Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Heart of Chaos presents GIRL POWER

I'm busy getting ready for the Girl Power show which will happen Friday, April 3 from 8-midnight. I'll be a little late getting there as my son is performing in "Seussical" that night, but I'll be there around 9pm and will be doing some live painting. There will also be performances by DJ That Girl, belly dancing by Tribal Moon, poetry by Adriana Garcia, Hip Hop by Madam Killz and Addict's Attraction will DJ as well. Hope to see you!

South First Street Billiards
420 S. 1st Street
Downtown San Jose

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Daughter Ivy's 1st Solo Show

I've been teaching art classes since my kids were wee little babies, and my oldest child Ivy usually came along with me before she was in school. She's just sit in the back of the class and follow along with whatever I was teaching that day. Well now she's 16, and is having her first solo show at her high school. Her work is really incredible...she's currently developing her portfolio and visiting art schools. She hopes to become a writer & illustrator.
Ivy Atoms Solo Art Show
Friday March 27, 6-8pm

Willow Glen High School SIP Building

2001 Cottle Ave, San Jose

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Animal House

A New Member of our Family
As many of you know I'm just plain goofy when it comes to animals. We've just adopted a new pup from the San Jose animal shelter. He only had days left to be adopted and my husband and I just fell in love with him, so we've brought him home. His name is Ramon, we call him Ray and he's about 9 months old. They're calling him a chi-weenie, chihuahua and dachshund but I think there's a little baby deer thrown in!

Palo Alto Humane Society and Animal Art Gallery

Much of my work explores the relationships we have with our pets so I was really happy when the Palo Alto Humane Society Gallery contacted me about showing some of my animal pieces at their adorable little gallery in Menlo Park. If you buy artwork from them a big chunk of the proceeds go directly to the Humane Society. Check it out:

Palo Alto Humane Society and Animal Art Gallery, 520 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California 94025
9 A.M. - 5 P.M., Monday - Friday

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Murphymae has a blog!

SJMA Member's Auction
I've just donated this piece on the left called "Open Up", to the San Jose Museum of Art's member's auction which will happen on Friday April 24th. Its open to the public on April 25th & 26th.
For more info:

Girl Power!
Lots of new paintings are evolving in my studio, lots about girlie stuff. I have a show coming up called "Girl Power" at South 1st Street Billiards in Downtown San Jose with fellow fab females Christine Benjamin, Lacey Bryant & Lara Sophia. The show starts at 8pm on April 3rd.

Open Studio
I'll also be doing Open Studios again this year. Last year was a blast at artist Katy Kindig's house, but this year I've decided to open up my home studio. Stop by the weekend
May 9th & 10th from 10am-5pm to see my studio and what I'm working on. I'll be joined by my friend Christine Benjamin who will be showing her fun paintings!
For more info and directions: