Mar 11, 2006

Are you looking for a little inspiration? If you are, make it a point to check out Tongue in Cheek. Corey Amaro is an American who has lived in France for the past 18 years with her French husband and their children. Forget that her story is so romantic that it will make your heart flutter, the images and stories Corey shares are steeped in history and always accompanied by fantastic, captivating photos. Her blog is full of of 19th century French antiques, family experiences and wisdom. All of the beautiful things she finds throughout her journeys around the world are described with poetic prose and her knowledge of antiques and their original uses is fascinating. She finds beauty around every corner! You will love it!!!

All photos courtesy of Corey Amaro

Mar 9, 2006

John Q. has been accepted into the Plano Art Associations 2006 National Juried Show. The show will be on display at the Plano Art Centre and runs April 8th through May 5th.
The opening reception will be on Saturday April 22nd, from 6-9. If you are in the area, be sure to drop in and check out the show! Otherwise, once the show is open, you can take a virtual tour of the gallery on their website.

Mar 7, 2006

The March exhibition at Projekt30 is up!!

Every month Projekt30 holds publicaly juried exhibitions. 30 artists are chosen to be featured for the month at They also occasionally hold themed competitions such as the upcoming Arcadia | The End of Time. If you are of the artsy persuasion I highly recommend Projekt30. The submission process is very user friendly, and if you are in need of a great Click and play website, their webhosting is outstanding. And the cost is pretty too!

Mar 6, 2006

At first glance you might think you are seeing a clear and beautiful landscape. But look again! Rachael Sudlows incredible "Cowscapes" are intriguing and mesmerizing. Once you have identified the subject of each image there is almost a nagging anticipation of movement. I have the sense that at any moment the cow is going to lift its head, with a mouthful of grass, and casually turn and walk away.

Born in Lawrence, Kansas Rachael has been greatly inspired by the land and animals that inhabit the prairie. This experience is something she drew from during her attendance at the Rhode Island School of Design, from which she graduated in 2005 with a BFA in Photography. She has also been heavily influenced by her painter grandfather, Robert Sudlow.

Rachaels Cowscapes are available in a number of different sizes. Email her for purchase info.

Quickie: Check out an awesome shout out from my gal Holly today!!

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I would like to take the time now to acknowledge a man who has gone out of his way to be supportive! Brad Bunkers is a super talented Graphic Designer/Artist living in Livingston, Montana. Recently Brad launched , an Online Arts Journal that is dedicated to getting the word out about Artists, Musicians and Writers. In its first month of launch, Hoboeye has attracted more than 500 readers to its pages. I am proud to be among the Artists featured in the premier issue!

Brads' own work is mysterious and intriguing. He has a very playful and expressive style that really attracts me. The faces of his subjects seem frozen in time. This work evokes so much emotion it is hard not to feel like you have witnessed these scenes before. They are subtle and familiar. I hear all kinds of music when I look at his pieces. Each one seems to have its own soundtrack. Check out his site to see more of his works. What do they remind you of??