Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I've done these past months.....

Everyone asks me.... what have you done since the yoga paintings? Well.... There was that Metallica painting in December. There was that jewelry box back in January for the auction. Then in February I did a painting for a fund raising event, which I haven't photographed (but maybe this weekend). Then I got to work on actually planning my wedding. Here's what you have to understand.... 2 artists can't get married without turning their wedding into a huge art project!

So we did everything! I designed my dress from scratch.... drew it, picked out fabric, and art directed the seamstress it from beginning to end (lets face it, I had no time or skill enough to sew). I had never designed a dress into reality before.

I made my own earrings and bracelet to match a necklace I had bought. It was my first time doing both too.

We made earrings for all the female guests.... hence how I got hooked on making feather earrings this past month!

We made CDs for all the men to take home.

We made our own wishing well.

We hand painted little pots for every guest to take home.

We made our own centerpieces.

We made our own ceremonial blanket from scratch.

So if you think I haven't been busy making art.... shame on you! We did this all in 4 months and then some!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My recent ventures

Here is something for you all, especially for Pete and Simon who keep reminding me to update my blog. These are my new ventures and the story of how they came to be will be told later.
Ps.... I am now on under FeathArt. So go and shop.
Its a bit confusing, so first you go to BUY tab.
Then you go to Seller search... its automatically on Handmade so you'll have to scroll down to Seller.
Then enter FeathArt.
Select it and you'll be entering my shop.

I'll post 52 more later this week at the shop. I like that... at the shop.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lars and Fan Birthday Present

This commission resulted from the yoga paintings from one of the yoga students. She wanted to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday with a painting of him and one of his favorite band members... Lars, the drummer from Metallica. It was a great excuse to dust off my Metallica CDs and rock out while I painted. Here is the finished piece, some close ups and the beginning stages. I would have done more of the closer to finished stages but I could not find my camera to save my life!

Monday, January 25, 2010

La Cultura Cura "Culture Cures" Fundraising Jewelry Box

Title: Joyeria Ancestrial "Ancestrial Jewelry Box"
Caption: Mis joyas... Nuestras Historias "My Jewelry...Our Stories"

This piece is a symbolism for the jewelry that is passed down from generation to generation... daughter to daughter.

It combines my love for Mexican Arte Popular, Dia de los Muertos and jewelry. I created this piece specifically for La Cultura Cura's 1st Annual Fundraiser dinner and silent art auction in San Jose. The theme was "La Cultura." The fundraiser is to raise funds for the group Calpulli Tonalehqueh to hold and host the Aztec New Year's event at the National Hispanic University this upcoming March of 2010. Here is a link of last year's event. I have been fortunate enough to attend the last 2 years. In an effort to support my people I donated this new piece and am glad to inform you all that it SOLD!!!!!!! I am very happy that I was able to help out through my art. I enjoyed doing this so much I am going to do more boxes and sell them on Etsy. I will keep you guys posted. In the meantime.... I hope you guys like this one!