Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Butterfly Kisses

My latest dog painting is of a chihuahua with butterfly ears. This painting is on reclaimed cabinet door. I love how his ears come over the frame I have faux painted on the cabinet. It is very sweet and available for $275. It measures 12 x 18 and doesn't need a frame. Perfect gift for the holidays for the chihuahua lover in your life!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good Juju in Sedona

We just got back from our first festival in Sedona and what a breath of fresh air, no pun intended but appreciated indeed. We started the set up with a volunteer from the high school eager to help artist unload their wears. He was a fine young lad with just the right amount of muscles necessary to carry the HUGE bins from our truck. As he looked down at my sign that says "MEGHarper" he stood still for a moment and said "I have one of your prints." Turns out his aunt had bought him a horse print of The Finale at a previous art festival. He loves horses and said he loved my art too. What a nice way to start off the weekend : )

My art was very well received in Sedona which is awesome because I LOVE it there. My most touching moment was when someone who had purchased a Believe print came back hours later to tell me why she bought it. This particular painting is about believing in and loving yourself. She was diagnosed with MS a couple years ago and wanted a piece of inspiring art to help her on lifes journey. She said she needed this print more than I'll ever know. By the end of the conversation we were both crying. I feel so blessed to be able to give that gift to someone.

Tory and I managed to fit some play in with our good friends Wendy and Larry too. They are another fantabulous gift I feel so blessed to have.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bringing Friends Are Fun

One of the fun parts about this last summer was seeing collectors from 2009 who brought new friends to my booth this year. Julie, who's been a shining star in Denver, brought her girlfriend Cyndy to the 2010 29th Street Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Cyndy absolutely loved the new prints on travertine tiles and purchased Cruisin' buddies. Thank you Julie : ) I appreciate you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wonders of the trip north

Photo is an Ospreys nest with a baby in it!! This was on a telephone pole on the way to Teton Village off the side of the road. We pulled over and snapped this photo.

Hard to believe there's been 3 fantastic Art festivals already on the tour. Livingston, Jackson and Vail have been everything I imagined and more of course : ). We've been so blessed with beautiful weather, good food, great accomodations, amazing venues, and breathtaking views. I've been fortunate enough to see grizzly bears, buffalo, antelope, baby eagles, and many more little varmets and all just far enough to take my breath away. The northwest is truly a kaleidescope of beautiful greens of every shade and texture. Heidi, of Paris Montana, and her Airstream extraordinare were packed a little better this year and those 1600 miles seemed to fly by with great ease and enjoyment.

I thank God as often as I can for this adventure called "selling my art". I would never have dreamed it could be this fun. Can't wait for the next show in Boulder, CO this coming weekend at the 29th Street Mall. My husband Tory will be my travel partner for the next two shows which is awesome. Looking forward to our adventures together!!! More to come . . .

Thursday, June 24, 2010

If you could own 3 of my paintings which would they be?

Thought this would be fun for you and me. Let me know.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beach Baby Sells Laugh

Visited my favorite gallery in Encinitas, CA called Art N Soul and gave them new paintings for their upcoming busy season. (They found me at a festival in Scottsdale and have been carrying my reclaimed metal pieces for about a year now.) Cindy, the gallery owner, loved all my new work!!! The best part about the trip was on the way home she called to say she had sold a painting already, wow. It's the painting right above our heads. Can't wait to go back and visit : )

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jamie and the 2010 Summer Tour

I loved this photo of Jamie next to her new Birds Eye Barrel painting on reclaimed corrigated tin. Her husband surprised her and got it for her birthday! She loves it as you can tell : ) I love that they hung it out on the patio. New Collectors - yahoooo!
I am excited about the festivals lined up for this summer in the Northwest - really excited. Going back to a couple towns I loved (Livingston, MT and Boulder, CO) and adding some new ones. The tour kicks off in Wyoming in Teton Village which I am super duper excited about. I am really looking forward to being near the Tetons, such beautiful country. I feel so blessed to be able to take this trip again with my favorite road trip girl Heidi and the cute little airstream trailer. I am painting like a banshee this next couple weeks to fill up my inventory. I had a record number of originals sell in April. So, better get to work!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An adventure called Antique Week

What the heck is a fine artist doing at a show in Warrenton Texas called Antique Week? That's what I asked myself as I was driving for 2 days to get there. Well, it had a lot to do with faith and an opportunity to travel again with Heidi. I also have good memories from my last event in Austin, Texas. Thought I'd give it a shot - I'm always up for adventure. Turns out being the ONLY artist pretty much out of 2000 booths kinda makes me even more memorable. It was the best show yet, sold 5 originals and a ton of prints, earings, etc. Ya never know, such an interesting business indeed. Heidi and I both had a great time with cowboy boots, country music, texas caviar, and the airstream of course. We even got to dress up for prom nite - An event that happened in our "field" while we were there. Can't wait to go back in the fall. Love Texas Hill Country and love the people!
Photos: Left: Proud owner with painting I did AT the show on old shutters. Me dressed for Prom Nite. Couldn't resist taking a photo in Harper, Texas. Below: Barns and buildings and tents and more tents!

Just for fun thought I'd ask for your input on a couple things:

Call for good animal photos: Please send me a funny, humorous, make you smile photo jpg. of your pet or an animal of anykind. If I use it in a painting I'll give you a free print!!

Please give me input: Explain your deep internal reaction to my art and summarize it's signficance to humanity. I would like to put some of your comments up on my website. I'll send you a free print if I use your response.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

4th Ave. Festival tucson live - but not really!

So, I thought I'd be super cool with the new technology of having the internet on my phone. I thought I could send pix right from my phone to my blog and give you all a thrill. Well, it was a titch harder than expected and all you got was this title and no photo's. HA! Now I know I'll stick to using my computer and I swear I'll share them as fast as possible!!! Hilarious.

I've attached some photo's of the booth and couldn't pass up one of Josh and his snake. One of the many interesting people I met this last weekend in Tucson!! Weather was fabulous and there was a sea of people pretty much the whole weekend. Used my new fancy credit card processing machine and it was fantastic once I put the paper in right and charged it up at the bar across the street! First sale was a print of Cowpoke Flo. The prints on travertine tile sold really well. Can't wait for you to see them! Sold out of "Love Me" images, and have many new potential pet portraits.

Got to eat the most delicious homemade tacos from our 3rd Cousin Jerry while there! Yum -
We felt the love Tucson : )

Saturday, February 27, 2010

So far this year is pretty sunshiny. . .

Seriously, this year has been fantastic. My north star has been to create a life I love. I am happy to report it is in full throttle and I officially love my life. Almost every part of my life feels inspirational and graceful 90% of the time. Wow. Don't get me wrong I am still very human on every level but that along with everything else too. I have created a clearing for myself and focused on what I want to create. Simply put peace, love and joy on every level. Yoga has helped me so much. I love hiking Camelback with my girlfriends. I love going to "craft nite" once a month with girfriends. I love working with my sister Cindy. I love creating and PAINTING on anything I can get my hands on. I love my friends. I love my family. I especially delight in the relationship I have with God and most importantly my husband - my most cherished loves. The 3 of us have been to hell and back and I am pleased to say it was a spectacular adventure. I feel like all of this is preparing me for something great. Something to help the planet. I want to be a person who is way ahead of her time and is remembered for that way after she dies. I hope my paintings are a legacy of who I am and what I bring to this earth and its people. I am really enjoying the ride. I am grateful for it all.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine gifts at Two Plates Full

I am very excited to say I now have a fabulous gift shop carrying my work at the Borgata (beautiful Italian Architectural feeling village of shops) in Scottsdale called Two Plates Full. They are the PERFECT place for my art and I am so thrilled to be a part of their family of artists. Please go and check it out and buy something for your honey! My prints are in a display box that Tory and I made. Yippee. She also has new paintings there including this new one called "Can I play?".
Two Plates Full: 6166 North Scottsdale Road
(480) 443-3241

Monday, February 8, 2010

Painted Violins on tour at Brushstrokes Gallery, Denver

See the tour of violins painted by artists around the country (I painted one) and donated for a silent auction fundraiser for the Denver Youth Orchestra.

February 5 - March 6

Brushstrokes Gallery
1059 South Gaylord Street, Denver
Opening Reception:Friday, February 5 at 5 pm
First Friday Celebration:Friday, March 5 at 5 pm

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pets, People and Pueblos - Perfect!

Well the holiday season turned out to be quite a great time for my art. I had so much fun attending festivals in and around Arizona. It was so nice on so many levels. I was blessed with great sales and commissions of pets, people and pueblos. I have been fortunate to have a awesome set of collectors and people who really enjoy my style - that makes it sooooooooooo nice. I've been able to bring such joy to so many people for x-mas presents.
Here is just one response from a recent pet portrait commission. "My mom is really pleased with the portrait. When she pulled the tissue off the canvas, she cried, “It’s Jane!” She is delighted and amazed by how well you captured the essence of her dear friend. Thanks for your wonderful work!"
There are many new products and ideas I am putting into action this year. I am so excited to share them with the world. Can't wait for ya'll to see the new stuff!

I am planning out the year, entering shows, etc. So far I know I'll be in Tucson for the March 4th Street Art Festival. It will be my first time in Tucson for a festival and I can't wait!!!
I am so excited for 2010!!!