Thursday, October 22, 2015

Recap: Oddball Art Hall 1 Year Anniversary Show

If you missed the Oddball Art Hall One Year Anniversary show last Friday I'm sure you're kicking yourself now. The live music! The live drawing! The art! The booze! For those who aren't acquainted with the Oddball Art Hall, it's a monthly art event that takes place at Wilmington's Oddity Bar. This month it was packed to capacity with 17 artists and vendors (including yours truly), as well as music from local musician Mr. Unloved and Todd Brewer of Rainbow Records DJing. Julia Semple put together a stunning golden goddess costume to model in while we drew and painted her visage.
My spot at the show including art jewelry, silhouettes, prints, macabre greeting cards, hand painted coasters.
Artists painting golden goddess, Julia Semple.

Portrait of Julia in watercolor

Friday, October 2, 2015

Spooky Silhouette Class Registration

My last post went into detail about the spooky silhouette class I'll be teaching at the Delaware City Library on October 31st. The official registration link is finally live! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE. Don't delay in signing up. Space is limited.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Graceful and Spooky World of Silhouette Cutting

Hello there girls and ghouls! I will be teaching my first ever silhouette cutting class on October 31st! The classic art of silhouette portraiture dates back centuries. I will be teaching basic paper cutting silhouette techniques as well as encouraging to let your mind go wild with spooky ideas. Ghouls, goblins, witches, sea creatures. Your imagination is the limit! The class will be held at the Delaware City Library. Please keep your eyes peeled for the announcement with registration information on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Event! Clark Park Fall Fest!

Do you love West Philly, art, and music? Well, what a coincidence, so do I! Mark your calendar! I will be selling work as well as a slew of other artists, musicians, and vendors at the Clark Park Fall Fest. I will be showing original paintings as well as art jewelry, prints, hand painted coasters, bookmarks and for the spooky season, my macabre note cards.
When: Saturday, September 19th from 11:00AM to dusk
Where: Clark Park in West Philadelphia

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Freaks and Geeks at the July Oddball Art Hall

In the northeast coast Megalopolis, Wilmington is barely noticeable. Sandwiched between Boston, New York, Philly, and Baltimore, it's hardly a blip on the major city radar. There are still people who only know Delaware for it's head banger reputation garnered from Wayne's World. While we can all agree that Wayne's World is amazing, Wayne and Garth's home state is seldom thought of as a burgeoning arts and culture hub. There is a monthly art event that works to change that. Oddball Art Hall, which takes place at Wilmington's Oddity Bar, is a monthly art event that features live drawing, live music, and artists  ranging from painters to photographers to jewelry makers to ceramic artists.
I have vended a few times since it's inception. It's always a fun "art party" vibe. The July show was no different. I showed some work, met a few artist internet friends in person for the first time, listened to the DJ spinning records, and painted a lovely model dressed as Princess Leia- replete with light saber in tow of course.
My table at Oddball featuring art jewelry, cameo headpieces, prints, and notecards.

The crowd at Oddity
Painting the model

Princess Leia aka Jess McIntern
Live painting results

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Adventures in Summer Festivaling: Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival

With the rain the East Coast has been getting this season, it almost feels like we’re honorary Seattlites. Flash flooding and 60 mph winds have been de rigor for the 2015 beach season. It certainly rained on my parade Saturday. The downpour kept me at bay from the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park. For those who haven’t heard of it, the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival is one of northern Delaware’s biggest fests. It even made The Food Network, and USA Today donned it one of the “top 10 food fests.”  However, Sunday the clouds parted and the sun shone down upon all of us who wanted to shop local wares and stuff our faces with gourmet treats. As someone who goes to great efforts to put on shows and maintain an internet presence for my own art, I understand how hard small businesses and artisans work. While I was enjoying the rare beauty of the day, I took the time to talk to some of the artisans.
Aurora Lamps- Makers of gorgeous geometric lanterns. At first glance, it seems like these are intricate paper lanterns, but in fact they’re made of recycled polycarbonate plastic. The way the light shines through the multicolored lanterns is beautiful. Visit them at

Emkay Bead Designs- The lovely jewelry maker at Emkay Bead Designs featured rows and rows of adorable jewelry ranging from kitschy to fashionable. It even had geek friendly pieces. I snagged a pair of Harry Potter Deathly Hallows themed earrings! She doesn’t appear to have a website, but you can send email inquiries to

Eric W. Zippe Imagemaker- Eric is a local Wilmington, Delaware art photographer who specializes in fine art and wooden prints. His work ranges from delicate black and white shots of outstretched tree branches to Vaudevillian images of women and casinos. You can find his work at


Elk Creek Maple Syrup- Hailing from Westford, New York, owner Paula Hilyer makes divine maple products ranging from maple candy, maple butter, and of course maple syrup. One taste of this stuff and you’ll never want to go back to the corn syrup laden sludge from the grocery store. I almost forgot how much dimensionality real maple syrup had until I tried this. Paula and her husband are a sweet couple that clearly love their craft. Visit them at

Coates’ Hotter Than Hell- Owner Rob Coates is an affable hot sauce maker from Wilmington, Delaware. Ranging from mild to spicy, each sauce certainly has kick. This company’s motto is “feel the heat, savor the flavor,” with an emphasis on enhancing food with heat rather than masking it. I picked up a bottle of their medium heat sauce, En Fuego Habanero, whose ingredients include habanero and cayenne peppers. Check out their sauces at

Until next time.

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Art Jewelry!

This blog sorely needs updating. I've made pieces for private collectors, made a collection of literary themed coasters, participated in Oddball Art Hall, made a custom beer label for Euclidean Brewery, and crafted lots of fun art jewelry. That will be for another post. This post is dedicated to showing off my beautiful new art jewelry pieces!
The Lady of the Flowers Cameo was created from a sketching session at Ardmore's Tired Hands Brewery.
The Flower of Naiveté Cameo Ring takes my textured pastel piece and makes it wearable art, not to mention a funky addition to the jewelry box.
The Witchy Elegance Cameo is a miniature hand cut silhouette set in an understated black oval setting.
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