Thursday, November 29, 2018

Recent Studio Work

Just sharing some of my recent paintings. These were all inspired by the color mauve and the muted November scene, and they were painted on Dura-lar. Dura-lar is a polyester paper that's incredible archival and tough. I paint on the matte version and I love they way it receives acrylic paint.

I've listed a bunch in my shop just in time for December.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Halloween 2018: Anastasia

"Princesses don't marry kitchen boys."

This post is so late, but our last few weeks have been terribly busy!

We decided to celebrate Halloween with some Don Bluth 90s nostagia in our Anastasia costumes. This was a most challenging costume duo yet. I'm not sure how many packets of Rit dye I used! At least the costume pieces were all second-hand, with the exception of Steven's hat. His trousers were the same from his 2015 Shaggy costume - I just de-bell bottomed them. His vest was cut and sewn from an old dress shirt.

I really loved the 1997 movie Anastasia as a kid. It was so beautiful and sparked a real interest in the history behind the animated fantasy-version. I think the style of the film subtly influenced my aesthetic and fashion choices throughout my life. (The boots and cap I'm wearing here are an every day part of my wardrobe). Steven encouraged me to create these costumes for our 6th Halloween together, and I'm so glad he did.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Visiting Jupiter

I just wanted to share a few photos of Jupiter, who's three and a half months now. This was our first visit in more than two months, so he was shy around us, but he's very happy in his forever home with my parents. They call him "Mr. Kitty." He's had several rounds of vaccination and will get his last soon, and will have his neuter surgery sometime next month. He's a playing manic and loves his cat toys and cardboard boxes.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Late October

This October, Steven and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. It's so cliche, but time really has flown!

Although it was a busy month, my sister was able to visit (she brought us the most beautiful sunflower bouquet) and we all went apple-picking. Since Steven and my sister (and a lot of my friends) are teachers, and very busy at this time of year, I was really grateful they could take a short break and we could do some simple fall activities. The apple orchard we visited had the most delicious apple donuts, too.

Do you like my little Halloween decoration? I picked up this vintage pumpkin-head at a thrift shop last year, and I love him so much. When it's not October, he holds my pens and pencils - he's so cute and creepy that he gets to stick around all year. I get strong Over the Garden Wall vibes from him.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Early Fall Photos

My photos from the last two weeks. The leaves are changing slowly in Western NC.

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