Friday, March 15, 2019

Promo Code for 12% off your order for Mya's 12th Birthday Celebration!

You all! It's my girl's birthday this month! She is turning 12! And to celebrate, I invite you to enjoy 12% off your custom pet portrait order.

Simply use the coupon code: MYA12 at checkout on my Etsy Shop.

The promotion ends on March 31, 2019, so get your order in soon :)

Thanks for celebrating!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Artwork on display at Open Door Yoga in downtown Raleigh, NC

Super excited for Open Door Yoga studio in downtown Raleigh, NC, for displaying a few pieces of work of mine for a couple of months.  They rotate local artists every few months, which is awesome! All of my pieces on display are also on my Etsy shop, but if you're in town, see something you like, just send me a message if you'd like to purchase it and take it home from the studio.

If you are local, consider trying out this studio, it is really quite lovely.  They offer a wide range of classes including hot yoga, kettle bell classes, and retreats.  They are located on Johnson St., just off St. Mary's St. in downtown Raleigh.  A really beautiful studio with great teachers and owner, Monica Shannon.

Thank you, Open Door, for being so accommodating!

We have the downward Dog, Cobra Puppy, big 'ol Bull Dog portrait, frog and its butterfly, White Tiger and her butterflies, and the tiny two love birds.

 Inside the lovely Open Door Yoga studio in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Thank you, Adrienne, for your help and pictures of my work.  You're an amazing person!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Reflective paper and some new techniques in NC

Hello friends! 

Well, it's the new year, 2019.  I am back in Cary, North Carolina for the time being.  While I've been here, I have tried out some new experiments! 

I thought I'd see what happened if I painted directly onto metallic/reflective stock paper...and here are some of the results...  

Honey Bee, painted on canvas paper, cut out, and laid upon gold foil, reflective paper.  My two fingers in the reflection...

Black Leopard painting on reflective 12x12 paper. So serious!

Awww, little kitty! 12x12 size, all of them framed and ready to hang on your wall.

Here is a video of the kitty painting to see how cool the paper looks...the look of the painting is always changing, along with you.

And two red cardinals.  I swear, since I've been back in North Carolina, the cardinals have been trying to get my attention.  I love watching them fly around and talk to each other.  

Reading up on facts about these birds was really interesting, too.  Did you know? That male cardinals fly into windows so much because when they see a reflection in the window, they think it's a competitor and so they go after them...but they fly into themselves instead! :(

And I have not forgotten about my good ol' canvas.  Here are some of the latest on canvas...

Two White Doves. Love birds! Tiny 5x7.

But have you heard of Kambo?!  In Austin, TX, I had the great opportunity to try a Kambo Ceremony for an intense detox.  It was really therapeutic for me personally, and felt so strongly about the power of the frogs medicine, that I wanted to paint it.  

If you're interested to learn more about Kambo, visit this site, Tribal Detox, it's pretty informative...or just google it of course.

White Tiger and her Butterflies, 11x14.

All of these paintings are for sale on my Etsy Shop.  As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any custom requests or comments.

Thanks for reading!