Showing in March!


Poster for 2 person show, March 2015, R Pela gallery

Much of the work I’ve been doing, but not displaying online, will be at R. Pela Contemporary Art gallery in Phoenix, thru the month of March.

The opening reception is Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Since that is Art Detour weekend, there will be more opportunities to see the show. It has a 2nd reception on the 3rd Friday of the month.

Depicted in the poster, (although the actual piece is mounted on a decorative metal easel that hangs on a wall, not a frame), is Selfie with Chicken, after Alexis Grimou’s Girl Pilgrim, (1700s). You can see the unaltered one here:

I’ve just become familiar with Jared’s work online, and looking forward to seeing it in person.  This is one of my favorites of Jared’s work, Death of Twinkie the Kid, (I hope you can see it even if you’re not a Facebook member):

Thriftstore makeovers began as a way to get nice older frames at good prices. The new frames I was buying seemed to keep going down in quality, and up in price! About a year ago, I bought a reprint of Rembrandt’s Girl in an Open Door, for the frame. When I got it home and started working on the frame, I decided to alter the reprint itself and just put it back in the frame. A moment of whimsy became a whole show, when gallery owner Robrt Pela asked if I could do that many by the next year. I agreed, and began combing thrift stores. In this show, you’ll find a number of classics with monsters and birds, and even one giant, evil toddler.

In keeping with last year’s success of offering lots of miniature drawings, too, the gallery will be hanging dozens of small sketchbook pages all framed up, at affordable prices. I hope that we can find a spot for over 40 tiny paintings on bottle caps, too. Mostly bird portraits!

I still have a number of details to take care of before delivering art for the show. After that’s all taken care of, I will be blogging more about these pieces, as well as my ongoing ceramic creatures, and a project that’s still in its infancy. I have sales pending, and a charity project I need to get right on for an animal rescue. Lots to write about, hopefully starting next week!


Show, First Friday, Feb. 6th, at {9} The Gallery, on Grand Ave, Phoenix


Two of the little critters on wheels to be at 9’s show “Move”

The announcement came out today on {9} The Gallery’s Facebook page, that “MOVE” is opening on First Friday, Feb 6, at 6 pm. It runs thru Feb 28th. Depending on which ones make the cut, (fill the display cases), I will be offering 10 or so of these little plastic brick sculptures on wheels. Most are chickens, (are you surprised?), but not all! A few have udders. My goal in making these was to keep them small and relatively simple, but with creative uses of blocks that are readily available. I started making them last year or the year before, and loved putting them on wheels. For one thing, the rolling platform helps keep their legs together! Each time I’d see a new brick in the parts wall at the store at the mall I’d be inspired to use it on new sculptures. Most were taken apart to be reused, until gallery owner Laura Dragon put out the call to artists for “MOVE!” My husband reminded me I had made these, and once Laura said she wanted them in the show, I kind of went nuts with the bricks in January, building and making quite a few. Some I decided to scrap but I have more than enough now to put in the display cases I got for this show, and they are all glued and dry.

1229 Grand Ave
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 465-3264

5 Steps to Preventing and Managing Photo Theft- Watermarks, Upload Sizes, Exposure, Reporting Fraud, and Digital Watermarks

5 Steps to Preventing and Managing Photo Theft- Watermarks, Upload Sizes, Exposure, Reporting Fraud, and Digital Watermarks.


Good article. Like the author and others, I have often compared watermarking with locking your doors, too. We don’t leave our doors unlocked because it doesn’t prevent ALL burglars.

I would also add that where he talks about reporting infringers, you can easily send DMCA takedowns to an infringer’s site yourself. Many sites have a copyright infringement reporting form or email. Below is my go-to info for all the links and tips I have collected on this topic and would never remember anymore without them being in a document:

Enjoy the reading! 🙂