As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm so lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life.  I am thankful for my family and husband who never stop believing in me and offering their support.  I'm thankful for my dogs who greet me each and every time they see me with happy wagging tails and no matter how I feel, they always make me feel better.  I'm so thankful for my fantastic friends, old and new, who are so supportive that they even buy my art to keep me painting!  I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to do, all of you have made sure that I know it and I want you to know how much I appreciate what you have given me in your support!

I stumbled upon one of those personality tests I took when I was 21 or so. Some kind of numerology thing that someone convinced to get and for some reason and was still among my books. The kind of thing that tells you the top 5 or 10 career fields for you. Here they are: Artist, Musician, Actress, Dancer, Designer (fashion, interior, graphic), Diplomat, Writer. The dancing I've kept to myself, and the diplomat, well that is just part of who I am. I've done everything on this list and loved them all! I'm grateful to my parents for my self-confidence to be so true to my nature and I hope I'm always so lucky to be able to express myself in these ways and live a happy and prosperous life.

On this Thanksgiving Day, I just want to say thank you to all of you for making it possible for me to do the only thing I've ever wanted to do; be creative.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Art that gives

Rhett and Scarlet Rise Again!




What more could you ask for down in Hotlanta?  The latin community in Atlanta plus us latin loving bystanders had a ball this year at the Day of the Dead festival downtown!  The Atlanta Artists Center painted a big mural panel and 9 contributing artists also painted their own panel commemorating the day!  This one is mine.

This very happy skeletal couple was painted for the 2012 Day of the Dead festival.  I wanted to reflect the local history and culture in the spirit of silliness I honored the memory of Rhett and Scarlett, and vicariously, Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell who wrote Gone With The Wind.  Pictures don't quite do it justice, this piece is funny, bright and fun to have hanging around, even if it's just for your once a year Day of the Dead celebration!  It's pretty big too at 2 feet square, so find a nice big wall for it!  I will attach hangers to the back if you wish.  

Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be distributed to several local humanitarian causes including the Center for Family Resources in Cobb County, Ga which helps families in need with food, shelter and other resources. Also one or two other local area food pantries will also receive donations from the sale of this painting.  Do you have a preference of food pantries? Win this auction, and specify your choice so that I may send something that direction! 

Thanks for looking and happy bidding!  

Title:  Rhett and Scarlett rise again
Size: 24"x24"
Medium: Acrylic on finish plywood

BONUS!  - This painting is signed on the front but I will write a cute story about Rhett and Scarlett on the back as well as any dedication you may wish for your intended recipient!

I hope this will help feed a few families for Thanksgiving. Did I mention I will pay for the shipping?  It's for a good cause!  You get a neat painting and contribute to something worthwhile!
Thanks for your bid!
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012






Things to Ponder

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney
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