Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wall Collages

 Lately I've been really into wall collages and wanted to do a couple of my own. I LOVE to collect art. I would collect SO much more if the budget allowed it. Above are several pieces of art that mean something to me. Some are photos my friends took, a few are random pieces by strangers I fell in love with, some are some important or meaningful moments captured and then I made a few. This collage was surprisingly affordable. I got a steal on a lot of these pieces (some of them I snagged from friends and only had to pay the printing fee) and most of these frames were under a buck from a local thrift store.
I love the color scheme--neutral colored art and frames against a lime green wall and above my tomato red couch, which was also a steal. And I got that sculpture to the left of my couch for 90% off at Pier 1 Imports. Not bad, eh? I ADORE bargain hunting. It's one of my specialties.
This collage is hanging in my bedroom. The photos were taken by my uber talented Israeli friend, Michal Barnea. I paid about $8 to make this one. I am also working on a third collage. Can't wait to show you!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

First Festival!

Today was a first--I showed my very first festival. It was at Springville City's Heritage Days. It was quite the adventure--a lot of fun and exhausting! I met a lot of nice people (and a few rude ones), I got attacked by bugs and spiders, struggled to keep my art on display (the wind kept knocking everything down!), plus I sold three original paintings and two prints. The festival was a lot of fun: live music, bouncy houses, crafts, Native American singing and dancing, free popcorn and homemade root beer. The gorgeous last-day-of-summer weather was the icing on the cake.

Maybe Someday

When I paint I usually throw up rainbows, so I thought it would be a fun challenge to limit my palette. I like how it turned out. I'll definitely want to try this again sometime. I titled this "Maybe Someday" because the model has a wistful and even a slightly melancholic expression on her face.

So Free

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Connect at Urban Arts Gallery

I'm thrilled (and surprised and humbled) to announce that I won 1st place AND curator's choice award at Connect last night!!! I'm giddy as a kiddie. Anyway, for the next month, two of my paintings will be hanging at the Urban Arts Gallery at the Gateway in SLC. More specifically at 137 S. Rio Grande Street. Come and have a looksee.

Ostrich Ride

I've been meaning to do a linocut print for awhile now; it's a medium I've wanted to explore further. Plus I have this thing for ostriches/emus right now and wanted to make something ostrich/emu realted for a wall collage I'm working on. So while sick with the flu, I came up with this. I decided to print it on old book paper. I found a book on literature published in 1950 at a thrift store that I thought would do the trick. I'm pleased with how it turned out. You like it? Buy your copy here: Juliette's etsy shop

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rock Star Encounter

Dreams DO come true, folks! I got to meet one of my very favorite rock stars last night--Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. He was really nice and humble and he called me sweetie.

Monday, September 2, 2013

[OL]4You Magazine

My photo is in [OL]4You, a Czech magazine! Check it out here. (It's the one on the top left.)