Monday, December 29, 2008

Rebel, Rebel

Happy Holidays People! With this lax in work and responsibility, I've been gifted the time to write on my blogs!!!
I also received actual gifts. I posted pictures of the yarn I got on my other blog, but on here I'm posting pictures I was able to take WITH one of my gifts. My awesome husband knew I wanted lenses for my camera and, although I'm slightly annoyed and jealous that he went to B&H without me, bought 2 extra lenses!!!!!!!! WOOT!!! Here are some Christmas pics:

This is my baby, Maggie:

Tired from a day of playing with her new toys...

Monday, October 6, 2008


As soon as school started up again and I had to come up with lessons and such, the blogging and artwork seemed to slowly fade. I knew it would. I made a choice, to become a teacher. One of my professors, Prof. Brown, had us read this book and it really spoke to me and the predicament I find myself in. What I got from it is not to get down on yourself for the route that you chose in life. Do what you need to but always create. It was a great message I'll never forget.
I haven't been painting but I have been trying to draw graffiti style things. It's my teaching environment and what the kids like. I shall post one as soon as I have something worth posting!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blogger Skins and Turner Ponderings

My sister mentioned a while ago that maybe I should start putting together free skins for Blogger. I just tried fixing up my Geek of all Trades Blog and hit some snaffoos while trying to alter the code. I'm probably better off making my own skin so we'll see how that goes. I know I'm all over the place with things but at least I'm being creative:)

Just thinking about the Turner exhibit I saw at the MET. He was tormented but sooooo amazing. It was great to be so close to his paintings. They are massive but are very intricate. The amount of work that went into them, I can't even imagine.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Back again with some more...

Hola art lovers! Here are some recent paintings:

I've always had a much wider variety of drawings than paintings because I suppose that is available to do during the day and is something that, because of that, I have more experience with than anything else. My husband suggested that I take the things I draw and paint them. I was not sure they would translate well, but I'm happy with the result.

Along with this, I purchased a new Canon Rebel and have been taking a lot of pictures that I'd like to post on my Flickr and put in a new digital photography section on my website.
Here are some of my fav.s from my trip to NYC for my b-day:

I'm hoping that being back at work won't distract me from creating art.
Anyhoo, thanx for viewing and I'll post more soon, hopefully.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Website Update

I've posted my art on the website. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the art for sale page.
I'm going to keep adding to my blog as a way to document my journey. I'm gonna be posting my new pieces soon. I've got a couple of Self Portraits and a kooky new thing.
I also have a profile on deviant art
I'll see if maybe I can even post things on there since they do provide a print purchasing service.

Friday, August 1, 2008

OMG, I've got a website!!!

Yeah, that's right, I'm writing my own website!!!!!!!!! The address is . Right now there is nothing there but my little logo and an under construction sign, but I'm hoping to get the front page up soon and the others elements will follow. But if you like staring at blank pages, go for it, lol. OK, that's all I have to say but I was so happy, I had to blog it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Favs

The following are some of my favorite images I've done between 2001-2008. Most of my subjects are either self portraits and family related. Aside from both being great models, I've always tried to find a way to inject my work with feeling and passion. The easiest way to do that is to paint subjects that have deep meaning to me. I've also done some Chinese ink painting which is very calming and therapeutic. Anyway, that's the kind of artist I am and here you go:

I've set up a Flickr page with my art (I've also got my knitting on there if anyone is interested). I say this again because I love to paint; if anyone is interested in a commissioned piece, please contact me through blogger and we can discuss your vision!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Art Maker, Art Lover

Hello! My name is pepper and before I was a knitter or a gamer, I was and still am an artist. I wanted a place to showcase my artwork since my focus more recently has been on teaching and not promoting my pieces.
This blog will be connected to a flicker page where all of my art will be posted, but it will also be a place where I can talk about my favorite pieces, artists, and current exhibition. To sum it up, lots of art talk!
P.S. If anyone is interested in any of my pieces or in a commission, contact me via blogger and I would love to work with you!