Thursday, May 31, 2012

"What Is Beauty?" Featured On A Natural Beauty Blog

Mixed media art, mixed media artist, charcoal drawing, charcoal artist, watercolour paintings, beauty art

I was incredibly honoured when, after finding my piece "What Is Beauty?" on Etsy, Gabriella Volpe asked for my permission to use my art as the lead image of her blog post on natural beauty and natural beauty products.  After having read the post I was even more thrilled to have been a part of it.  Her writting style is both informative and witty.  Please view the blog post by clicking HERE. Thanks!

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Successful Website Launch!

I am so happy to say that my Mixed Media Artist Website launch, which occurred on Monday May 21st 2012 at 7:00pm was quite the success! In that one night alone the website received ...



1,544 HITS

This is definitely more than I hoped for and I want to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time out of their long weekend to check it out and support my growing career as an artist!  A simple comment, "like", or click makes a world of a difference to me and my online presence. 

Cheers to all of my friends, family, and fans!!! You guys are the best :D

Thursday, May 24, 2012

@-'-,-- How To Make Quick And Easy No Sew Fabric Flowers @-'-,--

So yesterday I promised to post a "how to" on making quick and easy no sew fabric flowers!   Over the long weekend my mother past down some old vases to me and I immediately began to think of what I could put in them. I'm not a huge fan of having live plants in my home as I worry about my Maverick.  So many plants are poisonous to cats, so I try to steer away from them. 

I had also recently ruined my favourite pair of comfy pants I had purchased in Italy.  These things happen to artists.  Then it hit me!  What a great way to keep the memory of my fabric items without having bags of old ruined clothes hanging around my home.

You don't need much to make these beautiful flowers. Here are all of the items I used.

1. Fabric
2. Scissors
3. Skewer Sticks
4. Glue Gun
5. Buttons or Embellishments
6. Pipe Cleaners (If you wish to make the Bonbon looking one)

Well here are the links that will show you how to make each of these cute little no sew fabric flowers.  I hope you enjoy!  If you do make some, leave me a comment and let me know how it went. :)

We'll Begin With The Easiest Ones:

Click HERE

These Are More Time Consuming But They Look Great:

Click HERE

You Can Even Turn Them Into A Necklace:

Click HERE

Here Is Where Your Pipe Cleaner Comes In Handy:

Click HERE

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Studio Spring Cleaning :D

This long weekend was spent with my loving and supportive parents, and of course, my other half, Darren.  Together we all made my studio an even cosier little nook to help me be even more creative!

I love being surrounded by all of my completed art works as well as art from other artists that inspire me.  I also can't help but feel the warmth from my (essential) candle collection and of course the memories I get from looking at the trinkets I have collected while travelling.

Here is my "desk" where I create my art pieces and do my online promotion.  In this picture you can see the new addition of an office chair and my new computer (which I was forced to purchase a couple of weeks ago when my previous computer died on me suddenly while trying to complete my website).  The chair was a definite "must have" when I decided to try and make my art career a full time job.  Darren (who also works from home) and I were both having back issues and so we treated ourselves to these awesome chairs.

This is perhaps the most important new addition ... or at least it makes the biggest difference to me.  Over the weekend my parents used their car (we do not have one as we find it isn't necessary in the city) to help us by this cabinet!  As an artist, I'm sure you can imagine, I had canvases and art supplies piled all over my studio.  As much as a love a lot of "stuff" in my home, it had really become too much.  Thanks to my father and Darren for building this for me ... I couldn't be happier!

The two top pieces are from the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, Rome, Italy.  I was lucky enough to see these masterpieces by Michelangelo in person and just thinking about the experience brings tears of joy to my eyes.  Beneath them are my wooden frames I made while in high school and they contain two prints of my pieces "As It Comes ..." and "A Comfy Nook".  The center photo was taken while on my trip to Portugal.  It's a sea lion kissing me on the lips!  As you can see my little sister, Meagan, was smitten. And lastly, some fabric flowers I made yesterday to add some colour to the vases my mother passed down to me over the weekend (Stay tuned for a post on how to make these quick and easy no sew fabric flowers!). 

And best of all, with all the space I saved using my new cabinet I was able to give my Mr.Maverick a nice big drawer all to himself!  He's the luckiest 20 pound fur ball ever!

Maverick says, "Thank for stopping by everyone!"  ...... well actually he's probably saying, "You opened my darn drawer so where is my treat Mother!". HAHA

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!  Please stop by again. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

!!! Please JOIN ME At The Launching Of My NEW WEBSITE !!!

I am so excited and proud to announce that it is finally happening!  I will finally be launching my first official website TOMORROW, Monday May 21st 2012, at 7:00pm!  This website has completely taken over my life for quite some time, in fact, I have been working on it full time for over three months!  This is my very first website and I built it completely on my own.  Please join me tomorrow evening to show your support of my artistic career!  I look forward to all of your comments and well wishes!

Please note that my website was built using Internet Explorer and therefore is best viewed using this browser.  Also, if you notice any link errors or spelling errors, a heads up would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks to all of my dear friends and devoted fans. :)

Monday, May 14, 2012


The Power In Women's Hands, Mixed Media Artist, Art Prints, Malinda Prudhomme, travel artist, beauty art, oil painting

I am so incredibly excited to announce that I have sold my very first print!  A print of my piece "The Power In Women's Hands: India" was purchased by Joyce Favaro who was also the very first person to ask me to create a commissioned piece of art.  Obviously she has shown a lot of support and an interest in my work, and for that I am so grateful.  The print, which was only $20.00 CAD, will definitely find a good home with her in my old neighbourhood of McCrea Heights.  I hope she enjoys her new print!

If anyone else is interested in purchasing a print please feel free to contact me.  If we know each other there may be a way to get you a print without having to pay for shipping.

Thanks again for stopping in!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Opening Night Of The 2012 Mayworks Juried Exhibition At The Royal Canadian Legion

It's hard to believe a week has gone by since the opening night of the 2012 Mayworks Sudbury Juried Exhibition ... time just flies by!  The show, which took place last Thursday May 3rd, 2012, was quite the success.  As the tickets were completely sold out for the opening night, my family was lucky enough to get in!  Thankfully, since I wasn't able to make it, they were able to attend and take some photos for me! 

I was told that the show was a fun evening and I am glad the people who attended had a good time.  I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of them with all of my heart.  I know that life gets busy and time is precious, so for you to use some of that time to support me and my artistic career means more to me than anyone could ever imagine.  Thank you so much!

Let the photos begin!

The Venue: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76

The Theatre Production: Riveter

The Wall That My Series Was On

The Other Artists In My Family: My Father, Gilles And My Sister, Meagan

These Beautiful Ladies Are My Mother-In-Law Sally And My Mom Jennifer 

Here Are Some Photos Of The Other Art Pieces That Were On Display

A Lovely Wine And Cheese :)

And An Even Lovelier Place To Enjoy It!