Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday everyone!

I am looking forward to the weekend. And to Thanksgiving right around the corner. 

I so love thanksgiving and cooking fabulous food for thanksgiving. I haven't decided what the menu is going to be but I have some standard dishes that I have to make every year. But I like to add a new dish every year.

 Any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Almost Sold...

So I heard that this piece generated some interest. Rumors are that it almost sold. When I was at the EAST show, I saw at least 2 peeps taking a photo of it on their phone cameras.

But... almost sold is a cold distant road from sold. As an artist, it gives me validation. I can sell my artwork to family friends etc. But that does not count. We shall see what happens this weekend.

This piece is called Apex. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


These pieces are titled:

TCP Conversation
UDP Conversation

Don't ask. There is a nerd in me.
So... last weekend, at he EAST show, my BFF showed up. She recently sprained her ankle and had to use crutches to walk. But I was so glad that she came to support me.

Anyways... after spending some time at the galleries, we decided to head out. She wanted a beer and I wanted a glass of wine. We had a lot of catching up to do. Her hair has pink highlights now. Last time it was purple. I realize I've missed out on a lot.

We ended up at a restaurant where we ordered the most strange combination of food with our drinks. Lobster mashed potatoes, chopped salad and apple pie. Bliss! Cannot describe how peaceful it was. There is something to be said about being accepted and loved unconditionally.

While we were eating and drinking, we heard a really loud clatter. A man sitting near our table dropped his.... FLASK! He had a flask in his pocket. Who would bring a flask to a restaurant? Not sure. Surely someone who likes to keep his liquor handy. And he was so embarrassed.
I always thought flasks were for college students attending a football game in the stadium during a snow storm. Oh well. What do I know?

So my question to you is, have you taken a flask with you somewhere? And what was your choice of drink?


Part 3 of 3.

My favorite thing to do. Puttering.

Part of the East show.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Part 2 of the series.

Encaustics, alchohol inks and fire.

Part of the East Show.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


So this morning I was playing host at one of the galleries. I was fabulous at it and was so happy that I had such a captured audience.

An hour later I took a bio break and to my horror realized.... The top buttons of my blouse were open the whole time.

So I guess I flashed the East crowd.

Le sigh!

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This is part of a three part series.

A 6x6 piece using encaustics, alchohol inks and fire. I actually painted with alchohol inks and set it on fire.

Don't try this at home!

Also in the EAST show.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I call this piece fragmented. Also part of the EAST show. I am probably going to retitle this to He promised me a picket fence. This is made of computer parts.

I just love working with different objects and encaustics. This one reminds me of a woman, white picket fence and jail.


Friday, November 11, 2011


My joyous heart wrapped in the darkness of world.

A traditional piece without embeded objects.

Happy 11/11/11!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Moon rise

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Beach Dreams

Another encaustic piece in the EAST show.I used sand dollars, wood cement and beach sand to create this piece.

So where did I get the beach sand from? Everytime I go to the beach, I grab a spoonful of sand and put it in a ziplock bag. This sand is from Hawaii.

This encaustic piece always reminds me of my beach vacations and brightens up my day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


For the very first time, I am participating in a huge Austin wide show called EAST. I am excited yet very nervous.  Why? Because I am showing my work with a lot of bigwigs. May they be kind to me.

The piece that you see here is titled Rustic. It is an encaustics piece with rusted cardboard and some string. It is one of the 7 pieces that will be displayed at a gallery. I may end up dropping off some more pieces if they ask for it.

This weekend, the entire east Austin will turn into a chain of galleries. I will be volunteering talking to artists, patrons and even doing a demo of encaustics with found objects. I am a little nervous about that but super excited about seeing artwork by various artists.

This event is really BIG. If you don't believe me, check out the website.

And wish me luck!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Is just plain-oh.

So glad to be back at home.

One good thing about sleeping in a hotel room... I had 12 pillows to myself. But it is hard to sleep in a strange bed. 

Oh and it got cold so suddenly! One minute it was 80 degrees and the next, windy and in 40s...

Oh well...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Taking Off

Heading to Plano.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Road Trip!


So I am going on a road trip tomorrow. Nothing very exotic but a simple business trip from Austin to Plano. To attend some meetings. And I will be driving.

Yep. May the powers that be have mercy! I am not too fond of driving and am direction impaired. So let's see how this goes.

This morning, I started packing. Which means I started making a list of things I need to take with me. So I can throw it all into a bag as soon as I come home from work. 

At first my list seemed OK. But then it dawned on me.... how many gadgets am I taking for this trip? Shocking! Here is the list. You tell me if this is normal. Just so you know, I leave early on Wednesday and come back Thursday night.

List of Gadgets:

  1. Work Blackberry and charger.
  2. iPhone and charger.
  3. Bluetooth device for car. So I can talk on phone hands free. It is a 4 hour drive at least.
  4. iPod. Haven't really transferred all my music yet.
  5. GPS. Haven't used it before but I hope it helps with directions. And I do not get lost. Dallas is a maze!
  6. Work PC in case I need to access the work network.
  7. Personal Mac to use all day and check my emails.
  8. DSLR Nikon camera with 2 lenses in case I want to take photos.
  9. Point and shoot camera for taking photos of the Plano office.
  10. External hard drive in case I need to share some large files.
  11. A very cute USB drive. Just so I look cool.
Question: Am I normal?