Monday, October 22, 2012

Favorite New Artist- Anne Nye

After I finished writing my blog post yesterday, I went on my reading list of blogs that I follow and was really intrigued by an article that Cathy Milligan posted on her blog from  The article that was really good about business in the art industry, but when I actually Googled the artist that wrote the article, I was blown away!!!  Artist  Anne Nye  combines her fine art background using paints and glass. The results are just amazing!  Hope you check her art out!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2nd month into the Fall semester

I started the fall with a couple of classes at the local community college, painting 1 and art appreciation.

Learning to use a paintbrush versus glass cutting tools has proven to be a bit more of a challenge than I expected.  Yes, if I don't like something on my painting I can always cover it up with more paint., but lights and shadows were never an issue in glass.  To look at ordinary objects and create a picture of the lines, colors, and shadows to represent the objects  proves to be a lot harder than I thought it would be.

So from the beginning of the semester, every painting I've brought home, I've rolled up and stuck in the corner of my room.  Today I decided that I'm taking this class as a learning process, so in the long run I hope to apply some of the techniques I'm learning onto glass. (somehow)

This evening I decided to unroll my paintings and show the world (or at least my peeps that look at my blog;)  Yes, I will roll them back up and stick them back in the corner, but I feel productive and am learning something new.
At least the art appreciation class is teaching me how to look at a painting and appreciate art.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October = Halloween!

I love the month of October!

October brings the cool crisp clean air & one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!

To me, Halloween represents just good old  fun! This is the only day of the year that one can dress up and be whatever they want to be! No matter how old you are! I start celebrating the month of October by watching all  my favorite Halloween movies like Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Addams Family, Corpse Bride, and some other non-gory Halloween movies. I also indulge in the old black and white horror movies like Frankenstein, Dracula and the Werewolf, but nothing more scary than that.

During the first week of every October, I decorate my house, inside and out (more on the inside than out:). I add one or two things to my decorations every year. This year I decided to paint a Halloween picture to go over my mantel.

16"x 20"

I can't wait till the 31st, so I can dress up, play the Monster Mash Party CD, while I pass out (and eat ) some god candy!!!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!