Monday, November 8, 2010

Coming Soon to a news stand near you…

Here it is… my first feature article in a national magazine. It should be in book stores before Thanksgiving. I'm thinking I might also put a copy of the article on my web site.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WOW - It has Finally Happened!!!

In doing my weekly checks of important (at least to me) websites, I see that the ODACA site has finally been updated to showcase the new members inducted in 2010. Yipee... I've finally made it!!! To view the new listings, click on the "Artists Directory" link at

You might also be interested to know that the Annual Gallery Show and Sale of the RiverCity Figurative Artist's Guild is coming up. The dates are Nov. 13 & 14. You can find more info about the show at guild's Blog. I hope you will have a chance to stop by the show. We have a new venue this year - The Kennedy Heights Art Center on Montgomery Rd. - that is very exciting.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Time Sure Flies... even if one is not having fun!!!

WOW! It's October already and there is so much to do. The Annual Gallery Show and Sale for the RiverCity Figurative Artists' Guild will be here before I know it. Everyone in the Guild is excited about the new venue - the Kennedy Heights Art Center. It is a great space! Plenty of free parking and easy to find - just a mile or two south of Kenwood Mall on Montgomery Rd. (see previous post for dates and hours).

For those of you who might be interested, RiverCity Figurative Artists' Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of the month, 11:00am, at the KHAC. You can always find the latest info on the monthly meetings in the guild's blog.

Now, I must get back to work on my latest piece, "El brujo viejo", which I want to have ready for the November show.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

"... the Ladies Love Their Hats!"

Just as the ladies of yesteryear loved their hats, modern doll collectors love their doll pins! After much persuading by some of the members of the RiverCity Figurative Artists' Guild, I have finally tired my hand at creating some doll pins. They are inspired by illustrations from 19th century ladies magazines and represent ladies hats and headresses from various periods. The first of the series shows one of the lacy confections popular among the fashionistas of the 1830s.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"...the BIG News!!!"

Many people know of this already, but it is still a very big deal for me. As of July 17, 2010 I became an artist member of ODACA (Original Doll Artists Council of America). ODACA is an international association of doll artists who promote the highest excellence in the art of the doll. Juried admission by the Standards Committee takes approximately one year. I am extremely humbled to be an artist member of this organization.

"Industrial Revolution: A Steampunk Fantasy" is the piece I created for the second stage of the review process.