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Gallery Zoo Art Home Decor & Accessories On Fine Art America

I have partnered with Fine Art America to make my art available not only as prints, but also as iPhone cases, tote bags, pillows, and even shower curtains (I know, but they look so fun!)    Pillows and tote bags are available in a range of square sizes: pillows from 14x14 to 26x26…(continue reading)

Coffee Art and the Branding of a Holiday Cup

  It's made headlines on CNN, CNBC, USA TODAY, and Forbes.  It's dominated social media for days.  And it's all about a cup. Honestly?  I could care less that Starbucks has changed the design of its holiday cup. (I love coffee, I love Starbucks, and I love the holiday season. ...(continue reading)

Flawed Beauty Is Perfection

Perfection. We are constantly inundated with what it means to be perfect--the perfect spouse, the perfect partner, the perfect friend, to have the perfect body.  To have "ideal" beauty--either for ourselves or in our home, society tells us things must look a certain way and if not, we are told what...(continue reading)

Painting in Black and White: A Bold Art Palette

October.   The month of Halloween.  The season of scary.  A time when fall fashion is in full swing.  The one color that fits all those things?  Black. Black is a classic color for a reason.  Black is BOLD.  Black is striking.  It compliments both decor...(continue reading)

Gallery Zoo Art: Making Art Mugs With Shutterfly

Today's photo market has a plethora of options for turning your own photography and art into home decor and useful household items.  For me, this is where being an artist comes in handy, as I have plenty of my own designs to choose from. Perhaps I should start with a simple truth:  I like...(continue reading)

World Rhino Day: Where Do Rhinos Stand?

Toto, 20x30 Acrylic on Canvas Rhinos are endearing.  Despite their reputation for being fierce and aggressive, they can be amazingly gentle.  I cannot look into those eyes and see those wonderfully wrinkly lips and simply not be enchanted. September 22nd was World Rhino Day. ...(continue reading)

Cool Nature: Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Disclaimer:  Though it would be far more glamorous to say I was out hiking knee-deep in native fauna with my hand-held magnifying glass, the reality was that I was taking out the garbage and recalled at the last minute my husband's warning not to step in the parsley because we have caterpillars. ...(continue reading)

Art On The Work Table: In the Painting Studio

This week's post is a bit short. When not busy juggling the ins & outs of the art studio, I have had the awesome time-suck opportunity to investigate copyright violations of my artwork.  Good to know it appears I have joined the ranks of the visually infringed.  Sigh.  Moving...(continue reading)

Love Amazing Art? Subscribe To Artwork Reveal

The September issue of Artwork Reveal is an amazing bouquet of floral, fauna, and nature. What exactly, you may ask, is Artwork Reveal?  Artwork Reveal is a free monthly e-mail list you subscribe to that essentially drops eye-candy art directly into your inbox.  All featured art is recent...(continue reading)

Applying Heat Patina To Copper Sheet Metal

If you work with copper metal, a simple way to create a unique finish is to apply a heat patina.  Here I used a 2" x 3" piece of copper sheet metal that I fold formed along the length, bending and folding it over then hammering to make it flat.  The result is a stronger, sturdier 1" x 3" metal...(continue reading)