Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Tidings

I have been bustling around my house decking the halls and making holiday treats.

In year’s past I have been known to have up to four Christmas Trees up at a time but this year I have kept it to only two. The one room of our house where we gather to play billiards has been adorned with a festive, glamorous and shimmery spectacle perfect for a fun lounge atmosphere.

It’s a more modern spin on holiday d├ęcor with a fluffy, shiny silver garland along with some of my hand painted glass ornaments which to me seem like small abstract pieces of process art.

Holiday Tree Ornament Collage

…and I can’t forget the treats! A recent favorite among my friends and family is fresh homemade marshmallow. I’ve taken it a step further with the addition of our home grown organic almonds and drizzled with dark chocolate; a creation I like to call Craggy Cul de Sac. It also wouldn’t be a homemade delectable from me without the personal packaging to take the gift over the top.

Craggy Cul de Sac Collage

Friday, December 10, 2010

On the Horizon…

Subterranean*-Original Acrylic and Collage Painting on canvas, 24 x 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Planning ahead with Jessica Torrant, my partner in Fine Art Friday, we hope to bring new artists and their work to the forefront of what can be seen and collected from independent artists.

JT-Under the SilenceUnder the Silence by Jessica Torrant
Original Acrylic Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm)

We started off strong last month and have built a community of artists from around the web including gathering a new team on Etsy, Finding Fine Art. This group of artists creates work in a variety of media offering gallery quality original art.

You can meet the team artists on the Finding Fine Art team page or search Etsy for “findingfineart” to browse the gallery of work available.

On the horizon

*Subterranean is a glimpse of life beneath the surface.
It is an original acrylic collage painting on 3/4 inch deep stretched canvas. Many layers of paint have been included in this creation along with altered paper (recycled, marbleized magazine pages) and metallic silver ink details. It is 24 x 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm) and has been finished with two coats of protective varnish. It is signed on the front; signed, dated and titled on the back.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Handmade Holiday Goodies!

Come shopping at the Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar and help support SLO High School Band!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Happiest of Holidays

Christmas WrappingPhoto by Katie Coordt

Yeah, that’s me…I just love the Holidays. A quick shot snapped unbeknownst to me by cell phone and sent to me sometime last summer as “fodder for blog posts”, gotta love family.

For many families it’s the holiday season that inspires and creates fond memories for years to come. Gathering for meals and performances of The Nutcracker, sitting down to watch Frosty the Snowman or Christmas Vacation, no matter the event they are all surrounded by holiday flare. Sparkling, colorful lights along with the fresh scent from the wreath on the door add to the warmth of the scene. The carefully decorated Christmas tree being the focal point of any holiday celebration is where I gain my devotion to create my hand painted glass ornaments. If one of my ornaments can help recall that special Christmas memory for years to come then I couldn’t be more honored.

My studio has been turned into a holiday workshop for my one of a kind, hand painted glass ornaments since early fall.

This week sets off the biggest selection of my ornaments available in schemata as well as a few new locations if you want to see them in person.

The Art Works…Paso Robles, California
Paso Robles Art Association Showroom…Paso Robles, California
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art~CraftArt Market…San Luis Obispo, California
The Gallery at the Network…San Luis Obispo, California
Marque…Laguna Beach, California
Moyaboya…Creemore, Ontario, Canada

And for one day only, Saturday, December 4th…at the Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, a fundraiser for the San Luis Obispo High School Band.


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