Lucky Dog!

February 25, 2010

The very talented Victoria Bennett Beyer happened to catch one of my pups on the Etsy Home Page!  Thanks for saving this image for me Vicki…Oh and in celebration of her own Etsy Anniversary, she’s giving away a wonderful print on her blog.  Check it out!

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Featured on Simply Hue

November 8, 2009

Thanks to a “heads up” by the lovely Victoria Bennett Beyer, I found out about a little contest, and sure enough, made the cut!  Thanks for the lovely write up Simply Hue!

out of control

May 11, 2009

and out of focus for that matter.

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This (along with spacey blog posts) are the result of wedding prep and house hunt and family obligation.  Please forgive.  Even if I found the inspiration, I wouldn’t know what to do with it, or how to organize it right now.  If Vickie lived within a three state radius, I’d commission her to give my studio some much needed love.  Just look at how conducive her space is to creativity?  Dreamy.  I know.

Take a Closer Look…

March 23, 2009

at the work of Victoria Bennett Beyer.

I’ve been meaning to write this post ever since I got my hands on Vickie’s fabulous Glass Diamonds print.  That print had stared at me for months…something, which on the surface seems so simple,  but upon a closer take reveals so many little intricate details, that’s what Vickie’s world is all about.  She captures the things we would overlook, and gives a new perspective to them.

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I’m still hunting the perfect spot…but I couldn’t resist this subtly detailed frame when I saw it…perfect!

Ice

Ice  – 8×12

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Branching Out No. 1 – “8×12”

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Branching Out No. 4 – 8″x12″ (This one is my new fav)

Victoria has two etsy shops, one a Mother-Daughter shop she shares with her equally artistic Mom, Milemarker.etsy.com, and she just launched a store exclusively for her paintings, Milemarker2. Oh and if you want the very latest on Vickie’s work…check out her blog…which is conveniently located on my Friends list (right hand column of this blog).

To sum things up, I am called back to a quote by the late great Georiga O’keeffe —“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time”
Today, I will take time.  (thanks for the reminder Vickie.)

All artwork featured in this post is ©2009 Victoria Bennett Beyer.



good things…

February 4, 2009

Everybody likes to harp on the negative…the economy…the slower sales…the yata yata yata, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve experienced a little lull just like the rest of you folks out there.  I’ve had to work a lot harder to rope in commissions and reach a broader market, but in the midst of all this negativity, there is something happening in the arts that really gives me hope.

I’ve seen artists across the board working very hard to support and promote each others work.  I’ve seen locals pulling together markets, art shows, and festivals, on shoestring budgets just to get the word out…I’ve seen galleries on the verge of closing shop, stay afloat by artists willing to volunteer their time.  I’ve seen more artists sharing their blog forums to promote other artists work.  It’s so wonderful to ride out the storm with such a great support system of like-minded people.  I can’t thank you all enough!

Oh and speaking of sharing the love…PaperMichelle was kind enough to feature me on her bloggity blog…CLICK! As did  AJ all the way in Canada! ..CLICK! I’ve added both these gals to the blog list, so be sure to see what they’re up to from time to time.

In other happy news…I received my Glass Diamonds Print from the ever so talented Victoria Bennett Beyer today!!!  It’s even more gorgeous in real life, I’ll be sure to post more on this little gem when I get her all framed and happy.  AND…(saving the best for last you know…)  My new printer is here, and fired up!  New prints and a new Etsy store are in the works…It’s like Christmas!

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supersized

January 14, 2009

Lee Lee’s Sweet Iced Tea that is… (16×20) to be exact.  It won’t be staying on my mantle though.  This one will ship to the wild west of Wyoming, the  home of Victoria Bennett Beyer! I can’t think of anything sweeter!  If you haven’t been following her photo laced blog, or visited her online store, you are truly missing out.  It’s always an honor to have another artist appreciate your work.  Thanks Vickie!

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