Saturday, December 29, 2012

We're Funded!!!

The reason you haven't had an update recently is that with the work I have to do as one of Santa's elves, combined with traveling down to Savannah to spend the holiday with my sista and encouraging folks to donate money to fund my next art project... there just wasn't enough time!  But now, I'm happy to report that we are funded at 101%!  I'm delirious, over the moon and filled with joy and love for my friends and family who are backing me on this next one!

NOW the work begins with gathering props and small bits of costuming (because I haven't been able to find someone to work with here in Portland), scheduling shoot times with my models and with the studio owner and then shooting the eight poses that I've chosen.

But in the meantime, enjoy this short video of my dog Crash tearing his Christmas toy apart...
One of the things that I hope to do with these 3 Graces tapestries, other than raise environmental awareness, is to once more blur the line between photography and painting.  I've been doing just that throughout my career as a digital alchemist beginning in 1998.  So it's always interesting when art writers focus on the famous people now doing that when we little people have been doing it much longer....  special thanks to my friends at the Digital Art Guild Yahoo Group who originally posted this article. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pledges are Coming in

I can't thank our sponsors and donors enough for their support for my "3 Graces for Environmental Awareness" project.  And the good folks at US Artists Projects.  If you click on the link above, you'll see that we're 25% funded with 18 more days to go.   I remember the first time I saw this at the Louvre.

I kept wondering why one had a hat on and the significance of the jewelry draped around their necks.  They were the ladies of 1531 and that's how they rolled.  I'm already thinking of ways our  modern ladies will look as we re-create these paintings from art history.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

We're Off and Running

So far, we've reached the 19% funding mark on 3 Graces for Environmental Awareness!   Big thanks yous to the folks that have already contributed and have shared the project with their friends. 

Yesterday was First Friday in downtown Portland so I was at the gallery and finally caught up with the November winner of my monthly "sign up for my email list and you could win a print from this bin" thingie.  Funny how Heather picked a print that almost matched her eyes and hat!

We chose a new winner last night for December.... Jane Macomer.  I'll email you Jane to find a time to meet you at the gallery to pick your print. 

Until then, please buy your holiday gifts from artists, artisans and local businesses.  It's really all about sustainability folks!  OK... climbing off my soap box now.