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Tide And Blossom Show Recap – Beer and Buddies!

FINALLY! A Post! Sorry it’s so late. I have been spending my evenings sleeping since the show. Wow. I should do this sleeping thing more often. I feel amazing.

The Short Version

THANK YOU for all those that came out to the opening night of Tide & Blossom at 8 Ball Art Gallery! You guys made it FAAAAAAAAb-u-lus!. The vibe was wonderful, welcoming, mellow. People hung out and chatted, there were drinks, couches, snacks, and hugs. It was tremendously rewarding to have you show up. And for all those who could not make it, but sent messages and good luck wishes, you warmed my heart! Here’s to you guys!

Also, the show will be up until December 5th, so if you want to swing by the 8 Ball Art Gallery , feel free to check it out. There are affordable art prints available! Get some early holiday shopping done.

The Whole Sheboodle – and PHOTOS!

For this show I became a shut-in for most of the year. I still work full-time as a designer at an advertising agency. During the more intense weeks the schedule went something like this:

• Work at design job all day.
• Take the train home from work.
• Eat dinner.
• Shower.
• Change into painting/sculpting clothes.
• Drink tea or coffee, definitely caffeinated while pondering workflow.
• Decide mood based on workflow then turn on music.
• Work into the wee hours of the morning.
• Around 2 or 3 put on pajamas.
• Sleep 4-5 hours.
• Take train to work.
• Start the whole cycle over again.

Weekends were the best because my goodness, I could work all day!

I was not nearly as stressed as last year. Last year I would have nightmares that no one would show and that my pieces would fall off the wall and shatter. I’d wake up in a sweat. This year, I knew at least 10 people would show in person for sure, and I had enough experience to have confidence in my process. So, I had that going for me.

I was excited. I knew all this work was going to be up, seen, and shared (by at least 10 people).

Then…YOU MADE IT AWESOME! SO MANY MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE!!! You sent messages! You shared on facebook! You re-tweeted and got the word out! Those that were able to come, we partied! This is how we party! 

To make the event extra special, we had some great brews from Paperback Brewing Company. (Thank you guys so much!) They  were so generous with their brews at the opening. They really set the mood and had people chatting over them tasty hops. The handcrafted beers at this event were The Refined Bachelor IPA, In The Red Red Ale, and The Sleeping Monarch Milk Stout. Soooo delish. Follow them on Facebook, maybe they’ll post when you can get a taste!

And now for the photos you guys sent me. Thank you for messaging, tagging (woot #TideAndBlossom!!) and sharing. I made sure to not have my phone on me because I wanted to talk with you all and not miss a thing – so I couldn’t take any photos!

Some More People Just Need To Know They Rock

Special thanks to my Husband. Without you, at my best I would be the frantic, scrappy artist, dumpster diving for wood and scampering around in badly ventilated sheds. With you I have a professional face to show the world, a Studio and an Art Lab (photos coming soon!) to work in, and the courage to take on Behemoths like art shows. Also, thank you for your patience while I spent all my time, and lots of your time, getting ready for this show.

Special thanks to the amazing photographer Chris Rigg. There is only so far a little photo of mine will go. Because of you, the Muertitas have gotten so much internet love, have award winning prints, and have been invited to magazine publications! (More on that last one later.)

And special thanks to B.J. – you helped set-up, drive Muertitas around at 3 AM, to and fro, stop and go, helped paint the Art-Lab, bought food, and are always offering a car ride or a tequila shot.

The experience of a lifetime, twice over now. Thank you for reading this far, for following this long, and for caring this much. Let’s see what the future holds!

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Events, Muertitas

Come to my November Shows in Burbank and Hollywood!

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RSVP to Tide & Blossom on Facebook

You Are Invited!
Last year’s solo show at 8 Ball was amazing, easily one of the best gallery experiences I have ever had. It was a great group of supporters, and the lounge in the back was perfect for conversation and drinks.

8 Ball Gallery is having me back again this year for my new solo show called “Tide & Blossom”. We are having the opening reception November 8th. There is no entry fee, just come on in and celebrate. There will be Muertitas, paintings, prints, and refreshments.

Pre-Sale PDF
I will be sending the Pre-Sale PDF between November 5th and 6th. If you would like to be on that email list and buy Muertitas before the show opens, sign up to be on the newsletter here by November 5th.

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Opening Reception Saturday
November 8, 2014 7-11 PM
3424 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank 91505
(818) 859-7562
Sharing this event is encouraged!

Tag for photos and chats is #TideAndBlossom

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Exhibit up through Friday Dec 5, 2014

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Hollywood Forever Día De Los Muertos

This famous cemetery is hosting Día De Los Muertos for the 15th year in a row, making its party a Quinceañera! Come celebrate and remember those who have passed with joy and merriment.

My pieces have the honor of being be in the Cathedral Mausoleum Art Exhibit curated by international artist Luis Villanueva, but there is so much more. Artists from all over the country set up incredible altars along the winding paths. During the day you are able to see all the details, and in the evening the cemetery really comes to life when the altars light up.

This is a big event, so plan ahead about parking. Pre-Purchase your tickets on their website to avoid lines the day of the event. Calaca apparel encouraged! Families are welcome!

There is NO Pre-Sale for my art. I will be there for the duration of the event, and if I am lucky enough to have someone connect with a Muertita and want to give her a home, they pay for my time right then and there.

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Art show held in the Mausoleum
Saturday, Nov 1st, 2014
12pm – 12am
Event is one day!

General Admission: $20 per person

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Event Website   |   Google Map

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Wild Ride and Falling Off The Grid

This last weekend we dropped off the Muertitas and watercolor paintings from my first solo show to their new homes. Jamie of 8 Ball Gallery drove, while Rosie the squirrel was our navigator!
Just finished dropping off the last of the #muertita clan with Jamie the driver and Rosie the navigator. It was nuts!

Although the show is over, the thrill of it will stay with me for a long while still. It’s one thing to make the art, but something else entirely to have you connect with a piece and bring it into your home. Thank you to friends, family, newcomers, and cheer squads for helping make this year so rewarding and the show such a great time.

New Show in MARCH 2014!

SO EXCITED to tell you, I have been invited by the Assembly Line Collective to be part of a group show at in Downtown LA at Think Tank Gallery at the beginning of March. It really is an honor since there will be many artists with a lot of draw (giggle). Two especially prolific and talented artists I admire WILL BE SHOWING THERE:  Allison Torneros and Jennifer Healy!

The fact that I get to show in the same space as these guys is blowing my mind. I get about 15 feet of wall. All the large paintings and Muertitas have sold, so I have 2 months to step up my game.

I guess I should stop messing around on here and make some art!

Good Peeps

Thank you to all of you for sharing these artsy adventures and getting it out there. If there was no internet, and no happy links, the Muertita Clan and my stories and paintings would sit silently in the recesses of art sheds and bookcases, growing in numbers as they creep out the neighbors and the UPS guy.

Have a wonderful holiday, and a great new year. Time for self inflicted sleepless nights!

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Show Recap Gif Comic and Photos

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Seriously, thank you for making it happen. It’s one thing to make the art, but for you to buy (It’s almost all sold out oh my goodness!), encourage, party, smile, hug, laugh, come out, encourage even when you couldn’t come out with text, email, messages –

I may have made the art, but Jamie at 8 Ball Gallery made the space, and you all made the show when you came. Basically, I really feel like this was a moment of the lifetime. No matter what happens after this, I always had this moment with you all. Who knows what the future holds, this may have been my lucky streak, or the beginning. One thing is for certain, that was awesome.

My deepest of thanks.

And now, for some photos of the event! The whole album is here on flickr, we actually didn’t get that many photos on my camera since the battery died, but here are a few choice selects where I’m not making faces, and group photos for scrolling enjoyment.

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8 Ball Gallery : Muertita Harvest

8 Ball Gallery : Muertita Harvest

8 Ball Gallery : Muertita Harvest

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Peoria Art Guild’s Group show in Illinois!

I’LL BE SHOWING IN ILLINOIS!!! AHH! With a museum/gallery/community art building that has shown Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and de Kooning!

It started with a generous invite from the nonprofit Peoria Art Guild to be part of their Día De Los Muertos event. Being there in person isn’t really a possibility for me, since I’ll be celebrating Día De Los Muertos here in Los Angeles and Burbank, but it’s pretty cool that my art will be travelling more than me! I’ll be shipping some Mini Muertitas and embossed prints signed by myself and Chris Rigg.

But wait, theres MORE! Chris’s photos of my Winter Muertita are on the invite! Yes, the invite they send out to everyone, that invite. Such an honor! Below is the emailer they designed, plus some easy links right here for you to join in:

ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRY

PEORIA ART GUILD WEBSITE    |    THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

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Coloring book is done, Art Show on SATURDAY!

And now the happy post I was talking about!

Mer-Kingdom is published and ready for your coloring skills!

Get it on AMAZON!

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Put on by 11:11 A Creative Collective

Sat, March 30, 7:00 PM

Refuse to Destroy : Re-Imagined, Re-Purposed & Re-used gives us an aesthetic experience of the many creative alternative uses of wasted, found and non-traditional art mediums. This Group Exhibition will feature artwork by over 30 artists whose artwork resides is in such mediums as interactive installations, sculpture, painting, illustration and mixed media- all using found or recycled objects.

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And here are a few teaser shots from an amazing photo-shoot with the talented Chris Rigg.

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