Monday, February 25, 2013

ZaPow Gallery and road trip with Mom!

And it's up! My artwork is on display at ZaPow Gallery. This is my first showing of this sort and I am so thrilled about it. The gallery owner, Lauren, was so helpful and kind. She helped me get my work up on the walls and helped me fix my drywall issues...yikes!

My wonderful mom took the 4 hour road trip with me and we turned it into a little vacation. We had an awesome meal at Chorizo in downtown Asheville. My Cuban Daiquiri was deeeeeelish! And Kilwins made for a great dessert. Asheville is a great city...full of dog-loving hippies who wear whatever in the world they feel like and they just don't care what other people think of it...that is just great! Very artsy and full of yummy foods...I'd love to live there.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Donation to the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue

Tonight is the 2013 Golden Gala, where I have donated a gift certificate to their silent auction for someone to win a free custom painted pet portrait. It is put on by the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue. The event is SOLD OUT, which is great for this wonderful organization. Hope it goes well!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ZaPow Art Gallery in Asheville, NC

Very exciting post here, folks! An artist's be contacted by an awesome art gallery to see if you'd like to display on their walls. Yes please! I will be driving to the lovely Asheville, NC this weekend to hang original paintings, prints and cards I created for ZaPow art gallery.

Painting theme: SPACE DOGS and Kitty

After I painted the chihuahua in a flying saucer, a kitty in a space suit chasing a ball of yarn, and a daschund in a space helmet chasing a bone, I printed them out and made prints and greeting cards. I am SO excited about this. This is a big deal for my growth as an artist and for my business. Can't wait to see how things work out there. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Illustrations in Cary Magazine

The February 2013 issue of Cary Magazine is all about weddings! I was asked to draw whimsical sketches of wedding details that a bride will need to decide while planning her wedding. You can start with which dress suits you, trail to which venue strikes your fancy, pick which flowers you like, and which sweets display pops your cork! Follow the trail that helps you figure out which wedding style you're all about. 

It was a very fun project and was different for me since I haven't used ink/pencils in quite a while. Thank you Cary Magazine!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Woof Gang Bakery Feature on My Carolina Today

Congratulations to Woof Gang Bakery for their feature with NBC 17's My Carolina Today! You guys are awesome and I truly appreciate you giving me the opportunity to display my artwork in your adorable shop. And if you notice at minute 2:14 in the video, you'll see one of my paintings...woohoo!

Here is the video: VIDEO

Friday, February 1, 2013

Shelter of the Month for Donations: SPCA of Wake County

Happy to announce that this month's shelter is the SPCA of Wake County! At the end of February, I will donate a percentage of the total amount of sales from custom pet portraits to this great shelter. This place rocks. They love pets and deserve a little love back. So help spread the word and let's make a difference, even if it is a small one. :) 

The portrait is of "Sprout" who was just recently adopted from the SPCA and the new parents were given this portrait as a gift. Yay for Sprout! 

And let me know if you have a suggestion for next month's shelter.