Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Here is either a color study or the beginning of a commission painting for a young couple who I met through ArtBeat. So far I have experimented with watercolors, inktense water-soluble pencils and india ink. I think I am going to continue on with the painting and see what happens... these zentangle inspired artworks have a mind of their own, we will have to see what happens.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
If you found my blog from my business card at ArtBeat, My Facebook artist page is located at:
Andi & Deb at ArtBeat
Here is my booth/canopy at ArtBeat today. I sold three greeting cards... If I do this show again next year, I would have a lot more inexpensive items to sell, and not bring so many expensive things. I would also put some kind of lighting inside the tent... it was too dark in there. Oh well, you live and learn I guess. Big thanks to my friend Andi for keeping me company and helping out at the event!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Well, the big day is offically here, it's 1:30 am and I can't sleep! I have to stop at the store in the morning and pick up a couple of last minute things for my booth, but my artwork is ready to go, canopy/tent is ready, art display ready, posters, and new art has been matted and is ready to go. I'm really excited! There are going to be over 200 local artisans at this event. And if the weather is good, I think there will be a good turnout. They are predicting rain, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will stay south of us. Jeff helped me mat 7 more artworks I have gotten done for the show. I've shared them all here as I've worked on them. The beach scenes, the abstract poppies etc... I will take photos at the event to share with you. It's going to be a very long day, my set up time is 9am, and the "show" starts at noon until 8pm. I guess I should go and try to get some sleep... I feel like a kid who's first day of school is tomorrow! I don't know why I am so nervious LOL.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
ArtBeat in downtown South Bend Indiana on Saturday. I'm getting nervous now! There will be over 200 artists displaying work this weekend. I'm really excited to meet some of them, and to try and sell some of my work. I will let you know how it goes.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I saw the announcement on Facebook, at first I thought it was some idiot on Facebook passing on a hoax story, I had seen them before, but then I checked several major news channels, waiting for that "ok, you got me..." feel the fool moment, but I was deeply disappointed to find CNN was confirming the sad news... Robin Williams took his life yesterday.
My heart goes out to his family and friends... heartbroken fans posting on Facebook and all over the web. What an outpouring of emotion. It's really sad, as you look at the photos of him popping up all over the place, that he didn't know how much he was loved and admired. Depression and mental illness are horrible... sad... so sad... RIP.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
and it's finished. :)
Started another painting, but then yucko! Didn't like it, so I got my frustrations out before it went to the trash! :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
But I really think I want to make some changes anyway. I left the masking fluid on painted, added more masking fluid, painted, then took all the masking off...
this time I am going to paint and take off the masking fluid, paint again, and then add masking fluid again, each time, taking off the masking before I add more,.
I am going to make sure the paper is completely dry before I add any more fluid, that might have been why the paper broke down. Live and Learn.