Faith, Hope, and Wisdom: The Painted Bra Art Project 2014


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Faith, Hope, and Wisdom

Faith, Hope, and Wisdom: Van Gogh’s Irises will be up for auction on starting October 2nd and ending October 12th at 8 pm Central Time.

Click Here to bid on my bra at October 2nd – 12th.

The Painted Bra Art Project

This is my fourth year of involvement in The Painted Bra Art Project and I couldn’t thank Anna Smith Braden enough. It has become the highlight of my year and an honor to be included as a featured BRArtist.

>>> ‘Like’  The Painted Bra Art Project on Facebook for updates!! <<<

The Painted Bra Art Project will include several awareness events and BRAsterpiece painting parties throughout the year leading up to our a live exhibit in October 2014.

We are busily working the details for the live exhibit and they will be provided as soon as everything is finalized.


“Normality is a paved road; It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

Faith, Hope, and Wisdom 2

The painting is done on an 18 x 18 x 1.5″ canvas. I created texture on it by building up thin layers of modeling paste and gel medium mixed together.

I attached three hooks and sculpted the modeling paste around them to create a more organic look. I arranged them on the canvas so that the bra could be easily hung.

I stiffened the bra with some gesso into a shape that would work with my plan to abstract Van Gogh’s famous Irises painting. The painting was done using acrylic paints. I applied a gloss varnish to the canvas and the bra separately to keep the bra mobile.

Viola! The finished BRAsterpiece.

Click Here to bid on my bra at October 2nd – 12th.



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Erie County Fair Ford Display


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What a beautiful day for chalk drawing at the fair! I would like to thank Mary Beth Frizzell, Eric Mower & Associates, and Ford for the opportunity.



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A Lot to Chalk About


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Story Book Art for the Theatre of Youth

I was so glad to be asked back again to participate in ChalkFest’s third year in Buffalo, NY. It was my second year creating a chalk mural for the Theatre of Youth, who was this year’s benefactor. The theme for the live storybook artists, Horton Hears A Who, was all the inspiration needed to create fun Dr. Seuss art for the kids!

Seussical! Opens September 19th and runs through October 12th at the Historical Allendale Theatre in Buffalo, NY.

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Talented Neighbors for the Day

3D Artists

Click on ChalkFest Buffalo’s Facebook page here to see Michael Macaulay’s finished Dr. Seuss mural!

Lewiston Art Festival

This is a great art festival in a beautiful town. My niece competed in a high school chalk art competition this past Saturday. There were a lot of talented young artists working hard on an 80+ degree day and it was great to see. Their theme was ‘Selfies’.






Upcoming Events

***This Friday (August 15th) I will be at the Erie County Fair creating a chalk mural at the Ford Display from noon to 5 pm! Stop by and guess what I am drawing!***

***ART MART: Outdoor Arts & Crafts Supply Show***
Date: Saturday, August 23rd at 9:00am
Location: Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca, New York

Featuring affordable art & supplies for everyone! Buy, sell, trade, or donate unwanted arts & crafts supplies (new & used). LOCAL arts & crafts for sale too! PLUS… a special 6×6 Painting Sale (100% of proceeds to our Art Scholarship Fund.)

Want be an ART MART Seller? It’s easy as 1-2-3!
1. Register using the link below
2. Clean sweep your studio, closets, workspace and pack it in your car, along with your art or craft work.
3. Set up shop at ART MART – watch the buyers come and the cash pile up!
BEST OF ALL – You can sell your supplies AND your work at this one special show!

To register as a seller, download form here:



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