still on hiatus

way busy painting for the show (oct.4) and rebuilding my website (God help me).i went to an art opening last night with some heavy hitters exhibiting. i didnt see many red dots, but i did see a quite a few very skinny fake-tanned ATL art matrons assuming the chardonnay art pose and not really looking at the work. later we saw at least five of these same groups of people at the bistro we went to after the show. we (another artist and myself) bird dogged them from the bar. i noted one of the husbands had a thick stack of crisp C notes in his wallet when he came up to get a drink. heyyyyyy...short AND rich! i like that. gotta get him on the mailing list.grrrherhaha.

er, this isnt the best of times to sell art...figures. dumb rottie luck. i am looking forward to returning to all the blogs i love to read very soon. kate and /t: almost finished with the 2 panel bird painting.

a detail shot.
i noticed blogger takes VIDEO now! grrrherhahaha! yay i cant wait to get back to blogging. enjoy the stellar upcoming SEC weekend everyone. /she

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Blogger iamnot said...

I've always felt the art appreciation crowd was more crowd than appreciation.
Looking forward to your return.

10:04 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Good to see you posting again.

12:36 PM  
Blogger foam said...

good luck with your show. what gets me is that folks who really could afford it often want to pay nothing for art, but then turn around and spend just tons of money at some chain outlet on cheap stuff that's mass produced in china

1:52 PM  
Blogger Mayden' s Voyage said...

You have the most BEAUTIFUL stuff at the show...
I send all my love- and hope it is worth "something" :)
Hugs, hugs, and a kiss on the nose- not for luck-
Just because I love you :)
-me :)

8:12 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...


Nice painting, I like the detail shot. Good Job!

This weekend, I learned that if you have a picture in your mind of what you want, it WILL come to you. Positive or negative. So I say:

This IS a good time to buy/sell art!

Fo' Sho'

Don't visit me I ain't posted nuttin new. Semester started. I have work to do now, and I mae a new friend, from Korea, (goes to school here) who is 85% blind.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...


Paint a picture on the real of what you want.

And look at it every day, until that picture becomes synonymous with your concept of self.


11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



i am seriously,
seriously jealous of your painting skills -- what a gorgeous work

this (and like) would be so perfect for a sunroom because it is so sunny and bright, but not a REAL sunroom with half dead plants that i keep forgetting to water... more like a frank lloyd wright natural stone plus white wall atrium conservatory sunroom with a couple of eames chairs and some terracotta pots, wall of glass, ocean view, 5:1 sound


7:27 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

love that bird painting (imagine that). tweet-tweet-tweet.

please send my belated best birthday regards to mr.she.

october 4th - wish I could come out and see the show - will there be a link on your site?

success to you!


8:21 AM  
Blogger she said...

hola hola hola!

iamnot: grrherhaha. yeah...i shouldnt be critical since i NEED these people. i heard 4 paintings did sell on friday night...the most boring ones (i thought)

sj: thanks...ive missed your funny site.

foamy: thank you grrrrrl. i will only have 4 new big pieces but im just starting to figure it out..the work is a little decorative...but i will worry about content more once im fully on my painting game. and you are RIGHT ON in your assessment on what people will pay for what. i love when a hot shot (like say a surgeon) wants a deal...you know, cuz he's a hot shot. yeah, right after you cut me a big deal on my quadruple bypass. grrrherhaha

oh mayden. love to you sweet girl. i know you are working very hard to. the fun thing is i am also curating this group show...so my job is to show all the artists to their best light. how bout our southern sunsets!

vaniiiiiillle! you are right! bad attitude on my part. youre a good counselor. congrats on your new friend!

/t! oh you are the best best friend. thank you. i wish i could produce like you, buddy. you may recall the smaller 6x6 maquette painting of this bluebird....this ones 40x40 and very different. but yes in an atrium with light and space. thank you so much. (5:1? )

boyed! you got your computer workin again! yay!
now i will range over to see your photos from your cool new roost! i will link to my "real" site but i really never want people that look at my online portfolio to find their way over to sparringk9.
i'd hate to alienate the limosine libs HOWWWWWL

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on your sales!

and good luck with the rest of the show, though it's always the way, eh(?) what others think is our *best* is often what we consider to be *average* -- so i've given up trying to guess what others might like :)

5:1, you know, surround sound (home theater and all that)... the *new* stereo


4:23 PM  
Blogger she said...

/t: no no i was talking about sales at the gallery opening i went to thursday night. my stuff's not up yet. but always go see see DALI in the yard@@@

5:44 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Hey Pup! Nice big one there---looky, it's prolly a kiwi or somethin' but that fruity thang in the upper right corner looks like a green eye up close--ho!

Come over to the BACK porch--a hilarious hilary fer ya'

5:48 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

(1) Blogger takes video that's not embedded from another source? I have to check that out.

(2) What's depressing the art market?

(3) Break a leg--or a shank.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...


cut a deal on a quadruple bypass.

Here is Libbyville
We have a town currency.
An hour of time for an hour of time.
You pay me for an hour of my time scrubbing your floors (HA those days are O-V-E-R... but just in theory right...)
So you pays me an "hour" for scrubbin your floors and then I take that hour, collect it with some other floor scrubbin hours and trade it in for an all expense paid quadruple bypass surgery (or floor scrubbin hernia surgery as I do scrub with a scrub brush of course)

Now some people are tending to be haughty, they charge an entire hour for 15 minutes of their time, but believe it or not, we DO have a Doctor or two who will trade and hour for an hour. You can even buy groceries. They accept a maximum amount of hours for a few dollars off... People basically set their own hours (HA!) in terms of barter. But a majority stick to an hour for an hour. My old friend was hired (in partial hours) to do the artwork for the hour money. They are really amazing woodblock prints of cranes and other water animals. I guess Eric is getting pretty famous. His least expensive pieces are $75 bucks.... But I digress.

You CANNOT shake a stick at Libbyville for that hour community idea, it is pretty righteous.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

a "revealing" new post today on my site... when you have the time... you've missed a few good ones!

8:42 AM  
Blogger the.red.mantissa said...

nice work. love the colors. good luck with the show.

docs ~ and all high society rich folk ~ are pricks, wherever they happen to be in the world, i suppose. its always that way ~ those who have the most money have it because they effing hoarded it in the first place ... so ~ expecting them to pay up ... hmmmm ~ one often feel disappointed. i know ~ that's was just plain mean of me to say ... but sadly, i believe it. let's face it ~ 10 % of the world's population hoards 75 & of the world's wealth ... don't they?

there's a monet/dali exhibition here at the van art gallery til mid september. i keep saying i will go, who knows. i should, i guess.

i have 2 months of courses left ~ yeehaw photoshop, flash, dreamweaver. and then weeeeeeee ~ DONE. i can hardly wait. now i have to seriously put together some sort of portfolio. i do not want to get sucked into the corporate world forever ... no no no.

stay outta trouble ... nose to the grindstone ... it will pay off. your work rocks. i keep meaning to write you ... and i get distracted.

hugs and all that.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Valyna said...


You're amazing :)

8:25 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Red, Red, Red...whoa, darlin'....how ya' know that the She-Pup ain't high society rich folk? mayhap, ya' know? or coulda been there onc't....

As for them "hoardin" 75 %...some of them earned it....think fer a moment on a bill gates--he ain't mah idea of a fine philanthropist, but he made his own---and lots of other techies too.

This nation is one whar' the poorest can come and be rich in a decade--we have a lotta Vietnamese round here that is walkin' witness to that truth.

They ain't no particular merit in being poor (or rich.) It is how ya' handle whar' ya is that counts. They's a heap of lazy, negative attitude "I'se entitled" whiners who is poor due to they OWN behavior.

Ain't sayin' that some poor doan have a tough dang time--they surely does...I'se only sayin' fer every rich snob they's a poor snob--one who thinks his lvin' ought come free wif no effort---ya know?

8:44 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

You should offer your art for sale on your website. I would love to know what you have.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

oh I am loving the painting!!!! really great colors and detail!

Not a good time to sell art or houses... it sucks but not much you can do to change the times... just your marketing strategies!

Thats what I am doing! =](I have thought about selling moms house with a 5k closing cost assist and a night out on the town with me... that or prehaps standing in front of the house in the buff holding a for sale sign... may not get a buyer (for the house or me... but it would stir up some activity!)

So nice to see you back here posting... although the photo you have up for today is sooooo terribly disturbing! ugg

I left you a little present at my site too!

Have a great day!

7:57 AM  
Blogger LADY LUXIE said...

LOtsa' bluues!!..How pretty!!!..clap! clap!

7:44 PM  

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