Friday, April 3, 2009

Beyond the Gray Sky..........

It's raining. And nasty. AGAIN.
That means I probably won't get a bike ride today :(

But maybe it's not a bad thing, because if April showers really do bring May flowers, then I say

BRING.
IT.
ON!

In the meantime I've had a lot of little (some of them literally, hehe) projects and things I've been trying to get done. And I've been quite productive!

I finally changed my homepage on my website www.samanthasartstudio.com. I completely changed the graphic and had a lot of fun creating a color wheel from flowers, and getting some creativity flowing in making leaf-paintbrush graphics. I also re-did my artist's statement and that is now on my homepage as well.

Instead of having my artist's statement on the "About Samantha" page, I changed that text to be more like a bio. I am contemplating a new page for my site, a "green" page where I can link to green products I use and would recommend to other artists with similar interests in making their work more environmentally friendly.

This morning, I finished printing, spraying (with preservative protectant- again, there's that struggle with preserving my art versus making it eco-friendly, *sigh*), and cutting out my first batch of limited edition ACEO prints!



I created these from my Swallowtail Caterpillar painting. Not sure which of my paintings I'll print next, but the caterpillar seemed like the most fun for the first set :)

And this afternoon I created a cute button for the "follow me on Twitter" link, over on the right. It was just text, which is fine, but a button seemed like something I could personalize and make more fun. So, here it is, and click if you feel so inclined (come on... do it!):



Also, it's Friday, April 3rd which means tonight is First Friday!! I'll be at Gallerie 13 this evening to participate in my first one with this gallery. I went to the last one, before my art was in the gallery, and it was fun! Snacks, art, a lot of nice people, and music too.
As the weather gets warmer, check into First Fridays in your area- they are springing up in small towns everywhere and it might be a fun thing to do before or after dinner. Get your snack on and your art on!


2 comments:

LonesomeRoadStudio said...

The flower color wheel on your website is STUNNING!!
Angie

SG said...

Thank you! I had a lot of fun creating it :)