Monday, July 20, 2015

Assemblage De Couleur

Rainbow colors

Green is for Envy

Alaska Blue
Finding yellow items...

And it opens!

Gathering Orange Items



Stayed tuned for more to come...I would like to create a whole series of these...

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 2015 First Thursday Show at Boise Brewing

I got an email back in January that this new community supported brewery was looking for artists to show their work and design their posters and tap handle art for their beer of the month. I contacted them showed them some samples and was assigned the month of July. The opening was last Thursday.

I have got to say this was my funnest First Thursday Showing, so many friends came by to say hi and I had the whole top floor to myself so It was like I had my own private party. This was the second group of guests. On the couch with me are my studio gals, the other couch are my bike riding friends. Thanks to all that came out!

12" x 12" Mountain bike collages with bike parts 

One of a kind collaged cards, keychains and my email sign in book. 
This piece I wound up moving to another wall as I didn't want a rambunctious foosball player to bump into it. This is a collage on a round wooden table top with a bike wheel drilled into it, and it turns. 

You can see where I moved the wheel and I think it looks a lot better. The "glowing" on the bottom left are the posters designed by local artists for the beer of the month. Mine is on the right next to the couch. 
The second piece from the left sold at the opening.

This is the poster and tap handle label that I made for beer of the month. Warm River Wit- named after the smallest town in ID. Population 3. It is a Belgian style wheat beer. I didn't get to try it that evening as it wasn't ready yet. The posters are for sale at the Brewery for $10 artists do not get a portion of those sales but we don't have to pay any commission or fee for having the show.

My pieces will be up through the end of July 2015 so if you get a chance go by Boise Brewing at 521 West Broad St. next to the Boise Weekly. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

I love my little bitty handmade journal

This is my newest sketchbook. My friend Marianne at Great Wide Open Art  made it for me. Click on the link to contact her to purchase your very own. What I like about it is 1-its size, nice and small to fit in my travel case and that I can finish a painting in about an hour and 2 - that the pages are made with nice watercolor paper and 3- the closure on it is cute and works well.  
I have taken it to TVAA Urban Sketching Events...

I've taken it camping at 10,000 ft.

It went to the Grand Canyon...

Utah desert...

Mountain Biking...

In our travel trailer...
And even to a wedding...

Coming soon...road trip and more adventures in the journal!