HERE. A Pop-Up Shop (Annapolis, MD)

This Friday is opening night at HERE. A Pop-Up Shop in Annapolis, Maryland.  The women who run this awesome pop-up are amazing and have really helped me become a more serious and dedicated (albeit crazy busy!) artist.  I will always be thankful for their kind words, support and inspiration of local talent.

This POP-UP is themed LIVE.LOVE.(shop)LOCAL.  I will be painting LIVE during the week of the shop, so hope to see some of you there!

Come on over on Friday night, 7-9pm at 40 West Street in Annapolis for opening night.  Or come see us any night next week for fun local art, crafts, and vendors.

Here. A Pop Up Shop

New @ Art by Megan!

My Etsy Shop is expanding this year to include some exciting new things and I wanted to share!

First, I have been working on paintings with poems and lyrics done in India ink. I use India ink in all my other paintings to draw on top of the paintings, so I figured using it to write words could be a fun new twist. I started with “Yo soy un hombre sincero” by Jose Martí, and will be whipping up some others soon. Custom works available!
I imagine that these would make great gifts for a wedding (lyrics of the couple’s first dance) or a birthday (someone’s favorite song) or even Valentines day (a favorite love poem).

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Next, I am adding a section of hand painted greeting cards on watercolor paper. They are cute and fun and are an inexpensive way to buy original art.

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Coming soon….prints (read: affordable art!) of some of my favorite paintings!

Stay tuned and thanks for yor support!
Now…buy some art. :)

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Wedding Invites {Graphic Design}

I recently worked with Stephanie and Andy on creating a unique wedding invitation for their fall wedding. They are both huge baseball fans and decided to get married at the Baseball Hall of Fame in NY. In order to tie their theme into the location, we worked on a formal looking but baseball-ticket-inspired invite.

What do you think?

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My favorite part is the barcode at the bottom which has their initials and the wedding date as the “code”. The witty bride came up with that one!

Artbymegan @ artomatic!

These boring and mundane photos are the “before” photos showing the set-up of Artomatic. They are clues into what will become an art takeover in an old federal building in Arlington, VA for the 2012 artomatic.

Art by Megan. 1st floor near the cafe. Be there!

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2012 Artomatic is held at 1851 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA:

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My exhibit!! (anything but boring…I got pretty pumped about the opportunity to splatter paint walls! It’s literally my childhood fantasy come true.):

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Polaroid business cards:

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Come check out Art by Megan @ Artomatic:

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“The new immigrants”

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Photographer and artist Jill Enfield’s newest project entitled “The New Immigrants” profiles recent immigrants to the U.S. and captures their real, raw stories. Read more about her project at takegreatpictres.com.

Her process for photography would make any art geek freak out (Katie, I’m talking to you). Check out how she takes photos with the same technique from the 1800s involving a “portable darkroom” and photos printed onto glass.

Cool! Here is her process.

“Mad Men” style…

Not much is classier than the awesome, retro outfits on the series “Mad Men”.

Joan, the sassy and foxy secretary, has the other ladies beat but I also love Megan, the new “Mrs. Draper’s”, look.

Word has it that Banana Republic has a line totally inspired by “Mad Men”. Check it out! Mad Men Collection at BR

Here are a couple of my favorites.

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“Bronze Pebble” (painting #22)…

So, I blew my “deadline”, but it was self-imposed so I am being realistic and kind to myself and allowing for a little “extension”.

29 paintings will happen, not to worry!  Check it out on ETSY.

Here is #22.  It’s a lovely, pebbly little one.  Enjoy.

Bronze Pebble - Art by Megan