Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Self Portrait Challenge: Elements

Okay, so I jumped the gun & posted the August Pattern challenge photo before week five of July's topic: Elements. What can I say, I was eager for August. Oh well, I decided it was better for me just to post two photos this week & it will help me get back into the groove of posting on SPC. Look, I'm even posting on a Tuesday. I'm so good. That is why the sun is always shining where I am...

the sun is shining

Monday, July 30, 2007

Growing Season

"growing season" 11x20 acrylic painting

I finally finished this painting!!! I took a break from it for a couple of weeks, but after finishing the Tulip painting last night, I decided it was best to go back and finish this one tonight! I had the majority of the painting complete, so after 3 more short hours of painting in front of the TV (it is SHARK week!!!), I am done! It feels good.

Illustration Friday: Moon

color pencil in moleskine sketchbook

illustration friday

Self Portrait Challenge: Pattern

This summer I have been having a love affair with bold colors, prints, and patterns. They make me feel happy, young, girly, & playful & I love that. Where is the fun in being serious all the time? I can be that girl at work, (where they pay me to be serious all the time!:)) but on the weekends I'm just the same person I've always been.

me wearing a polka dot dress (from the GAP) & printed Keds (by Nanette Lepore)

Self Portrait Challenge

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday: Open Topic TULIPS Painting

I moved into my apartment almost one year ago, and although I had plans for a black & white painting to hang over my sofa in our living area, but I have yet to find the time to actually carry out my plans. I've completed a million other projects for myself and others, but that was the big one looming out there and it was aggravating me. The white space on my wall was a constant reminder!!! For the past few weeks I've been sketching and perfecting in my mind what the final product was going to look like, so when the torrential rains opened up over NYC this weekend I sat down with my plans and started to paint. My boyfriend requested that the painting be black and white, so I decided to do a botanical silhouette painting of tulips. Here are the results:

2nd & final (the boyfriend actually liked the painting best unfinished so I went back and added "highlights":--in the end I think it adds personality to the painting)

Tulips 24x30 acrylic paint on stretched canvas

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday: Goddess

2 color lino-cut block print 1/10

she's a lonely goddess, but a goddess nonetheless.

inspire me thursday


I just bought a Polaroid camera, so on a walk this afternoon I decided to test it out. I'm still getting acclimated with the camera (I haven't used a polaroid camera since I was a kid), but here are some unexpectedly decent shots:

blue sky polaroid

purple blooms polaroid

orange flowers polaroid

For the Expect The Unexpected prompt @ Create A Connection

Inspire Me Thursday: Joys of Today

This was a good prompt. I scribbled some things that are currently & continually giving me joy.
my new art journal is filling up quickly! :)
inspire me thursday

Friday, July 20, 2007

SPC: Elements-Earth

always by my side
self portrait challenge

This is my first SPC entry in a llllong time. I hope to do a lot more.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

One Girl Show/Platinum Blonde Studios featured in the Premier Issue of Artful Blogging!

Artful Blogging is a new quarterly publication produced by Somerset Studio that concentrates on the visually inspiring online blogs & their posts. The first issue of Artful Blogging will be available August 1st. Artful Blogging will be featuring an interview with Melanie Komisarki of Inspire Me Thursday. The article is accompanied by a few Inspire Me Thursday entries including one of my own ink drawings I had submitted to the site for the prompt, "Change of Scenery". My drawing is on the second page of the article on the lower right hand side (it is the black botanical silhouette drawing). Other artists that will be featured in the article include Julia Van Der Werf, Deborah Gorr, Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Pilar Isabel Pollock, and Lise Richards.

Pick up your copy of Artful Blogging on August 1st, for more amazing works & interview from bloggers & artists around the web! Find a store near you that will be carrying the publication here (you can also order it online by clicking here). A big thanks to Artful Blogging for featuring my art work!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Bold & Beautiful/Fashion Week Journal Entries

Below are two journal pages I completed tonight. I was cleaning and I found a bunch of old notes, papers, ticket stubs, that I had intended to use in my journal, but never got around to using them. I try to recycle invitations, notes from friends, and other items when creating my pages. My journal itself was a gift, but it is an altered library book using recycled paper & vintage fabric. I hope to carry the recycled/reused element throught the entire journal.

On the right, I used this week's Inspire Me Thursday "Bold & Beautiful" prompt and started to write/ramble much like I am currently doing with this post. I think I should do that more often.

Please keep in mind these entries are meant to be fun, lighthearted, and of course personal. The two pages are no way related to eachother in content, but I placed them next to eachother because I liked the pink/orange color combo. Anyway, here are the pages:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Color Week Posts

I have been posting photos for Color Week over at the Platinum Blonde Life blog, for those of you who could use a little colorful inspiration!!!

Monday's Yellow Post

Tuesday's Blue Post

Wednesday's Green Post

Today's Black/White/Brown Post

Coming Soon:

Friday: Orange

Saturday: Red

Sunday: Pink

Monday, July 9, 2007


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