Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tar Paper Sea Creatures

I painted some large scale tar paper paintings for a recent commission ..24 x 36 inches in size.  I love the squid and am digging the colors of both pieces!  I also have found painting these very therapeutic.  Intentionally leaving the black of the tar paper showing through on outlines adds a lot of character and makes the painting process less stressful and more freeing.  Yes!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Go Vote!

Even if you don't share my opinions or views, please take advantage of one of our amazing rights as American Citizens and go vote today!  If you don't, then I don't want to hear anything from you about politics...ever! :)

Monday, November 5, 2012


I got a solar powered dancing skeleton at the dollar tree recently.  He was a little bland, so I painted his face and turned him into a dancing sugar skull.  He is currently living on the dashboard of my car, cheering up passengers and myself daily!  We named him "Muerita" which I believe would translate into "Little Death."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dia de los Muertos festival 2012

I love the Dia de los Muertos festival put on by Wendy Jarvis and the folks who were previously Bare Hands Gallery.  It is, hands down, my favorite annual event in Birmingham!  This year was year 10 and it was a blast as usual.  Fire dances, mariachi bands, live music, art, Frida Kahlo reenactments, people in costume, babies laughing, delectable treats from local food trucks, and more!

C3PO skeleton art

pipe cleaner skeleton art

enthusiastic guy dressed as Mexican wrestler

We ate some amazing food from the Spoonfed Grill truck.  Pork Carnitas over butternut squash die for!  Check out their website to see where they are going to be next!

Handmade Holiday Event

My friend Jen and I set up and sold our handmade wares yesterday at the Handmade Holiday event in Northport, AL.  We will be at Crest Fest this coming Saturday, November 10th from 12:00-5:00 pm!  Come check it out!  Check out their facebook page for more information.

Thursday, November 1, 2012