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As Promised


Late yes, but here all the same.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting some paintings/pieces that I’ve been working on and have finally completed.

The first of which is not yet named.

I had originally started this piece in the style of Despair but had changed my mind mid way through.

This was the result.

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The textured on this piece is great, hopefully you can get a sense of it in the photo. It was a midnight inspired piece, by which I mean, I was tired but was in a painting mood until the early hours. It was also one of the many pieces sitting around the house that was in need of finishing. For the summer months, I’m working two jobs to help pay the bills so needless to say time is sparse.

We have just finished hammering out the contract details with my Art Dealer so it will be interesting to see if any sales come from that.

In the contract negotiations, my husband (who is handling the majority of the details for me) came to a point  where he had to explain to my dealer that not all artists see their work as a mere commodity to be sold, and that I was one of those that didn’t.

The reason I mention this, is because it gives a little insight into where the inspiration for my art comes from.

So here it is:

“I think one thing needs to be clarified.  To you, art is a commodity…. To Amanda, every piece is a small portrait of where she has been in her life.  She doesn’t paint to be connected to something.  She doesn’t paint to tell anyone else anything about the world.  She paints to put her emotions to rest.  Art is not a hobby or a pastime for my wife.  It isn’t a job.  Art is the cathartic process of release, and certain of her paintings were created as the only means she had of keeping from going crazy or worse…… but please be aware that this isn’t actually about the money or fame although both would be nice.  Amanda wants to know what people think.   She wants to know how people react.  She wants to know if people look at Despair and think, “Yeah,  I’ve felt that.”  Because that’s when she knows that it’s all been worth it.”

Cheers,

Amanda

Christmas Vacation


Since I haven’t been posting much lately I figure I’ll just say I’m on Christmas Vacation
and will be back online sometime before 2009.
My Etsy site will still be running throughout the holidays so if you are looking
to purchase some art to break in 2009 you can visit it at http://www.themilkeway.etsy.com

Merry Christmas and I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!
Amanda

New Shop in Time for Christmas


Well I’ve finally done it.

I’ve been meaning to open an Etsy account for ages now and I’ve finally gotten around to it.

Now, you can find all my artsy goodness for sale at themilkeway.etsy.com

So go check it out and get that someone special something unique for Christmas this year.

I’ll be working on it all week so check back often for updates.

Cheers!

Amanda

Quickie


This is just a quickie to let you know I haven’t dropped off the planet.

I’ve taken on a seasonal job to bring in some extra cash and we’ve been moving into our suite that has just finished being built (well minus the kitchen but that shouldn’t take too much longer)

And I’m keeping busy getting things ready for the show.

I’ve got lots of goodies and have just added some funky wooden bangles to the list of items that will be available for sale.

Of course I’ll post some samples once things get straigtened away.

3 weeks to go yikes!

Cheers,

A

Bookmarks Gallore


Well as promised here’s a look at the bookmarks I’ve done up so far.

I haven’t added the ribbons or eyelets to all of them yet, but it gives you an idea of the immense color variety available.

They have a unique plastic/leather feel to them.

For those of you who missed my first bookmark post here’s the information again for you.

Colorful portable art for on the go people!

The perfect companion to any book and a unique Christmas gift for any book/art lover!
Each bookmark is hand painted using acrylic paint on acid and ligning free card stock.
It has been given a clear protective coat making it water resistant.
They measures 6″x2″ and feature a small eyelet with a co-coordinating ribbon that has been fray stopped.
The back side is plain black with a signed label. $4.00 each.
No two are alike! )

I’m hoping to have around 50 done up for the trade show in November.

If you’re interested in purchasing one or would like a particular color combination email me at themilkeway(at)gmail.com

Cheers!

A

Acrylic Bookmarks


Well I’ve finished one of the bookmarks that I’ll have available for sale at the upcoming November trade show.

Check it out.

Portable art for on the go people!
The perfect companion to any book.
Each bookmark is hand painted using acrylic paint on acid and ligning free card stock.
It has been given a clear protective coat making it water resistant.
They measures 6″x2″ and feature a small eyelet with a co-coordinating ribbon that has been fray stopped.
The back side is plain black with a signed label.
No two are alike! 🙂

I’ll be selling them for $4.00 each.

If you’re interested in purchasing one or would like a particular color combination email me at themilkeway(at)gmail.com

Cheers!

A

View my art in person…


I’ll be appearing at an upcoming trade show that’s taking place right here in Fort Saskatchewan.

It’s happening on November 15th at The Dow Centre.

So for the next little while I’ll be super busy making up pieces and prints to sell.

I’m also designing my own business cards here’s a couple of samples,

and I’ll post the rest once they’re finished.

(I decided to drop my ph# on these ones for obvious reasons)

They’re a double whammy you get my contact info and a sample of my work.

And of course I’ll be accepting commissions so if your based locally come check it out.

Oh and as things stand, I think I’ll be the only artist displaying her stuff.  😛

Cheers,

A