Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy - Art Trading

Alessandra Mello made art cards for me

A friend of mine and I traded art with each other.  We planned it two months ago and met up this weekend to trade.  My friend is a photographer but she wanted to explore her creativity in a different way.  She used different sized hole punches to punch paint samples (that she already had) and arrange them on white greeting cards.  They are modern and gorgeous and I love them.

Alessandra with the piece I made for her

This is the piece I made for her.  I used acrylic paint and collage with one of my monotypes on a piece of wood. 

This summer, I'd like to do more art trades. If you would like to trade art with me, please let me know.  You don't have to be an "artist" in the official sense.  I know that each person has their own creativity and maybe yours is waiting to come out in new ways and this is your opportunity!  Let me know and I'll be in touch in the coming months!  It's fun and it feels exciting and inspiring...and happy!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rainbow Skate

Duke turned two at the end of January and he just started skating with his Dad at the skatepark on Saturdays.  He's been skating in our backyard before he could walk.  He is really serious and passionate about it. 

That's my latest mixed media on board, inspired no doubt by my son.  He actually collaborated with me on this one, suggesting where to place the pink edged skateboard.

I am glad it is getting warmer.  I believe I had some winter doldrums.   Sometimes I pretend I am in Waikiki.  Aloha.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Surf Fridays! Announcing the Winners of the Poster Giveaway

Congratulations to Allesandra! Originally from Brazil, she now lives in the Bay Area and is a photographer.  She won my poster, Maui Days.

Congratulations to Ian MacAllister!  Ian is a new father living in the Bay Area - he is the winner of Jay Watson's poster, Mavericks Wave.  Ian and Jay studied photography together in college, at UMBC.

Thank you for playing everyone! We'll have more fun giveaways in the future - and all posters are available in the CocoBohemia Big Cartel shop

Happy Surf Friday!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Posters Available and Contest Giveaway

Posters by Jamie Watson

 I am excited to announce a new line of posters in my CocoBohemia Big Cartel shop!  There are surf, skate, Hawaii and California themed images by both my husband, photographer Jay Watson and myself!  I love the quality of these 18x24 posters, which are on a heavy-weight matte paper.

Posters by Jay Watson

To celebrate, there will be a contest.  We will be giving away one poster from Jay Watson, and one poster from my collection.  To participate, all you need to do is leave a comment here naming your favorite poster from each collection.  Winners will be randomly selected and will be given one of their favorites.  I'll make the announcement on Surf Friday, February 8 at 12:00pm Pacific.

To click on the posters and see them large and in charge, please check out the CocoBohemia Big Cartel shop.

Good luck!  Of course, you are all winners in my book!