Monday, December 7, 2015

South Town Art Walk 2015

Had a very successful Art Walk this year with roughly 175 walkers, maybe more! The Art Walk is such a great community building experience and I really enjoyed chatting with people and connecting with other artists in the neighborhood. Thanks to everyone that turned out to support local art this Holiday season and looking forward to next year!

Art Walk in the Press:
  GT "South Town Unites South Corvallis Studios, Patrons"
GT "South Town Art Walk set for Sunday..."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Art Shoes!

I was contacted by Soft Star Shoes about a week ago to see if I was interested in painting a pair of Day of the Dead themed shoes for a photo shoot. Totally up my alley and I had a blast working on them! I sketched out a basic design for the skeletons that was loosely based on Frida and Diego and cut out white leather for the skulls. Seamstress Katie Orendorff at Soft Star Shoes kindly stitched the skulls in place for me. I used acrylic paint and gold leaf pen (for the gold tooth). The straps were painted with acrylic on white leather also and the leather was cut and stitched to the base of the shoe. So excited to wear these babies and show them off! Thanks Soft Star, this was super fun and the shoes look fab! Here is a link to the Soft Star Shoes blog about the project as well! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Collaborative Sculpture

My brother in law, Ian has had a clay octopus planter idea for several years. Last month I helped him make his brain child a reality and we worked collaboratively, with the help of my daughter on the urchin, on this crazy octopus planter. It was given as a birthday present to my mother in law and she loved it! Here are the progression pics and the finished planter with plant in it. It was such a fun project!

Dia de Los Muertos Mugs around Corvallis

With Dia de Los Muertos around the corner I have gotten several opportunities to sell my skully mugs at various locations around town temporarily. My skully mugs are currently displayed in the Art Shop at the Corvallis Arts Center. The Arts Center is showcasing several other artists who's work is influenced by Day of the Dead from Oct 27th-31st. Check it out! 
I have also got some mugs at Irene's boutique downtown which were kindly photographed by Hello!Photo aka Mica Habarad my lovely friend and employee at Irene's. They have wonderful small designer clothing and local jewelry! As always my mugs can also be found at Interzone coffeehouse on Monroe St, funky, family owned and best coffee in town! Thank you Corvallis for giving my little guys and gals the exposure they deserve. ** Special thanks to skilled photographer Mica Habrad for shooting these fabulous photographs! 
Display from Irene's display window

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Autumn Hustle- mugs mugs mugs

Commissions and Fall Festival preparations! Tis the time of year! Miraculously I have been making work between my studio kids classes, and caring for my own littles. Here's some stuff I've been working on:
Frida Skully mugs, just can't make enough!


 Mugs, espressos and shots getting sorted for Fall Festival this weekend!

Custom Bowie and Link skully mugs, shipped to FL today!

Plein Air Painting at Sage Garden

 On September 12th I was given the opportunity to participate in Plein Air Painting at Sage Garden as part of their annual fundraiser "Supper at Sage". Several artists were peppered around the garden working in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil. I brought a canvas painted pink and decided to paint a sunflower. I had such a wonderful evening in the garden and am pretty pleased with my cheerful painting as well!
Photo courtesy of Kirstin Carroll Photography

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Studio Classes in Full Swing!

 Clay studio Classes are in full swing at Diana Rose Studio. I am happy to be offering small clay classes here at my home studio. Young students have been busy this summer making all sorts of dinnerware, jewelry and sculpture.
We've been experimenting with making marbled clay pots and clear glazing them. Here are some of the results.