New Sticker Designs & A Return to Bellefonte Arts Fest

2 new sticker designs are now available on my Storenvy storefront. The first sticker, Elegant Chicken Legs, is a matte vinyl sticker with a limited run of 20. The other is a large heart shaped holographic sticker of Rococo Pinup, and has a very limited run of 10. Only a few are available online for purchase as some are set aside for my next announcement…

I’ll be returning to Bellefonte Arts Fest on May 21st! Information and tickets are listed on the Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/6qsPstLFl

To purchase the new sticker designs check out my storefront here: https://uglystepsisterart.storenvy.com/

Elegant Chicken Legs stickers
Elegant Chicken Legs stickers
Rococo Pinup stickers
Rococo Pinup stickers

A Very (Socially Distant) Check In

I’ve been spending the last week in my apartment in Delaware completing my library day job from a distance, annoying my chinchillas and fiance, and trying to stay sane. It’s been heartening to see the collective artistic community both locally and abroad connecting with one another. I attended my first virtual drink and draw last weekend. Pictured below is the drawing completed there.

drink and draw- moon goddess
Drawing from M.K. Komin’s Virtual Drink and Draw. 

If you’re interested in joining in, information is posted on M.K. Komin’s Instagram. I jumped on the streaming art trend for the first time last week when I hosted a painting party on Facebook Live. If you aren’t already following the Facebook page, you can do that HERE. I will also be participating in the Covid Creative Convention. Created by dark artist Shane Izykowski, it’s a way to connect art lovers to artists in this strange time of show cancellations and shutdowns. You can learn more about that HERE.

How are you holding up?

 

New Halloween Show and Vinyl Sticker Release!

News, news, news!

It’s my favorite season- Autumn and Halloween! To celebrate, I’ll be making my comeback to vending at Oddball Art Hall in November with lots of spooky art prints, originals, and vinyl stickers.  Click HERE to go to the Facebook event page and RSVP.

oddball art hall banner

And speaking of vinyl stickers, 2 new limited edition designs have just been released! There are just 10 of each of the newest designs- Sisters and Pumpkin Spice. Buy a Halloween sticker pack of 3 on the online store, or visit me at Oddball Art Hall to grab yours in person. Visit the online store HERE.

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DFAD 2019: Library of Stories

During the month of February I participated in Delaware Fun-a-Day 2019, a local draw-a-day challenge. This year, my theme was Library of Stories. Each piece was inspired by a book that I have a personal connection with. I used text from the books in each piece. It was part of the group show in early March on display at the Center for the Creative Arts.

The books the pieces were based off of include:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Wicked by Jeremy McGuire

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Night by Eli Wiesel

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Diaries by Anais Nin

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Poems by Paul Celan

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

 

Click below to see photos and a digital gallery of the pieces.

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March Update- Pop-Up Art Show and a New Painting

I’m taking a little break in March from teaching classes so I can focus on creating some more original large-scale work. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not busy.

On Sunday, March 25th I’ll be participating in the All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit happening at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. CLICK HERE to go to the Facebook event.

And a new painting. This was my first experience with both watercolor grounds and gold leaf flakes. For those who are unfamiliar with watercolor grounds, it’s a compound used to treat canvas to make it suitable for watercolor painting. This is great for playing with watercolor without worrying about framing a piece in order to display it.

“It’s Always Raining Somewhere”

16×20″

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, and gold leaf on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love

Pastel Portrait Class

Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blending vs. texture balance, and various methods of achieving different styles. Pastels are a great way to get vivid, painterly affects. They’re a wonderful step into painting. (Or use on their own.) Check out the slideshow below to see photos from the class.

 

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All Kinds Pop-Up Art Exhibit 

My next show will be at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, Delaware. It’s a pop-up exhibit “featuring artists that fall at ALL points on the weird spectrum.” CLICK HERE to visit the Facebook event. I hope to unveil some new pieces there.

Important Info

Time/Date: March 25th, 12 – 4 PM

Location: Newark Arts Alliance
276 E Main St, Suite 102
Newark, Delaware 19711

More info on the Newark Arts Alliance can be found at newarkartsalliance.org .

Chinchilla Floral 
Those who know me in person know that I have 2 ornery chinchillas that I love to pieces. I created this small watercolor painting of a chinchilla floral print. It’s now available on Society6 on phone cases pillows, travel mugs, stickers, and other projects. Personally, I think it’s perfect to show your chinchilla love with a snazzy phone case. You can visit my shop  HERE Chinchilla Floral

chinchilla floral society6 screenshot

Click on the image to go directly to the chinchilla floral products.

Delaware Fun-A-Day Challenge 2017

I’m excited to announce that I will be one of the 180 participants showing artwork at Delaware Fun-A-Day this year. I’ve participated in this challenge previously. The general gist for those who are unfamiliar with it is this: Artists are encouraged to create small pieces of art each day in the month of September. This year it will be shown as part of the First Friday art loop in Wilmington, Delaware on October 6th from 6 -9 PM. For more information visit my FACEBOOK PAGE or go DIRECTLY TO THE EVENT PAGE.

Quick and dirty details:

Date/Time: Friday, October 6th, 6 – 9 PM

Where: The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St.

Wilmington, DE 19801

In the meantime, here is a taste of the cut paper spookies I’ll be showing.

delawarefunaday 2017 cut paper