Of Earthquakes & Hummingbirds

The racket of a jostled screen door woke me at 3:30 this morning. Upon a cursory survey of the house I returned to bed but could not return to sleep, so I made some tea and did some drawing.

I'm the One Who's Fighting
I’m the One Who’s Fighting

This band is probably the first boyfriend band my boyfriend’s band met. They’re a pretty cute band couple, if I do say so myself.

From left to right:
Nicholas – Drummer
Josh + Vocals
Christopher- Bass

They play around Dallas frequently, so be sure to keep an ear out for them.

Baby TJ 5 minute drawing.
Baby TJ
5 minute drawing.
Princess Mila 15 minute drawing. I really need to practice drawing smiles.
Princess Mila
15 minute drawing.
I really need to practice drawing smiles.
Scholar Nico 15 minute drawing.
Scholar Nico
15 minute drawing.

These three cuties are siblings. They may also be my god children.

Spicy Globe Basil
Spicy Globe Basil

{ If you’re smitten with this photograph, why not buy a print of it from Society6? }

The sky offers thick, grey clouds and a drizzle of impending fall this morning which delights me! I’m eager to wear sweaters and sip hot tea on my front porch.

I’ve hit 100 faces for the month of September, which means I only have 200 left to go! I don’t want to totally flood my blog with faces, so will only post my favorites here. The collection can be viewed in its entirety on my Facebook Art Page or my Flickr Stream. Just click the links and find the albums designated to my 1,000 Faces.

How are you challenging yourself lately?

AF Pop Up Art Show & Gold Tips Album Release Party

The gracious people of WAAS Gallery are putting on the AF Pop Up Show with several of their resident artists as well as some select few from the community. I am lucky to be one of them! I will have two of my larger pieces, Demeter and Oracle, in this show!

A perfect way to spend a spring evening!
A perfect way to spend a spring evening!
Should be a lot of fun!
Should be a lot of fun!

This spring is fulfilling all promises of being full of wonderful storms, sprouts, friends and great goings-on! I’ll be displaying some art, possibly live painting, at this album release party. Needless to say, April 12 will be a wonderfully fulfilling day!

Cedars and The Chestnut Tree

The Cedars Open Studio Tour was a lot of fun! My boyfriend and I managed to make it to most  of the stops during the day before we had to pack up his drums and set up for his new band’s performance at the after party. The weather was perfect, as was the evening. We were able to set up and hang out until performance time.

The Blackout Room at The American Beauty Mill for the 2012 Cedars Open Studio Tour.
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The Blackout Room at The American Beauty Mill for the 2012 Cedars Open Studio Tour.
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The Blackout Room at The American Beauty Mill for the 2012 Cedars Open Studio Tour. My handsome fellow is wailing away on the drums. :)
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Lights on my boyfriend’s bass drum as The Blackout Room plays at The American Beauty Mill for the 2012 Cedars Open Studio Tour.
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We also went to The Chestnut Tree in Denton, Texas to visit my painting, Somber Thoughts. It will be only display there until January.

The Chestnut Tree is a cute restaurant with friendly staff, great food and a very intimate atmosphere.

We enjoyed lunch: a caprese and chicken salad sandwich. I was delighted to learn they sold Dude, Sweet Chocolates and nabbed a couple of those at the end of our meal.

Somber Thoughts
2′ tall by 4′ wide
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
Acrylic Ink on Wood Panel

I think the pale green walls suit her quite nicely!

Me, Myself and I Recap

Head Over Heart
46″ tall by 23.25″ wide
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
Acrylic Ink on Wood Panel
Green Thumb
48″ tall by 24″ wide
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
Acrylic Ink on Wood Panel
Bare
46″ tall by 23.75″ wide
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
Acrylic Ink on Wood Panel

The three pieces above were my contribution to thegallery8680’s Me, Myself and I show last week. The opening reception was a lot of fun; there was a great turn out, I was able to hang out with friends and family, I met some cool new people.

Not only was the opening great: the artseen Frisco studio tour was great, as well! My fellow and I visited almost all of the studios/artists on the tour and purchased a few pieces to add to our collection. Now all I have to do is prep them for hanging and find space on our walls!

Busy

I have a feeling things will settle down some next month. Hopefully they do but not so much so they become boring!

This Thursday I am participating in the Day of the Dead Show at Essensuals London at The Shops at Legacy. I’ve long enjoyed the imagery and history behind Dia De Los Muertos and am very excited to participate in this show! I still need to put together a tutorial for making those cute little beaded skulls I’ve made. I should get to that soon. I promise!

Dia Girl 1
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
16″ tall by 16 ” wide
Ink on Paper
Dia Girl 6
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
16″ tall by 16 ” wide
Ink on Paper
Dia Girl 7
© 2012 Kelly Jacobi
16″ tall by 16 ” wide
Ink on Paper

I did a total of 8 Dia ladies, so be sure to check out the rest on my flickr. As you can see: I still need to come up with names for them.

Photoshoot with Farah and Patricia

Amidst preparation for the two shows in which I am participating this month I took an afternoon to do a photoshoot with some friends. It was a perfect day: overcast with diffuse light, perfect temperature and just enough of a breeze to keep us feeling refreshed.

Farah has recently developed an interest in modeling, and in order to do so, needs to assemble a portfolio. Patricia and I were happy to help: I’m a hobbyist photographer always looking to further my experience and diversify my body of work and Patricia is working on becoming a full-time makeup artist.

Patricia Kinney, our makeup artist.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.
Model, styling: Farah Lozano.
Makeup: Patricia Kinney.

This is the first photoshoot I’ve ever done; most of my photography work is of plants or events, so I was really grateful for the opportunity to have a good at photographing a model. Farah, Patricia and  I had great chemistry and spent the few hours together laughing and chatting. I look forward to working with both of them in the future.

To see more photographs from this outing, check out the set on flickr.