Category Archives: Maikes Marvels Creations

Candy Gala Anticipation

This promises to be another fabulous week. 2011 was wonderful, but this year I’ve had numerous “pinch me, I must be dreaming” moments. Artrageous has opened, I attended a very inspiring studio visit, and the Red Admirals obliged me a little bit in posing for me on Sunday. I’m not sure my adrenaline-meter can keep […]

North Shore Square Foot Show

Yesterday evening marked the opening of the Arts of Life North Shore’s first Square Foot* show. 70 artists submitted 100 works, including the resident artists and mail-ins from seven states. I submitted to this call for art without having seen the studio (technically a no-no, but hey, I’m a newbie at this). I poked around on the […]

Art submissions

In the spirit of stretching and challenging myself, I’ve submitted some pieces for calls for art. I’m awaiting news on HVNSTN and the Kedzie Admirals for a Civic Center submission. HVNSTN was fun to do. I was inspired by Katsy Johnston’s work to actually paint onto a photograph with encaustic. First I wrote some words […]

Sassy Aphrodite

“With her, beauty comes. The winds flee before her and the storm clouds; sweet flowers embroider the earth; the waves of the sea laugh; she moves in radiant light. Without her there is no joy or loveliness anywhere.” ~Edith Hamilton, Mythology There she is, in LOVEly company at Dick Blick Art Materials. You can view […]

opening buzz

I’m on a bit of a high as I write this post. Apparently seeing your work hung among other very talented artists by a professional curator raises a boat load of endorphins. Maybe there should be an after-party for gallery openings. I’m so giddy! Sunday was a lovely sunshiny day and I walked to the garage […]