Kerians Fine Art Blog aka K-FLOG Speaking of art….

16Jul/120

Pictures are Worth 1000

So, I have to say one of my favorite artistic sites ever is Worth 1000. It is a veritable visual smorgasbord! They have revolving contests for artists, writers and any other creatives to flex their creative muscles. I love the end products, and I'm sure you might be quite familiar with them. Some of the photoshop contest entries are so well created, people mistake them for real photos.Here is an advanced piece in the photoshop Contest titled "Relaxation."

Here are a few I have entered in the past. If you have a yearning to mess with a celebrities face or enter a logo contest, check out Worth1000.com

27Apr/120

The best school spirit video ever


This amazing show of student solidarity was made by the student body of the Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, TX. A motivated student named Kaitlyn K. wrote and performed the song. I'm so proud of Kaitlyn and her classmates and hope that what they did inspires more high schoolers across the country.

Please share this with everyone you know. We need more love and acceptance like this, so that kids who are picked on have a chance. One bystander can make a difference in the life of a bullied kid

25Apr/120

It’s all Just a Story Library Schedule

"It's all Just a Story" is a traveling art show with a wonderful storybook theme painted by local artists, curated and managed by local artist Robb Conover. If you want to get a glimpse of this amazing show, please stop by. Each library will have an opening and will be hosting art related events. I am so excited to be a part of such a great experience with a bunch of really cool artists!

March - Oak Lawn Library

April - Bachmann Lake Library

May- Central Children’s Center Library

June -White Rock Lake Library

July - White Rock Lake Library

August -Park Forest Library

September -Lakewood Library

October -Prairie Creek Library

November Central Library – Fine Arts Library

 

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Bremen Town Musicians

4Mar/120

It’s all just a Story~ a traveling art show

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So I was invited along with a plethora of amazing artists to create a 24"x30" painting for an art show that sprinkles a bit of magic over some really great stories, to bring them to life once more, in art form. As I dropped my art off at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas library system, I got to meet (for the second time) the mastermind behind the curtain and artist extraordinaire, Robb Conover. His eyes sparkled as he relayed his vision and how it was coming into being. There are so many people who are excited too, including KERA, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Library and a few other media outlets. They should be too, the array of artists and books chosen are both fascinating and truly creative works.

The paintings are going to be part of a year long tour for the Dallas library. They will be going to all the branches for month long stints, including the opening of the newest library at White Rock Lake, next month. This is a truly splendid experience for both the artists and the patrons to the library as it brings a great amount of exposure to the arts and reading.

There is going to be an artists reception on March 8 from 6-7:30 at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas Tx. 75219. 214-670-1359. There will be wine and hors d'oevre.

For the kids, there will be a FREE fun day of events including face painting, games, story telling and general rebel-rousing! It will be next Saturday, March 10th from Noon to 3. The artists are being asked to dress up as storybook characters, so you know it will be a visual smorgasbord! Refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

The Oak Lawn Library is at 4100 Cedar Springs at the corner of Cedar Springs and Knight. For more information, contact Ray Sablack or Barbara Carr at (214) 670-1359

Here is a sneak peek, but not everything is here, and it's so much better to see it all in person. Hope to see you there!

Participating artists:

Adnan Razvi_________________Pinocchio
Frank Tringali_______________The Emperors New Clothes
Hati Chivaviro Munetsi________Green Eggs And Ham
Christian Millet______________Hansel & Gretel
Margo Miller________________Rapunzel
Kerian Massey_____________The Bremen Town Musicians
Andy Morris_______________Jack And The Beanstalk
Gina Marie Dunn___________The Secret Garden
Essie Graham_____________The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Cathryn Colcer____________ Rumpelstiltskin
Andrea Davis______________Cinderella
Kevin Obregon_____________The little old woman that lived in a shoe.
David Rodriguez____________The three little pigs.
Liz London_________________Sleeping Beauty
Jack Sheely________________Little Red Riding Hood
Dan Colcer______________ The elves and the shoemaker
Iris Candelaria___________The last Unicorn
Chad Evans______________The Frog Prince
Melissa Wertz____________The Princess and the Pea.
Brad Albright_____________Alice in Wonderland.
Jacque Allen Forsher_______Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Zachary Morriss___________Belling The Cat.
Cori Berg________________The Ugly Duckling
Cigi Cowgoddess_________ Beauty and The Beast
Jacqueline Marchioni______Puss-n-Boots
Robb Conover____________The Little Mermaid
Rachel White Delgado________The Little Prince..
Kailyn Kerlee Cano___________ The Three Billy Goats Gruff

21Feb/120

Being Quirky SNL skit with Zooey Deschanel

I have found one of my newest most favorite SNL skits. Nothin says "cool" like "Bein Quirky!" I especially LURRRRVE Bjorks sweater!

 

17Feb/120

Shoe Junkies UNITE!

Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly "can't-haves-quite-yet" and the "oh-don't-even -bother-dreaming -about-them" pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.

The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.

Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.

8Feb/120

Suddenlink Art Class

Painting and wine class

So we had a blast creating Dorothy's shoe at the Cascades with the Suddenlink team. Those folks know how to have a good time,plus there were some very talented painters in the group. I was so impressed with not only their skills but also their great attitudes. I love classes like that! It makes painting so much fun! So here are a few pics ...Enjoy!

5Feb/120

2012 El Corazon Art Show- Dallas

There were tons of people flocking to the 18th Annual El Corazon Art Show at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake in Dallas. It was elbow to elbow as the show opened. The art was just as riveting and mind boggling as last year. There weren't nearly as many sculptures as last year but the ones that were there did not disappoint. The artists and patrons mingled as pictures were taken. I fell in love with at least a half dozen pieces. I think my favorite was a small wooden box with a sculpted heart encased in glass. It just spoke to me. There wereother pieces that didn't ring as true, but art is subjective and I'll leave that up to you to decide what speaks to your heart.

For now, I'll leave you with some pics of the whole show. Enjoy!

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3Feb/120

El Corazon 2012

2012 El Corazon, White Rock Lake Dallas TX

The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!

Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3

Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm

The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com

3Jun/111

Eat, Paint and Wine…it’s all about a good time!

I'm starting a new adventure and it includes you! Well, if you want to anyway!

This weekend will be my first class in teaching people how to paint. We will be starting off with Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

Eat, Paint, and WineIt will be held in the Flying Fish Gallery, but I am planning more classes in the immediate future. My class filled up in less than a few days. I am planning a nice little menu of Hors D'ouvres. Not to be missed! Not to mention my super snarky wit and humor...ok well, the dip is good.

Here is a list of what will be served, so please pair your wine accordingly.

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Sat, June 4th Apps Menu

cabbage wrapped shrimp with a mango pineapple chutney
tomato and mozzarella cheese salad with fresh basil
fresh veggies from the garden with a fresh dill dip
assorted olives  and olives stuffed with blue cheese and a blue cheese crumble with crackers
assorted cheese tray with grapes

Passionfruit Punch with a mint and lemon garnis

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You may have missed this class, but please check my web page for more available dates.
I will be adding more shortly!