Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'm going to find this poster.

More good things found floating around on Facebook.  If you know who came up with this in the first place, let me know.  (Update!  I found where this originated.  Now waiting to hear if prints are available...)   I want one!  Many!  Lots!

UPDATE (Jan 28, 2012) :  
CCS is pretty cool in my book.  They just sent me a whole stack of these.   (format is slightly different)

While we're on a roll here

At last, a valid reason for sleeping in!

Baby's Ride and a Sea dragon. Or, why you can't pin me down to one genre.

This afternoon my awesome art photographer Neil stopped by with photos of two 'tricky' pieces.  He's sort of the mad scientist of photographers, and a fabulous story teller.
Both of these paintings (which I've been picking away at for the last two or more years) have subtle and not-so-subtle textures, and Neil is the kind of person mad scientist who will mess around with filters and flares and lights and I don't know what-all (I sort of glaze over, but the enthusiasm is infectious!) to get the right balance of texture and smooth.

So, what do you think?

Baby's Ride (acrylic on canvas 11"x11") ©Sweet Enemy Art 2011

Sea Dragon (Acrylic on matboard) ©Sweet Enemy Art 2011
By the way, "Flying Carriage" was one title suggested for the first piece.  I'm always open for suggestions, as you all come up with far better ones than I!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Obscurum: Call to Artists (of sorts)

Obscurum: Call to Artists (of sorts)

There's a mission that needs you!

It potentially involves glitter.

Get on it.

A little color, a little sweetness. Bright shiny videos for you!

To offset the general feeling of doom and gloom, here are two videos I came across yesterday.

Let's start with one that has been making the rounds on Facebook, and also on George Takei's blog "That blog is so Takei!" It's sweet, it's affirming, it's something I'd love to see come true for everyone who falls in love.

p.s. I get a bit sniffly each time I get to the end, and I've watched it three times already.

And then this one from my mum (found it buried in the "Emails I meant to read" folder) is rather sweet, in a 'hey, maybe we'll get through this' kind of dance-number-ish way.  Oogh, enough of this crappy economic tangle!
Bonus, the lead singer is channeling some sort of happy John Waters vibe.

Enjoy!  And I'll be getting some other things posted before too long.  I've been chastened for not keeping  the blog fresh.  Danggit, I didn't realize people were paying attention!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Avast! Art & Artisans 18th Annual Holiday Market

I feel like I'm spinning plates with eight hands at once!
Well, after looking at actual plate spinners, I'm feeling a little less overwhelmed.
Instant therapy.  Aren't you glad you stopped by?

The reason for the flurry of activity?  Another show, of course!
Come and visit this weekend if you find yourself in Jericho, VT:  
It's the Art & Artisans Holiday Market from 10-5 Saturday Nov. 5th & Sunday Nov. 6th.  
I'm debuting my advent calendar and greeting cards (hurrah!) 
as well as a new batch of paintings and drawings.

The Art & Artisans Market: Free admission & free parking.
Come explore the tasty treats and wonderful items for gifting or pampering!