Thursday, January 31, 2013

the fanciest feathers

"the fanciest feathers"
new peacock 1EG painting!  see it on display TOMORROW at
HeadHouse in Philly!

8 pm: local art, live music, craft show, food & drinks

122 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

beautiful but deadly

"beautiful but deadly"
new painting! 
i wanted to paint something that only appeared beautiful on the outside.  my skeleton one-eyed girl is covered in several poisonous and/or deadly flowers.  gorgeous deceiving flowers, including:
daphne, lily of the valley, belladonna, oleander, autumn crocus, pink spurges, northern sweet-vetch, digitails, opium, pokeweed

my pretty lady will be on display this friday at HeadHouse in philly!
8 pm: local art, live music, craft show, food & drinks

122 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA

Monday, January 28, 2013

tippity twitchet

"tippity twitchet"
one of my newest pieces featuring the carnivorous plants venus fly traps!  this piece will be premiering this friday, feb 1st at HeadHouse in philly!  i'll be a featured artist this month with a bunch of new work on display, which i'll be posting throughout the week.

come by friday night at 8 pm for art, live music, craft tables, food, drinks, etc!

122 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

rise up gallery grand opening !

this past friday was rise up gallery's grand opening exhibition! i flew out to miami, fl for the exciting event and it was a really amazing night.  the gallery looked fantastic, i got a lot of really good feedback on my work, i met and chatted with tons of really cool people, and sold some art. there was a constant flow of people, and aside from the fact that the gallery lost power 15 minutes before the opening, i think it went extremely well.  huge congrats to all the rise up artists for great show!

huge thanks to all the rise up volunteers and helpers, and especially david mccauley (founder of rise up and amazing person!) for making all this happen and for being my tour guide throughout my miami adventure :)
check out my facebook album to see all the photos from the opening here!

early in the night

me with my pretty ladies!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

international day of acceptance

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE - January 20thTo achieve social acceptance of disability.
To honor the late Annie Hopkins, founder of 3E Love and creator of the International Symbol of Acceptance.
3E Love is a social entrepreneurial awareness experiment.
Join the Movement at
Wear your heart on your sleeve on January 20th.
Tell the world you embrace who you are; a person with social rights, who has an opinion, who has interests, who has goals and who loves life; a person who is empowered to make a difference in the world and not be without a voice in society. You are not living disabled, you are living.
To our supporters: Join us in telling the world that you are accepting of people with disabilities. As our parents, siblings, relatives, spouses, children, lovers, coworkers, teachers, personal assistants, friends, and anyone else - you also have a role in our culture and life. And you can have an impact on the future if you demonstrate your acceptance to others.
Let's join together to:
Embrace diversity. Educate your community. Empower each other. Love life.
Start the conversation of acceptance on January 20th with the International Symbol of Acceptance: Wear a t-shirt. Ahoodie. Pin a button to your jacket, chair strap or backpack. Ink a temporary tattoo onto your hand. Draw it on if you have to! Ask your friends to join us as well. And for a final touch change your profile picture on Facebook to the symbol. Get people talking!
When a person asks about the symbol, "What's that mean?" Well now it's your turn to tell them your story or what its significance is to you.
And maybe next time they will look at the traditional symbol a little differently.
Join the Movement at

Fore more information about 3E Love, visit
Spread the word about January 20th on Facebook. Invite your friends to attend.
Questions? Email Stevie at

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


pearl (her name is pearl.) will be attending rise up gallery's grand opening exhibition this friday in miami!  i am leaving today to head out to miami for some fun times and awesome art.  very excited to be able to attend the show live and in person friday night! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

the beekeeper

"the beekeeper"

brand new painting all ready for rise up gallery's grand opening exhibition this friday, january 18 in miami!

the beekeepers is definitely another new personal favorite. i've been having an absolute blast creating new one-eyed girls lately.  i have a ton of ideas and each one comes out better than i imagined.  although, i may be biased because i am a huge fan of the 1EG's.  is that narcissistic? so be it. many more new ones to be shared!

Monday, January 14, 2013

the tattooed lady

"the tattooed lady"

one of my latest one-eyed girls, and newest personal favorite. the tattooed lady! she will be on display and for sale at rise up gallery for their grand opening this friday, january 18 in miami, fl!  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

rise up gallery grand opening! (sneak peek)

it's an exhausting, busy week and month for me and my tired eyes are unforgiving of it! but all for good reason. i'm currently creating some new pieces to put on display at the new Rise Up Gallery in Miami, FL!  four more brand new pieces (see above for sneak peek) to add to the few i had on display during Art Basel, when the gallery first opened its doors to the public:

With great speed and tremendous help from our amazing volunteers, Rise Up Gallery opened its doors just in time for a "soft" opening during Art Basel, one of the most prestigious and explosive art festivals in the world.  It was an exciting few days with artists and art buyers in town from all over the globe.  Well over 1000 visitors in 72 hours came through our doors, so were able to spread word about our organization.  Thank you to everybody who helped make it a success.

now it's time for Rise Up's grand opening exhibition!  i'm struggling to keep my eyes pried open every night with continuous episodes of my new favorite tv show, Psych, as i paint new pieces after a full day at work.  as worn out as i am, i can't say i don't love the pressure. it can be a thrill and i'm most focused and motivated when the pressure's on.  it will be worth it in the end to see my work hanging on the rise up's person!  i'll be flying out to Miami for the opening and i'm stoked. i encourage anyone in the area to come out and check out all the work from rise up's artists. it's going to be a great time! 

Come celebrate the opening of our new gallery space located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District.  We will be hosting a wine reception complete with DJ and Live Music Performances.  Check out our latest pieces, meet our artists, and enjoy a wonderful evening with other Rise Up supporters.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th (7-11pm)

Rise Up Gallery - Wynwood Arts District
187 NW 27th St, Suite CU1
Miami, FL 33127

Monday, January 7, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

1EG friday: exquisite and magnificent

"exquisite and magnificent"
an exquisite and magnificent one-eyed girl for an exquisite and magnificent lady! (mom!)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

chocolate chip

"chocolate chip"
my sister recently showed an interest in giving painting a try.  she's a big beach bum who collects sharks teeth, seashells, seaglass, etc. so she started a mermaid painting that she plans to attach some of her beach treasures to. i've had bags of shells, sand, (among TONS of other random objects) in drawers in my art room that i've been waiting to use for different artwork.  i decided to paint this for my sister, with these special little add-ons.... maybe one or two days before christmas.  not bad for a really fast, super last minute painting, yes? no?   

my favorite part is the starfish in her hair.  this dried-out starfish was actually a pet of mine at one point.   his name was keebler. i used to have several large fish tanks, full of adorable pufferfish and beautiful triggerfish.  i still have my dearest clownfish who shared the tank with this chocolate chip starfish years and years ago. unfortunately, at the time i did not do my research, bought hundreds of dollars worth of sea creatures, only to have this evil little starfish eat most of it, including a really neat sea urchin. oops.