Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Why Series: Phoebe Gloeckner

I just LOOOVE this interview with Phoebe Gloeckner talking about why she is an artist and how she creates. I felt like I got a sense of her as a person as well as an artist. She is totally keepin' it real.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Perfect for Fall: Chicken and pumpkin soup

Now that it is not so hot, I was able to make this really great soup in my crockpot. It has chicken thighs, onions, pumkin, sweet potato, chicken broth and milk. Add bay leaf and fresh rosemary, and a little salt and pepper. You can thicken it up even more by adding mushrooms and burdock root. Serve with hot rice (asian style) or crusty French bread like my Mama does. Bon Appetite!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm a published artist!

Back in January this year I was a participant in an international art journal project. Artwork was created in 4 art journals by 70 artists from 11 countries (including me!) The result is "Many Hands, Many Lands," 158 pages of AWESOME-NESS! LoL! Now available on Blurb.com in both hardcover and softcover editions. I ordered a copy and am just waiting for it to get here!

The project was started by artist Gray Reef, leader of the Ning community "Lovin' Mixed Media" and all proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the web hosting costs of the Ning group (which is FREE to join, so check it out!) Watch Gary talk about "Many Hands, Many Lands" on Youtube.

Feelin' the Love

For the past few months I've been a member of a Ning community called Lovin' Mixed Media. It's an Artist's Community run by Australian Gary Reef (who happens to live in a forest in Norway). I found Gary by accident on Youtube one day. His videos (there are tons) show he is sincere in wanting to help other artists develop into more well-rounded professionals, and his down-to-earth style is really easy to like! I started out watching his "Technique of the Week" videos.

After subscribing to Gary's Youtube videos I later decided to join his Ning site (which is free by the way) and have been enjoying the support and feedback of other like-minded artists, learning techniques from Gary (for FREE!!) and participating in the monthly art challenges. I would encourage any artist who needs support or wants to push themselves a little further (in a fun and gentle way) to join (for FREE! Did I say that yet? Ha ha!) and check out Lovin' Mixed Media!

Du Buh Du Designs Art Dolls

Get ready, folks! It's the Annual Mad Hatters Tea Party! Duh Buh Du Designs is about to update her Etsy site witha new collection of 7 Art Dolls! If you have been wanting to buy one, now is your chance. She's also giving away one of her coveted art dolls! Hurry up and enter for your chance to win!