Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet the Artist Yappy Hour at Woof Gang Bakery!

I had a wonderful time at the Meet the Artist Yappy Hour event at Woof Gang Bakery. I set up some samples of my work and I had the chance to meet some of the regular customers who visit WGB. 

One of the highlights was meeting Miss. Maggie. She was the winner of the WGB summer photo contest, where I donated a custom portrait to the photo that received the most "likes" on WGB's Facebook page. I let the owner know that I'd be set up that evening with her painting all ready for pick up, if she happened to be in town. About mid-way through the event, I looked out the front glass door and saw a scruffy little face that I recognized immediately. It was Miss. Maggie!! I was so excited to meet a furry friend that I had painted...usually I just get photos emailed to me and I ship out the portrait, and never get to meet the little one that I paint. It was so delightful to meet Miss. Maggie, and her owners too, of course! Very nice little family. 

I will be setting up again, perhaps a little closer to November, for another Meet the Artist Yappy Hour. So maybe I'll get to meet more of my wonderful little models. :)

The lovely ladies at Woof Gang Bakery do such great work and are so dedicated to their store, I just truly appreciate them so much. When I first displayed paintings on their walls in January, one of the paintings was of one of the owner's dogs. I printed out an image of that painting and created a custom dog treat jar, pictured above, that I gave to the store as a Thank You gift. I don't think they will have a problem keeping the jar full! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Artist Eye Magazine Filming and Interview

Tomorrow morning is another day of filming and interviews in Amy's Creative Corner!! This time, the talented people of a new magazine in Raleigh, The Artist Eye, will be interviewing me about my business and my artwork and will be filming me in action...painting! Super excited and a little bit nervous...

Meet the Artist Yappy Hour

I will be at Woof Gang Bakery tomorrow evening from 6-8 for a "Meet the Artist Yappy Hour." I have been displaying my paintings and taking commissioned work from this wonderful pet boutique since January '12.  I am so grateful that they are letting me set up and share my artwork with their great friends and customers. 

They will offer wine at this event and I'll be offering 10% off your custom painted pet portrait orders. So come on in, meet me and my artwork, drink some wine,  bring your furry friends, get some treats and have a relaxing and fun evening. I look forward to meeting you!

Woof Gang Bakery is located between Starbucks and Bonefish Grill at North Hills in North Raleigh.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Latest YouTube Video!

Thanks to Pegleg Media, I have my latest video on my YouTube Channel! I talk about how Amy's Creative Corner got started and what keeps me going. You get to see me twirl with Mya!! Haha.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Martha Stewart American Made Awards

I recently submitted my business to the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. They will be awarding a small business with a lovely $10,000 prize. I've never done anything like this before, so we shall see what happens. Good luck to all the American Made businesses!

Here is Amy's Creative Corner's profile:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

International Sales: World Map

Since I've been creating artwork for people across the seas, I thought I'd hang up a visual of where my art is being shipped to. I purchased a world map and spray mounted it to a set up of cork boards. So far, I have three international thumb tacks: Taiwan, Afghanistan, and Australia. Woohoo!
The little pup below has just been shipped to Houston, Texas. That is 1,223 miles away!

Here is the YouTube video made by Pegleg Media describing my first international sale!