Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Do one thing a day that scares you...

I had mentioned this on Facebook last week that a good friend of mine is a veterinarian and she gave me the idea to contact the American Veterinary Medical Association about my art. They have a biweekly journal they publish and they feature some sort of animal art on their cover. Here's a gallery of the cover art work they have on their website. So, I say what the heck....and give them a call. I ended up talking with a delightful lady who is the Senior Assistant to the Editor in Chief and she tells me what I need to do. They needed a short bio, my website, phone number and a couple of jpegs of my artwork.

I sent off an email this morning with the information they wanted. I sent them images of 'High Octane" - the Border Collie, "Dots Amore" - the Dalmatians, "Wanna Play" - Sam, my Rottweiler, "Take 5" - the Percheron, and "Pumped Up" - my black dressage horse head study. I will keep you all posted on what they say (if anything) to the emails I sent. Apparently, they call you if they do choose a work from your file..if that happens, you can be sure I'll be yelling about that from the mountain tops. LOL But, I'm sure I'll catch wind of it too from my friends who do see the journals at their places of work. Let's keep our fingers crossed the AVMA likes some Equus2 artwork!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Original of "High Octane" is now available to a new home!

Finally got some admin stuff done so I can offer up "High Octane" for sale. I have to make some updates to the website and I have it up for sale in my etsy shop. But I will make it also available here too!





It is professionally framed and measures in at 15.5" by 16" and the image size is 8.25" by 8". The glazing is plexi-glass and the frame is black wood. I am asking $950.00 USD for it and shipping will be free no matter where it is destined for. I do have the packaging I used to send it to the Art Show at the Dog Show and I will recycle it to ship it to you. If you choose to purchase it through Etsy, the price and the shipping details remain the same. I am hoping to have this and the prints and note cards up on the website by the end of the week!



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Back in the saddle again

Spring hit...day job got nuts...and the studio got shut down for about 2 or so months. But I have some breathing room again and I'm starting to get the studio back up and humming again. So, I spent some time this morning and re-familiarized myself with the Sheltie. It was just more or less to get back in the drawing saddle and tinker a little bit with getting my head back to creating in this format again. I just saw that I haven't had a new pic up here of the sheltie head. There was more done when the studio went on hiatus than what is in the last post. I'll snap one at the end of the week and share it.

The last time I wrote something the Border Collie was getting packed up and shipped out to Kansas for the Art Show at the Dog Show. I am very, very happy to report that 'High Octane" did in fact win an award while visiting - Best Depiction of a Dog Performing an Agility, Obedience, Flyball, or Rally Exercise!

TA DA!!!!


I just got the Border Collie back safe and sound a couple of weeks ago. (Which was actually nerve-wracking waiting for it...) So he is gracing my studio wall with that awesome green ribbon and awaiting a new home. I desperately need to update the website and various online venues featuring my art for sale so if anyone chooses to take him home, they can do so.

So...it feels great to be back at the drawing table and writing to you all! I've missed it!!!! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two ears!!!

Little Sheltie ears in flight!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Signed, Sealed and Almost Delivered...

I have to apologize for being so very quiet after Thanksgiving...I do have very cool things to update the blog with since then. A little insight to why things went really dead on the studio front was Mr. Equus2 got laid off from a job he's had for almost 9 years. That was a little shocking and more or less, really sucked. While we were waiting for his unemployment to kick in...my day job was our only source of income. So, I had to stick drawing on the very back burner for the first half of the winter. I don't have a whole lot to show on the Sheltie drawing because working on that has been sort of catch as catch can. I have a current pic on my phone where there are two ears now. I'll see if I can get that up on here this week. Anyway, Mr. Equus2 has decided to start his own business and continue doing turf grass management. I'm helping him get that off it's feet and still working hard at the day job. But, as he comes more and more along with progress and as spring comes...I'm starting to get back to the art (which has been sorely missed.)

So, what has been happening at the studio? Over the winter, I am lucky enough to get some exposure at a local art gallery in Bristol! Alta Luna Gallery had a small works show this December and I brought them the Hydrangea and Pansy colored pencil drawings I had done. That was so very exciting and much needed from the shock to our system we had gotten with the job loss. So, I can officially add to my artist resume...GALLERY!! I am doubly lucky that my works were able to hang out for the next exhibit of "Winter Blues" that is happening this month. I'm going to be keeping an eye on what sort of other exhibits they will be having and see if there are other opportunities for my work on their walls.


Here's the biggest news I've had over the winter. I may have mentioned that when I was drawing the border collie...I had The Art Show at the Dog Show in mind. So...I entered it in the beginning of January and found out earlier this week that it was accepted. HOLY CRAP!!! It was accepted!!! I just got it back from the frame shop this afternoon and it will be shipped out to Kansas tomorrow for the judging. Here's a link to what else I'm up against in the drawing  part of the show. Judging will happen on the 23rd of February...so here's to hoping I do something there against the other great works. So stay tuned and I'll post here and on my facebook page what happens! :D