Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New website & I've been a bad blogger....

I've been a bad bad blogger and haven't posted in over 3 weeks... OMG it's terrible! Ok Ok I'll look on the bright side - I haven't blogged because it's been so busy! My fingers have been folding crazy amounts of flowers ;)

The first and most important piece of news is that GCD has a new website! Yay finally!

Here it is in all it's beauty:

That's just a screenshot, but to see the whole thing in all its splendor check out:

There are several different pages with a new bio, upcoming shows and links to my GCD facebook and twitter. So exciting!

I want to thank Jodi Logan for all of her awesome design work and going back and forth with me 50 million times - ha! Thank you, you rock! 

AND I also want to thank Sara Oestreich for all of her English/Librarian skills on my bio, you're the best! You helped me remove what Andy classified as "cheese"... LOL :) Oh and thank you for adding a link to my Twilight flowers in your blog. If anyone is a reader or likes book reviews or just wants to follow an awesome blog, check it out:

On top of the new website, this has been a crazy month for applying and general art show stuff. Art in the Park which is a Plantation show that I do each year is coming up in November. I find out on that one (accepted or not) in the next couple weeks.

And then - BIG NEWS! I applied to be in the St. Stephens art show - You may be like "What is that?" Well..... it's adjacent to the Coconut Grove Art Show... If you've been to the Grove show, then you've been to St. Stephen's - they go hand in hand... The Coconut Grove Art Show is one of the largest in the country. I think I've gone every year for the past 8 years or so. It's always amazing and a great turn-out. That one is in February, but I don't find out until the end of October. Fingers crossed!

Judges if you're reading this... Please accept a little local green girl!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Accepted to Langerado....

If you've been reading my blog you know that I've been anxiously awaiting the result of whether or not I've been accepted to Langerado... The verdict is in and I've been accepted!!!!!!!


So excited - everything seems to be smoothly falling into place lately. I'm very excited to do this show. For the past few years (other than the ones it was canceled or didn't come to fruition) Andy and I have been attending this show- way back to when it was in Hollywood Circle. Love it!

Here's some pics of us having fun at past Langerado's:



Hope you'll make it out on October 8th and 9th to listen to some quality music and see some fab artwork.

Here's the shows site:

Big Time!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Julie's Baby Shower - GCD Style....


So it's been a couple days - but I've been busy around here! Lots and lots of custom orders!

There's one custom order in particular that I want to share with you.....

So back in 2008 when I was just a fledgling little artist, I set up shop at a local art show called Woodstock. This was back before I knew about etsy, before having a website, blog, twitter, etc. (Geez its like caveman days! jk) I shared the booth with my friend Angie who was also testing the waters with her creations. So this was my first show EVER. I had a pretty good response at the show, enough to give me confidence to know that I had something here.

At this show I met Julie.... A fun, spunky, 20 something chick who made my day... I should say made my show. She has a pig, loves DMB and was just the coolest chick. It was 2008 so I had made some Obama recycled paper flowers, that she really liked. We talked, she bought a couple pieces and within a couple days she called me saying she needed some flowers for a friend - I kept thinking "How cool is this?!" She came by and bought a couple more things and my little artist heart was so happy!

A couple years have gone by now and Julie and I have kept touch. She came to Woodstock again the following year and came to see me at Garden Fest in March of this year. Well... My best customer/Miss Julie is preggo! At Garden Fest she told me that she wanted to have my work at her baby shower - Super cool! We brainstormed over a couple ideas until the final decision was made.

Sooooooooo a couple weeks ago she brought over copied sheets of her sonogram, which we cut and made into flowers. She also brought over some clear glass vases that I painted with her shower colors of blue, green and white (It's a boy!) Her shower was over the weekend on Saturday so she picked everything up on Friday - Here's some pics:


The first pic is the beginning stages - painting the vases. Second is the flowers in their vases! Bellisima!


Close-ups of the flowers, made with her sonogram. Super cool :)


Check out the cool shirt she had made too - Mommy! Of course daddy had one too. Love it :)


And last, but certainly not lease a close-up of the flower that has her name on it and a pic of the mommy-to-be with the vases and flowers!

Here's to you Julie! Thank you so much for everything - you rock!