Thursday, May 24, 2012

A lot going on!

There is so much to post about!
First off, the young artist collective in Staten Island that I helped found (Artist Street) is having their first group exhibition June 2nd from 2-4 at the Art Lab in SINY. This is going to be such a great event to meet up and coming artists and to support our talents. I encourage you to come. Yesterday was drop off day for art work and I saw some amazing pieces that were definitely sure to be show stoppers.

Secondly, I want to invite you to my Etsy shop. I have all of my ACEOs available for purchase, beaded paintings, some originals, and prints!
Please stop in and check it out here--->

Monday, May 21, 2012

Artist Trading Card Show 5-20-12

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take part in Art Lab's first ever Artist Trading Card Swap. It was a lot of fun and a learning experience for everyone. Here are some pictures as everything took place yesterday!
The show cards next to the Staten Island Advance article about the show!
Among the crowd checking everything out!
Me, next to my art work. (The top strand)

Friday, May 18, 2012

A sure sign of a "Leo"

My self portrait is something I've been brewing for some time now. I knew exactly what picture to use of myself. But then again, did I want it to be some clever interpretation that left everyone guessing what the painting was actually was supposed to represent? No. I wanted it to be me. Literally.

I started to think about describing myself. Now, if you are a Leo, you know exactly what it means to be a Leo and you are darn proud to be one. So all these words described as being a Leo was what I wanted to bring forth in this painting. "Proud, Creative, Self-assured, Warm-hearted, Vivacious, Ambitious, Loving, Daring" I mean, need I say more? :) This painting demonstrates me and gives you a sense of the person I am. I wanted an in your face picture of me to capture your attention and to draw you in, another Leo specialty. My hair is slightly blowing away to represent my readiness and ambition for moving forward. My earring is a heart that represents that I wear my heart on my sleeve, but also my warm heart towards others. And in my pupil you can barely see, but it is there, the symbol for Leo.

So you see, this is simply not just a painting of my big ole face. Its much more. Hope you enjoy.

This painting will be hung in "An Introduction" and Artist Street Exhibition in Staten Island, NY at the Art Lab. The opening is June 2nd from 2-4. Click my "Upcoming" tab to read more about this show.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy Bee..

This is my ongoing project of ACEOs. The 2 butterflies are beaded and the orange is painted. All the others are colored pencil. I have one more not complete yet and it will be beaded. I'll have these up on my Etsy shop within 24 hours.

The orange is so great I think. I'm on a diet and have been eating oranges a lot and realized how pretty they are while slicing them up. Haha 

I think I like the beads on these ACEO's a lot so I will definitely be doing several more.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ok, last post today, I swear!

I have almost completed my self portrait! Hooray! So here is a peak. I still have details on the shirt and earring to complete, but I'm pretty happy with it considering I haven't painted a person in almost 2 years. I actually enjoyed painting skin! Who knew?

Help me out and share this blog with your fellow bloggers, eh? 

So I have been busy all morning! I've put my handmade clocks in my Etsy shop.. finally! Soon I will be putting my ACEO's up there as well! There is only so much art you can do in a day! :D

Please check it out! Remember to follow me here, on twitter, "Like" my facebook page. You wont be disappointed.


Self Portrait WIP

I never do this, people! I am giving you a sneak peak on what I am working on. This is a new thing I'm trying out. Please leave some feedback. This is my self portrait I am working on for the Artist Street show in June! Hopefully today I will finish it. :)
 Once I finish, I'll explain the hidden meanings.

Monday, May 14, 2012


I'm being slow about getting this blog up, but I am really liking it so far! Please look around and come back and visit. Tell your friends while your at it!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm working on a self portrait now for the show in June. I'll be posting pics soon!

For more info on the show go to

Monday, May 7, 2012