Category Archives: Red Bubble

Calendar art

CalendarFor artists looking for an easy way to create a calendar featuring your artwork, redbubble.com is a great resource. You can upload art and the company will print it on cards, framed works, calendars and even on iPad covers that customers can order. The site is also easy to edit and manage.  Here is the calendar I created for 2015. Click on the image and you will be linked to the site to see the full calendar and there are lots of other examples by other artists. I’ve been using  redbubble.com for years. Happy New Year–almost!

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Lovey

This one will be at my Open Studios event with the Dorchester Arts Collaborative on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, from noon to 5 p.m., at First Parrish Church, 10 Parish Street, in Dorchester, Mass. Prints available here.

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Wonderland

This one will be at my Open Studios event with the Dorchester Arts Collaborative on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, from noon to 5 p.m., at First Parrish Church in Dorchester, Mass. Prints available here.

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Flying High

This one will be at my Open Studios event with the Dorchester Arts Collaborative on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, from noon to 5 p.m., at First Parrish Church in Dorchester, Mass. Prints available here.

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My drawing is in Oprah’s magazine!

Blue (the July theme for the Creative Every Day Challenge) is my favorite color this month. The cover of the August issue of O magazine has a blue backdrop, AND one of my drawings is in the magazine! While reading an interview featuring gal pal Gayle talking to Oprah about her last season of the show, I was inspired by Oprah’s words on facing challenges. I created a drawing based on that inspiration, which I blogged about here. The magazine editors decided to include my comment and my drawing in the letter’s section on page 30 (click here Art in O-2) to see a pdf of the page of the magazine cover and my art. I’m very honored. Prints and cards of the image are available here. Larger prints/posters are available here.

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“Unknown”

Sometimes the Muse hides.

Sitting at my son’s basketball practice with my art materials recently, I set out to create a drawing based on the Illustration Friday word for the week, “reverse.” I intended to draw a woman facing the exact opposite of herself. But when I did an initial drawing I hated it. I couldn’t get the perspective I wanted. I grew frustrated and decided I had nothing to say as an artist this particular evening, or, maybe not ever again. You’ve had those days, right?

I then took another sheet of paper and just started drawing a woman’s head. I had no idea where I would go with this. Slowly I shaped one woman in pencil, then began to draw another, and my mind began to drift and float around the idea that we don’t really, truly know people. Sometimes they are not who they seem—beautiful, yes; as complex as an intricate pattern, yes; but ultimately unknown.

This is how I arrived at this mixed media (pencil and Sharpie marker) piece on paper titled “Unknown.” Tell me what you see.

Prints (8 x 11) and cards available here.

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New work

For years, I’ve enjoyed creating works that are based on fractured space. I think that stems from my love of working with torn paper in the collage works I create. Taking things apart and reconstructing them in a way that makes the eye move around the piece is so much fun. I get totally lost in the process as I calculate which color, which piece will go where, as if I’m putting together a puzzle.

This new 9 x 12 work, “Silver Star,” was created using mixed media — pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint. I came up with the image working with the theme of “air” for December’s Creative Every Day Month. Can’t you feel the air moving around her?

Prints and greeting cards featuring the work are available  here.

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