January 11, 2014 | See comments »

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I was invited to participate in a group show inspired by the story, Snow White, titled “Whistle While You Work.” This show was curated by my dear friend Jesus Fidel at The Empty Space gallery in Bakersfield CA. The opening artist reception was held on January 11th, 2014.

My first assignment was “Happy” the dwarf. I found a grainy black and white photo of the person who was the inspiration and voice of Happy, Otis Harlan. I painted Happy the dwarf in his likeness. Artwork titled “Happy Otis,” acrylic painting.

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Another assignment fell through so at the last minute I offered to also paint “Sneezy.” I did not have the time I needed to do much research so this one is heavily Disney inspired. I now enjoy it at my home studio.

 

January 1, 2014 | See comments »

1482998_10152053926129656_1878964614_nPhew! What a whirlwind. I have had a rough few months. Losing the gallery was quite devastating. But every time a door closes… one… ah, forget it. I don’t think I can hear that one again without crying out in horrible pain. Don’t get me wrong I’m adjusting. I’ll be fine.

As soon as the Foundry doors closed, I was approached about an opportunity out of town. I jumped in! I know no other way. It was great fun, although short lived. Between the travel involved and the expenses, it just didn’t make enough sense to continue on with. I walked away with something much more valuable than money in the bank though. Two good friends. Our venture started out over a glass of red wine and came apart over a cup of coffee. Love you sisters.

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