Finished up this piece for Paseo Arts Association's Deck The Walls 4"x4" auction this December. (I like to get these things done early.) I sure hope to see you there December 13th, 6:00p-8:30p! Studio Six 3021 Paseo, OKC
One of my oldest friends came to town this weekend and was inspired by the fog machine, succulents, and my Emergence sculpture. This is an amazing shot!
Experienced local artists have been giving me one piece of advice that I never took seriously until last week. The advice was, "Work Bigger."
The time and money it would take to work larger always discouraged me until last week. I'm in a Texan juried art show this month. Lots of good work at the opening but I noticed one thing. I had the smallest piece in the show! I guess everything IS bigger in Texas. No matter how cool my piece looked, it was eclipsed by bigger work.
I decided to bite the bullet and get the materials I need for my biggest 2D piece yet at 24"x48". 4x the size of my largest work to date. This is exciting and I'm motivated to get started this week!
Dropping off work for my first show out of state! I'm so excited!!
My buddy and fellow artist Bryon Purdue helping me out with my photography for my 12x12 piece. I learned the hard way early on how much of a shame it is to sell work and not have any record or photos of it. Check out Bryan's work on his Instagram.
I tell ya. Nothing gets me more motivated to work than an upcoming deadline. I'm getting ready for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 12x12 fundraiser.
I don't have a ruler with me so I'm using a computer processor as a straight edge. 😋
I do okay with my little phone's camera but there's nothing like having your artwork captured by a professional photographer. Thanks Kelsey Karper!
I think long and hard before I start new ones because I can't paint over or erase if I make mistakes. This one will be just how I want it. This will be finished in a few weeks.
After some long work, I finally finished the second orb. Hopefully I can get one more done before the show next Friday!
If you'd like to read the Oklahoma Today magazine article, here it is.
I made some postcards to invite everyone to the show this December. I love mailing things so this has been a blast. Message me at the "Contact" link with your mailing address to get one!
Got the timelapse thing right this time. Here's a necklace I made last night with Labradorite, Tiger's Eye, and carved ox bone.
Since one of my most common questions are "How long does it take?" I decided to make a timelapse video for everyone to see the process. I wanted you all to see how it goes from start to finish. I purchased a cool phone/tripod thing from Amazon and got my work area ready. I turned on the camera and went to work. After an hour of diligent working, I grabbed my phone and noticed the screen was stuck on nearly the start of the process. The camera locked up after the first minute of recording. I could almost cry.
Well. Here's what I got done in 50 minutes. I'll keep you posted for more.
There is a very nicely written article about my work in the current issue of Oklahoma Today Magazine!