I got this fun picture from a customer who recently bought several of my tote bags that she uses to go grocery shopping! And, as she pointed out, the bags even match the shopping cart! You can order yours today by going right here.
One of my biggest collectors, Frank, has no problem telling me that he’s not a huge fan of New York City. Being that he’s not a city person, he tends to avoid places like Gotham as much as can. In spite of his aversion, Frank loves my street photography because he told me that it makes New York feel like an altogether different place, a place that he wants to know. I take that as a big compliment! Here are three of the latest prints that he bought.
Thanks for sharing your NY Love, Frank and I’m digging the frames!
These three pieces will also be one of the many photographs available for display and sale at my upcoming show July 28th! In the meantime, if you can’t make to NYC for the show, you can always order customizable prints by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My friend Denise and I have this inside joke about marbles. Back when I decided to embark on my art career, one of the first things I started painting again were marbles. I’ve always had this fascination with them because of the way they reflect light and because they’re so awesomely colorful. Back when I began painting them, times had become somewhat tumultuous for us both. I was trying to make sense of what I really wanted to do while I tried figuring out a way to make it in New York, and Denise had her own obstacles to overcome. When I told her about how I painted the marbles as a form of meditation, she joked that it was better that I paint my marbles instead of losing them.
Since then, the marbles have been an inside joke for us. A few years ago, when Denise was going through an especially trying time, I sent her the marbles that I had been working on. I was so happy to hear how they cheered her up. She told me how she and her daughters took turns finding something interesting to see in each marble and how each one seem to have their own separate identity.
So you can imagine how timely it was that Denise shared with me a picture of what she did with the marbles painting at a time when I’m having some of my own ups and downs. By inserting the paintings underneath the glass panel of the tabletop, Denise was able to incorporate the paintings into her coffee table so that now her furniture has a colorful new look!
Seeing these marbles again puts a much-needed smile on my face, so I’m so grateful to Denise for sharing this picture! Special thanks to her daughter Gabbi for taking the pics and sending them to me.
And just a reminder, if you own one of my paintings or photography prints and would like to share how you displayed them in your space, shoot me a jpeg at email@example.com.
My mom just emailed me a picture she took of a photograph that she commissioned for her living room. I guess this explains where my love of clouds comes from.
The funny anecdote behind this commission is, years ago, my mom wanted my sister and I to paint her a picture of some clouds against a blue sky. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift that she had been hounding us for for years. Since we both happened to be home at the same time, she finally managed to
corner get us to get this giant canvas and paint this “ethereal” image with acrylic paint.
It did not go well.
My sister and I draw in different styles and neither one of us were in the position to paint beautiful, transparent clouds with acrylic. It was an exercise in coordination and ultimately, futility. Unfortunately, the cloud commission got shelved in the basement (where it still may be residing in some musty corner somewhere) until a later time. Luckily, when I went home this past summer for some vacation time, I had my trusty Lulu with me and she was able to get the clouds that my mom wanted. She was able to blow them up on canvas and frame them to hang in the living room. I’m so happy with the way the photograph turned out; it actually looks like a window to a beautiful summery day (and considering that my mom is in Michigan, she can use all the sunniness that she can get).
Just wanted to share! Enjoy your clouds, Mom!
So before I consign myself to a fun day of doing my taxes (note massive sarcasm when I say “fun”) and other stuff that I have been putting off for most of the winter, I thought I’d share some fan photos. Frank bought a few photography prints and wanted to share what they looked like framed. I’m really impressed with the way they look in the black frames so kudos to him for hooking them up and making them look so cool. Cheers!
My dear and supportive friend Laurie has been patiently but eagerly anticipating my putting out prints of my painting Mangoes, and when I finally did start selling them via my online store, she was first in line to purchase one. Laurie was in the process of repainting and redecorating her living room space and wanted something to complement the warm tones of her new wall color and furniture.
When she took the print to get it framed, Laurie told me that the framer was suggesting various types of protective glass and was gingerly touching the print because he thought it was the actual painting! Big props to my printers Imaging Coliseum for the “mistake”.
Anyway, the frame for the print turned out well and Laurie was happy to put it up on her pretty, buttery walls and was kind enough to share the moment with me. Thank you, Laurie!
My Mangoes print is still available for sale via my online store and each print is hand-signed by yours truly.
The latest submission comes from Laurie from Champaign, Illinois, who bought three of my postcard prints and integrated them into her recently redecorated living room:
Since Laurie was redoing her walls in buttery shades of yellow, touched off by punches of red in green in her accent pieces, she figured the postcard prints would be a great addition to her color palette. Featured here are, from top to bottom, El Sol, Journey, and Caballo del Sol. These prints are still available for sale on my Etsy site.
I’m always curious to see how people display my pieces once they got them so if you have pictures that you’d like to share, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures need to be clear and with good resolution. You may also include a brief description of the setting.
Hello all! Sorry for being so out of the loop for so long. My intent is to blog as regularly as I can but these last few weeks have been crazy but I’m finally finding the time to get back to blogging and sharing fun art stuff.
For starters, here’s a fan appreciation photo from my wonderful dentist, Dr. Carla Mussa. She has bought several prints from me, including my Haiti print that I have for sale to benefit the Haitian earthquake victims on Etsy. She currently has the print on display in the waiting room of her dental office in Manhattan:
Thanks for sharing, Dr. Mussa! If you have fan appreciation pictures that you’d like to share, send them to email@example.com.Cheers!