Collection: 

Wishing each and every one of you all the best in life.
Thanks so much for following along and cheering me on again in my journey.
Happy creating and/or collecting!

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and
art reminds you that you have one." 
~ Stella Adler

X ♥  O

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Purge, Emerge and Flourish

"If we go for the easy way,
we never change."

~ Marina Abramovitt

Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile

My September Alcohol Ink Workshop
is now more than half filled.
Don't get shut out! For information and to register,
please go here.

Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile

AND new workshops have just been added for 2015.

Including a Watercolor Workshop on Sat., October 3rd.
We'll be painting trees on cotton rag and Yupo paper!

 Enjoy what's left of your summer.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

X ♥  O

Monday, August 17, 2015

Color Your World

"Art is the only way to run away
without leaving home." 
~Twyla Tharpe

"Mesmerized" Alcohol Ink Abstract Prints
It has been nearly a month since my last blog post here! The summer just kind of got away from me. I've been immersed with painting, planning and holding classes, workshops and Drink and Ink events. And there are so many hungry hummingbirds to feed (2 gallons of nectar a day) here at The Sandarosa. Then there's grass to cut, flowers to water and manicure and dozens of other critters to care for. Needless to say we have been occupied.

Amid the hustle of summertime life here on the farm, I did manage to finally get twenty-seven of my alcohol ink abstracts, including the one pictured above,  uploaded to a print-on-demand site. Many favorites are now available for purchase as art on canvas, paper, metal and acrylic in many sizes and 72 varieties. Pillows, shower curtains, tote bags, greeting cards and cell phone covers are also now offered. Numerous items would make affordable, unique gifts. It's not too early to get a head start on holiday gift giving either. Please take a look! I'd love to hear your feedback. You can browse my large selection of abstract prints-on-demand here.

I hope what's left of your summer is going well everybody.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!
 X ♥  O