Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thrifty Inspiration: Audrey Horne Part 1

The hubs and I are currently watching Twin Peaks on Netflix in the rare moment when we have an hour to spare. I often get inspired by the fashions of old shows and the gorgeous Audrey Horne has really got me thinking of spending Fall 2011 in some plaid skirts, fitted sweaters, and red heels. (soft kitten heels due to my recent ruptured disk which is whole other story...)I like to set a goal and post it so I don't lose sight. So here it is!

Thrift goal: Achieve the 1st of 3 of Audrey Horne's hot looks while spending less than $25.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Water Lilies

"Water Lilies" 16x20 Acrylic, pastel, and pencil on stretched canvas

This was one of those pieces from which I truly took away more than usual. It was hard to pack this one up to send it off to be sold. However, knowing it will be one of the first pieces going up in Atelier's newest gallery in Charleston (where I lived for many years) made it just a tad easier to hand off. :) More details on the new gallery soon!

Painterly kisses to ya!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Little Flags

This is one of those paintings that truly evolved on its own. It began as my attempt to step away from the box-like shapes for a moment and listen to Hundertwasser's quote: "The straight line is ungodly." I admire his ease with breaking out of society's idea that everything should be linear. I identify with how hard it is since my husband is a Land Surveyor for an Engineering firm. His job is to make things line up. So the hubs was delighted when he walked into my studio and saw that I had stepped out of my comfort zone of squaring off compositions and had really made this cool swirling pattern of color formations that bounced all over the canvas with no beginning and no end. I had set it aside and begun working on another piece (as I often do when I know a painting is unfinished but cannot see where it should go.) I picked it back up and stared for a few minutes before I began overpainting most of the composition out. Alas, "Flags" was born. Hey, I tried.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Movie Monday: Niagara, Niagara

Most people think I am trying to take some sort of stand by not watching television or not buying cable. We used to watch so many lovely addictive shows and truly enjoyed them. I have come to realize that once you are as lucky as we are to have several wonderful opportunities and new objectives, one (or two, or three, or a family of four) may have to give up a couple of things. Daily television was one of the first things to go in our family. But movies. Great flicks and and novels I refuse to give up. So like most Americans we joined Netflix. For one thing, the kids can watch all the Dora and Dinosaur Documentaries they want! Over and over and over again. As for us, we attempt to find those movies we "haven't seen in years!" Most of the time, it turns out to be somewhat disappointing. Like when I thought "Mad Love" was going to be as unbelievable as I remembered it being in high school. When I watched it, I realized I could no longer identify with the characters at all. I identified with their (GASP) parents! Either way, we do happen to come up with some truly brilliant films that weren't just "awwwwwesome" back in the 90's. My first Movie Monday will be a film you will not find on Netflix. You actually cannot find it in stores, or on Amazon...OMG. Well, Meghan, where can I find this amazing movie? Answer: Youtube. Oh yes. It is such an amazing movie but there were only a few DVDs made of this fine film and they are apparently all gone. Either way, you can watch this amazing flick in it's entirety on Youtube.

Robin Tunney plays a teenage girl with Tourette's Syndrome from a wealthy family who happens to meet Henry Thomas's character in a five and dime store while they are both shop lifting various items for the fun of it. They are quick friends and fast lovers and suddenly find themselves leaving town in search of a Black Bobby Head in Canada. Check it out. And let me know what you think. It's no "Mad Love". That is for sure.

Vintage Clearance Sale!!

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