Thursday, December 31, 2009

63 Bluxome Street Gallery

This series is now officially sold. Thank you to Clam at Bluxome Street Gallery, San Francisco who sold the middle 6 last month. Also to Stephen at ARTery for selling the two big ones. Mostly thank you to Sandra from Cactus Gallery for giving me the inspiration and opportunity to create and exhibit them. Oh and for selling the first 6 "Peep Show Girls" ever created! Those created for APW in New York City. Oh man so Lucky to have so many great people inspire and support me. 2009 was a great year. I hope 2010 is as good or better.

The gun fire is starting here on NYE in Los Angeles. My dog is so scared, poor baby.


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Happy New Year!

Last shot of 2009 in the shop! Super messy studio need to clean it up.

If 2010 is as good as 09 was I'll be a happy girl!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Tools: This is a sketch inspired by my friend Alice. Her "Essential Tool" was the right to vote. She started out being a classic suffragette girl to a "suffragette girl with a Burka". Feel free to correct spelling of Burka if wrong.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Essential Tools For The Modern Woman

Hello Friends,

"Essential Tools For The Modern Woman"
is a solo show, (yes I'm finally doing a solo show something I've always shied away from) to be held in September 2010 at the Cactus Gallery. Several women were surveyed the following list are just a few! They were asked what their "Essential Tool" would be. The response was wonderful and inspiring.

Angela Ortiz
Alice Bag
Clare Marter Kenyon
Carol Powell
Valentine Reitblat
Sandra Mastroianni
Felisa Fynn
Sophia Lee
Martha Snow Mack
Susan C. Weber
Annette Martinez
Lisa Ingalls
Dale Youngman
Natalie Seaman
Julie Peasley
Mary Spring
Diana Prey
Angela Cimarusti
Debbi Bozeat Langley
Deanna Zivalic
Debby Gabriel
Sara Fairchild
Angelica Garza
Terri "Tooter" Berman
Tracy Taylor

They will all be included in the show and so can you!!

Now finally settling in after the holiday art madness I have started to do a few sketches/studies for the up coming pieces. I plan to update the journey on my blog, attached below along with the website. Please feel free to express your favorite tool all are welcome throughout the process. If you are a modern woman that is. Modern Men are welcome to comment as you are a favorite tool of the modern woman. Sorry but you are ;)

Much Love in 2010 to all,

Monday, December 07, 2009

Holiday Fun

I've done a mini series of three (twice) for the Holidays! One set for Cactus Gallery and one for The Hive.

This series is inspired by my mom and all moms including myself. The "Bless His Heart" was one that made me laugh. My mother was not a gossip and one of the kindest person you could have ever known. However those rare times when she shared a negative opinion about some one she would say afterwords, "Bless His Heart". I think she thought by saying that it absolved her of all evil and mostly the guilt of saying something not nice.... That brings me to another one (not shown). "Be Nice" this is something I seem to always throw out to my daughter as she leaves the house along with be careful. The third one is what a friend Ruth Harrell's mom used to say to her, "Wait 'till Your Father Gets Home. When Ruth posted that it just hit me like a brick, as I've heard this before too.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little series and most of all have a great Holiday!!!

Love and Peace

Snot Fire

Love my new lighter. My friend Mayra's son saw it and said, "Snot Fire". Too funny!!!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Last Month but Not the Last of MOnkeyhouse!!!!

After a long and wonderful run Monkeyhouse Toys in Silverlake will be closing it's doors at the end of the month. Due to landlord greed, Arg. Mayra has helped so many artists, children and charities at this location and has created an atmosphere of love and family. Among all of the sadness and disappointment of this closing. I am sure we haven't seen the last of Mayra, Monkeyhouse and her vision yet!!! So keep posted for the next adventure and chapter in this great Gallery!!!!

Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery proudly presents 3 art shows in December!!! Two will open this Saturday and run through the end of the month and Mr. Toast's Cash & Carry Mini Art Show on the "Black Wall" will open on Dec. 12, and also run through the end of the month. All pieces will be available to take home after purchase. We will also have artisans and crafters selling their wondrous wares in front of the shop on Saturday starting at 1pm. Great art and handmade items for holiday gift giving!

New Ceramic Work by Salvador Mendez
Dec. 5 - 31, 2009
Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 5th, 5-9pm

Inspired by Mayan culture, Salvador Mendez crafts incredibly fluid and organic feeling work with touches of metal, wood, and plant matter. His ceramic masks and boxes are unearthly and mesmerizing. A welcome design to home and life.

Group Show
Dec. 5 - 31, 2009
Opening reception: Sat., Dec. 5th, 5-9pm

Plush and painted monkey group show featuring special guest artists: Carol Powell, Janet Davenport, Erika Icon, Josh Taylor, Toys From Saturn, Heidi Kenney, Cimmi Mills, woolloomooloo, Julia Y., Suzi Boneshaker, Bee Harris, Delphia, Man Ling, Marcel de Jure, Adah Glenn, Jenny Harada, Clara Boo of Curioddities, Julie B., Linda Tieu, Zola Anderson, Stephanie Unson, Vera Paras, Rafael Cruz, Christine Velez, Hurricane Dee, Max, Terri "Tooter" Berman, Erik Hietter, Ginger Vidal, Audrey Harrison, Winona Regan, Douglas Alvarez, Halle Chavis, Donna Letterese, Christy Kane, Kelly Thompson, Paula Reynoso, and more...

Dec. 4 - 31, 2009
Reception: Sat., Dec. 12th, 4-8pm

This is a special Holiday cash and carry show. So any piece you buy, you can take home with you immediately. Lots of inexpensive pieces. Show is on the back wall and runs in conjunction with the plush art toy show.

Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery
1618 1/2 Silver Lake Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


The Best Holiday Show of the Season!

TINY TREASURES is a cash and carry show, which means art patrons pay for and take the art works right off the wall and home with them. Cactus Gallery is also proud to offer handmade unique gifts, jewelry and art objects from Argentina at super low prices.

TINY TREASURES 4 show dates :: December 5 - January 6, 2010

OPENING Reception :: Saturday, December 12, 2009 :: 7p-10p

Opening night coincides with our area's ARTWALK. More info
and map ::

Sandra is already selling for me and we are not even close to being finished hanging.

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For those Firends in OC

December 12th in Orange County, wa Hoo!


One Night Stand!

Hey All. I'll be doing a one night Holiday show in San Francisco December 11th. Hope to see you there!

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