Wednesday, December 29, 2010

busy little bee

Red Night
40x16, oil on canvas

8x8, oil on canvas

wooohaw! getting stuff done today! it's great seeing everything happen! website, check. twitter, check. blog, check. facebook page, check. i feel so productive! next step will be that elusive newsletter i've been talking about. with the holidays and my shows, i haven't had much time. today was my first day really delving in. my focus will also be on creating new work and trying to get some new shows. i also want to get a whole new series up at max's restaurant.

my work arrived in temecula safely and my show will be hung tomorrow. i'll post pics if they send any to me. looks like i'll have a little family reunion at my show. my mother from pittsburgh, my aunt from chicago, and some long lost greats and 2nd and 3rd family members that live near temecula will be on hand for my january 22nd artist's reception. very exciting!

so here's the site i worked on all times i was super frustrated and wanting to throw my computer out the window or convincing myself that i should shell out a ton of money to let someone else do it. someday i may still do that so i can have a really funky cool site, but right now it's simple and classy. works for me! so go to and check out my fresh new page!

so while i try to wind down, happy new year and namaste!

Monday, December 13, 2010

blue shadows

one of the first things i fell madly in love with in new mexico was how bright even the slightest sliver of a moon could be. i could take midnight walks without a flashlight, the desert was glowing blue and it was magical. the last few nights the moon has been slowing fattening up. it doesn't have the same effect here in town that it does out in eldorado where every pinion and chamisa has a long blue shadow. we're also right in the high time for the geminid meteor shower. i've seen one so far, but the lights of town drown out all but the brightest of stars. hopefully one night i'll be awake enough and not frantically painting so that i can drive out somewhere quiet and and feel the moon light.

Monday, December 6, 2010

white out

looky at all those pretty white canvases just waitin' to be's a three day painting marathon folks! hootie hooo!

thanks to everyone who came out to my show at miklo's! i had a good crowd (pretty good for a coffee shop opening in my opinion!) and even sold a few pieces. at some point in the next day or two i'll take a painting break and post some pictures from the event as well as images of some of the newest drawings. look for a new facebook page just for sara shawger studios, too.