Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Everything EVERYONE!!!



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Friday, December 7, 2012

Latest commissioned Portrait...

Grimace... 

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Latest Commissioned Portrait...

Shar Pei

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Views and Visions 2012 Entries


Straw Market Nassau
(David & Alice Metteri Memorial Art Award)

Shore Petit Four


Equine Play Time
 
These are the three entries I submitted into the
VFAA's 2012 Views and Vision Show
at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts
 
Straw Market Nassau received the David & Alice Metteri Memorial Art Award
 
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Latest commissioned portrait...

Boy with Mitt
 
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

IF ~ identical

sister silence

From The Bra Show exhibit back in 2009
 
...this for Illustration Friday

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Latest Commissioned Portrait...

 
pig tails
 
Portraits also make wonderful gifts for new parents or pet owners!
...my portrait auctions are offered HERE .

If the current auction has closed,
click on "see other items" on the sold listing, for the auction currently running.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Latest portrait commission

Boy with Orange Shirt
 
Portraits make wonderful gifts for new parents or pet owners!
...my portrait auctions are offered HERE .
 
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Monday, August 27, 2012

BlazeSports London 2012 Paralympic event...Haitian Book Auction!!

Illustrations for
How Haitians Play Basketball
to be auctioned here:
 
2012 Paralympic Games Kick-Off Party – Schedule of Events
August 29 at The Solarium, 321 West Hill Street, Decatur, GA, 30030:
6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks by Dan Holland, Chairman of BlazeSports Board of Directors and Annabelle Malins, Consul General United Kingdom
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Dance performance by Full Radius Dance
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BP and local BP marketers Clipper Petroleum and Georgia Oil Holdings present the grant donation of $10,000 to BlazeSports America
7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meet and greet with Olympians and Paralympians
The event will also include food and beverages, a silent auction and raffle.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Latest portrait commission...


pink tee
 
Portraits make wonderful gifts for new parents or pet owners! 
...my portrait auctions are offered HERE .
 
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Latest portrait commission...

baby blanket bling
 
my portrait auctions are offered HERE .

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When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

IF - Teacher

teacher
...this for Illustration Friday
illustration from:
How Haitians Play Basketball

written by: Travis Mushett
illustrated by: Donna Pellegata
published by: TorchRunner Press
released October 2011
ISBN-10: 0984449116
ISBN-13: 978-0984449118
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When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Friday, August 3, 2012

IF ~ Bounce

bounce
 ...this for Illustration Friday
 
illustration from:
How Haitians Play Basketball
written by: Travis Mushett
illustrated by: Donna Pellegata
published by: TorchRunner Press
released October 2011
ISBN-10: 0984449116
ISBN-13: 978-0984449118

CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTIRE BLOG
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Now creating heirloom portrait gifts for the holidays or ANY occasion!
Get your best price here...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

IF ~ Lonely


lonely
...this for Illustration Friday
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Friday, July 20, 2012

IF ~ Carry

Carry...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IF ~ Suspend


Suspend

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Friday, June 29, 2012

IF ~ Refresh


Refresh

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Custom Portraits...


There is a current auction running HERE on eBay for my custom people OR pet portraits right now...
8" x 10" starting bids at $125.00.
Other sizes and prices are listed HERE
Good Luck!

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Showers!

April showers bring these gorgeous Hydrangeas to life!
...more about them HERE

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Monday, April 2, 2012

IF: Return


RETURN

This one of the illustrations for How Haitians Play Basketball
written by Travis Mushett,
illustrated by Donna Pellegata

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

IF: Shades

...for Illustration Friday
illustration by Donna Pellegata for the children's book
Enchanted Tree of Crooked Lake
click illustration to zoom
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Bracelets at JCC Project Runway: Detroit

What a great time we had at the show yesterday at the JCC. Congratulations to all the wonderful fashion designers, other artists involved and Terri Stearn, for a job well done! What a delight to find out when we got there that Joe Faris from Project Runway 5 would be taking part in the show. It's always an honor and great fun to participate in the exhibits at the JCC!

Terri Stearn, gallery director, you are the very best!

These are the bracelets I created for the gallery portion of the Project Runway Detroit show
They are on sale here until March 8.


You can find a few pictures from the runway show HERE

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Project Runway: Detroit

I'll have three bracelets on display this weekend at 
Project Runway: Detroit
Lots of fun to be had this weekend at the JCC. This is a beautiful gallery with a countless stunning exhibits throughout the year. Stop in to take a look at this exhibit when you get a chance. Many great artists and emerging fashion designers here this weekend through March 8th. You won't be dissappointed...

Janice Charach Gallery

Located in the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building in West Bloomfield, the Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions of Jewish art and works by Jewish artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts, photography and more. Educational programs also are offered. As a tribute to Janice Charach's relationship with the College for Creative Studies, the Gallery also hosts annual shows in cooperation with CCS. The Gallery is endowed by Natalie & Manny Charach, in their daughter's memory.
Opening reception:
Sunday, January 22, 2012

C & G Publishing

West Bloomfield

January 9, 2012

JCC fashion project to display new talent

Teens’ ‘upcycled’ designs to be displayed

By Eric Czarnik
C & G Staff Writer

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JCC fashion project to display new talent
Dana Keaton displays fashion model sketches at her Detroit studio. Keaton has taught 12 teens about the fashion industry at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, and those students will present their own fashion designs at a new exhibit at the Janice Charach Gallery this month.
WEST BLOOMFIELD — The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is clearing the catwalk and making its Janice Charach Gallery more fashionable this month.
Starting Jan. 22, the gallery will host a new exhibit called “Project Runway: Detroit” that will run through March 8.
Gallery Director Terri Stearn said it will display clothing designs from local artists and young fashion students. The exhibit could be the ticket to getting discovered and developing a career in the competitive fashion industry, she said.
“A few of these are emerging fashion designers,” Stearn explained. “A lot of them are really up-and-coming people working in Detroit trying to get discovered. They own T-shirt companies that support them while they work on their thousand-dollar dress.”
Although the art exhibit has no official ties to the “Project Runway” TV show, Stearn predicted that “Project Runway” runner-up Joe Faris of Motor City Denim Co. will contribute to this show, as he did with a past bra exhibit. The exhibit will also show off approximately 400 wooden bracelets that have been decorated by artists, she said.
Stearn said the exhibit idea came from Dana Keaton, a Detroit-based fashion designer of 11 years whose educational background includes fine arts, business management and marketing.
Since October, Keaton has been teaching an ongoing fashion class to students from West Bloomfield and Detroit at the JCC in West Bloomfield. The class of 12 teens has learned about fabrics, sewing and more, she said.
The girls have been busy making dresses and designs for the exhibit’s Jan. 22 opening so that fashion models can wear them on the runway. The students’ projects will be eco-friendly and “upcycled” from used items into wearable garments.
“We have a young lady that is making a dress out of potato chip bags,” Keaton said. “They’re taking old ties and sewing them together to make a garment. … A young lady actually took a bunch of tea bags and is sewing them individually on a skirt.”
Keaton said all of her students want to join the industry in some way, be it as a clothing designer, a wardrobe stylist or a model. But she warns them that it is hard work.
“They are being very creative with this, and I’m always pushing the envelope,” she said. “If (a design) is mediocre, they have to go to the drawing board. I always tell them it has to have a ‘wow’ factor.”
The Janice Charach Gallery, 6600 W. Maple Road, will host the upcoming exhibit, “Project Runway: Detroit,” from Jan. 22-March 8. The exhibit will start with a runway show at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22. To learn more, visit www.jccdet.org or call (248) 432-5448
You can reach C & G Staff Writer Eric Czarnik at eczarnik@candgnews.com

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Blaze Sports Books!

BlazeSports has the perfect Valentine, birthday, any day gift for the child in your life. How Haitians Play Basketball written by Travis Mushett and Illustrated by Donna Pellegata, introduces us to Milekson, a boy with a different way of walking and a big love for basketball. When an earthquake strikes Milekson’s home on the island country of Haiti, his life and the lives of his friends and family are changed in big ways. This book, the second in the BlazeSports Children’s Series from TorchRunner Press, is a great way to tactfully teach your child about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the abilities of people with disabilities, and the triumph of the human spirit.
And don’t forget about Ricky Played, written by Travis Mushett and illustrated by Joanna Steege the first title for TorchRunner. In this delightful book, we meet Ricky, an amazing boy who reminds us that every child deserves the chance to play.
Whether a holiday gift, or just an anytime present for your little one, TorchRunner Press offers one-of-a-kind books for your one-of-a-kind kid.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IF ~ Prepare

Nothing could prepare these two for what was about to happen...
for this week's Illustration Friday

This is one of my illustrations from the NEW book How Haitians Play Basketball, written by Travis Mushet , published by TorchRunner Press for Blaze Sports.

How Haitians PlayBasketball introduces us to Milekson, a boy with a different walk and a love for basketball. When an earthquake strikes Milekson's home on the island country of Haiti, his life and the lives of his friends and family are changed in big ways. This book, the second in the BlazeSports Children's Series from TorchRunner Press, is a great way to tactfully teach your child about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the abilities of people with disabilities, and the triumph of the human spirit. How Haitians Play Basketball makes a perfect addition to your school or public library, and a great gift for children both with and without disabilities.
Get your copy HERE
When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too!
Have a seat by the fire with a cocktail and your ipad and browse through the pages of my website ArtQwerks