Monday, October 23, 2017

Dress Project 4

This is a bit behind in season, but what’s been going on with summer projects. 
I have been having my art printed on Spoonflower fabric; silky faille & organic cotton knit. The summer took a turn and the projects progressed into not just one single dress but into apparel. I wish I could be a little better with timing, but here we go.

Dress Project 3

Designed from my painting "Market Day"


Dress Project 4

Designed from my painting "Midnight Blossoms"


Then an extra project came up when
Spoonflower had a sale on new fabric. This sheer chiffon inspired kimonos.  I have made only 3 and here is the first. I was lucky enough to have documentarian, Dr. Susan Ericcson model for the day.

When I say I made, what I mean is that wonderful, seamstress, Diana Maldonado did the sewing. I have been so lucky to have worked with her on all the dress projects and now kimonos. She is a master!

Designed from my painting "The First Revolution"


Not long ago I joined Society6 a website for artists that print their art on products. I was very excited that Society6 offered leggings. 

Stay tuned for the next 2 kimonos.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Photos & Paintings

When I take photos I always consider it photography practice. Sometimes I see a scene or a pattern that sticks in my head and it may end up in a painting, which has happened from these photos. I did a flower exercise not long ago and with that still in the back of mind I combined flower design with the trowel style I have been woking with this summer.  Where I live there are beautiful sunflowers along the building. Last summer I thought the flowers were tall, but this season they are twice as tall. It is such a lovely sight to come home and see these blooms.

Follow more photo practice and painting progress on my Instagram. 




Thursday, June 29, 2017


I started painting with a knife in June 2012. It feels like spreading butter. My dad had bought every tool ever created and he bought them multiple times and among these there were trowels.  I have begun to paint with trowels which is smiliar to painting with a knife. You smear the paint. You cut through the paint. I don’t know if I will continue this technique, but I like it for now.  Here is the newest painting and this Friday's ARTinerary©.

Acrylic on canvas

Friday June 30, 2017 ARTinerary©

Part 1: 6pm 
Coco Picard:  Comics & Conversation 
Challengers Comics  
1845 N Western
Part 2: 8pm
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
3316 N Elston
Part 3: 9pm
Swamp Heat, Mr. Nasty &
B Forest Show $10
3855 N Lincoln

Happy 4th Of July!