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Street Art

Hey, there! It certainly has been awhile, huh? In an attempt to resume keeping this blog current and force myself to maintain the habit of adding relevant content, a new series is born:

Each week, I’ll put out the call via Twitter (@jenheartsart) and Facebook (Jennifer Hearts Art), defining a new theme for the week. Ideally, friends and fans will then post photos for the next several days, the best of which will be compiled into a corresponding post here. Let’s call it curating a collaborative collection (I like alliteration. Duh.) of themed mobile images.

Here’s the first: STREET ART.

(I intend to call for more street art on a fairly regular basis as the number of readers and contributors grows. There’s a great deal of amazing and occasionally profound street art in Austin and beyond, and I’m itching to show it off.)

Instagram - kmarleydilworth

Spotted on S. Lamar by Kay Marley-Dilworth

Twitter - @g_ack

Spotted by Greg Ackerman

yfrog - @360VodkaATX

Rogue poster placement, spotted by Jessie Riley

yfrog - @360VodkaATX

More unexpected posters, submitted by Jessie Riley

And, last but certainly most significant, Esme Barrera memorial street art:

Instagram - wornwhite

R.I.P. Esme - spotted by Kerissa Bearce

 

If you see any notable street art, or have a topic you’d like to see curated in a future post, please send it my way via a Twitter mention or email jen@jenheartsart.com.


Awesome mustache necklaces: JenHeartsArt’s contribution to Movember

As we draw near the end of the month, if you’re unaware of — or have simply not taken then time/money to support — Movember, now’s the time to jump on the wagon before  it’s too late! Movember is a month-long campaign for awareness and fundraising to benefit men’s health organizations. This year, I got involved.

Several of my friends and colleagues are avid supporters and directly involved with producing the wonderful events throughout Movember, so I had to find a way to contribute. My last post talks about a painting I donated to the silent auction at the Mo-Tie Affair earlier this month. But then I began making these fab mustache necklaces. PERFECT!

Keep Austin Stylish’s Joanna Wilkinson wrote a lovely post about my Movember necklaces, so read more about them and find out how you can get your hands on one of these eye-catching, money-raising, charity-supporting, health-encouraging totally awesome pieces!

http://keepaustinstylish.blogspot.com/2011/11/perfect-movember-necklace.html

Movember necklace by JenHeartsArt, proceeds from which go to the Movember Austin team. photo: KeepAustinStylish.com


Movember-themed mustache painting on red rose background

On Friday, November 4, 2011, I will be getting all dressed up and going to the Movember Austin Mo-Tie Affair, where this painting will be a part of the evening’s silent auction. The cocktail party and fundraiser takes place at LIVESTRONG HQ, and benefits Movember, funding multiple men’s health organizations. To bid on this painting (among many other awesome silent auction items!), and for what is certain to be a great time, register at http://amotieaffair-eorg.eventbrite.com/.

My art contribution to the silent auction is this 12 x 12″ gallery-wrapped canvas, with red floral all-over design and a black mustache. The sides are painted as well, so the buyer doesn’t necessarily have to frame it, but I do think this painting would look sharp with a sleek black frame. One detail I couldn’t capture with a camera is the presence of pattern in some of the roses. I used other similar shades of red for a monochromatic effect, and the result is a multi-textured and visually rich painting, without the background patterns being overpowering or excessively busy.

Check out Movember Austin’s event page, where you’ll find tickets and more info about the Mo-Tie Affair and other upcoming events!


EasyCanvasPrints.com makes it easy to create professional art prints on canvas

Whether you are an artist looking to print replicas of your work, or a person with a loved one for whom you’re seeking the perfect customized gift, EasyCanvasPrints.com may be your answer!

Canvas print by EasyCanvasPrints.com of an original painting by Jennifer Cunningham

Based in Austin, EasyCanvasPrints.com (brought to you by the awesome people at Build-A-Sign) offers reasonably priced printing on canvas. The process is pretty simple, too. You just need a high-resolution image of the design you wish to have printed, and that can be anything from original artwork to photos of friends or family. Through the company’s website you can complete the order and pay, then have it shipped anywhere in the country. Although this is a locally-based business, they serve customers all over.

As an artist myself, I recently tried out the canvas printing and must say I am quite impressed with the quality of the finished piece. EasyCanvasPrints.com is also very user-friendly and responsive, providing excellent customer service.  I would absolutely recommend them to any artist, photographer, or gift-seeker who wants to have a custom canvas printed locally at a great price.

For my first order, I chose a 16″ x 20″ teal version of one of my floral paintings, with gallery-wrapped edges. Check out the photo below of it hanging on the wall at Cypress Vanguard!

Canvas print by EasyCanvasPrints.com, designed by Jennifer Cunningham, and shown hanging at Cypress Vanguard with handbags by Anne Marie Beard.


Blog post about JenHeartsArt!

Ever had a chance to read a concise, informative, and flattering description of yourself from another person’s point of view? I hadn’t until very recently, and I love it! Writer Susan Lahey and I met during a Freelance Austin meeting at which I was the guest speaker, and we hit it off right away. She came to visit me at Cypress Vanguard shortly after, and THIS awesome post illustrates her (impressively accurate) grasp on what I do. Very interesting shift in perspective for me…

Here’s the url, in case that link doesn’t work in your browser- http://www.fishpondcontent.com/2011/08/pop-art-social-media-finesse-jenheart/

Love it! Thanks, Susan! ❤


Cypress Vanguard designer market and open house, 5/15 [PICS]

On the 3rd Sunday of each month, downtown Austin fashion house Cypress Vanguard opens its doors (&/or courtyard) to patrons who enjoy a classy, casual mix of the co-op’s regular house designers and outside guest artists/vendors. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out, because each month there’s something new to see! Located 1/2 block from the Austin Convention Center and Moonshine, these recurring events are a great addition to your brunch or other weekend plans.

May’s guest designers were Dreaming In Craft, Apocalypse Wow Designs, Sugar Tooth Bakery, and Jennifer Hearts Art. Check out some photos I took of the temporary displays! ❤

Dreaming In Craft, a local business owned by crafter Marci Peterson, had these signature plushies for sale, among lots of cute wearable goodies, seen in the following 2 photos.

fabric button necklaces by Dreaming in Craft. photo: Jennifer Hearts Art

fabric button rings and felt flower hair clips by Dreaming in Craft. photo: Jennifer Hearts Art

Next to Marci’s table in the garden room at CV was Alex Parrish with her pretty, spooky Apocalypse Wow hair flowers and earrings.

Apocalypse Wow Designs specializes in retro-inspired hair flowers with a scary twist. Most pieces include skull or eyeball embellishments!

wearable art by Apocalypse Wow Designs. photo: Jennifer Hearts Art

We not only got to peruse a sampling of guest artists’ wares, but were also treated to some edible awesomeness by Sugar Tooth Bakery! Meghan, the proprietress of this south Austin business, brought in a selection of her vegan desserts — including Tiny Pinies (miniature pineapple upside-down cakes), cupcakes, and chocolate-covered donuts.

vegan baked goods by Sugar Tooth Bakery. photo: Jennifer Hearts Art

beautiful donut display by Sugar Tooth + a big paper mache cupcake! photo: Jennifer Hearts Art

To stay in the loop regarding upcoming events at Cypress Vanguard, become a fan of their Facebook page. You can find each of this month’s guest designers on your favorite social media websites as well. 🙂

(Psssst! Did you know? My line of wearable art will be part of the regular collective at CV soon! Details impending…)


Opening tonight- Cathedral of Junk photo art exhibit by Number 9 Photography

The Cathedral of Junk, an eclectic and endangered Austin landmark, is something you have to see to believe. The local team of artists at Number 9 Photography captured the cathedral’s details back in February 2010 prior to the news it would be dismantled, then revisited the location in March 2011. The photos they captured are on display to the public as of tonight’s opening reception at Starving Art Studios.

A percentage (20%) of the artwork sales will be donated to the owner, Vince “Junk King” Hanneman. Your patronage helps to support the Cathedral of Junk, as well as local artists. All of the photos will be on display until May 31, 2011.

The opening is May 6th at 7:30pm and the galleries are open every weekend. Check out www.austinstarvingart.com for detailed information and specific times.


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