Tuesday, May 31, 2022

My Fine Art Journey

In late 2019, I decided to shift my artist's dream, and focus my efforts in developing my fine art (which until then, I was content to keep as a personal hobby).  While simultaneously renovating my house from top to bottom, I've been playing with paints and tools, and honing in on my voice, really figuring out what I wanted to say in my art.  And now I'm ready to tell the world.  :)

My abstract paintings reflect my love for the rusty and vintage!  Working in acrylic and mixed media, I enjoy painting in many, many layers on wood panels, where I can scrape and scratch to my heart's content, giving my paintings a worn and weathered appearance, as if they have lived a thousand lifetimes, gaining patina and beauty along the way.  They are energetic and bold from a distance, seducing the viewer for a closer look, where its many scars and imperfections take center stage.

If you'd like to follow my fine art journey, please check out my new Instagram account!  

Friday, October 6, 2017

Changing Gears

First off, many apologies for not posting in a YEAR!  Wow... It's just so much easier to post pics and updates on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!  So let it be known, if you want to see new projects, check out any and all of those pages.  :)

Also, my husband and I have decided to open up our home to foster dogs through the National Great Pyrenees Rescue organization, so besides t-shirts, I will no longer be posting new products on my Etsy page, so be sure to check out my spot at Hunt & Gather Vintage Market (194 Worcester Rd., Princeton, MA) for all my goodies.

We brought in our very first foster pup a few weeks ago and I feel like THIS is what is what I'm meant to do, and I look forward to helping out lots of other pups on the way to their forever homes.  (You can check out my YouTube page for videos of our foster pups!).  Here's our first foster pup, Summer:

If you're interested in adopting this awesome 1-year-old pup, you can do so at National Great Pyrenees Rescue.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Custom Orders in Time for the Holidays

People have been ON THEIR GAME and placing custom wall art holiday orders since AUGUST.  That means I've already been super busy, so if you're looking to have a custom piece of wall art made in time for Christmas or Hanukkah, orders must be placed by 10/23!

As always, a custom order includes a free computer mock-up for your approval, and can be paid for and picked up at Hunt & Gather Vintage Market, in Princeton, MA.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Industrial Blush is now at Hunt & Gather Vintage Market

My designs are for sale at a brick-and-mortar store again!  Hunt & Gather Vintage Market is a new shop in Princeton, MA that features vendors of all kinds, such as antiques / vintage, primitives, and handmade goods (like me!).  I'm super psyched about becoming part of their team, and now have an entire wall to display (AND SELL) my goodies.

I jumped right into holiday mode - making my line of ornaments the main focus.  You can also find vintage gas station pendants, wine bottle pendants, and of course - vintage funnel pendant lights!  As I create, I will continue to fill the space to maximum capacity, and then get back to restocking my online Etsy shop.

Here's a glimpse of my space!

Ornaments!  Premium wool-blend felt rose balls and ruffle ornaments, as well as Swarovski rag balls and Feather "Believe" ornaments (made with hand-blown glass balls).

Upcycled Vintage Funnel Pendant Lights

Wine charms!  Both repurposed Scrabble tile charms, and also upcycled cork flooring charms.

Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Wall Wine Racks.

Silky Chiffon Infinity Scarves

Refinished Wine Rack and Swivel Stool, as well as an Upcycled Wine Crate Tray.

Happy shopping everyone!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Shop's Open!

The shop is open again! Inventory is limited until I get my new craft room and workshop up and running. I'm workin' on it! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Condo for Sale + Renovating New House = Shop's on Vacation

My hubby and I bought a house and we're in the process of renovating! Industrial Blush is on "vacation mode" while we transform our new home and sell our condo. Can't wait to have my very own craft room and workshop in the house!

Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

As Seen on TV

I was a nervous wreck all day yesterday.  Couldn't wait for my Friday evening date night with my hubby.  We had it all planned out - pizza, wine, and Hawaii Five O.  Hubby surprised me with flowers to wish me luck (awe...), and then we plopped ourselves down in front of the tv.  Made sure the DVR was recording, but watched the episode live.  We had our eagle eyes ON!  I barely know what happened during the show, as I was so focused on the background of EVERY. SINGLE. SCENE.  Fingers crossed and hoping upon all hope that we'd catch a glimpse of that fabulous upcycled funnel pendant light I'd sold to a friendly Hawaiian set designer so many months ago!

Minutes passed... the show was almost over!  And then (AHHH!!!!) there she was, in all her glory!

I was just hoping for the smallest glimpse of the light, but I got OH SO LUCKY in that she was the STAR of the last 3 minutes of the show!  Well, she was the star to me... she lit up up the room.  ;)

I should probably send my neighbors apology letters for all the shrieking and screaming. Couldn't help it.  It was a surreal moment!  I was all giggles then, and I am again now just thinking about it!

I am now a life-long Hawaii Five O fan.

Check it out - The upcycled funnel pendant light I sold to the Hawaii Five O set designer:

And here she is on the 10/17/14 Hawaii Five O episode on CBS!