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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Auction Results

The auction was a success!
Now every artist when auctioning off an item I'm sure secretly hopes it will go for billions of dollars. So I won't go into my disappointments that my painting didn't go for as much as I had hoped but it still went for over $100 and ended up going to one of my friends. The thing that I felt sort of discouraged buyers was it was paired with a basket of little girl items and I thought that wasn't the best fit. But choosing how it was displayed was not really my choice. I was donated. All in all, the auction was a blast (only been to one other and this one was much more entertaining) and we had a really good time. Didn't win anything but for a night of free food, free wine and entertainment, you really can't complain. And proceeds going to a good cause is always...well...a good cause! I didn't hear what the total amount raised was but from some of the things I saw bid off, I imagine it was a good amount. This sum went toward the individual squadron's funds as well as the Wounded Warrior Fund.
One of the most surprising moments of the evening was seeing Pretty Much LiQi Designs in print for the very first time. I wasn't aware that all the contributors would be listed in the program and was stoked to see myself there. A toast to many more, eh? ;)
My next project is near and dear to my heart which in turn has made me terrified of it. I'm doing a painting as a gift...and I'm copying a picture. Something I haven't done in awhile...in fact...I don't know if I've ever done it in paint. So...it's been a struggle. I painted one night and then have avoided that corner of the bonus room all week. I'm going to see if I can coax myself back in there tonight. I am not strictly sticking to the picture and am allowing myself room to be creative and add my own spin to the piece. So it really shouldn't scare me. But gifts consisting of my own work always scare me. Pictures to follow!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Return

I am back from vacation and it was by far the best vacation I've ever had. EVER. We spent a little over a week in Florida, went to all 4 Disney Parks, saw Cirque Du Soleil, went to Gatorland, the Kennedy Space Center, and just to reminisce and bring up old memories from when I was 14, toured Teen Missions International. It was by far the best trip I've ever been on and with the best company possible; my husband.
I'm back and have been all week. It's been a long week, trying to get back into the working groove while my husband John has another week off (lucky!!) and I am glad it is Friday. Bought some canvases for future paintings the other night. Nothing new yet but hopefully I'll have time this weekend to start something. In the meantime, here is the FINISHED Pink Lady. The outdoor lighting makes her look much redder than she is. She is much pinker in real life.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Pink Lady

I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off...but somehow I've survived and am about to embark on a very much needed vacation to Disney World. YEAH! But before I do...must share. I may have mentioned I am donating some robots to an auction that is coming up. I also decided to donate a painting. Funny thing is I didn't have a finished painting that I was ready to part with (or an unfinished painting I'd be willing to part with). Midweek I realized...they were due today, Friday. And I hadn't even started on the robots or anything. Yeah. Panic. I somehow scrounged some creative energy together and got the robots done. The painting took around three hours over the course of two nights. I am amazed at how fast it got done and how much I like it. So much so that I don't want to give her up. But...I made a commitment. So I will just have to take some nice photos of her before she goes. She is called 'The Pink Lady.' And I adore her. I also feel like I finally figured out my painting style in the process. So she and I are good friends. What do you think? She is unfinished in this photo. I will post more when I take them of the finished product.
Okay. Off to Disney World! Well...in a few hours.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Treasury

My commie robot was featured in an Etsy Treasury and I could not be more flattered. The Chinese themed treasury fits it perfectly! With the flood of reds and tigers for this year's Chinese Zodiac animal, it truly makes me home sick. I need to get back there soon. To view the Treasury, click here. No new robots yet but I have some ideas that are underway and am very excited to see how they turn out.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Communist Robots March On

I just wanted to announce that the ever-talented Jack Fallows of Crumpettimecomics has put the Viva La Robolution print up in his Esty shop for public consumption!! Yes, I know. I can barely contain my excitement. Especially since I JUST ordered my very own print of it. YAY!! His print and my communist robot were a collaboration in celebration of how well robots and communist propaganda go together. Don't you agree? Expect some more communist robots up soon...and hopefully more collaborations!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And MORE!

Yes. More Baby Robots. I'd almost worry you'd get sick of em only I know you won't. Because they're so freaking cute.
Today, the purple and turquoise robot troupe went up in the Etsy Shop! Go give them a gander!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Robots and Communism

Voila! What goes together better than Communism and Robots? That's right. Peanut butter and jelly. But OTHER than peanut butter and jelly, nothing goes together better than Communism and Robots! It just makes sense. Big Brother would be all over it! Especially ones this cute. Check these commie bots out in the Etsy Shop!