One of my other hats besides artist is board member for my local chapter of The League of Women Voters. I was honored to design a t-shirt celebrating 100 years since the signing of the 19th amendment and the creation of The League of Women Voters, which benefits our local chapter and helps supports programs for registering and educating voters.
The inspiration for this design was the suffrage movement, starting in Britain and expanding to the United States. The phrase "Deeds Not Words" was coined by British Suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, who believed actions spoke louder than words. Which applies today, when we go out and VOTE.
You can purchase a t-shirt at the League website.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, in April you witnessed my attempt to create 30 portraits in 30 days when I signed up with a drawing challenge at Sktchy.com (I highly recommend for anyone, any artistic level...so fun!). It was so great to revisit drawing as a practice, which I used to do all the time but as I moved to painting, less so. Since I've been spending less time at my art studio because of Covid interruptions, I really appreciated having an outlet for my artsy self. Here's a gallery of all the sketches!
Last year I was asked to participate in a group show at Museo Gallery, where we were asked to pick a quote from a Shakespeare play and depict it visually. I chose the quote "If I be waspish, best beware my sting" by Katherine from "Taming of the Shrew".
I enjoyed painting her so much I decided she needed a friend, another angry female friend: and Ophelia from Hamlet joined her. But only two paintings a series does not make: so I just completed the angriest of them all: Lavinia from Titus Andronicus.
So we have a "mini" series of three that I have decided to call "Vexed", for obvious reasons. And guess what? There is no lacking in other Shakespeare heroines who wish to express their anger, so this may become more than a mini series.....
Greetings from the Studio!
I could use your help, art fan!
As we enter the season of eating and napping, I could use some direction for when I come out of hibernation in 2020. I currently have 4 (!) series of work that I have started over the past couple years (I think my inner artist has ADHD), and I want to know which one you think I should focus more energy on, rather than spin off and start a whole new one.
I'm excited to invite you to a show that I am co-curating with my talented artist friend Jane Richlovsky of The Good Arts Building in Seattle.
I have been envisioning both the artwork and this show, I'm not kidding, for 10 years. Originally I was going to call it The Good Life Project - but DANG IT if that title wasn't already taken! So Jane and I came up with Our-topia
art life via Instagram