Jan 18, 2018

Book Recomendations

I got through quite a few books last year and they were fantastic.  I thought I would share them with you since it's the season for hibernating under blankets with a good book.



I am Malala 
Yes, the book covers the shooting and so much more.   She talks about how her parents met, her relationships with her brothers, the origins of her name, the struggles of her father's school, the arrival of the Taliban to the Swat valley, her secret writings for a British blog. I hope that one day she can return to the Swat valley that she so beautifully describes. 


My own Words 
While reading this book I was wishing I had gone into law.  I envy anyone who was lucky enough to have Ruth for a law professor.  This book goes over times in her life as well as many cases that she has been a part of.  



Founding Mothers

This book goes into all the women how had a hand in forming our county.  It is where I found that wonderful quote from Abigail Addams.  



Capital Dames

This book covers women around the time of the civil war; women like Mary Todd Lincoln, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, and Clara Barton.


Wonder Women

This is the book I am currently reading and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  Not only is it super informative, its hilarious.  One of my favorite lines so far has been: "If you love science and equality but hate leprosy (and who doesn't?), Alice Ball is 100 percent your kind of gal." The author mentions serval times that the running theme in the book will be men taking credit for women's accomplishments, women underestimated, etc.  Which is infuriating, depressing, and all the other emotions.  However the stories are told in such a lighthearted manor that you want to go play with a chemistry set instead of just giving the evil eye to all the men in your life.


Many of these books I borrow from my local library with an app called Overdrive.  It allows you to check out e-books, audiobooks, and more.  I just watched a really good documentary on Dolley Madison the other day through it. I'll do another post soon about some other great media I consumed last year.

Dec 18, 2017

Holiday Shipping

Holiday Shipping

 

Today is the day!  You have until midnight tonight to place your orders for holiday gifts.  This will assure that you gifts will arrive on time. If you live in the Indianapolis area and would like to arrange a pickup of your items please contact me.  Visit my Etsy shop to finish up (or start) your holiday shopping.


 

Dec 8, 2017

New Prints

New items added to my Etsy shop

Women's March 
 
I've had quite a few requests for prints of my Women's March piece.  I created this piece as part of my "Thats What She Said" series taking my inspiration from the Women's Marches around the world on January 21st, 2017.  



New Postcards
 
I've also added quite a few new postcards from my "Thats What She Said" series.  These postcards with quotes from amazing women throughout history are perfect for gifts, to frame, put on your fridge, on your desk, or even to mail your representatives.


 
Holiday Shipping
 
Please keep shipping dates in mind for holiday gifts.  For Christmas orders needs to be placed by December 18th in order to arrive on time.  Place your orders now for Hanukkah. Happy holidays and happy new year.

Nov 27, 2017

Stutz Starry Night

Stutz Starry Night - Friday, December 1st
5PM to 10PM

 
I will have my studio open at the historic Stutz Business and Art Center on Friday, December 1st from 5-10PM.  More than 40 artists will have their studios full of amazing work. Many of the artists will be participating in a door decoration contest so make sure to vote for your favorite. There will also be food vendors and music throughout the building. Maps will be given out at the entrance so you don’t get lost.  Best of all, parking and admission are free. More information about this festive event can be found at www.stutzartists.com.

This year I started a series titled: “That’s What She Said”. In this series I created little artworks featuring quotes from women throughout history. Some of the women I have been inspired by are Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cody Stanton, Margaret Mead, and Julia Gillard.  I have also continued my work on paintings of amazing women such as Rosalind Franklin who discovered the double helix structure of DNA using a process called x-ray crystallography.  My most popular piece this year has been my “Nevertheless She Persisted” ladies.  The limited edition prints of these persistent ladies are finding homes quickly, so be sure to pick a few up before they are gone.


Be sure to follow me on social media to get a behind the scenes look at my work. Don’t forget to support your local businesses when shopping this holiday season and also that original artwork makes a great gift.

Oct 22, 2017

Irvington Halloween

Irvington Halloween Street Festival  Saturday, October 28th 10AM to 5PM
 
Saving the best for last, I will be setup this Saturday for my last fair of the year.  I will be participating in the Irvington Halloween Street Festival from 10AM to 5PM.  My booth will be on Washington street near the Irving Theater on Ritter Avenue.  It's always a great time with lots of great stuff to see with over 200 booths, costumes, tasty food, music, and even a parade.  For more information please visit www.irvingtonhalloween.com. See you there.

Save the Date - Stutz Starry Night



Mark your calendars, Stutz Starry Night will be December 1st.  Tour the festively decorated artists studios at the Stutz Business and Art Center 5-10PM.  Finish (or start) your holiday shopping with one of a kind artwork from your favorite local artists.

Oct 5, 2017

Monument Circle Art Fair

Monument Circle Art Fair - Saturday October 7th, 10AM to 5PM
 
I will be setup downtown this Saturday for this year's Monument Circle Art Fair.  This will be the third year for this wonderful event and my third year participating. Stop by and see my latest work.  I will be bringing a few new items that I am very excited about.  For more information about this great art fair please visit www.monumentcircleart.com 



New Items in my Etsy Shop
 
I have just added quite a few new items to my Etsy shop.  They include new postcards and pendant necklaces. Swing by my Etsy shop and check them out.  As always, if you would like to purchase an item and pick it up at Monument Circle on Saturday to save on shipping please contact me.

Sep 13, 2017

Art Squared in Fountain Square



Fountain Square Art Squared - Saturday September 16th, 11AM to 6PM

 
Art Squared is all about three events all in one day. There will be an art fair, masterpiece in a day, and an art parade.  I will be participating in the Art fair from 11AM to 6PM.  The fair will be located in the heart of fountain Square along Virgina Ave and Shelby Street.  My booth will be along Virgina Avenue.


 

Be The Change
September 14th - October 31st
 


Women4Change Indiana announces Be the Change, an exhibit of local, original visual art. This exhibit offers the perspective of Hoosier women artists at this difficult time for our country in the tradition of art that both reflects society and challenges each of us to "Be the Change."

Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, September 14th 6-8PM at the Indiana Interchurch Center to enjoy an exciting and thought-provoking evening in the company of fellow "women for change." Light refreshments and snacks will be served. The exhibit will remain on display through October 31, 2017. For more information click here.