Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Etsy shop now open! And Spring upcoming events!

 It seems there is never a loss for things to do at Studio Chicpaint!
I finally got my Etsy shop up and running. Wow, what a lot of work! Not only do you have to have a marketable product, you need to be a pretty good photographer as well as a word smith!  I will be adding more and more pieces as they become available! Will you take a moment to check me out? Please feel free to link my blog, my shop, this posting....
Click here for the link to my etsy shop!

It's time to start planning for the next "Hollywood to Highpoint" Open House, held once again at Designer Finishes, which is now being called " "The Perfect Pair Antiques and Salon" in Warrensburg,IL, the weekend just before Mother's Day. My friend Wanda, owner of Designer Finishes, has decided to take on a new journey with her daughter Megan. They are teaming up to open a boutique/ salon, featuring Megan's styling talents, and Wanda's love of antiques and reproduction furniture.  To celebrate Mother's Day, and my own journey as a mother, I am creating a "Flowers for Mum" series of paintings for this show.

 I love the work of artist Christy Kinard, and am inspired by her whimsical, floral abstractions.  My work is less realistic, more abstract, but I love the use of bright color and happy subject matter such as this painting by Christy.

 Getting back to my etsy journey ( is it getting older that makes me thing of every life experience as a 'journey'! )....having to describe my own work made me realize that I'm not so much of a 'painter' as I am a 'layer-er'. My work leans heavily on texture and layered elements. I love how Christy's paintings too are a process of layered papers underneath the paintings.

When Mike was choosing a painting from my Cork showing for his office, he made the comment that my work was slightly girlie. Hm...never thought of it that way. I do love some rust and crumble! I always thought my work tended towards masculine. Well, I am going all out for my Spring showing...I'm not sure how it will end up, but I know there will be flowers and glitter involved!
 I will be posting more information about this show as it becomes available.

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