Monday, November 29, 2010

Dry-Run for Music and Art Night

So, a few weekends ago we had a dry-run for Music and Art Night. My Brother had this great idea to make a show of out of it. He's just started playing this new instrument "The Tongue Drum" and wanted us to see him live and in action..He's seen some of my artworks and was so supportive that he asked if I would paint while we played hence the name Music & Art night.

He planned to do a dry-run with just family and know something small so that we could get all the kinks out. It was so exciting no one had seen him play his new drum and no one had seen me paint live before! It was great. We had such a good time and it felt good to spend some time with the family.

This is my brother Tyrone. He is already an experienced Bass Player for the band Absract. To learn more about his band click here: Abstract Band.  He also has 3 solo albums entitled New Age Soul, Road Trip and Keys and Strings which is my favorite because my niece is singing on that one! You can download and buy them on iTunes here: Tyrone Douglas .  He's was also self taught as well I guess that's where I got it from LOL!

So, here is the finished painting...

I was working on a painting for him and his family that got ruined by my girls. Kids!!! So, I decided to give this one to my brother. He was so suprised. I hope he loved it as much as I did !

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pre-prep for Music & Art night

I don't know about you guys, but I always like to see what goes on behind the scenes. So, I thought that I would let you see my process. I'm the type of person that has to visualize what I'm going to do before I paint it. I try to figure out what colors I'm going to use, how big I want go, and what overall theme I want to use. I knew that I wanted to paint a GUY (for all those people who think all I paint are girls) and I wanted to incorporate the Music & Art Theme, I also wanted it to be Big,Bold, and Bright! So this is what I came up with....

The theme I decided to go with is Music is Art. ( Thanks to my husband...sometimes he has good I cant wait until you see the finish piece, here are some pics of me sketching and Yes, I am doing it on my living room floor..It was a pretty big canvas 15x11. Which is big for me I usually paint on 10x10 and 12x12. Hopefully I'll be able to post the pics from that in a few days.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stay Tuned!!!! Big things are happening!!

You! Yes You!! Need to stay tuned. There are so many things going on right now! I'm working on some Big Art. There will be a Preview of my first Music & Art night, My first experience selling some art and lots of other exciting news! So.....stay tuned!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Listen to your Heart

Listen to your heart! I love this painting. It was painted and inspired by cousin Ms. Shanae Goshea. She told me about a month ago that she would be moving and that a painting by me would be a great housewarming gift. (hint,hint) So, This is what I came up with! I know that the words "Listen to your Heart"  has special meaning for her. That's another reason why I LOVE it so much.

The Painting was done on a 11x14 Canvas. Created by using my watercolor pencils and acrylic paint. This was the first time that I used black for the background on a painting and I am so HAPPY with the way it looks! Above is a picture of the original painting. I made a print of the painting for Shanea and framed it up all pretty for the party.

This is a picture of the Dessert Table at the party. Daphne one of her close cousin was in charge of all the food and decorations. She did a amazing transformation of the patio of the Clubhouse! The Food was delicious, the weather was wonderful the day couldn't have been more prefect!

The Flowers.....There is this Local Farmer and Gardner that Brings Flowers to our Office every Monday.Her name is Mary Frances with Brosemer Farms. She is so nice. She brings everything from Huge Sunflowers to Beautiful Dahlias and everything in between.  Every week we get a new arrangement and we are always excited about what she going to bring. My favorite are the Dahlia!! They are the flowers that are in the above picture! Compliments of Brosemer Farms! Mary let us come by the farm and pick up buckets and buckets for them! They were so Pretty! Everyone loved them. Me and my sister did the arrangement and I must say they did "Look Marvelous!! (in my Billy Crystal voice ) lol!
This is my Bubbly cousin Shanea! Isn't she Beautiful. She so silly! She was showing off some of her novelty napkins that she received at the party!!

Then...Finally......She opened my gift........There..... I waited nervously thinking......Would she like it? What would she think? Would she say those dreaded words "Oh it's nice???"
She cried!!!!  Then I cried!!! She LOVED IT!!!!  Then after we cried and laughed and she opened the rest of her gifts I took these pictures ;) 

Oh, did you see the my card in the lower corner of the pic. So, what do you guys think?? Leave me a Commet and become a Follower !

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PR-GTV: Knicks Poetry Slam 2009 - Jorge Brito

More spoken word poetry.I love the passion that this poet has! I really like the message too. Hope you guys enjoy it!