Monday, December 29, 2008

Mini Monday for Gallery 32

Welcome to the world of Gallery 32. The Gallery 32 shop on Etsy if filled with images of the state where I was born, Kansas. The images you find here can be soft but stunning. I am particularly drawn to the flower images that have been manipulated into paintings. Being the dreary snowy winter that it has been so for in much of the US I thought you might enjoy the beauty of the flowers too.
From the shop profile you get a hint into the life and inspiration behind the work of this artist.
I have always had a passion for art. When I was a child my Grandma encouraged me by teaching me how to sew, embroider and paint watercolors. These experiences still influence my work in the form of color, shape, and line. When I went off to college I decided that painting would be my major and I graduated with a BFA from the University of Kansas.

Much of this photographer's work is documented in her blog. She is now over 300 in her 365 project and I found it fascinating to go through the images. She explains why she decided on doing this project in the shop profile as well.
Lately I have been making photographs, which has always been something I enjoy doing. I decided to make an image a day so I started my '365 Project' on my blog. It is my way to share my daily thoughts and images.I have never been much into keeping a sketchbook. I find it a boring activity that doesn't work for me. However, I enjoy writing about my process on my blog and I think it has really helped me grow as an artist.

I love this image of being cozy in the blankets! I can imagine the cool morning waiting for the parade to come by. There is much more that you need to check out and I encourage you to do so. You can find Gallery 32 on Etsy here and the blog of this talented photographer here.


MagdaleneJewels said...

What absolutely beautiful painting you chose to showcase. The artist of each painting has brought to life the essence of the flower they have painted. Beautiful!

LazyTcrochet said...

Gorgeous work!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being featured. Your work is absolutely beautiful, and I too could picture those with covered laps waiting hours in advance for an event.