Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dachshund Central is hopping!

On the eve of Hurricane Isaac's visit to Louisiana, I've been busy getting yet more Mardi Gras Dachshund paintings finished and packed and mailed. I've been glued to the studio table with the the weather station on, tracking the path of the tropical storm/hurricane. What a day.

This is the progress I made around noon today.
I'm happy to report that THIS jazz dog is finally finished and tomorrow will be leaving the path of Isaac and heading to THE big city - New York, New York! She will have her new home at her new address on Broadway. Her new owner also owns property in Louisiana. I just LOVE the connections made around the country via this little dog.

This weekend I completed a tan one (Ssshhh... it's a surprise for a wedding gift!!)

A new collector contacted me this week to order one. She found the Mardi Gras Dachshund in a Mimi's Cafe Restaurant in Colorado. If you spot the Mardi Gras Dachshund, snap a photo of it with you (or your friend) standing next to it. I'd love to share the photo with my readers!

If you are local to Northeast Louisiana, please feel free to attend the opening reception of "True Colors", my art show at the Crescent City Coffee House in Ruston, Louisiana on Sunday, September 9 from 2-4:00pm. You can see a sneak peek of images at the NCLAC's Blog.

You can also see more info at the Ruston Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Art Show Reception Invitations!

I'm so excited about my upcoming art show. I can't wait to share my new artwork!

The invitations for the reception will be going postal soon!

I just shipped of a very heavy box of mixed media art to a major craft magazine this week for an early 2013 press date. So excited about this and some other upcoming publications. I love my job!

It's back to the studio for me...time to finish some orders. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thanks for the nomination and votes!!

I've been super, super, super busy in the studio the past couple of months. I hate that I've neglected my blog. If you haven't "liked" my art studio page on Facebook, please do so. I try to post there at least once a week at Melanie Douthit Art Studio Facebook Page.

This past Friday I was happy to attend the awards banquet for the area's Best of the Delta by DeltaStyle Magazine. For the second year in a row, I was nominated in the top five for Best Artist. I want to thank everyone that nominated me, supported me and voted for me. There are dozens or more of wonderful talented artists in our area, and to be in the top five is mind-blowing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I snapped this photo of my award certificate with the backdrop of some brand-new paintings I just completed for my upcoming solo show (more on that later).

I'm working on my fourth Mardi Gras Dachshund painting in the past five weeks. I've added long-haired dachshunds to the choices in my Etsy Store. If you would like to commission one and you don't see it listed, please send me a message. Once someone purchases one, the listing goes away and I have to relist it. I don't relist while I have a current order going so that I don't get delayed on getting orders out, plus I might be working on other new art. Always, always don't hesitate on inquire. :) Here's the link to my Etsy Store.

Here's a photo of the long hair Mardi Gras dachshund.

Speaking of the Mardi Gras dachshund - did you realize the Mardi Gras Dachshund is about to turn 10! I think a party is in order. Check back soon for details.

I just completed some fun new art for a solo show at the end of this summer. I'm so excited about this show and can't wait to share my new work, but I have to wait!

Again, thank you! thank you! thank you! for putting in me in the finals for Best Artist. Don't forget to follow me on twitter and facebook! Happy creating!