Monday, September 24, 2012

Be Careful What you Wish For...

I've heard the saying, "be careful what you wish for", as there is always the possibility that it might come true. I can only be happy that my wishes have been coming true and I have been blessed to be so busy doing what I love to do ... design, create and paint (and getting paid for it).

Here's a little about what I've been up to lately...

Here are a couple of new pieces I designed for a client.  Her name is Robin and it was very nice of her to send me photos of my finished art on display in her living room.   It kind of looks like a picture from a magazine. Robin has some great decorating skills!

I guess you can notice that the theme of these paintings is "birds" which is probably my favorite thing to include in my most recent designs. Robin had first seen a painting similar to these displayed in my studio and asked me to create some to match her decor. If you look closely on the painting on the left (near the bottom) you will see a "Robin" painted in with the other colorful birds. This of course was by design and requested by the client which adds a personal touch to the designs.

I've also been buried in deadlines creating new designs for my licensing partners. Sometimes I'm not sure where one day ends and the other begins.  I have been working with some very nice clients which really helps me survive in this crazy business. Lots of new stuff coming to market in 2013! Woo Hoo!

Things at the studio have been going well too!  Our big grand-opening show last February was a huge success so we, (the resident artists), are planning our second big OPEN HOUSE AND ART SALE of the year. Our fall show is scheduled for Friday, November 9th, 2012 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with a $5.00 entry fee that includes one drink ticket.

We'll also have Cork and Olive Wine Bar at our event as well as live music and endless art fthat fills the halls and studios. If you live in Tampa or the surrounding areas, it's a night you won't want to miss! 

So mark it on your calendar and be sure to stop by studio #312 and say hello!

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1 comment:

Lisa M Griffin said...

wonderful painting and yes, careful what we do wish for... but lovely when those wishes come true and they are more then we even dared to imagine. :)