For the past few weeks, Texas wildflowers have been springing up all over the place. Along the roadsides, there is a sea of beautiful colors: pinks, yellows, blues, purples, and the ever-present green. I love, love, love springtime! I’m working on a new project inspired by these lovely flowers, so I created a color palette of the hues I found this morning. Enjoy my flower finds, and use the palette to bring some of the Texas wildflowers into your home all year round!
Exciting news today! The Art of Ricardo Gallery in Clear Lake (TX) will transition into an artist co-op in January 2012! Located in the heart of Clear Lake, this is a great resource for local artists. If you know of anyone local who would be interested in juried co-op membership, let me know and I’ll pass the information along.
For 2012, I’ve decided to move the popular Groovy Finds section of my website to Pinterest!
Pinterest is amazing–it’s eye-candy overload in any category you might want to explore: home decor, art, prints, fashion, books…beautiful things galore!
You can find the all-new Groovy Finds here: http://pinterest.com/groovygaldesign/groovy-finds/
Once you’re there, be sure to follow me so that you never miss out on my totally groovy, free-association-inspired discoveries!
So I was tooling around the Web the other day and ran across a very interesting site: Fan Art Review. It features art, photography, sculpture, and writing by various artists, and I immediately began exploring. One fabulous photographer I’ve met there is “esgjag“–a talented Chicagoan. One photograph he posted of a dahlia in his garden has an EYEBALL in the center! See it here!
A while back, I painted “Hippie Flower Girl”. The painting sold, but I was never quite pleased with it. In the original, her eyes are shut. After I saw esgjag’s photo, I got a spark of inspiration–my hippie girl needs flower eyes! With his kind permission, I’ve now incorporated his flower into my painting, creating this digital collage. Much better! Rock on!
Click on the image (and then click it again) to see full-size view!
I finally finished up my two newest pieces, both of which feature Shakespeare quotes layered atop actual pages from my college Shakespeare textbook (complete with notes and highlights). One is from “Hamlet”: “This is the very ecstasy of love…” The other is from “All’s Well That Ends Well”: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none…” I used a mixture of watercolors, acrylics, ink, and glitter to create these one-of-a-kind pieces. Each is 18″ x 24″ and slips easily into an 18×24 frame.
Make-over shows are all the rage, and I’ve always been one to rearrange furniture to suit my mood (much to my mother’s chagrin). The same holds true for my online presence. Groovy Gal Designs Online has undergone a summer make-over: new color scheme, streamlined pages, current items. Stop on by to take a look!
On a side note, I’ve discontinued my monthly “Groovy Finds” section of the website. It just took up too much of my time; however, I’m always on the lookout for unique items, and I’ll post those here as I unearth them…