Friday, January 30, 2009

New works in progress and some good news

Along with my new short stylish haircut comes a new me…a me that is full of confidence, no longer afraid to put myself and my art out there. Okay, I don’t if I would go that far, but I did finally approach a little coffee shop in Greenwood about the prospect of displaying some of my work. It was a bold move on my part, and to my amazement they said yes! So, in either April or May my work will be displayed in public for the first time ever (and hopefully not the last). More to follow…



On another note…I started 3 8”x10” canvases a couple days ago. I’m revisiting some of the ideas I had quite awhile ago, but adding new twists. These pieces will include short sayings…small pieces of advice, and may be turned into pendants eventually??? I’m experimenting more with colors (it’s so hard for me to leave behind my favorite cool colors…greens, violets and BLUES!), but I’m trying. Look, I even used a little yellow (which was difficult)…lol! I’m also attempting to use up my piles of scrapbook paper. At this rate, the scrapbook paper in my house should only outlast me by about 100 years or so.

So stay tuned for further developments…

5 comments:

Lucy said...

Clapping hands...good for you Alisa!! I'm so glad you stepped out and did this, and I'm sure everyone will love your work at the shop :)

I'm trying to work outside my normal colors here and there and it does stretch you a bit. I enjoy a challenge. Can't wait to see the new pieces. You're really spreading your wings and it's only January this year!

julie king said...

congrats on getting your work in the coffee shop!! you go girl!!

i know what you mean about trying new colors. i have a very hard time doing a piece that doesn't have orange!

liking the start of the canvasses. looking forward to seeing the end result!

createitcottage said...

Wishing you luck at the coffee shop. I love the new pieces so far. Can't wait to see them done.

My Journey to Hope said...

Congrats on taking that leap! And I feel the same way about blues, greens and violets. I'm always trying to convince myself to try other colors, but it is SO hard for some reason :). I love your art, and your new piece about celebrating is great.

-Michelle

Julie-ann said...

Love your backgrounds. Thank you for sharing these.