Sunday, November 15, 2009

Table of Contents for HITS

On the first of every month, I post the Happening in the Studio (H.I.T.S.).
I share my trials, triumphs, and behind the scenes of working as a visual artist.

For now I am taking a sabbatical from posting about my art adventures. Enjoy back reading. There's plenty there to peruse. 

January 2012 (posted Feb. 1st)
post with images: best looking filing cabinet you'll ever see

December 2011 (posted Dec. 30th)
post with images: filed copyright protection, octopus towel hook...

November 2011 (posted Dec. 2nd)
post with images: installed glass Cactus Lights, stop motion film, xmas ornaments

October 2011
(posted Oct. 30th)
post with images: 7, 5.5 and 3.5 foot tall Cactus Lights

September 2011 (posted Sep. 30th)
post with images: aerial dance performance, zafu sewing project...

August 2011 (posted Sep. 2nd)
post with images: 20' tall pyramid, Eco Arts Award, Earth Art sticker...

July 2011 (posted Aug. 2nd)
post with images: 7' diameter henna ceiling mural, glass cactus lights, finger labyrinth

June 2011 (posted July 1st)
post with images: leaf labyrinth, quail egg arrangement, henna mural

December 2010 (posted Dec. 31st)
post: resolutions

November 2010 (posted Dec. 1st)
post with images: finished LED lanterns, Christmas tree and CPF test

October 2010
(posted Nov. 1st)
post: lantern commission with LEDs, certified picture framer (CPF) exam

September 2010 (posted Oct. 2nd)
post: new job and apartment

August 2010 (posted Sep. 1st)
post with images: lantern commission with LEDs, review by the, ideas for future art projects

July 2010 (posted Aug. 1st)
hand written letter, slideshow and videos: shadowboxes, paper lanterns and interior design of Pastor Susan's office

June 2010 (posted on June 30th)
post: paper lanterns, job and apartment hunt

May 2010
(posted on June 1st)
slideshow: watermelon stop motion film

Photo by Luke Goodman

April 2010 (posted on May 4th, 2010)
slideshow: completed bouncy ball curtain and ball drop

March 2010 (posted April 1st, 2010)
slideshow: henna tattoos and in-progress bouncy ball curtain.

February 2010 (posted March 2nd, 2010)
slideshow: duck and quail egg floral arrangement, crazy straw tea party, barrel of monkeys cactus light commission.

January HITS (posted Jan. 31st, 2010)
slideshow: Cat magnet commission, Ozolinsh Blue Footed boobie, polaroid contest.

December HITS (posted Dec. 31st, 2009)
Homemade Christmas presents: shadowboxes of original Nintendo games with duck hunt gun and original Gameboy and games.

November HITS (posted Nov. 30th, 2009)
New studio. Finished Halloween Cactus Lights.

October HITS (posted Oct. 31st, 2009)
New job and apartment. Duck egg shell necklace.

September HITS (posted Oct. 5th, 2009)
plein air pastel painting

August HITS (posted Sept. 1st, 2009)
Room make-over finished

Week 29 (Aug. 2nd, 2009)
Switching from a weekly to a monthly update on my life as a visual artist

Week 28 (July 26th, 2009)
Freelance writing about art and business

Week 27 (July 19th, 2009)
Setting up a new business - Nomadic Virtual Assistant

Week 26 (July 16th, 2009)
Flat Bryce

Week 25 (July 6th, 2009)
Continuing work on bedroom make-over for my cousin K

Week 24 (June 29th, 2009)
Mom's graduation and lots of knitting

Week 23 (June 21st, 2009)
Company from Oregon

Week 22 (June 16th, 2009)
Installed Art Commission

Week 21 (June 9th, 2009)
Mini tp tipis

Week 20 (June 1st, 2009)
My 25th birthday

Week 19 (May 26th, 2009)
Graduation from Art School (even though I have been out of school since December 2008)

Week 18 (May 17th, 2009)
Working on Cactus Light commission

Week 17A (May 3rd, 2009)
Cut demo reel of my art

Week 17B (May 12th, 2009) (I miss counted. This should be week 18. Oops.)
French knitting

Week 16 (Apr. 26th, 2009)
Dangerous Braille

Week 15 (Apr. 17th, 2009)
Blue Sheep Contest Results

Week 14 (Apr. 13th, 2009)
Rewriting art resume

Week 13 (Apr. 5th, 2009)
April Fool's prank

Week 12 (Mar. 29th, 2009)
Filmed documentary- Virtual Studio Visit

Week 11A (Mar. 22nd, 2009) (Link just has photos)
Inspired from being in San Francisco

Week 11B (Mar. 23rd, 2009) (Rest of Week 11 with desciptions)
Eifffel Tower watercolor lesson

Week 10 (Mar. 15th, 2009)
Dream job - stop motion sculptor

Week 9 (Mar. 7th, 2009)
More knit Cactus Lights

Week 8 (Mar. 1st, 2009)
Major computer time: set up online etsy store, widget ads, Google Analytics...

Week 7 (Feb. 22nd, 2009)
Miniature pie magnets

Week 6
(Feb. 15th, 2009)
Vinyl record plate light switch covers

Week 5 (Feb. 8th, 2009)
First Cactus Light is created

Week 4 (Feb. 1st, 2009)
Painted Ozolinch Blue Footed Boobie

Week 3 (Jan. 25th, 2009)
Collaborating on dying the tipi

Week 2 (Jan. 18th, 2009)
Trimming the 9' tipi canvas and starting to dye the cover

Week 1 (Jan. 18th, 2009)
Unpacking and setting up the art studio


  1. Hi, Elizabeth. I'm Babes and I'm also an artist. Thanks for inspiring me with the happenings in your life. Right now I'm still struggling in the aftermath of the great loss of my art stuff, materials and all even my books even those I accumulated way back in college(almost three centuries ago). I lost them all in the great flood last year. Life has to go on and it uplifts me to see creations of young artists like you. God bless you, my dear!

  2. Hi Babes,
    I am so sorry to hear about your struggles. You sound like a very tough and determined women. What kind of art do you make? I'd love to see some photos.

    warm wishes,


  4. your work is top notch! - Paula

  5. Hey Elizabeth, I stumbled on here after looking at your display board for Ian. I love your work. It is fun, uplifting, and makes me smile. I hope all is going well for you. Christina (Ian's cousin)