hey austin! just wanted to let you know that my work will be showing at progress coffee beginning february the 1st through the 28th. even if you don't stop by there to see my art this month, i urge you to try out progress at some point if you have yet to do so. it's a unique, local spot in east austin with many kind and happy people. i am thankful to be able to display my art on its tall walls.
last week, the band that my husband is a part of, shapes stars make, released their first full length album entitled, these mountains are safe. and it is incredible! you can buy it on itunes if you wish. but, personally, i would recommend purchasing your own hard copy. artist and friend, chad roddy, created the whimsical mountain illustration that you see on the outer cover, followed by several more beautiful gems on the inside. it is worth the purchase and available at locations such as best buy and hastings.
to find out more about where to purchase the album click here.
to listen to shapes stars make on myspace click here.
i was surprised and honored to see my name mentioned in a daily candy feature this morning (and i couldn't help but chuckle about and ponder the fact that they referred to me as "new mom")! the gallery actually held its opening on october 1, the night of my newborn son, oscar's, birthday. needless to say, i wasn't able to be there, but i do have four pieces that are currently hanging in the gallery through the end of november. if you get a chance, you should stop by artisan style. i have so enjoyed working with the owners and appreciate their vision to share good art with the public and to humbly serve the artists that they work with.
i spent most of my day finishing up this piece. i wish i could have spent the day lounging on that beach. it looks breezy, peaceful...not too hot. all day while i was painting this piece i wondered if the woman on the far right felt excluded...no one is locking arms with her. or perhaps she was just enjoying the breeze, too.
*disclaimer: i did not come up with this design on my own. it was an idea already given to me to re-work. another art deco piece to compliment the others.