Elsa and Anna photo cut-out board

This is a photo of a close up of Elsa and Anna that I painted on a piece of 3 x 4 foot board for a photo cut-out board for a birthday party.  But before I cut the holes for the faces I couldn’t help myself and painted Elsa and Anna as Day of the Dead characters.

Elsa and Anna never looked better!

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Enjoy!

Doodling Obsession

My recent doodling obsession has gone from my drawing pad to a t-shirt.  I began one day while I was watching the Breaking Bad series, doodling faces.

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Once I had filled this sheet I decided to do another and began drawing boxes, in color.

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the boxes became frogs…

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the frogs hopped on a T-shirt once again as faces.  Go figure.

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Not certain where my doodling obsession will lead next…

Enjoy!

Mikhail Baryshnikov – the color of dance

Mikhail Baryshnikov – the color of dance.  For this painting I used a 16 x 20 inch canvas, acrylic paint and matte gel.  The painting was inspired from a photograph of Mikhail Baryshnikov performing one of his signature artistic ballet jumps.  I wanted the painting to capture the fluid movement and absolute perfection of his body placement in this ballet jump.  Mikhail Baryshnikov, “Misha”,  will forever be known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history.

Enjoy!

The Winter Blues spring creativity

Happy New Year!

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Steampunk Cat – mixed media piece

It’s been a couple of months since my last post but I’ve been training for my new job with the school district in my area.  Working for a school district has given my an opportunity to work on a few pieces of art for my Etsy site mainly due to the polar vortex that has descended upon our area.  Yes, that’s right, snow days!

Over the Christmas break I completed a piece that I have submitted to the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea KY, hopefully, to be displayed in their Repurpose/Recycle exhibit for 2014.  The piece that I entered Keepin’ Time with the Masters is a tribute piece to the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe (upper right corner).  The group sitting in the painting is the very talented and very young Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.The frame, vinyl records, paint, wall clock, clock indicators and file folders (used to make the stencils) were items lying around the house that I put together to fulfill the 50% repurposed/recycled requirement.  The piece is 27 X 39 inches, quite large, but I think it turned out pretty well.  I hope to hear something next week as to whether or not the piece will be in the exhibit.  What do you think?

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Yesterday, yes another snow day, I completed this piece of Muhammad Ali and I think it turned out pretty well too.  What do you think?

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To start the new year what are some of the projects that you have been working on?  Link back and let me know what you’ve been creating to beat the winter blues.

Definitely looking forward to Spring, keep creating!

Ditto Cats had it’s first sale!

On June 22, 2013 I opened an Etsy shop to sell my photographs, stencil art, tee shirts and recently added digital Pop Art downloads. On August 31, 2013 Ditto Cats had its first sale! Very exciting!

A lovely couple from Australia purchased one digital Pop Art download.  The process went very smoothly and the couple has agreed to become a part of my storefront. Their fab photo is now being used as one of the example templates for the Pop Art downloads. I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Here is the before and after photo that is now part of my Ditto Cats site.

Thanks again to this lovely couple!