Monday, August 15, 2011

paint your art out!

Happy Monday! My weekend was so incredibly busy! but busy is good right? I am organizing the annual Paint Your Art Out event and it is happening this Thursday.  I think the event snuck up on me a little bit but I know that I put a lot of time and effort into organizing the show.  This weekend we worked on a lot of finishing touches for the show including taking in art check in.  The artwork that was brought in- is completely beautiful and I am still in awe at the truly stunning of the work.  Below is one of the pieces submitted by Suzanne Elizabeth.   Pretty fantastical! :)
Paint Your Art Out is Siren Nation's annual art show.  Siren Nation is a non profit that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. They are the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art.  Below is artwork by Viktoria La Paz. 
Paint Your Art Out | Live Art Demos | Silent Auction | Art from 50+ artists, all under $100 Location: Secret Society, 116 NE Russell Street, Portland, Oregon, 97202 When: August 18th, 6-9 pm 6-8:30 pm — Silent Auction and Art Demos. Free Admission – Event is all ages Paint Your Art Out is Siren Nation’s annual celebration of visual art, including live painting demos, silent art auction and a showcase
My reward for all my hard work this weekend.  The hubs decided to take me for a little ice cream date at Salt and Straw.  Mine was a sea salt and caramel ice cream and the hubs was brown ale and bacon .. they both were in homemade waffle cones. MMMM!  Seriously what can't bacon do? Both were extremely delicious.

What are you up to this Monday?



30 comments:

tinajo said...

This is some pretty artwork, lovely! It´s a grey day here so I´m trying to focus on the cup of hot cocoa I´m planning for this afternoon..! :-)

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Some great work!! I am not doing much today, just getting my daughter's things ready for her to go back to school this wednesday!! Hope you have a great Monday xx

Peiyinn said...

Such a great artwors. Loving the first one the most! <3

Mandy Crandell said...

Great work! Love the peeks into the cabinets. :)

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Miranda said...

That art work is amazing. I'd love to go to an art show one of these days. Also, you can never go wrong w homemade wafflecones.

This Monday for me is laundry day. Yep, I'm interesting. Gonna turn on the music and fold laundry w Sadie and consider getting a waffle cone.

aguja said...

What a great title for an event - that alone would entice me there. Hope all goes well; looks as if you have some great art there already.

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

I would love to attend the Paint Your Art Out event...good luck with that! Just had an ice-cream, a 'boring' Belgian praline, I didn't you could find ale and bacon flavours...

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sherri lynn said...

I love the painting of the kitchen! And your ice cream flavors sound AMAZING!

katie [the bright life] said...

I wish I was in Portland so I could go...sounds like an awesome event! And those cones...to die for. Xo, Katie

~BB~ said...

I love your artwork! It's so unique. And now I am craving ice cream...

Mrs. C said...

Wow! This is pretty impressive!! And I gotta say I love your nail polish color...great hubby for an ice cream treat!! My Monday is filled with packing...off to Hawaii but got a great week of some fabulous guest posts!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)


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Jessica Wray said...

SEA SALT AND CARAMEL ICE CREAM!??! oh boy. sign me up.

Beautiful paintings by the way. I love the kitchen one. Reminds me of home.

stephanie said...

Those pieces are great! You've got some really talented ladies in board for sure!

Collins @ Life. Mostly Sweet. said...

what a great idea! have fun getting ready for it this week!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

wow erica what an amazing idea. have a lovely monday x

Katie said...

Ohh, love the painting of your kitchen! Ice cream sounds divine! xo

Nikki said...

Those are so pretty! What a great weekend.

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

The colors in that first image are so beautiful! Enjoy your exhibit and revel in the outcome of all your hard work!

Dizzy Lizzie said...

You're so talented. And your work is so unique and stunning!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such great work! I love that the faucet is smiling in the first one.

lamina @ do a bit said...

Busy is good!!! Those paintings are really fab... I really love the kitchen painting! Hope Paint Your Art Out goes well.. wish I could go.. but alas I am in Austarlia :(
That ice cream sounds amazing... never heard of theose flavours before.... yum :)

debbiecutieface said...

both paintings are beautiful! And that looks like a delicious treat after all your hard work!

Kyran said...

Both of these works are great. I like the perspective in the first.

Yummy looking cone! Today was mostly research and catching up on my blog reading.

karen marie said...

awww i am loving that little peek at your workspace! (and, of course, your adorbz purple nails!)

xox

atma said...

Nice! And I love your nail polish

Little Petite said...

I love your painting, very nice!
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Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

Paint Your Art Out sounds like such an amazing event! I can't wait to see more pictures :) Are you going to be showcasing your artwork as well?

Good luck with all the last minute organizing and planning :)

Jenn

mary shouvlin said...

That event sounds awesome, lovely art! :) I've been meaning try try out Salt & Straw (I admit, I have an addiction to Ruby Jewels!) Hope your week is going well! xo

Brissa said...

SEA SALT AND CARAMEL?!?!?!?!?!?!?
that sounds like heaven in a waffle cone.
and i hope you know your painting a day makes me wish i was a painter. so good. all of it. so good.