Friday, November 13, 2009

daily candy

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.

Monday, August 24, 2009


just a few rough close-ups from pieces i've been preparing for a show in tyler this week. it seems to have turned into the birds and branches show...

Monday, July 6, 2009

fancy dancers

commission, 15"x22" (or so), acrylic on gesso board

another art deco-style piece that i was working on when i posted the one below a couple of weeks ago. it will hang near "beachy". i just never got around to posting it once i was finished.  

Thursday, June 18, 2009


commission. 15"x22" (or so) on gesso board

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 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

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

blank be gone

commissioned triptych, each canvas measures 24"x36"

i've slacked on the picture taking lately, so i made a point to snap a quick photo of this piece before it gets delivered tomorrow. you might remember a series of paintings i created for a healthcare project last year...this is another piece that will be on display with the others. after hanging all of the pieces, the waiting room still had a remaining blank wall that really needed something on it, so we decided to go with a three piece that will coordinate with this.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

hunting art prize 2009

remember him? mister abrams. he's made quite the debut on my blog over the past year. and i am truly thankful and honored to report that i sent him away to houston, texas a few days ago, as he was chosen to be one of the 2009 hunting art prize finalists.

for those of you unfamiliar with this prize:

"the hunting art prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company hunting, plc, is a prestigious annual competition open to established artists, talented newcomers, and promising amateurs. it's $50,000 award is the most generous annual art prize in the U.S. and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists."

needless to say, i wouldn't mind taking home that prize, but at the same time am truly humbled just to get to be a part. a gala takes place at the beginning of may where all of the art will be displayed and the winner will be revealed. 

in other news, i have been busy creating all sorts of commission pieces: people portraits, ranch houses, burros, dogs, zebras, trees and abstracts. if you are one of the few consistent pop tart readers, i apologize that i have been neglecting the blog lately.  i am going to make an effort to step it up. thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

i've been stalked


this morning i received an email informing me that i have been stalked. click on the binocular wearing bird above to check out the etsy stalker site. today they featured a collection of chairs and "olive" made the cut. i am honored to be a part. thanks for stalking me, etsy stalker!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

hearts and thoughts

just a quick post since i've been such a blog slacker lately. i've been busy the last few weeks working on several projects. i'll try to post some pics soon. i've also been spending some time freelancing at a local flower/design shop this week as they needed help prepping for valentines day. it was a fun treat for me.  good design and beautiful flowers. 

thanks for checking in! 

i will be back soon with some visuals...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


i thought the above video was an interesting watch. it's a time lapse video depicting the installation of the permanent collection at the modern art museum of fort worth. this video and info can also be found on

the music that you hear is by a denton band that i really like called mom. shapes stars make (my husband, michael's band) will actually be playing with mom, as well as a band called this will destroy you at the granada on february 25th. you should come if you're in town! for ticket info go to:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

here, yeller....

commission, 16"x20", pencil on illustration board

i struggled to take a super photo of this piece, so i suppose this will have to do for now. the photo is also cropped down a good bit from the original. 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

a blue birch progression

       custom piece, 25"x37"x1.5", acrylic on canvas

this piece will actually hang near "lone red bird" that i posted about a couple of entries below. as i mentioned earlier, the home is decorated with lots of bold accent colors, blue being one of them. the owners really liked the original birch piece and wanted me to create something similar that complimented their home. i've painted a few different birch pieces, but never one with such bold color. it was a fun challenge.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

etsy dallas

etsy dallas does a little member spotlight once a week on their blog. this week i was surprised to see that they did one on dgoods, my etsy shop. the group has lots of talented artists and crafters. you should go take a look at their blog or site and peruse when you get a chance.

thank you etsy dallas!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

lone red bird

 67"x37"x2.5", acrylic on canvas

this is a much larger rendition of a similar piece that i created a while ago. the home where this will be displayed tends to be decorated in an overall soothing palette that serves to compliment bold accents of color, hence the fire engine red bird on its branch.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

new year, new deco

13"x36", acrylic on board

happy new year! i hope you had a nice holiday. i certainly did. after taking off from painting for a good week and a half, i started back up on monday. i began by working on these two pieces. they will actually be featured with the other art deco pieces that i blogged about last september. like the others, i was given little images to work from that i then altered a bit. all that to say, i really cannot take full credit for what you see. these should be the last of the art deco series. 

a good eve to you! it's nice to be back.