Monday, September 26, 2011

Rubbish Rehab and Me

I can finally share a project that's secretly been in the works for a bit now! Rubbish Rehab kindly asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with them on one of their beautiful pieces - I really couldn't say yes fast enough! We chose my painting Baron of the Deep and they did their magic, and PRESTO! Available HERE at their lovely shop (where I want at least a dozen items!).

They literally finished it yesterday - haven't even gotten a chance to take professional pictures yet, but I didn't want to wait! They put all their love into each unique piece of antique furniture, so there's just the one piece available.

I'm super pleased with the final result, and I hope to collaborate with them again on a few more of their findings in the future.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New To Me

As I mentioned real quick in my last post, I'm starting work on my next big body of work. I usually have a way of starting - if you're a long time reader here you're familiar with my process - but this time around things are lookin a little different...

I would by this time (I've started the first big painting), already have a few paintings sketched out in my sketchbook that I could jump onto probably at this point. But I kind of don't. And while the insecure painter inside my head wants to freak out, the MATURE painter inside my head thinks it's a breath of fresh air! I'm ready to J U S T E X P L O R E. I have a solid idea of what "theme" I would like to paint around, but the emotions and the story are a little loose right now, and I'm really liking it. I'm gonna use it as a way to challenge each piece - to REALLY push past my "safe zones" and trust myself. I will say this tho - it WILL BE my strongest body of work to date, and I will be kickin out the jams...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm Getting Excited

If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know how excited I get for Halloweentime. Here we've turned the corner into September and I couldn't be more pleased!! I decorated for Halloween last night, and started Halloween goodies for Baby Tattooville and it all spills over into my inspiration for my newest body of work! Hip! Hip!