Friday, November 13, 2009

A Brief Update


I'm doing Arts and Craft Shows again! This is the first year I've done since 2003.
My husband and I began doing shows back in the early 80's and did them, on and off, for twenty years.
We opted out of the shows in 2004...when we found eBay. We were just too busy to try to fit them into our schedules.
Now...I've brought my girls into the 'wacky world of Arts and Craft Shows'...and we've done a show a month since September....this month we have 2 shows.
Note....since I don't update this site too often...if you are interested in what we are doing now...please visit my main blog....Rustic Goth.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

It's Been Awhile....


It's been awhile since my last post on this blog.
To be honest, I don't think about it as often as I used to...
but, given the history of this blog...
I just don't have the 'heart' to let it go.

If you read the blog, from it's humble and hopeful
beginnings, you will see a life 'somewhat intact'.

Then, you can read on and see a family trying hard
to deal with having a new art business online....while
coping with the reality of our own mortality.

I kept fairly good 'notes' during my husband's valiant
battle with cancer...and often referred to this blog
when speaking with his nurses about various
hospital visits...etc.

After the loss of my dear husband...it wasn't too many months
before each of the group wandered off to do their own 'thing'.

Presently, I am 'on-break' from my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop. (I hope to be
back by mid-July.)
I have closed my CMZ Art Etsy Shop, but left my CMZ Art Imagekind Shop,
CMZ Art Zibbet Shop ....and a few others open.
And, I write several other blogs....including CMZ Art and Another Painting Blog,
both of these blogs have the most current 'up-dates' of what I am "up-to".

Patrick is only doing his art on a very part-time basis...and very seldom does he
offer anything for sale. He is currently back at University and completely his
education in Theatre.

Jaime and Mike have teamed up in the Best Art Studios 2 on Etsy.

It was easier to work as a group while my husband was sick...as the family spent
so much time together then. These days...it's just easier to work as individuals.
We get together occasionally and do a little brainstorming of art...and marketing...
but, as change has come to our family...so it has come to our art and our business.



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Thursday, June 18, 2009

In Memoriam

Saturday, May 09, 2009

ZOA Group - Pop Surrealism

WARNING!!!
The song with this video is 'Creep' by Radiohead.
The lyrics are explicit in a couple of places.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Art of the ZOA Group

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pendant Party


The pendant I chose to show in this post is one of the designs that are now available directly from our Group Website.
I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that the ZOA Group artists would be doing something as a group, once again....This Is IT!
We are working as a group, putting these Beautiful pendants together, and offering them for sale on the site.
These are miniature fine art prints of our original paintings, put directly onto lovely pendant settings protected by a clear cabochon placed over the print.
We're planning to have a 'pendant party' in early spring so that we can show a lot of pieces all at once.

Friday, February 13, 2009

So-Oh Gallery is Closing

We received word a few days ago that So-Oh Gallery, the local gallery that represents all of the ZOA Group artists, is closing at the end of this month.
In spite of the investment value of original art, our depressed economy is taking it's toll on the smaller galleries, like So-Oh. That really is too bad.
We will miss our local gallery representation, but as busy as we are online, I suppose the only ones who will really be affected, will be local collectors.
We often receive requests from local collectors to come directly to our homes and studios to purchase art. While we have only done this on occasion, we've haven't made this an option for quite some time.
It is very difficult to open our homes and studios to collectors, as this is where we live and work...so, once the So-Oh Gallery has closed...all of the art by group artists will only be available for online purchases only.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

A New Day -- A New Year

Another new year, already! Wow...where does the time go?
Just a little update on what is going on with us...the group is back together...in a somewhat smaller way.
Everyone still has their own sites and we're doing business as individuals...some of us on a much, much smaller scale than we have in the past few years.
But, we are joining 'forces' on our website...to offer a few items as a group. And, in the next month or two, I will be able to offer more information.
In the meantime...we are wishing everyone...A Happy New Year!