Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things I'm Thankful For:

-Ron. The Universe knew just what it was doing when it brought this amazing man into my life.
-Family, warts and all! (I am no picnic myself).
-Wonderful friends (who really fall into the "family" category).
-A new president (even if we have to keep him in check!).


Monday, November 23, 2009

Decked the Halls...already!

Normally I don't decorate until Thanksgiving weekend. Years ago it was a rule (of the strictest kind) that no decorations go up until 2 weeks prior to Christmas, but the older I get the longer I want to enjoy the effort that goes into decking these halls.
This year, however, I'm hosting a holiday soiree on the first weekend of December, for which I will be cooking (and I'm sure obsessively cleaning) the week before.

So without further ado, here's what I spent the entire weekend doing:

Our living room tree, which changes color scheme/theme each year.

At the last minute I felt something was missing so I cut up a white feather boa and stuck the pieces into the tree. THANK GAWD I just happened to have a feather boa lying around!

Our traditional tree in the den holds all the special ornaments that carry sentimental value.

And OF COURSE Betina gets her own tree! She comes to the party prepared.

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Project Runway Finale: Pt 2

Well, it's a wrap.
Another season of Project Runway has come to a close.
Irina was named winner, deservedly so. While I was rooting for Carol Hannah, neither hers nor Althea's collections could really hold a candle to Meana-Irina's parade of warrior women.
She did not only take home the prize on showmanship (or show-woman-ship), but on the details as well.
Did I not gush over those knits and hats last week???

Best Finale Moment:
Nina questions Irina about the lack of color in her collection and follows it up with an ever-so-bitchy and slightly annoyed: "We talked about this."

New season starts in January! YAY!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Project Runway Finale: Part 1

I'm rootin for Carol Hannah, but I have to admit, conceited, pretentious and over-confident or not some of Irina's pieces (especially those huge criss-cross knits) looked DEEEvine.
And the little hats!!! Oh, the little hats!

This Carol Hannah design got a lot of air time last night. I do like it a lot, though I wish the top of the skirt was trimmed down a bit. Still, I can't wait to see it fully styled and on the runway. I'm sure Lisa will work the hell out of it!

What Irina lacks in personality she certainly makes up for in talent. I mean,her clothes actually make Kalyn look like she can model something outside of a mall. She really is the one to beat.
You know, for all of Irina's Lush edginess, it really surprises me that she is so loyal to Kalyn and her suburban cheerleader-wholesome-sorority-sister look. I just don't see an ounce of high fashion in this girl's look. She does have tremendous UPN show star quality, however.

Did I mention the hats? ...oh the hats!

Speaking of Kalyn OMFG DID YOU SEE HER MOTHER on Models??!
I don't think I've ever seen a mother and daughter look SO much alike. Mama Kalyn's blunt bob positively SCREAMED rich bitch (in a good way).

Mama Kalyn shows Jr. how bitchy is done. PAY ATTENTION...and get Mommy another glass of bubbly!!!

The biggest surprise to me will be if Althea takes home the prize. Though one never knows. I feel like we saw less of her collection last night, than either of the other designers, and maybe that could be a hint that they don't want to give any of it away until the finale. We shall see.
I do think that Tanisha's career will probably explode after this (probably already happening).
I can't wait to see her stomp down that Bryant Park runway.

This season has offered up some of the best models of any Project Runway season.

Celine, Tanisha (who's almost too gorgeous for words), Lisa and of course, my favorite (and still missed ) Kojii.

All in all it's been a good season and I've almost gotten over having to post pics in my blog that have written on them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Acrylic and collage on canvas/5x5"

November Gascot Art Giveaway today @ 3pm Eastern!

Each month I have an art giveaway on my Facebook Artist Page. Sometimes paintings, sometimes prints, sometimes wearables...

I also will be offering exclusive discount codes to my online store from time to time through there.

If you're not already a fan of my page, and you like my work, feel free to stop by and become one by pressing the "Become a Fan" button at the top of the page. (must be a fan to be able to enter).

Next giveaway will be today @ 3PM Eastern.

Today's item will be a signed 8x10" (matted to 11x14") digital print of "After Midnight".

I'm down to the last few digital prints of this piece.
After this, the image(a slightly newer version, "Encore") will only be available as a giclee on canvas.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Things you can't believe your parents didn't know about you.

I don't have to say a single word, do I?


Next Art Giveaway: Wed. 11/11 @ 3pm Eastern.
Must be a fan of my Artist Page to enter. Just "tune" in for a chance to win. (link in the right side column of this blog)
Hope to see y'all then. :-D


This past week I was reunited with one of my favorite ladies, "La Sonora (Songstress)".
I haven't seen her in about two years. Sadly, the gallery that had her closed its doors.
I know she will find a good permanent home. Until then, I'll enjoy seeing her on a daily basis.

La Sonora
Acrylic on canvas/30x40"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rest & Art

I've given myself the week off from the studio while my dear friend (and fellow artist/collaborator), Mike is down from Pennsylvania for a visit. We're taking in as much art as we can.
Today we hit the Hirshorn Museum and National Gallery of Art in DC.

Monday, November 2, 2009