Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Favorite Things: Bassets & Art

Today has been nutty. Between picking up my pieces in LA, revising some paintings for a video shoot, picking up supplies and prepping prints for the Post Office, I am wiped! However, in NO way am I complaining. I am thrilled with how things have picked up over the past year! I just have to keep telling myself that the couch, a warm blanket and comfy PJ's are off limits for a few more hours. :( Bleghhhh. Perhaps some Gingerbread coffee is an order.

Anyway, I finally got around to matting and framing my "Basset Dreams" drawing tonight for the Ventura County Employees & Family Exhibition. It starts on Friday, but I'll be making an A.M. drop off tomorrow. The exhibit will run from November 30th-January 16th, 2013 in the Atrium Gallery, Hall of Administration. There will be tons of local artists of all skill levels. Swing by if you live in the area!

For more info: 

County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Atrium Gallery
            800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura | Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Exhibition End

Well, tomorrow brings the ending to my first LA-based art exhibition.

I'm sad it's over, but I am happy it brought some success. I was able to sell a live painting piece I had done over the summer at the Dysonna City Gallery along with some prints!

Most importantly though, I am grateful for the experience and how each time I step out with my work, it brings more confidence and a little less of the nerves!

And of course, what would I do without a helpful and supportive husband, who has encouraged me from the beginning? Without him I wouldn't have put myself out there. :)

Art is when you hear a knocking from your

 soul—and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

P!ay Hair Lounge

Woo hoo! I was so excited last month when I received an invite from Brig Van Osten to display my pieces in her salon again for the holidays! I--along with 2 other artists--are featured at P!ay from November 17-January 31, 2013. Here's a few of my pieces.

My newest piece: "In Dreams"

Prints and Postcards

Stop by p!ay to check out their new look, as well! Brig and her team recently repainted the walls and added fun, funky decor for an awesomely mod look. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stocking Stuffer - Parisian Postcards!

Hello All,

To celebrate my first blog post on Blogger (I used to be on Wordpress), I am excited to announce a brand new line of postcards, hot off of the press!

I've been thinking about using some of my watercolor pieces on cards for awhile now, so I went ahead and gave it a go with my "Parisian Girl" painting. I think they would make great stocking stuffers, don't you? ;) One less item to check off of the list and it's unique! Perfect for any fashionista in your life. <3

Find them on Etsy to make them yours! This is a trial run though, so quantities are limited. 

xo - Rachelle