Wednesday, December 21, 2016

jazzy christmas

Anyone else ready for Christmas? I am pretty excited about it this year! I am getting to go to CA with my man to visit his family. We are going to be hitting up San Fran, San Diego and L.A.! First time for me to be that far west. I am definitely packing a mini art travel kit. I hope to art journal while I'm out there. My art journal has a band that keeps it closed. So, that will also make it easy for me to insert/hold any inspiration or keepsake ephemera I may find. I'll be sure to share the fun photos and journal when I return. (there will not be a blog post next week)

This past week has been filled with parties, jazz concerts and more painting! Let me catch you up!


My work holiday happy hour was a blast! We had such a great turnout and everyone had fun. Sybergs on Dorsett always takes good care of us. This is our 5th year doing it. (I co-started it 5 yrs ago when I came to work at USTL)

Mix+Mingle with Pour Favor. My girlfriend (below, right) Kathy started a nonprofit company called Pour Favor. She brings in handmade goods (purses, bags, clothing, etc) from her home country of Honduras and sells them here. Profits go back to Honduras to further the education of women and girls there. This is her way of helping this violent area move in the right direction. You can find out more here and here

We had so much fun singing and dancing! Eating good Latino food and meeting new people! 
My man won the door prize! (which really meant *I* won the door prize! hehe). It's a beautiful "weekender" bag! 


Gotta give props to my man. First off, he spoils me rotten! Second, he plans amazing date nights. One of my fave venues in STL is Jazz at the Bistro. He took me out to eat at Barcelona, then we headed to The Bistro for a Jazzy Christmas with Tim Warfield. If you know me, then you know I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC! The whole night was Christmas music...jazz style! It was such a great show! The next day I downloaded his album, Jazzy Christmas. It's a superb album. I have been listening to it all week! 

Joanna Pascale was the vocalist. She almost brought tears to my eyes. I was so filled with joy that evening!


Here is my very first commissioned canvas piece! It's called "Somewhere in the Stratosphere". It's going to it's home today! Very excited how it turned out. 

The next 2 paintings are now available for sale. Contact me for more information. They are 14x11", gallery wrapped canvas. Acrylic paints and inks with a glossy protective varnish. 

"Shake Down Street"

"Cloud Nine"

I'm also very proud to report that my art ("Peace of Mind") was featured in this month's Lost Blvd box. This is a monthly subscription box filled with fashion, art, home goods, etc. They also sell items on their website.  

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fun and safe New Year!! See you after the first! 

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