I'm going to Surtex!

I've wanted to check out Surtex for years and this year it is finally happening! I will be exhibiting with the lovely ladies of Forest Foundry Art Collective. We will be at booth #726. Please come by and say hi or email hello@forestfoundry.com to make an appointment. SURTEX 2014 . MAY 18 – 20 . Jacob K. Javits Convention Center . New York, NY

Surtex 2014 Daughter Earth Flier

Surtex 2014 Flyer for Daughter Earth

Here is the work of the brilliant creatives in my art collective.

Surtex 2014 Forest Foundry Flyer

And the talented Zoe Ingram who will be at booth #317 with Lilla Roger's Studio.

Zoe Ingram Surtex Flyer

On my walls...

by lauren collings

by me

vintage color by number, arcane arts, ikea

by me, urban outfitters (must find artist), and me again.

 

I don't actually like my own art so much that half the stuff on my wall is mine. It's just that no one buys it so i have nothing better to do with it.

ha!

Noticing… diamonds are a girl's best friend

girls in diamond dresses 1. Catherine Campbell, 2. Jazmin Berakha 3. Lisa Congdon, 4. Elisha Smith-Leverock, 5. Little Doodles, 6. Laura Miss?, 7. Emma Leonard, 8. Peggy Moffit?, 9. Angeles Pena

I want a diamond rainbow dress.

see more diamonds

every Wednesday.. or every wednesday that i feel like it I’ll be post a new  art trends I’ve been “noticing…

please confirm the question mark credits if you know the sources!

Noticing... zeals of zebras

1. Woop Studios (also check out their Zeal of Zebras Book), 2. Vintage TWA airline poster, 3. Becca Stadtlander, 4. Aadmore Ceramics, 5. Charley Harper, 6. Miranda Skoczek

I tend to notice trends that are ideas that were already floating around in my head as something to create. This is yet another artwork I've been meaning to do.  It will be a small part of an upcoming project.  At least I have some excellent inspiration.

Sorry I've been mia. Life has been a little crazy. Hopefully will be back on track for at least my weekly post!

Good Art Weekend.

I accidentally happened on so much good artwork this weekend!  First these amazing paintings by Jennifer Mercede currently showing at  Ver Unica in Hayes Valley. I think I am gonna head back down there and buy one. I really love this floral painting.

Vintage Flowers by jennifer mercede

Vintage Flowers, a photo by jennifer mercede on Flickr.
jennifer mercede paintings
More great Jennifer Mercede paintings.  see more on Flickr and Etsy

vintage owl painting

Isn't this owl painting fab? Not sure who the artist is. It was in a vintage store also in Hayes Valley.

I saw this painting at Mama's in North Beach (top left).  Don't the colors really remind you of Bonnard's paintings (top right and bottom)?

sloth studies

I did some sloth sketches today.  It's for a new project -  well a revisit of an old project.  I bought myself some markers, water colors and gouache. I've never really used gouache or watercolors before my paintings last week - so it's fun to just experiment.  So far, I feel like it suits me much better than oil paints. I'm pretty happy with the 2nd one and might end up using that one in the final project. blue sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

Australian Fashion

Here are two painting collages I did with Australian fashion Magazines circa 2003.  They are collages from favorite fashion spreads while I was in Australia (below).

above from Vogue Australia circa 2003

above from Australian bazaar circa 2003