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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Prints on Etsy

Hey you guys! I finally have updated that silly thing called Etsy! So go get some art for your walls!


I have framing available for all my 8x10" prints, and for my 12x16" screen print. If interested just email me (lauren@laurenmoyer.com)

Also be on the look out this coming month for new screen prints, and the return of my owl stuffed animals! Don't know what they are? Well you can see one here >> http://laurenmoyer.blogspot.com/2007/07/this-is-prudence.html and here >> http://laurenmoyer.blogspot.com/2007/12/noel-night.html

So be on the lookout!

-Lauren

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to make a tunic

I did a guest post on a friends style blog, Alyson is Neat, and showed how to make a Grecian Tunic. And I did a little illustration with it. I think it's art related enough so I thought I throw it up on this here art blog. Here it is and the final product:



Here are the instructions I wrote:

So here's what you need to create this tunic, it only took a couple hours and can be dressed up and is still comfy enough to sit around the house. For my fabric I used a remnant I had bought from a fabric store, it's a silk crepe so it would be really flowy. I only needed about a yard.


To start I first measured how big I wanted the tunic, I wanted it about to my elbows and at least 27" long (the zippers length), after I cut out two rectangles which with my measurements were 40 inches wide by 30 inches long. I cut one rectangle in half for the back and sewed on the zipper. Then I faced the two rectangles face to face and sewed the top leaving about 12 inches in the middle open for my head (important). Then sewed the sides leaving again about 12 inches open at the top for my arms (that's important too!). After that I turned the shirt right side out and figured out where I wanted my waist and cut slits on the front and back for a belt or sash... And voila! You have a homemade Grecian tunic. I hope my instructions were understandable :D

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some pieces from my Show

These are a couple watercolors I did for the show. I haven't used watercolor since freshman year but it was fun to experiment... I think next I'm going to try out pastels next, I love them freshman year.

Sorry these aren't very good pictures, they aren't scans just quick shots. I'll get better images.
Bluebird
Stork
Yeah so there you go...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A little from Work

Here's just some cute pictures from my work. This is Sherri and I, she was my awesome intern from State who is majoring in interior design. She helped me re-hang the front room and was so great to have around. I miss her so much.
That was the day she said my legs look antique... hahaha cause they were so white. Oh we had such great times running around the Design Center and trying to sit and try all the chairs. I called it "Goldielocksing"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Preserve Opening

Friday night was my opening for my show The Preserve at Starkweather Arts Center. It went really well I sold a painting and some prints, and Anna also sold a few paintings as well. So overall great night!
































A bunch of my buds were there, pictured is my fashionable buddy Jen, and Cat and Sara stopped by too! Jaye Thomas of the Rogue Satellites played after the opening and he sounded great! Perfect to go with art and wine. My friend Heather also did a write up on the show on the Perfect Laughter blog, which is a detroit based art blog run by my friends Dennis and Christina (the sweetest people ever! they exposed my screens for me). The night wasn't over until we saw a stupid kid get arrested for fighting outside the bar we were at. Some night! By the time we got home all of us were about the pass out. Man, I feel like so much stress has been lifted off my shoulders. Now time for Arts, Beats and Eats Festival which now is a few blocks away from my house! Yay!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hummingbird Thoughts

Here is another new painting that is going to be in my show called "The Preserve" with Anna Cangialosi on Friday at Starkweather Arts Center.

It's entitled "Hummingbird Thoughts"

humming-thoughts

humming-thoughts-framed


12x16"
Oil on Canvas