Tuesday, December 25, 2012

geese on the wall

While home for the holidays, I found some beautiful old family photos of my Nana, Grampa, mom, and aunt in the 1950s.
Since mid-century aesthetics are the biggest inspiration behind my paintings, these photos are special to me on a number of levels. The objects, patterns, and clothing in these photos speak volumes to me about my Nana. At the same time, they fill me with ideas for new paintings that touch on my personal artistic intentions as well as my heritage, which I find to be responsible for my creative work to begin with.
My great aunt and my Nana
 my aunt, Nana, and mom
 My Nana (left) with some friends
 My mom and aunt :)
 My mom playing piano with a friend
 My Nana and Grampa
 My mom, Nana, and aunt
 My Nana's high school portrait
 My Nana and mom (left) with friends
 Nana and friends
 Nana (left) and friends
 Nana and Mom
 Nana and Grampa (right) on their wedding day
Mom and Nana's mother 
I hope you have all had the most wonderful holiday season! We woke up to snow this morning after such a snowless month. It was a wonderful Christmas.
Happy New Year to you all and see you soon!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday in Boston

Tomorrow is the Bazaar Bizarre Boston
 Noon to 6 p.m. at the Cyclorama Center in the South End (539 Tremont Street).
In addition to prints and post cards, I'll also be selling some new products.
Gift Tags - 10 tags; $6
 Double-sided Ornaments - one for $6, two for $10
Temporary Tattoos - 10 tattoos; $8
I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. 
xo, Amanda

Thursday, December 13, 2012

walking in a winter wonderland

I recently had the immense honor of adding my illustrations to Ode Boutique's winter lookbook. It is one of the funnest jobs I've ever done!

Working with beautiful photos of such a lovely model was a neat way to play off of my own lady paintings. 
Ode Boutique is having their monthly Arts Night Out tomorrow night from 6-8 pm to celebrate the season. If you're in the Northampton area, you should check it out!

Monday, December 10, 2012


 "Birch Study"
 "Pine Study"
"Star Study in Pink"
(all available as 8x10 prints in my etsy shop, print/paper doll bogo sale still on until December 15th!)
I made these in concurrence with another project that I'll be sharing really soon!
I hope you're all having a lovely week.
xo, Amanda