alleglory… on frankie!

11.24.2012

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Whoa! So exciting! My work from “alleglory” was featured on Frankie Magazine’s blog! Just to put this in context, Frankie is one of my most favorite magazines, so I’m sort of beyond thrilled to be featured! YAY!!!

alleglory, in seattle

11.15.2012

I have a solo show happening right now in Seattle at Assemble! So excited. The show is called “alleglory”, which translates to “stories from my glory days”. The opening was last Friday night, but they’ll be up til Christmas {and if you’re not in Seattle, you can see them on Assemble’s site!}

This is my favorite piece in the show. It’s titled “Michelle Nielsen got a tiara, flowers, and the title of Blossom Princess. I got fourth place.” True story.

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{Everything is the show is personal imagery, gouache, and embroidery thread on watercolor paper.}

‘blush’ on BUY SOME DAMN ART today!

03.27.2012

I’m thrilled to say that my latest body of work, titled Blush, is for sale on BUY SOME DAMN ART today! It’s an online gallery created by Kate Singleton of the Brooklyn based art blog, Art Hound… and my work is on it?!

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So, it’s a pretty personal series {mixed media on watercolor paper – yes, those are real scratch n’ sniff stickers!}, and I really had no intention of trying to sell it, or show it to many people for that matter… but Kate convinced me otherwise. Anywho, here’s what this series is all about:

This series, titled ‘Blush’ is about me coming into my sexuality a little earlier than I probably should have. They are the combination of my experiences as a young teenager –  the exciting discovery of some very old playboy magazines, a high school sweetheart who loved KISS {the soundtrack of our relationship}, combined with still being very young & naive. Let’s just say I was still collecting sparkly stickers, and had a love of all things rainbow! It’s meant to represent the confusing, beautiful kaleidoscope that was my innocence and curiosity, all mixed into one.

nashville bound, baby!

11.15.2011

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These are two of my most recent pieces. I can’t seem to get enough of nude ladies from the 60s?! Oh well, I actually like them quite a bit, so I’ll keep on going. Both pieces are mixed media collage on watercolor paper. Oh, speaking of paper, these original pieces are on their way to Nashville… yes, Nashville!  Why? Well, I’m lucky enough to be part of an online art collective/gallery called Paper House Press. I am so thrilled, and honored, to have been asked to be on this amazing roster of artists. Thank you to the founder & curator, Brian Downey. THANK YOU!

{1. HUNTER. GATHERER. 2011  //  2. MARY PAT KNEW THEY WERE WATCHING. AND SHE LIKED IT. 2011}

me, a 7″ vinyl, and ben kweller

11.10.2011

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Oh, internet… you make so many crazy things possible. I was contacted by Austin based musician Ben Kweller last week {well, his wife Liz, actually}… they want to use my piece, titled “Barbara did not respond well to  name calling”, for the cover of a new 7″ vinyl single that he’s putting out. WHAT?!?!  I’ll post the final album cover when it’s ready. Thank you internet… and Liz & Ben!

volvos & tent trailers

05.21.2011

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I have had no time for my own work lately (must get back into the studio!!), but these are the latest pieces. Yep, another trip down memory lane! Old Volvo station wagons, and musty tent trailers totally remind me of childhood. Ahh, the 70’s. I really like the cars… maybe I’ll work them into some paintings with my little suburban houses… that is, if I can find my way back to the studio one of these days.

sweaters

05.21.2011

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I have no idea where these are going… maybe nowhere… but I like making the sweater patterns… so maybe I’ll keep playing. Hm.

the cheaper show no.10 – 2011

04.18.2011

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Whoa. I got into The Cheaper Show. Very, very happy. Ok, now to decide which pieces I’m putting in… any thoughts?

ice cream bears, avocado lime pie & houses

02.23.2011

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Ahh, I love mornings at the studio! I had a bunch of these just waiting for final touches (you know, embroidered pasties and whatnot).

{1.we all scream for ice cream (SOLD) 2. avocado lime pie 3. avocado desserts house  4. ham or shrimp house (SOLD)}

bears… that yell

02.12.2011

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I just finished these yesterday, and I kinda love them. I used that bear in my sketchbook almost two years ago, and I’ve wanted to do something with him ever since, just not sure what… until a few days ago!

{1. Aperitif  (SOLD) 2. Barbara did not respond well to name calling}