Monday, April 30, 2012


While my art was still up at school, I showed my father, sister, aunt, uncle, and cousin (in-laws) my thesis art and a tour of my college. I was even given a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my aunt. (awh) 

For the next two shows involving my art, I am having a wood student work on building some frames for the large two horizontal paintings and I'm making a new painting as well.

So, enjoy some photos of my art installed in the Hoffman Gallery and my pretty flowers.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rock N Roses - Rose Festival Wine Label Unveiling

Thursday night was the big night of unveiling my wine label. Usually only one design is chosen for three different wines, but this year it was decided to use all three of my design entries! This is the first time for that and I'm very proud how they turned out. I was on Portland's channel 8 news, my grandparents recorded it and hopefully they'll give me a copy. I was also mentioned on Portland's channel 12 news, here's the link. My mother, father, sister, and husband were able to attend and we enjoyed the food and drinks. I also worked on networking, handing out my business card and introducing myself to different people.

Here are some photos from the event taken by ONSCREEN IMAGING. I was presented wine bottles number 2, they are limited edition and numbered, by Greg Lint, President of Oak Knoll Winery. I will be invited to different stores selling the wines for artist wine bottle signings and will post the updates on my events page on my website. So, check in on there if you are interested.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Support the Arts

My graduating class is hosting an off-campus show displaying our best pieces from our thesis year. There is a donation site, donate if you can, and/or pass it along. Thank you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

hot off the press - thesis

I'm so excited, I just printed my thesis paper and am in the act of gingerly placing them in my thesis committees' mailboxes at school. I'm very proud of all 19 pages (14 of which are the actual paper) and I finished with my photo shoot of my 6 final art pieces, which can be viewed on my website : THESIS. Here are some images I've included in my paper, like a filmstrip instead of larger thumbnails.


 Dabble, Converge, and Wonder




Art Influences

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I've been busy wrapping things up before I turn my thesis paper into my committee and completing my art. One of my favorite projects is designing a website and I've finally monkeyed around with the coding to have something I really like. I have some portfolios, artists statement/bio, resume, events, and links. Tomorrow I will be photographing my thesis work and I plan to have them up sometime shortly after if I'm not too busy organizing my thoughts for my Oral Presentation in a week.
I hope everyone will have a great weekend. I know I will because I'll be done with my art for the Oral Exhibition Show at OCAC and am planning on working out some designs for another wine label contest *fingers crossed* along with thinking about an additional large-scale painting for the OCAC (on campus) Graduation Exhibition.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

some thesis art & other art around campus

Some of my thesis paintings are coming right along ...

Art walk of installations and other student projects, including some ceramic mugs from the "ArtStream"

my spring break

Hello everyone,
I've been busy working on my thesis body of art and paper, but today I have a small break to add some things to my blog.

I tried a recipe from my Mini Just Desserts cookbook - Apple Tarts. They were extremely easy to make and I was excited because I love my mom's apple pie, almost any apple pie, and thought that this would be something fun to make for me and my hubby. It was quite tasty and super simple with flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

I recieved a red tiger abutilon as a wedding present and I finally have a blossom (the first one withered away). Isn't it pretty?

I also enjoy watching all the wildlife in the creek by our apartment. The other day there was a great blue heron.

A couple ducks swim and dive, they are fun to watch especially when the creek isn't all muddy from heavy rains to the west.
I had a great spring break, even though I got really bored from not attending classes. I was able to start organizing my "at home studio" which is located in out spare bedroom. I was also able to hang more of my art on out spacious walls and made it feel more cozy.