7.29.2021

New Earth Science Classes

 


I'm so excited to be offering another session of classes this fall for our local homeschool community, in a wonderful outdoor environment! This fall we're learning all about sea turtles in a highly hands-on set of classes with lots of simulated scenarios and mock rescues. In addition to the session, I also have an "all ages" workshop on an Intro. to Turtles, Terrapins, & Tortoises. Full details and registration can be found here- http://www.explorewildwood.com/p/art-classes.html




NEW in 2021: Science class topics for small private classes and large group visits! Choose from: Animal Bones, Teeth, & Shells; Turtles & Tortoises; Sea Turtle Science and Conservation; Animal Conservation vs. Rehabilitation; Exploring in Nature (educational guided hike with local flora & fauna + safety tips).


7.07.2021

Low Inventory Alert!

It's your last chance to grab some of the items from my website including art kits and limited edition miniatures! I will no longer be stocking art kits (they will be available for custom orders only), and once the limited edition minis run out, they are gone forever. Only ONE of each item shown below remains (one "Little Bit of Magic" and "Standard Kit", and one each of mini set #1 & 2). All other miniature sets are now sold out, and all but one other art kit are sold out as well. So, CLICK HERE and grab one of these last remaining handmade items while you can. And a huge "thank you" to everyone who has already purchased from me- your support means so very much and I hope you are continuing to love your art kits and fine art prints!

 




7.05.2021

Indie Arts Alliance Railside Gallery

Now on display behind the Smyrna History Museum, in the Indie Arts Alliance Railside Gallery in Smyrna, GA! Thankful to be a part of another great public art exhibition. This show is small but mighty, and it may be one of my favorite reveals of one of my images on a panel yet- I absolutely love how this photo translated to the medium! If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check out both sides of the rail behind the museum for some great local art.




6.08.2021

From Art to Conservation


It's World Oceans Day, and I'm currently in quarantine preparing for my upcoming trip to help with sea turtle research and conservation off the GA coast. So... I'll be taking a little break from art stuff during the height of nesting season here to share more about this other passion of mine! If you'd like to follow along with my adventures, learn something new, and see lots of behind-the-scenes of what it takes to help these endangered species, come follow me over on Instagram (I will not be blogging here). I'll be sharing stuff in my daily stories like what I need to do in the weeks before departure, how much of my bag is taken up by insect repellents, our daily routines on the island, what we eat out there and how we shower, working with loggerheads, protecting nests, my "uniform", and lots more! 

Find me here- https://www.instagram.com/blondeshotcreative/


5.17.2021

M2R Fence Gallery 2021




The 2021 M2R Trailfest is up! This public art exhibition is traveling again this year, starting in downtown Marietta on the fence along the Mountain to River Trail at the back of the square along the railroad tracks. It's a mile-long outdoor exhibit, including both an adult gallery and student gallery, with art from multiple disciplines. I'm excited to have my photography work (4 pieces) included for the third year in a row! It's such a fun and accessible exhibit that offers lots to look at while getting fresh air and a nice walk in. Be sure to check it out at its current location through July 9th. Other travel dates through Cobb County include Acworth 7/17-8/14, Austell 8/21-9/25, and Powder Springs 10/2-11/6 in 2021. And in 2022- Kennesaw 1/8-2/5, Town Center 2/12-3/12, and Smyrna 3/19-4/16. More info. can be found here






And guess what? My child and favorite art student has two of her pieces of artwork in the student gallery in this exhibition this year too! 






5.05.2021

May News

The Pop-up Market at Our Giving Garden is happening this Saturday, May 8th, 10-1. There will be lots of last minute goodies for Mother's Day, and I'll be there with a table of my handmade Earth Art kits, photography prints, and my Limited Edition Miniatures. You can also grab a snack and visit with the farm animals, so be sure to stop by!


I'm excited to announce that my work has been accepted into the M2R Trailfest 2021 Traveling Fence Exhibition! I'm thrilled to be joining this fantastic display of public art for a third year in a row, AND this year I have an extra surprise- My daughter has some of her work included in the student gallery as well! More details and photos to come. 

Reminders- My last Earth Art class for the spring season is coming up next Wednesday, 5/12. Join me for this one-time virtual class where students will learn about folk art and some of Georgia's fabulous folk artists! Registration closes in a couple days. Register here.

This is your last chance to see the SCAA Ladies Preference Exhibit up at Rooted Trading Company in downtown Powder Springs. Exhibit up through May. 

Do you follow me on IG yet? I've only been over there about a year now, but that's where you'll see first looks at new art, sales, and some other random things including my sea turtle research adventures that I'll be on next month!


 

4.19.2021

April News



Exhibition- Now on display at Rooted Trading Company in downtown Powder Springs, check out the Ladies of South Cobb Arts Alliance art exhibit through May 31st. I'm thankful to be included! I have the image Luminous Odocoileus hanging in the exhibit and for sale in a lovely orange linen mat and black leather frame, OR you can get this image in the limited edition miniature version on my website in a little gold frame.

Save the date for Our Giving Garden's May Pop-up Shop on Saturday, May 8th, 10am-1pm in Mableton, GA! I should have a small booth set up with art kits, limited edition miniatures, small prints, and more. More details to be announced on Facebook and IG closer to the event date.  

Art Kits- I have a limited stock of handmade Earth Art kits left, and current kits will not be replenished at this time once they sell out. Be sure to grab one HERE before they are gone.

Art Classes- My spring session of Earth Art classes has sold out, but I have a few spaces left for the spring virtual class on Georgia Folk Artists. This class is geared towards homeschoolers 7-13 years old and will take place on Wednesday, May 12. Because it's virtual, you do not need to be local to join us! Find details and registration HERE. This is your last chance for art classes until later this summer and fall. 



4.05.2021

NEW Limited Edition Miniatures!

It's launch and release day and I'm dropping my first ever set of miniatures! The series includes 4 sets of framed images from the photography series Microcosm Compositions. Each frame is about 2"-3" with an archival print backed in black velvet, and with a black satin ribbon for hanging. Each set comes with two selected images, or you can get the entire series (8 images) altogether. These are handmade in a limited edition run of only 3 each! 

These are super cute to display within a gallery or salon wall, which is a collection of items, framed artwork, photographs, and/or personal treasures hung in a grouping. You can also put one on a miniature easel on a dresser, curio shelf, bookcase, or display case. Another alternative is to hang them in a dollhouse (see bottom of post).   







Ready to grab a set? --> Get your miniatures HERE!


4.03.2021

Marvelous Artists Book

The first Marvelous Artists Book was released this February and includes 124 pieces of artwork by 31 International Artists, including four images by myself, all working in different disciplines. If you have a Kindle Unlimited account, you can take a look for free, or a paperback version is available for purchase on Amazon. To see a flip-through video of the inside of the book, visit my IG post





Thank you to Marvelous Art Gallery for including my artwork in your publication!


3.04.2021

New Photos

New photos were recently added to the series Microcosm Compositions and are now in the gallery on the website. But don't forget, the best place to see new work when it's released and learn about what's in the images is over here.


 


2.06.2021

NEWS: Website Sale, Mock-ups, and More!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning again this year to aid in the research and conservation efforts of loggerhead sea turtles off the coast of Georgia! This means all sales this month go directly to associated costs with my upcoming volunteer trip. If you've been eyeing a specific piece, now is the time to go ahead and get it, and support a great cause in the process!   

So, lets start this list of announcements off with a big SALE!!

Site-wide SALE: February only, get 20% OFF everything on the site! Use code: LOVE2021. Choose a fine art print, clearance or limited edition item, or an art kit. ALL items on the website are 20% off this month. Sale ends February 28th. It's the perfect time to purchase something for a loved one for Valentine's Day, another special occasion, or a treat for yourself. 

+ Art kits are being closed out and will no longer be available on the website once they are sold out, so this is your last chance to get a handmade kit with quality, earth-friendly, locally sourced, and non-toxic art supplies!




New website feature: When ordering a custom canvas print (available in the Blue Marble Stew and Collections galleries), you now have the option to view a mockup of print size on a variety of wall spaces, as well as the option to custom crop an image for your print. 

Currently booking private Earth Art classes: I'm currently booking private art classes, available in a variety of locations for February through May. No classes will be held in the month of June. Book a workshop or series of classes for one, or for a small group. A variety of topics for all ages are available to choose from. More details can be found here

Framing mock-ups: I've absolutely loved seeing all the photos sent in from everyone this past year who shared how they framed their BlondeShot Creative prints- Thank you for sharing! Framing can completely change the way an image looks, and can be such a difficult decision, especially if you're stepping out of the box of a traditional white mat and black frame. To get those wheels turning (and to go along with that new print you'll be ordering this month), I wanted to share some mat and frame mock-ups. 






Ready to find a print to fit that blank space in your home, office, or business? Head right here- https://gallery.blondeshotcreative.com