Kicking off my newly named ART + WORDS life and studio blog with the work of Amanda Blake, an artist based in Madison, WI. She paints portraits of people experiencing moments in time, alone and together, in nature or empty spaces. Her color use is what draws me most. All kinds of pink and blue and dark blue and green. She weaves flowers, patterns, stripes, and polka-dots into her figures, their clothes and the landscapes they inhabit (which are full of birds and blooms and wide, starry nights). There is something slow and quiet in these pieces, too. A sense of space. Her prints and original work are for sale in her Etsy shop: this is all i know.
Feeling grateful for this wise reminder. Yep. Each and every moment. Thanks Henry David Thoreau.
Yes. Perception. It is the lens through which we experience everything. Thank you wise Pema Chödrön.
Yay Renegade Craft Fair! Thanks to everyone who came out. Super fun day. And check out that calendar display on the right! Big shout out to my sweetie who came up with the design….people were drawn to it all day.
Card rack (1 of 4) handmade by my sweetie and our dear friend Bill. Getting ready for Renegade Craft Fair Mini in Brooklyn this Sunday, 11 – 5 in Greenpoint, 165 Banker Street. Stop by and say hello!
Hi folks! My ETSY shop has been closed for vacation and renovations! And now it is OPEN with my FULL CARD line available! 20% off ALL ORDERS ALL MONTH long! Just use the coupon code HAPPYSPRING14 at check out. Yay!
Resigning myself to the influence of all this rain. And looking forward to buds, blossoms, sun…thank you Henry David Thoreau.
Thrilled to announce that I’ll be teaching at the magical SQUAM ART WORKSHOPS in New Hampshire this fall. Join me for a mixed-media journey into THIS PRECIOUS LIFE. We’ll make our very own books full of paint, collage, art + words….space is limited!
Hey y’all. Come catch me in Brooklyn next month at RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR BROOKLYN MINI MARKET from 11 – 5pm. Click on link for details!