November 23, 2012

Fall news!

Fall is in the air! Even here in sunny (humid!) Florida things are a bit cooler and crisp. We've lit a few fires in the fireplace this week though I'll admit we might of jumped the gun there. It's just so cozy to have a fire going!

For the holiday weekend I've reduced prices on originals in my shop and will be listing this new print inspired by Delirium of the Endless, "Feeding on Stars"  I'm also posting updates on my facebook page for new originals!

I hope you are having a pie filled, stress free start to your holiday season!

October 02, 2012

Moon Bunnies

 Time seems be getting away from me, so many ideas so little time! I was happy to find time to complete this piece. I've been wanting to revisit the stories of rabbit in the moon for sometime and I don't think its quite through with me yet.

 In other things celestial, have you seen the new Pixar short "La Luna"? (it screened with Disney's Brave) I was absolutely spellbound watching it. Writer/Director Enrico Casarosa weaves a magical tale that while fresh and new feels timeless and seeped in tradition.   Clip from "La Luna" Enrico's delightful blog is here 
wonderful behind the scenes peeks and sketches!

Happy star gazing!  

June 13, 2012

Summer Sale!

Happy Summer! Some people do spring cleaning, I'm afraid I do summertime cleaning! It's just too easy to wait for vacation (but do the days ever fill quickly!) As I straighten the studio I'll be listing originals on my facebook page and twitter If you are interested in a piece just leave a message in either place, This is my first time offering on facebook/twitter before Etsy but I thought it would be a nice way let followers have first choice. So here goes! The original of Frida pictured here is offered for the first time and I will keep adding more through the week! (each painting will come with a gift as well!) Thank you for looking!

April 05, 2012

My Mom recently passed along my Dad's portfolio of drawings he created in the late 40's early 50's. I thought they were too delightful not to share with the world. My Dad was an eclectic sort and had moved on to piano by the time I was acquired much later. I do wish I'd been able to talk to him about art, these were done at an art school and many look commercial. I wonder if he had thoughts and dreams of a career in the arts. A stint at a art school wouldn't of been easy and it still surprises me that he was able to go. Of course he started piano lessons at 25 and by the time I was around he played the piano with great gusto. I remember him enthusiastically playing ragtime jazz when I struggling to wake up for school. Funny what drives you mad at one time you long for in others. (he played beautifully, I was just an ingrate sleepy teenager)
I hope you enjoy! I don't think many have seen his drawings so this is a bit exciting as well. I think my Dad would of loved the internet!

March 20, 2012

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention,

"Everyone should have a muse. But nobody should have to be one." From "The Lily Maid" by Kris Waldherr
( I was painting this tribute to Lizzie Siddal (Pre-Raphaelite model and artist) when I came across this quote of Kris's. It weighed heavily on my mind, how in becoming "Venus" she was also self destructing. It seems to of been an impossible thing to be the vision and herself. A dear friend saw this on the easel and refers to her as the warrior girl. She sees the paint brush as a spear or arrow which I love. One of the things that draws me to Lizzie's story is her own art and poetry in a time when women were not accepted as artists. Despite her tragic end she remains an inspiration, and muse. I wonder what Lizzie would think of the continued admiration she inspires?
"The Holy Grail" Lizzie Siddal (image

February 21, 2012

Countess Cynthia Von Buhler

Illustration from "Who Will Bell the Cats?"and "The Magician" by Cynthia Von Buhler
Often dark and always insightful the creations of Cynthia Von Buhler are filled with creativity and intrigue. Cynthia amazes me with her theatrical, multi media works. She creates everything from books, paintings, sculptures, to currently an interactive stage show "Speakeasy Dollhouse" check out more of her work here