Sunday, March 11
Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce hired me to come up with this concept for Shop for Schools in Roscoe Village. The school bus image was purchased from istockphoto.com.
I drew these flowers and buildings to create an urban design for a cocktail sales and marketing event in Roscoe Village.
Helios hired me to create this logo for their new "Helios Healthy Moms" program.
Mixed Media on Wood Panel
The Original Sketch . Pencil on Paper
I have always been drawn to icon art and spiritual paintings, and decided to take my own approach to Mary Magdalene. Stay tuned, as I have been working on a Buddha icon of sorts. I will post progress as sketches are finalized.
The good news is, I finally have some time to devote to my painting. My youngest and last child is turning two in a few days. The little ones knocked my visual creative wind right out of me. During my quasi hiatus, I responded to commissions and kept up my skills through occasional paintings. You could say that I traded in paints for chalk and crayons. Thankfully, I am finding my flow again and, more importantly, time to paint. You can expect to see some new pieces from me. I am finishing up 16 daisies for Sacred Art on Lincoln, and will be re-launching my Etsy store in a month or two. Lots of people have asked me to paint more florals, so I will be creating one or two new original poppy, lily and daffodil pieces. For the first time ever, there will be affordable prints, made to order, available for purchase starting this spring!
Thanks for all of your continued support!
Sunday, February 26
Saturday, February 25
"Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but until March’s National Noodle Month arrives, American Heart Month beats on. (March is also the month celebrating foot health, peanuts, frozen food, and furniture refinishing, so aorta start writing out my greeting cards and frosting cupcakes this weekend.) Heart disease is a cause near and dear to Sacred Art’s Sarah Chazin, especially since she lost her mom to it late last year. All month, the Lincoln Square home store/gallery has been raising money and awareness for the American Heart Association, and in honor of AHM and Sacred Art’s sixth anniversary, it’s having a daylong heart-health event and fund-raiser this Saturday from noon till eight. Stop by 4619 North Lincoln Ave. for red wine, a raffle, and specially commissioned merchandise such as Christine Olson’s hand-painted hearts ($50 each) and these anatomical silkscreens printed on vintage book pages by Girls Can Tell ($20). There will also be puppies available for adoption from noon–3 p.m. and a hearty representative from the Association on hand to answer questions."
Sacred Art's owner, Sarah Chazin, lost her mom to heart disease last month, and she commissioned me to do twenty-nine heart paintings for the shop. 100 percent of proceeds of the work will go to support the American Heart Association. I am honored and thankful for such a great client. Celebrating 6 years working with Sacred Art! Thanks, Sarah!
Please stop by the shop today to pick up a heart!