Surtex Booth and Retriever Puppy Painting for Sale

Hello everyone. Back to reality.
Surtex was fun, and I am now busy getting organized and sending images to interested art departments. Here's a pic of our booth.

Also, I was planning on holding this painting for an upcoming show in November, but have decided to offer it for sale. Image size is 5x7 inches, watercolor on yupo paper, matted to fit an 11 x 14 inch frame. Comes unframed. I placed it on ebay- here's the link.


Another idea for Surtex - Fern Leaf Stationery

No, I haven't fallen in a hole somewhere. I am not painting, but still here. I printed wall posters today for Surtex. I am happy with the way they turned out. Here's a stationery idea using that same fern pattern as the plate. Stationery looks misspelled to me in that font. Will have to go look it up in the dictionary.


Would you buy this plate?

I had to share this image, even if it's not a new painting. It's from an old painting way back in 2004 or so. I am working on a plate border designs in photoshop. This is only the top portion. A sneak peek, for your eyes only.

Would you buy this if you saw it in Neiman Marcus? Target? Walmart? Goodwill?
Click on the image and it will enlarge a bit.


Getting ready for Surtex show

Scan. Print. Save.
Scan. Save. Print.
Print. Scan. Save.

That's what I've been doing for the past week or so. This is my 3rd year at the Surtex show in NYC. May 20-22. It is impossible to try and carry lots of binders, posters to the show, and still travel as light as possible. Last year, I realized that I needed an online licensing portfolio to hold images. Many of the paintings can be found around my website and blog, so it isn't top secret classified information or anything. I just need one concise place to send manufacturers to review images, and product photos without sharing them with the whole world. Here's a detail view of one scan today.

Back to the grindstone. . . . .


I've been tagged!

I got tagged by Melanie at RedHeadArt.

SO here are the 'rules' that one must follow!

--List seven random facts/habits about yourself
--Choose another seven bloggers to tag and list their names in your blog
--Leave your seven tagged bloggers comments to notify them of their tagging and to direct them to your blog for tag instructions.

I admit I haven't been painting much in trying to print things for the Surtex show.

Just the facts, Maam . . . 7 things about me.
1. Last fall, I rehabilitated a squirrel that had injured his foot in a tree cutting accident. Someone brought him into the hospital. He was missing 4 toes and part of his rear foot. We bottle fed him, cared for the wound, named him Elmo. He learned to climb branches in his cage, crack sunflower seeds, eat pears. We released him a few weeks later and I was a little teary eyed watching him scamper around the tree. (There are pics of Elmo on my blog, probably back in Sept or October 06.)

2. If there is a empty horizontal surface somewhere, I will clutter it up. and leave it there. Could be laundry, junk mail, grocery shopping bags.

3. I think my favorite watercolor paint color would be Burnt Sienna. I think I have 3 versions on my palette- Daniel Smith Italian Burnt Sienna, DS Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and a Dr. Martins regular Burnt Sienna.

4. I wish my Mother had made me take piano lessons as a kid.
5. I write right handed, but throw a ball, bat, play tennis left handed.
6. My grandmother taught me how to crochet a square in 2nd grade. An older Cousin got a square, vibrant crocheted purse when we went to visit their family the summer before 3rd grade. (I am SO sorry Cous!)
7. I need to get off the computer and go vacuuum the carpet and get those grocery bags off the table.

7 people to tag. . . only 7?
this might take a bit of thought, who would be at home?

1. Mary Sparrow Smith- a fantastic people portrait artist living in North Carolina, now famous for her Westie paintings-

2. Karin Jurick- a fellow Georgia artist. I love her people and city paintings.

3. Doris Joa - watercolor artist from Germany, has the patience of a saint to be able to work on her watercolor florals, they takes days to complete.

4. Edward B Gordon from Germany also. Love his work, paintings of people in the city.

5. Brooke Medlin/ Gemmafactrix- jewelry designer selling her work on Etsy.

6.Sister Mary Martha- you can't forget Sister Mary! another Etsy seller.
7.Moontree Press- letterpress cards and invitations, available on Etsy


Dogwood Tote Bags arrive next Week

A very limited number of these are scheduled to arrive next week. The fabric is woven, not printed. Everyone who has seen these loves them. They measure 17 inches square. The lining inside is black. They will be available on Ebay and Etsy for $40.


Camelia on Clayboard Art Tile/Coasters for Surtex

I am working to get samples together for Surtex show in 2 1/2 weeks. Our press release went out yesterday- here's the link.

Here are images of camelia tile that I sublimated over the weekend. They are available in my Etsy store.


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