Kerians Fine Art Blog aka K-FLOG Speaking of art….

27Apr/120

The best school spirit video ever


This amazing show of student solidarity was made by the student body of the Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, TX. A motivated student named Kaitlyn K. wrote and performed the song. I'm so proud of Kaitlyn and her classmates and hope that what they did inspires more high schoolers across the country.

Please share this with everyone you know. We need more love and acceptance like this, so that kids who are picked on have a chance. One bystander can make a difference in the life of a bullied kid

21Feb/120

Being Quirky SNL skit with Zooey Deschanel

I have found one of my newest most favorite SNL skits. Nothin says "cool" like "Bein Quirky!" I especially LURRRRVE Bjorks sweater!

 

17Feb/120

Shoe Junkies UNITE!

Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly "can't-haves-quite-yet" and the "oh-don't-even -bother-dreaming -about-them" pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.

The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.

Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.

5Feb/120

2012 El Corazon Art Show- Dallas

There were tons of people flocking to the 18th Annual El Corazon Art Show at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake in Dallas. It was elbow to elbow as the show opened. The art was just as riveting and mind boggling as last year. There weren't nearly as many sculptures as last year but the ones that were there did not disappoint. The artists and patrons mingled as pictures were taken. I fell in love with at least a half dozen pieces. I think my favorite was a small wooden box with a sculpted heart encased in glass. It just spoke to me. There wereother pieces that didn't ring as true, but art is subjective and I'll leave that up to you to decide what speaks to your heart.

For now, I'll leave you with some pics of the whole show. Enjoy!

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3Feb/120

El Corazon 2012

2012 El Corazon, White Rock Lake Dallas TX

The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!

Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3

Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm

The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com

9May/111

Thinking outside the Bento Box

I found an array of really cool Bento Boxes some creative parents and chef's have created. I think their purpose is to entice picky eaters that a carrot shaped like hello kitty, tastes soooo much better. I have to agree. I'm smitten with the starbucks Bento. Makes me want a Frappamochadeliciousness.

9May/112

Etch a Sketch Masterpieces

You've seen them sitting on your niece's floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio's nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here's what I found....

http://www.etch-a-sketchartist.com/

The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, Jeff Gagliardi

With almost 35 years experience in Etch-A-Sketch Art, Jeff Gagliardi is known as one of the original, and still one of the best, Etch-A-Sketch artists.

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George Vlosich III

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, George Vlosich III

Since 1989 - at just ten years of age - George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world's greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as "the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world." George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.

For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: contact@gvartwork.com

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22Apr/110

Artwork Sneek peek

Here is a painting I have been working on. It's "Girl with a gague earring." It's a play on Vermeers, "Girl with a pearl earring." It will be done and on display at the Flying Fish Gallery in Ben Wheeler, Saturday May 14th for the Art Jam/Farm Road 279 Artisans Trail.

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vermeer

Girl with a Gague Earring by Kerian Massey

Girl with a Gague Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer

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14Jun/100

What you can do to help save the gulf

There is an undeniable urge in my heart to run to the shores of Louisiana and cry.
But that will not help.
The tragedy of the oil spill will echo on for decades if not longer, unless we all do something to help. Pointing fingers and screaming will not get it done. This is larger than one company, or one country. This is potentially fatal kiss to the ecosystem in the gulf unless action is taken on a scale no one has ever seen before.
You may feel helpless, at odds and desperate in what you can do from your couch so very far away, but there is something you can do right now. Donate money, time, ideas and any help you can give, and we will all be better for it. There is an etsy shopEtsy Shop that will donate all of the proceeds to help the gulf coast recover from the massive BP oil spill. Etsy sellers have donated their items so that 100% of the proceeds can be given to charity.

If you are a hair salon or groomer, donations of hair are greatly appreciated to make the booms, that protect the shores that have yet to be struck by the oil.
You can visit http://www.matteroftrust.org/programs/hairfaq.html
for more info on hair booms.

An oil soaked hair boom protects a beach, not yet infiltrated by oil.

Through a partnership with Hopevote and Amazon, you can help provide relief from this environmental disaster, and it won’t cost you a cent. Now through July 31, 2010, your purchases at Amazon made through the Hopevote website will benefit the National Wildlife Federation and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. For every purchase made, 1.5 to 3 percent of your total will be donated to help wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill. To participate in HopeVote, shoppers simply navigate to http://www.hopevote.com, where a special link takes them to the familiar Amazon.com storefront. Any purchases they make after following this link will count towards the fundraiser benefiting the Gulf Coast.
If you live on the gulf and see animals that actually need help, there is a hotline.866-557-1401.
Here are some more ways that I found on the Huffington Post website, who credited CrisisWiki for the initial posting of this info.
Thanks to CrisisWiki for their diligence in compiling much of this information.

Volunteer and Cleanup Actions

•The National Wildlife Federation has set up mobile giving services to support their work in the Gulf Coast.
Donors can send a text message with the code "WILDLIFE" to 20222 to automatically give a $10 donation to help wildlife affected by the oil spill.

•Oxfam America is working to help affected communities with financial assistance, as well as protect local wetlands and marshes.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Oxfam America.

Volunteer directly through the city of Biloxi, Miss. As volunteer activities become available, city officials will directly contact you. (If you're in the area, let them know if you have a boat or can house volunteers.)

•You can register through OilSpillVolunteers.com to volunteer or join a cleanup organization.
•The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816.

•Global Green plans to spend the coming months working to protect injured wildlife and to lobby Congress to enforce tougher regulations on the oil and coal industries. Volunteer with Global Green or donate to support these efforts.

Olivia Bouler is making a difference

Olivia Bouler is making a difference

•The National Audubon Society is asking concerned citizens to donate or volunteer. Sign up to get trained and volunteer to help local birds.

CrisisCamp set up a conference call for Friday afternoon -- follow the notes of this meeting, containing volunteer information with nonprofits and information from government organizations. You can also follow the CrisisCamp oil spill Twitter list for updates.

•Mobile Baykeeper, and affiliate of Waterkeeper Alliance, is dedicating resources to educate potential volunteers on how to help and address the long term environmental change needed in the Gulf region. Make a donation to these efforts.

The International Bird Rescue Research Center is coordinating a professional rescue team to help birds covered in oil. You can help by reporting wildlife affected by the oil spill to the organization by calling 866-557-1401. You can also make a donation to support their work.

•The Sierra Club is gathering volunteers to help with the cleanup efforts on the Gulf Coast. Sign up online to volunteer and the Sierra Club will help you find the right opportunities for you.

The Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana is also helping to coordinate volunteers. You can register online to volunteer or make a donation.

So with all of this, you can buy something from your home, that you already need, and a portion of it will go to help, or you can give a bit of yourself by donating some hair, or really get involved. The choice is yours to make, but know that every bit helps. Hope all of this helps you find a way to give the gulf a hand, even from far away.

-Kerian

27Apr/100

There’s always something cool at Etsy….

I LOVE etsy! There are so many cool things you can find that you'd never expect. Some of the greatest gifts are handmade even if you're not the one making it, the thought seems to count more. Imagine you're at a big box store. You see countless items of the same thing and your brain starts to turn into jello, cause it was the same as last time... Nothing really new.
That's when it should hit you. Etsy. There's a TON of really cool things, from handmade soaps to felt monster buddies, to vintage purses and original art. You won't find THIS stuff at Bigmart.
So I urge you to take a peek. You'll be hooked. Make sure you check out the Geekery too.
Here's some of my stuff. Enjoy.
-Kerian