Last night I got to bedazzle hundreds of Verizon employees with gemstones for a corporate event at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Ordinarily I paint faces, but bedazzling faces was super fun and so fancy!
Here’s a photo of some of the Verizon employees showing off their bedazzled faces (and my gemstone studded face in the center).
❤︎ Check out Chad’s music (used with his permission of course) ❤︎
In other news…
I found an amazing free app that helps raise money for your favorite animal charity. Best of all, you don’t have to ask people to donate to your cause, simply download the free resqwalk app, hit start, and go. It’s totally free too.
Chatterbox Abstract Acrylic Mushroom Painting
Last night I was painting on my acrylic abstract art that I made (abstract painting tutorial here). I started painting it sideways, then upside down, and then I realized I could turn the stem/trunks into the bottoms of mushrooms, and of course the polka dots lend themselves to mushrooms as well.
Chatterbox Abstract Mushroom Painting by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan
I was inspired by the polka dots on a monarch butterfly. I love the contrast of little white dots on a black wing or background. This painting started out as a very abstract painting and I’ve combined it with feathers for a fun and whimsical bohemian look. I will eventually add some mushroom prints to my art shop.
In case I haven’t already said it 500 times, I’m creating my own Spirit Animal oracle deck, and this mushroom painting is going to be a part of it.
Last week I heard owls hooting outside. Then I heard that my Aunt Kathy passed away. She was really fond of owls and collected them. I was taking photos of my owl painting here when I found out about her passing. I felt like it was her saying hello to me.
As a spirit animal, owls use keen eyesight to hunt at night. The owl wants YOU to be on the lookout for signs and clues and synchronicity. The owl sends messages via visual images like dreams and in meditation.
Speaking of synchronicity, I’m working on creating my Uplifting Animals Oracle deck. I painted a Stink Bug and experienced Stink-chronicity! There was an actual stink bug next to my stink bug oracle card painting 🐞 the meaning: look for the gift in every situation, even ones that “stink”…
bug art by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan
Here’s what the finished stink bug painting looks like: