Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Malorie Shannon , Artist and Jewelry Designer

I have the pleasure of introducing Malorie Shannon artist and jewelry designer. Her pieces are beautiful and her earrings are unique. I met her through Local Arts Coming Together{LACT}. Without further adieu, meet Malorie Shannon.

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am 54, a wife, a mom of 3 grown children and an artist. I have spent the majority of my life in Florida,  with my family settling in St. Augustine in 1966.   I have been doing art all my life, winning small contests and awards. I also had the honor of having some of my work on exhibit at the Rogue Space Gallery in New York city at two of their international art shows.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Kyle Willis

Here's my next interview, its of professional Artist
Kyle Willis. I met him through the group Local Artists Coming Together on Facebook. His work is detailed and the photo realism is amazing.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sometimes I dream about Pink Elephants....

I really wanted to paint this piece. I suppose part of it was from an old commercial for, Ellie the Elephant. Also, parents gave me a pink elephant swizzle stick for my 21st birthday. The elephant broke off the swizzle stick awhile back. I have been keeping the tiny glass elephant in my terrarium. My best friend loves elephants as well. She was also a huge influence on this painting.There have been pink elephants dancing my head for about a month.

When I finally had some quiet time, I worked on a small sketch first. Then took a day to step up my board and paints. I really love using watercolors. They have a wonderful translucency to them when you paint.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Canvas Chat : Meet Artist and Historian Jennifer Teeter

Jennifer Teeter
I have the pleasure of introducing the wonderfully talented Jennifer Teeter. I stumbled upon her work by accident a few years ago while I was in Atlanta for a gallery opening of Screaming Silently. Her brother and my husband happen to be very close friends. We  stayed at the Teeter Residence during our visit. The room we were in showcased some of the most beautiful paintings I have seen. Jennifer Teeter is not currently practicing art, however she has a wonderful way to combine her love of art and history. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tatted Awareness Ribbon

New project, its Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So I thought I would make something simple that can be worn in support. It can also be made in any color to support anything form of cancer and so on. For the Pattern go here!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Samurai's Last Ride at Sunset

"The Samurai's Last Ride at Sunset"

Watercolor and ink on water Color paper.

This painting is in honor of my Father. I lost him in 2007, to several health complications. He always supported me, in my every endeavor. I chose a samurai because he told me, that he lived his life like a Samurai warrior with his candle burning at both ends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunshine: A Needle Tatting Pattern

So, I've been a little busy lately and things have been super crazy here in my mad scientist lab. I have been making monsters, and whale tails. Needle tatting and  crocheting as much as possible. So many ideas and so many projects, with so little time. Here is my newest instructable for a tatted sun!