Sunday, April 29, 2012

After the Show

The Art Crazy show was definitely a learning experience. I wanted to get my art out there this year and I am doing just that.

Two goals met: Show art in Gallery-CHECK!
Have art sell-CHECK!

(Next time I will need to remember to ask the universe for ME to make money on my art! )

But it was for a good cause and I learned a lot...

I made it to the wall!
They sold in the first hour!

Me all dolled up for the event! (Blond locks back too!)

My Favorite Spring Dress and my Red shoes!

My collages were marked low :(

But at least someone bought a couple of them (I noticed they were gone later)
It was a fun evening. I learned to matte and frame my pics next time for donations to Art Shows or if I want them to sell. I learned I will most likely only buy a ticket to the first show not both if I go next year. I learned what people are buying and what they are not (won't donate collages next year). I learned the value of my art as seen by others.

I had an enjoyable time. I got my picture taken with my art. My art got on the wall. It sold within the first hour. It was a fun evening.

Best treat of all....?

When I got home there was a bouquet of wonderful flowers for me as a congratulatory gift !! Aren't they gorgeous?!? A great evening indeed!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Things I have been doing lately...

Things I have been doing lately...

I haven't been able to do my art like I wanted to but I did get a few NEW things done lately.

Rearranged my Studio
 Put some pictures up on the wall again...the even better thing..they were MY own!!

Bikini Babe Inking for client
Femme Face 1 inking for a client
Then on Thursday is the Art Crazy Art Show! I just purchased my tickets today (I decided to go to both shows by myself)

Now to decide what to wear!

Since I moved my desk upstairs I think it will help me as well. The ex used to have his art table near his computer and since that worked for him, I thought I would try it. So far so good. Next big purchase I need though is a 12x18 flatbed scanner...or something close to that. I hate having to take my pictures to Kinkos, scan them, put them on a drive them take them home...sigh. So irritating.

But it might be worthy soon...because (drum roll please) looks like I will be accepted to be at Ankeny Unplugged to have a booth for Every Saturday in June!!

So I will need to be making prints anyway to sell and I can't make prints at home so who knows.

I want to get back to a sketch a day and my goal of 50 Faces and 50 Figures so maybe this will help. Plus I have been really out of touch with my SOAR journal and need to do that. I am still blown away at my Art abilities lately and this wonderful gift of talent I have been able to grow into. Thanks for all my know who you are.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Getting ready for the Show

Amazing and terrific news! If you follow my posts you know that earlier in the year I said a few goals of mine for my art was

  • To show in a Gallery
  • To have my Art sell
Well, my lovelies, this dream is about to happen and I couldn't be more excited (well I probably could but I don't think you could handle it!)I heard about Art Crazy from the Des Moines Art Center and saw they were looking for possible submissions from Artists. I contacted the coordinator and she emailed me back to discuss with me submissions.

So here are the pieces I am going to be submitting for the show

I was going to use this but I liked it so much I am keeping it! 

I was told this has a Frida Kahlo look...I had to look it up but now I know her work, I agree!

Then here are the Collage pieces I am submitting as well...

Most of you have seen these pieces before since I did them last year. I didn't get a chance to sell them on Etsy and I would rather help a good cause then worry about the profit. I am so excited to have my work in a real live Art Gallery more than anything else!!
Thank you to those who always support my art and for those in my life who have inspired and encouraged me to be a better artist. Thank you also to the other amazing artists I follow that inspire me by your work and efforts every day! Thank you especially to those who believed in me year after year and kept pushing me forward to not only be  a better artist, but to be able to take this amazing leap in my life (You know who you are).
Please come enjoy the show and support me if you are in the Des Moines area or plan to be.

Party & Sale:Enjoy Art Crazy and restock your art collection with gems you find at the sale on
Thursday, April 26 at 1717 Ingersoll Ave.

Preview Party6 - 7:30 pm / $75
Admission to the Preview Party includes two complimentary drinks, complimentary
hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, muscial entertainment, participation in the silent auction,
and first viewing of the artwork.

Party Contiunes7:30 - 9:30 pm
$45 / $25 for attendees under 30 years of age (please provide ID)
Admission to the Art Crazy party includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar,
musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase artwork and meet fellow art lovers.