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Friday, January 20, 2012

Art and Soul

Hello bloggers!  I haven't posted on my blog in a while, but have decided it's time to get serious with my art and jumpstart my blog with daily posts.  I've been working on developing my art and my style since the new year began and am working to build a strong portfolio of works so that I can work to begin showing my work on a regular basis.  I hope you'll find my posting here interesting enough to return again!  Here are a few things I've been working on!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rafer

video.  This is my grandbaby Rafer.  He was born with an extremely rare brain disorder called schizencephaly.  His family and doctors have been fighting for almost two years for him to be able to get this surgery he needs, to try and stop the seizures.  Becaues of the disorder he is blind and the seizures cause his brain to reset every time he has one, so it's hard for him to learn new things.  The insurance company has turned down the claim for the surgery, so we've been trying really hard to raise money so he can get the surgery he needs.  The day before the benefit myself and my daughter put on for him, his mom got a phone call from the military. (My son - Rafe's Daddy, was in serving in Afghanistan) The call was to let her know they had found a military doctor who has agreed to do the surgery without charge.  It's been something we've wanted so desperately for him for so long, it's still hard to believe it's actually going to happen!  The money we raised will be used for his care after the surgery, since the insurance won't pay.  Rafe's surgery is slated for November 17.  I'm beyond excited for him and for his parents, who fight for him and work hard to make his life as normal as possible, given all his difficulties. The military has actually brought Rafe's Daddy home from Afghanistan so he can be there for the surgery, so he's safe and sound at home with his family finally.  I love you Rafer and BJ and Laura...You are amazing parents to this beautiful little boy...i love you both so much!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ruby Red Lips

Ruby Red Lips
12 X 12
Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board
She was a lot of fun to create!
Inspired by my daughters who both have long beautiful hair and very colorful personalities!

$75
if you are interested in purchasing a piece of my art or are interested in commissioning me to do a piece just for you, email me! youvegotmel0821@yahoo.com

Strong

Pencil/graphite drawing

Free To Be Me

This was a very fun piece to create! More from my contemporary style. I enjoyed the color composition on this one and the name of the piece is Free To Be Me ... an eagle with such brilliant colors has his own style and flair! We're lucky to live in a country where we are free to be different!
Free To Be Me
13 X 36
In plain black wood frame

$100


HARSH



This is a piece that is near and dear to my heart.  It was inspired by my sister Dana, who has been fighting Breast Cancer for the past 8 months.  I made hundreds of tiny pink breast cancer ribbons to construct the skirt, using tiny staples to hold the ribbons together. The staples are to sympbolize the fact that no matter how feminine a woman is she must become as tough as she's ever been to enure the harsh treatments after diagnosis. 
this piece won the People's Choice Award at the International Butterfly Festival this weekend! It was the first time showing my work in a public forum so I was pretty pumped to win this award!

Majestic

I've been venturing into the contemporary style lately and this guy is part of that foray. I love using brilliant colors with bright backgrounds and fun shapes!  I showed several of my pieces at the Butterfly Festival in Paris this weekend and he didn't sell, so I have a special price on him now! He can be yours !
16 X 20 stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint
$60 + $10 shipping

If you're interested in purchasing one of my pieces, email me at youvegotmel0821@yahoo.com