Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Small Graphite Series

Just in time for Christmas gifting, here are a few of my new small graphite series. Some have watercolor embellishment, all have illustrations. Framed in distressed white, they will look nice on most shelves or desks. You can purchase these at Copper Moon Gallery in New Albany, IN.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Contemporary Primitives

Recently these small contemporary primitive paintings were accepted into the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts Gallery (KMAC) in Louisville. I had fun painting these and am looking forward to painting a few more.

Free Range

Bird on Ledge I

Bird on Ledge II

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book and Book Box

I made this book and book box earlier this year, and have been itching to make more of them. This was sent to a friend in Italy who had sent me a luscious gift of tea. It was fun to find the teacup brad to use as a fastener. Maybe when the second wave of wedding seasons is over I will have time to make a few more little books with boxes. (Did you know that October is the next June? Brides who don't plan June weddings seem to be choosing October, perhaps because of the weather.)

Here is the front of the book box.

Here is the back of the book box.

And here is the book in the box.

Feel free to 'pin'. To see my wedding calligraphy, see my wedding blog and my website.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Small art works

Small art works are the theme today.  I recently made some small pieces for sale on etsy and in Copper Moon Gallery in New Albany IN  - if you are in the vicinity, check them out! Here are a few calligraphy pieces with simple watercolor illustrations.  I forgot to take a photo of my favorite.  When will I learn?

Some were simply matted, others were matted and framed in white-washed frames.  They are small, 5x7" and 8x10", for easy gifting.  My favorite is a quote from designer Nate Berkus with a house illustration.  Naturally, that's the one I forgot to photograph.    The lettering style is a contemporary-feeling pressurized pointed pen lettering with a casual look.  Wedding work season has started now, but I will try to fit in more small pieces in the lulls.  I find if I have quotes mulling around in my mind and watercolor paper cut to size, it's more of an incentive to put spare time to good use.