Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Escaping Velocity

"Lonely Man's Door" Harley Altaville c.2008
This is just one of the photographic prints available at my daughter's new etsy shop called Escaping Velocity!
In the spirit of encouraging a fellow artist...Please take a peek at her shop and IF you like her work, please take a moment to heart the shop. We're hoping it will also help to cover some of her personal expenses, as you all know things are tight here.
She is passionate about her photography, which is probably why she's so talented!
See for yourself by clicking here:
Her link is also to the right under BlueJude Central.
Thanks so much my wonderful creative friends! Hope everyone is off to a wonderful week!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Like Mother Like Daughter

These are some pieces done by my favorite artist, my daughter. Just fifteen years old, and she is not only talented in art, photography, and writing; she is also one of the wisest and kindest kids I know. She sometimes has more depth and insight than the adults I know, including myself!
Anyhoo, the top piece was done for a music festival that ended up getting cancelled. BUT the art teacher liked it so much, that she sent it to be featured in a supplement of a local paper. They showcase the High School kid's art once a month.
The second piece was done in mixed media and the little writing all about says He loves me...He loves me not.
The scanner as usual, doesn't do them justice. But I think they are spectacular...much like her!
I am very proud of you Sweet Pea!
And soon, you all can look forward to seeing some of her photography on etsy. That will really rock your socks! The kid's a natural.
Ok Happy Week All!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


This is a really bad scan of a work in progress. It actually has more pinks in it and the yellow on the left is not so bright. And the sun is not just a chunk of brown/orange. OK enuf said on that!
BAD SCANNER! Anyhoo, it needs something more, but I'm not sure what. What do you think? Any ideas?
OH and BTW, I watched the movie Across The Universe with my two teens and hub the other night. This is a great flick! Much better than I had anticipated. It's a kind of musical, using all Beatles tunes, though they aren't sung by the Beatles. The people who do sing them however, do a GREAT job on adding just the right twist. There's also a love story involved, but it's not a sappy kind of thing. I almost wanna say, think Hair meets Quadrophenia, though that doesn't cover it either. (I'm good at this, huh lol)
In any case, my description probably will not do it justice. If you're a Beatles fan, or not, just simply like these kind of films, or just looking for something a bit different and entertaining, by all means, check it out!
Now back to the painting. What does it need? What does it say to you?
Happy Tuesday All!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Bit O Background Fun

Yes, still avoiding doing any REAL art, just playing around with some backgrounds. God only knows what their fate might hold. I just love the relaxing, playfulness of doing backgrounds. The one in the center I kind of futzed and fiddled with in Adobe and now it almost looks like a painting in itself. At least to me. And lastly, we have Ursula. A left over Mixed Personna from last year, that has just been hanging around, buried under more unfinished pieces. Poor thing. Didn't even come into being, and reaching her full potential, before meeting her unfortunate destiny of being smothered and buried amongst the daily activities of life. Hmmmm...kind of like how I feel at times. Maybe that's why I like her so much. She does a look a little pale, dontcha think? Well, I guess you would too, after all she's been through.
So what does fate have in store for all of you this week? I'm still hoping for that winning lottery ticket! Happy Tuesday!