art every day month

Today is day 8 of Art Every Day Month. I made it through the first week! This has come at a great time. Since I'm preparing for this weekend's art show I have been creating like crazy. I am so happy with all that I have accomplished this week. Here is what I've been up to ...

Day 1: You are beautiful - affirmation mirror

Day 2: Be yourself always - affirmation mirror  

Day 3: Art Magnets

Day 4: Painted stones

Day 5: Choose happiness - affirmation mirror

Day 6: Watercolor backgrounds for earring packaging

Day 7: Mock booth setup in progress for Hissyfits Hullababloo!


To view posts of other artists for AEDM, click here.


hissyfits hullabaloo handmade market 11/11!

I have been drinking lots of coffee, creating and preparing for the past few weeks for this event! I will have original artwork, art prints, jewelry and hand painted stones available for purchase this Sunday at Hissyfits Hullababloo Handmade Market.

I love this handmade boutique! I go every year as a shopper and am always delighted with the gifts I find there. This year will be my first time as a vendor and as excited as I am to show my work, I am just as excited to shop! Are you coming? With over 70 vendors, you're sure to find some unique holiday gifts, plus you'll be supporting local owned businesses! What could be better than that?

Here are a couple of the booths I'm looking forward to seeing. Remember there will be OVER 70 VENDORS so, this is just a small sampling of the goodness you will find. 

If you know my son Hudson, you know he LOVES Desert Baby's tie shirts.
As a matter of fact, he just asked me this morning when he will have a new one. 

Wearable Art by Nadia Khalighi Taylor

Mer*made — with Keri Mosier.

Jnz Altered Art


RAWawards this week

Remember the indie art awards I was encouraging you to vote for me for?! Well friends, the results are in and I did not make it into the Raw Artists Phoenix RAWards semi-finalists. It's all good though. I am really proud of trying! I want to thank all of you who voted for me. I love you!!! ♥

See who made it into Phoenix semi-finalists here: http://www.rawartists.org/phoenix/rawards2012

The Phoenix RAWawards are this Thursday, November 8th at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona from 7pm-12am.  If you live in the Phoenix area, please check out this art event and support your local artists and vote live for RAW Artist of the Year! Tickets pre-sale $15 at http://www.rawartists.org/phoenix/rawards2012 and $20 at door. I have an extra ticket for the event if you'd like to join me. Leave a message here on the blog or email me at krisfagan (at) cox (dot) net.

P.S. If you live in another city, check the RAW artists website to see when your local show is.


art every day month

November is Art Every Day Month with Leah Piken Kolidas! I participated last year and loved it so much I made a promise to myself to do it again this year.  It's amazing to see where you art takes you when you practice every day. You can see what I created in 2011 here.

I'm a longtime blog reader and participator of Creative Every Day but, half way through this year I had to let go of the monthly prompts and give attention to some other projects I had on my plate. I promised myself that I would, for sure, do Art Every Day Month this year to connect with the wonderful art community Leah has created. Looking back, AEDM 2011 propelled me into making art on a very regular basis. I am so grateful for that and I can't believe a year has passed already! I am going to share my daily art on instagram (@kristenfagan) and twitter (@creativestash) and will using the hastag #aedm2012. I will also post my adventures here when I can, I'm thinking it'll be a weekly roundup. Let's see what transpires! 

To see what other AEDM artists are creating and to join in yourself click here.