Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weekend Show Alert!

This weekend you can find The Hemp Butterfly -

from 12:00-5:00 pm @ The South Olive Park Community Center
on 345 Summa Street in West Palm Beach, FL

Later on that day if I am not utterly exhausted I am going to try to make it to
take part in theWynwood Market during Art Walk.
It's always so much fun!

The market is from 6:30-10:30 pm @ 210 NW 22nd Lane in Miami.

and Sunday @ the Kitty Klaus Market

from 1:00 - 6:00 pm @ the Kreepy Tiki Tattoo located in the Monterey Club
on 2606 South Federal Hwy in Ft. Lauderdale

Busy Weekend indeed!

See you there!!!!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Behind the Scenes ~ Photoshoot with Alexander Putnik

Yesterday I had a photoshoot with a local very talented photographer. Alexander Putnik of Putnik Photography. A few weeks ago I got this urge to revamp our look and one of the first steps was to get new beautiful faces. Nicole Esposito contacted me and it all went from there!

Getting ready!

Jewelry & Accessories to be modeled.

Model Nicole Esposito


Chef Carlos CaƱas with his spread. He fed us yesterday!

Whats next? Bracelets!

Photographer Alexander Putnik

Model Melissa Putnik

Gotta look good.

The artist and her work.

Can't wait to see the end result! As soon as I have the photographs I will share some with you!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


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Wednesday's Pick Thursday Interview

I know, I know I promised this every Wednesday but do not fret here is this weeks featured artist. This week I chose Amanda Barr from No Tengo Miedo Clay . Amazing work. I am thinking of gifting one of her Nosferatu soap dishes to the honey for the Holidays.

What inspires you?
movies, books, TV- I watch a lot of Netflix and Hulu in my studio- tons of sci-fi and other quirky stuff. Just finished Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" and started on HBO's "Six Feet Under". Also really love cheezy zombie flicks.

How did you got started?
I got antsy during grad school (I have a master's in Spanish Literature) and needed an outlet. I took a class, then another, then another...then while I was writing my thesis and not working, I got my own studio space and kept doing more and more. When I finished school I started teaching night courses at the community college, which left my days free for studio time, and before I knew it I became a full-time artist!

Fellow advice -
Even if it's your job, be sure to remember every day that you're doing art because you love it. Take time from working to just play around, come up with new ideas, do something different. I just took a workshop in August over a technique that I probably won't use in my professional work, but it was great fun and a wonderful break from my own process.

Other Hobbies -
Reading, painting, perusing the internet, spending time with friends and sleeping when I get the chance! I also love to cook- over the summer I baked a different pie each week!

Next Upcoming Event -

Where you see yourself in the future?
I want to do some sort of huge installation in a gallery somewhere. Not a huge piece, but many pieces that make one whole. I just have to find the time and somewher to put it!



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