Harrison, the Poor Loser

The second Emma Jean book is going to be printed! The book that came the other week looks great! We loved the cover and even the font on the cover was raised! Here's the next book:

Where is my art?

I've got so many great things happening! I haven't put this up on my blog yet, but my paintings are now in Lulu which is a gorgeous boutique in Franklin, TN on Main Street.

I've also got four shows coming up! Four...gosh...I need to paint faster! Here they are:

Cooper-Young Fest
Midtown, Memphis, TN
Sept 18 (19th-rain day)
My booth is A-42, right in front of Celtic Crossing!

Fall Fun Fest @ Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Olive Branch, MS
Oct 23

Oxford Holiday Market
Oxford, MS
Nov 14

Gingerbread House
St. Anges/St. Dominic
Memphis, TN
Dec 4

for times, visit my Facebook Page closer to the event dates!

Emma Jean Goes to the Printer!

I know I've put some pictures of my the books that I've been illustrating over the past year, but it just became time to go to the printer! We've sent one of the seven books off to see how it'll look. You can preview "Emma Jean Goes to Camp" here:

I've made them using Blurb.com, a very impressive self-publishing website. They let you download a program for free to build your book.

What do ya think? They're all done in watercolor and my grandmother and I are SUPER excited about them! Hopefully they will be cherished books for our family (and maybe yours!) to pass down for years and years to come!


Here's some of the pieces that I've been working on lately! And of course, more to come!

Almost done...

I can't wait for my summer class to be over! Just one more presentation and a test until I can start painting EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! I cannot wait!

I took just enough of a break from my studies today to re-vamp a clothespin (big enough for decoration--like holding a picture!) It's adorned with a scene from a children's book of Winnie the Pooh during Eeyore's birthday party. It's up on Etsy now!

Just a little happy :) to add a touch to the room.

Also, check out the new business cards in the pictures below!

I'm getting really excited about the rest of summer where I can paint whenever I want, whatever I want!

Things that are in the works: a pretty bow/wig collaboration, MORE OLE MISS STUFF!, sundress, cowboy boots & white dress, Memphrica pig...let the ideas keep on coming!

Cooper Young Festival!

I am ecstatic to announce that I will have my own booth at the Cooper Young Festival in Memphis on September 18th right in front of Celtic Crossing!

I've actually never been since it has always been during an Ole Miss home game. (Still is, but I already know we'll beat Vandy so I don't mind missing one!)

From now until then I just need to paint, paint, paint! (And of course study for my classes!)

Yum Yum Eat 'Em Up!

Here's the latest!

I'm really excited about these two!

oil on found paper

They are much bigger than the little canvases that I have been doing lately. There's something about blowing up an object, like a fork or a spoon, to an odd size that's really neat. It's like it's saying, "Hey! Look at me!"

Canvas is 8x16" and is 16x26" with frame

Harpeth Pres Silent Auction

This is from a while back and I never posted it until now. My church in Franklin, TN, Harpeth Presbyterian has a silent auction every year. This year, I was asked to put a piece in and gladly painted something for them!

It went for $100!

Here's a picture of the side of the canvas. No need to frame!

And there's my piece over to the far right!!
A closer look to some of the detail on the side of the frame.

And tada! This is the final piece. I believe it was a 9x12"?


So I'm changing the course for the blog. Not sure if it's going to be just for this post, or if I'm going to add to it a lot more often now with inspirational pulls within interior design. I can't help it! I spend all of my free time (and lots of work time too) on stumbleupon.com and all these great other blogs that are all DIY.

I'm addicted to shabby chic. Well...we could put it in MUCH broader terms.

Shall we say "French Country/Shabby Chic/Sophisticated yet fun(?)
I'll probably add to that list of styles in a good 5 seconds flat.

So...this picture is not worth a thousand words...but a bajillion feelings everything I love!

Favorite aspect of this interior: the drawer pulls. It's my problem solver! I've been on the search for 8 pulls with the interior being 3.5" wide for over a year because the one I had was missing some. And I searched and searched, thought I found the perfect ones at Anthropologie, (the website even said they were 3.5" between screws!), to find out that they were 1/4" short. Ugah!

So this solves it! Just gotta find some awesome fabric (maybe scarves?) for the pulls now!

I'll post my new desk that I painted later! (And I just got a coffee table that I'm going to paint at Vet Thrift for $10 today!!) So definitely more to come!

Etsy Bound!

So I'm on Etsy now! For those of you not addicted to Etsy yet like I am, it is a site where people can sell and buy original artwork.

So please shop and stay a while!

"You Wish Goldfish" 2x2.5" in 7x9" frame

"The Old Man Is Snoring" 2x2.5" in 7x9" frame

"Hydrangeas in Mint Julep Cup" 2x2.5" in 7x9" frame

Double Decker was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported my first art show!
I had a great show and SOLD OUT! Definitely a wonderful learning experience for me.
Double Decker on the Oxford Square April 25th
(They had to change it to Sunday because of weather--there were 40+ tornados in Mississippi on Saturday!)

My little set up on the ground in front of Mom's awesome paintings :)

"My Mascot" 3.5x5" mixed media

"Grove Girl" 3.5x5" mixed media

"My Saturday Spot" 3.5 x 5" mixed media

"His Truth is Marching On" Frame mixed media
acrylic, oil, paper
Close up!

"My Memories" 4x6" mixed media
paper, watercolor, oil

Spraying before

"Dixie Dress" frame mixed media
paper, acrylic, oil

5x7" "My First Grove" mixed media
paper, acrylic, oil, marker

Less is more?

This is a new collage that I just did.

I'm really liking the small canvases these days. Maybe less is more?

Double Decker-Oxford, MS April 24th

I am so excited for this year's Double Decker Festival in Oxford, MS on Sat, April 24th!

My mother (Streater Spencer) and I will have a tent filled with artwork set up in front of Downtown Bar & Grille.

Here are just a few of the many paintings I'll be showing.

"My Mascot" ~4x6"

"Perfect Saturday Setting" 4x6"

"His Truth is Marching On" 7x9"

"Emma Jean's Halloween Trick"

These are the illustrations for the book "Emma Jean's Halloween Trick." This is the first book of the seven part series that I am currently illustrating.

Reminder: I am going to watercolor them once I get all seven books drawn out!


"Emma Jean Goes to Camp"

These are the illustrations for "Emma Jean Goes to Camp."