Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Farmington Depot Gallery

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This past Saturday night, Missy and I headed down to nearby Farmington, GA, to attend an art opening at the FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY. The gallery and studio space is located in an old TRAIN DEPOT, hence the name. It is also a dues-paying collective of about 20 or so artists, artisans, crafters, and makers who exhibit their work at the Farmington Depot…

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Artist and gallery member, Dan Smith, showed us one of the old buildings on the property that they sometimes use as a performance-slash-event space. It was basically just a beautiful, decaying shell of a building…old brick walls with hollowed out windows and doorways, with a lighting rig bisecting the structure…

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We made our way back inside the gallery as the daylight started to fade. We moved slowly from room to room, taking in the visual feast until our heads were bursting with wonder and inspiration…

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For more information about the amazing Farmington Depot Gallery, visit their website HERE.

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Love Letter Locket on Coeurs de Foxes Blog

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Once again, here is beautiful Katie of Coeurs de Foxes blog all the way in Poland wearing my Love Letter Envelope Locket! She looks lovely, as always! Here are some photos from her blog.

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It has been very cloudy and rainy these days, just as in Katie’s photos. It makes me feel the same way she does in her post. I don’t mind the rain, but this is the most rain we have seen in a while here in Athens.

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I have been trying to stay motivated and busy, and added some more Love Letter Lockets to Shoppe Sugar Cookie. They are sure to brighten up any rainy day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sketchbook Sunday: Make Art That Sells May Bootcamp

My May Bootcamp final.
Remember my post about drawing dolls? Well, it was for my Make Art That Sells Bootcamp for the month of May. The final assignment was to draw a spot illustration for an article about meditation. In the article, the author found it difficult to focus on being still and calm, but she also mentioned benefits of a meditation practice. I hope my illustration shows how the article made me feel and suits what the main idea was.

Meditate article sample spot illustrations.
Here is my final again, but then shown with another colorway that I came up with. I quite liked the blues, with this suggestion from our bootcamp class sessions! Blue is so “in,” but isn’t it always?

You can view my work, as well as the whole Bootcamper’s illustrations from the May gallery.