I finally made it to Instagram! http://instagram.com/flossy.p
And of course I’m on Facebook quite often too : http://www.facebook.com/flossy.p.art
I gave my business card out to a few people this week, but am very embarrassed at how far behind I have let my site slip. Whoops!
In the meantime, please stop by my facebook page, where I post a few times a week, and life seems much more exciting. And I shall get on to dragging this poor neglected page up to date.
One of the things I love most about doing personal commissions is getting the feedback at the end. It’s always a nervous wait for me, not knowing if they will like it or not.
When I love something I gush, leaving no uncertainty as to how I feel. There it is people, I’m a gusher. So when I come across others who gush it MAKES MY DAY!
Now, rewind to the beginning of the story…
Recently I was asked by a kind young lady to paint a commission as a gift for her very dear friends. It was to be a scene of their recent wedding at Broken Hill, and was to include animals they identify with, their pets, and something to represent the future of their happy marriage.
Inspired by the arid setting and all the details, I set to work…
And soon I was done!
She was thrilled with the outcome. Then she gave it to her friends and they loved it too. So this time I got two sets of feedback! THEN, they posted a pic of it on their Facebook, so it got even more nice feedback!!! All gushing with such kind words, my days were made for MONTHS! 🙂
Endless thank-you’s to Megan, Regan and Chris.
Only a few more sleeps until I pack my little car and head on up to Brisbane for the Finders Keepers Market.
This time I’m very excited to be debuting a range of brand new products.
Ever-so-cute whale stuffies:
And huggy cuddly pillowcases:
Along with my new colouring book, I will also have all of my cards, prints and postcards for sale too. I’m so excited, hope to see you there!
I didn’t see alot of Winter during June or July; tucked away safe and warm in my studio, busily working on new paintings. I’ve been invited to show 20 works in an upcoming exhibition at artstream studios in America in September and October. So the past few months have been absorbed with creating new work for the show. This being the largest body of work I’ve made for a single show in a very long time.
I’m really excited about this exhibition! I’ll share the details and images when it launches.
My heart was stolen in April, by the vividly painted faces of the tribes people in Papua New Guinea, and although I have never travelled there, these folk have taken me to another place as my studio fills with brightly patterned faces.
The commission I mentioned last month has arrived to its patron, and has been given to her best friend as a gift. Now both recipients have seen the painting I can show it without spoiling the surprise. It was a gift from one to another, to mark the pregnancy of her first child. Molly sent me the most beautiful email of thanks explaining her interpretation of all of the elements, and also sent me a photo of the work after she had it framed. It’s so great to get feedback.
See the finished piece in the Gallery section of this site.
A couple of weeks ago I met up with some locals to help paint a series of murals for the upcoming annual fair of this little community. The paintings, that feature flora and fauna native to this area, will be displayed around the streets on the weekend of the fair at the end of May. It was a cool way of meeting some of the locals in my new town, not to mention learn about the native wildlife that I’m now surrounded by.
Also in April I contributed an acrylic painting to a local art exhibition. It’s not my usual style or technique, but it’s good to challenge the rustiness sometimes, and to break the “golden rule” of art teaching to never use outlines. Here’s a little bit of it…
This is a tiny little bit of a commissioned painting that I have been working on during March. I can’t show you the whole piece yet as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for the new owner. But next week this illustration is off to live in Minnesota.
During March I have also been working on a couple of paintings on canvas for a few local art shows. So lots of work, but nothing ready to show yet. Next month’s entry will be a biggen’. Hold tight.