Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inside Out Sautee

So I spent yesterday working on some projects at my stepmom Sheilah's store InsideOut Sautee.  It is a fabulous store full of great art, home decor, cool lamps and eventually my artwork!  I am doing some custom furniture painting for her and I did the base coats yesterday.  A pretty robin's egg blue and a creamcicle orangey yellow one.  Today, after I go get my paint from Gainesville I am going to go add the details.  

Morning glories on the blue stool, and possibly poppies on the orange stool.  Not so sure about the orange stool yet,  I will need to ponder some more...
Perhaps I'll just do something funky like this on it...could be interesting!

Hopefully I will get to take pictures today before finishing them!


Monday, June 22, 2009


I am now on Twitter...against my better judgement!  But now you can follow my artistic endeavors [all four of you!] on Twitter.  I warn you, I may forget to update...or possibly get addicted, not sure which one yet!  We'll see how this goes!

Off to shower and face the day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Onwards and Upwards

So a lot of things have been happening here recently, some art related some not so art related.  The biggest and most interesting probably being STEAM Fest.  You can read all about it HERE as I am feeling lazy and not wanting to regurgitate all the details here.

The biggest success, artistically speaking was the costumes for the characters Caliban and Ariel for the formal staged reading of HMS Tempest that was the highlight of the festival. 
 Caliban was the first theatrical costuming adventure that made it from initial concept sketch to finished product while retaining most of my originalideas.  Allow me to show you, as it will make much more sense than trying to describe it. 

This makes me happy because usually I have a really difficult time moving from a two dimensional idea to a three dimensional idea.  Ariel was equally exciting to work on although I had less concept sketches to work from and more of it was created as I went.

My favorite piece to make was the headband.  Someone said she looked like a little butterfly with antennas which in hindsight sounds like a strange compliment for a robot, but it works well for the character.

From these photos I am working on a watercolor rendition of these two characters because they are my favorites.  I am also working on a few more paintings based of HMS Tempest... but those are still top secret!  I am also working on some more furniture painting for my stepmom's store Inside Out Sautee.  Pictures of that will be forthcoming!

And lastly I have been hired by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center as the scenic artist for their production of Headwaters: Birth, Death, and Places In Between.  This will encompass a lot of woodgraining- I look forward to the challenge!

So, as they say onwards and upwards!  

Friday, June 5, 2009


So I haven't been around in a while because I have been coordinating a festival, working, making robots, AND acting!

I am making the costume/props for the characters Ariel and Caliban in The HMS Tempest: A Steampunk Romance which has been VERY interesting.  Alas, I have not been taking process pictures like I should-but there will be plenty of shots of the actual pieces from the festival!

So I will be disappearing shortly as we are a week out from the festival and there is still TONS of stuff to do, costuming and otherwise, but don't worry I'll surface on the other side with lots of good pictures and good stories!