Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Springtime Stroll and an Art Show

Hello there! I have been in the mood to do some spring-y paintings, so above is "A Springtime Stroll", and below is "Louisa and the Butterflies." I have been interested in incorporating a little more mixed-media into my work, so I used scrapbook paper for the gal's floral dress above, and a couple of little metal butterflies for the painting below. I also used brighter colors than usual, which I really liked :)

On a different note, I went to Phoenix with my sister Michelle on Monday to go see her friend Lynette Andreasen's Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition on the Arizona State University campus. She does metalworking, and her work is beautiful.

This whole wall was covered in spoons. They were old spoons which she had found and added pearls and thread to them. Beautiful! My pictures don't do them justice. I had a hard time photographing in there with the dramatic lighting and all the people.

This was another piece I really liked. On a lot of the pieces she drilled patterns into the metal and then embroidered them.

My sister recently found out that she got accepted into the same program! She has been doing metalworking for quite a while now and just loves it, so she is very excited. So she will be off to Phoenix in a few months to get her MFA! Below is a beautiful pendant my sister made for me for Christmas. Isn't it lovely? She also does much more elaborate work, which I will show you sometime :)

I hope you are having a lovely day, and I will see you soon!


  1. Your new pieces are beautiful..I LOVE your Alice and Wonderland painting below! : )