Today, I’m mailing off giclee prints that one of my patrons ordered recently. I tried something a little new; adding a two inch border to really draw attention to the subject matter on 11×14 inch paper. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out and can’t wait for them to go out!
If you’re interested in ordering a print of my work, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the holidays, I had a chance to visit the new Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan. I first wrote about the museum when it was still in the planning phases a while back, and was actually one of my first few posts on this blog. It’s so cool to be able to see it when it was completed, in all its surreal glory right smack of the Michigan State campus.
The structure itself is awesome. I got so caught up in taking pics of the different angles of the ultra-modern facade that I didn’t get a chance to take a really good shot of the entire building. Most of the shots were more abstract and artistic. That aside, I highly encourage anyone in the East Lansing/Lansing area to take a trip out there. It’s so cool to have a museum of that magnitude in that part of town and adds a dynamic flair to this area of Michigan and my alma mater, MSU.
Interestingly, the layout of the museum is very non-traditional. Collections and exhibitions are paired in seemingly stark contrast; Warhols are hung near art from the Renaissance Period, suspended sculptures are just around the corner from a flashy video art exhibition, large scale installations abound on the first floor.
Out of respect for museum policy, I didn’t photograph the works on display but I did manage to take shots of the building itself and had fun playing with the images. Check ‘em out!
I’m supposed to be cleaning up my messy studio but instead I’m playing with my photos and playing music, which is a lot more fun.
Anyway, with another year nearly tucked away filled with firsts and new adventures, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year. See everyone in 2013!
Remember when I used to paint? Apparently someone does. Last week I sold one of my originals, Cloud 9, to a young woman who was looking to buy something that reflected her current mood. She had just gotten a promotion at work and liked my piece because she felt like she was floating on cloud 9. She plans on hanging it in her office.
I love hearing stories like this. It makes me feel so good when my art makes people feel good, uplifted or it enhances a positive feeling they’re already experiencing. I think I like to make exuberant pieces to remind people that are still reasons to feel energized and happy.
I have had this piece hanging on my wall for the last few years and while I will miss it, I’m glad that it will be going to a good home. Knowing that puts me on cloud 9
You can see more of my paintings on my online portfolio right here.
Leon likes Impalas.
And speaking of mastering tricky, technical DSLRs, check out the awesome cheat sheet created by photographer Miguel Yatco. I love it because it’s so visual, gets straight to the point and is great to carry around. For all you beginning photographers that just got their hands on a new DSLR, you should definitely check it out!
As I hinted a few posts ago, I went and bought a new baby over Thanksgiving break. He’s the new danger, armed, and loaded with pixels.
His name is Leon.
I’ve been coveting a D7000 for quite a while but they don’t come cheap. Luckily, I was able to snag Leon in a massive door buster sale at the Lansing Camera Shop and was quite happy to bring him home.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to play with Leon as I have been strapped with work but now that some free time is in my imminent future, I have time to study my camera in more detail. Believe me, it’s necessary because, as one of my photographer friends pointed out, “That’s some professional shit!” I did manage to take a shot or two when some relatives came over to visit my parents while I was home. My young cousin, Dillon, was one of my first eager subjects.
Leon does take some nice shots and has a lot of great bells and whistles that I think I will have fun trying to figure out. Hopefully he will play nice with Lulu, who I still will be dragging along to photo shoots when my boyfriend and I scout out new locations.
Welcome to the family, Leon.