Thursday, December 18, 2008



Happy Thursday!
I've added some small paintings on wood up in my Etsy Shop. Some are new and a couple are older but they are original and quite affordable.

As of late I've been experimenting a lot with style and color and though it's really fun I always worry about "style" and why it's not always acceptable for artists to change styles. And how do you know when you're "changing styles" and when you're just growing and expanding on what you already do? I think I've touched on this before and I think many artists struggle with these questions so I'm just putting it out there again. Sometimes I have trouble quieting the ideas in my head and feel the only thing I can do is just make shit.

Hope everyone is enjoying their winter weather in their various homes!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy 200!

My 200th post!! I never properly acknowledged my 100th post on here so I made myself promise to be more alert when it came time for the 200th.

ok I'm over it.

But I wanted to share some images from The Canvas Project show that I took part in, courtesy of the Art House Coop: (second row from the bottom)

I definitely plan on participating in more projects with them in the future and I highly recommend it. It's nice to have a little challenge/motivation, etc. to keep things interesting.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

oh Shirt!

I'm really pleased to announce that two new shirt designs are finally available to order online from Blood is the New Black! So if you need that last minute gift I think there's still time to order!

The site was acting weird this morning so if the links don't work just find "Andrea Shear" under artists and you can purchase the shirts from there. Available for men and women.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

way out


I've been working on several commissions recently and it's been so much fun! Hope to be able to share them soon.

In the meantime, if you're still looking for holiday gifts for the art-lover here's a reminder of what I have available:

These are the 3 prints available for purchase through Little Paper Planes:

And of course everything available in my Etsy shop:

And for those of you in the UK there are some original paintings available at Edge Art:


Friday, November 28, 2008

so and so


hope everyone's thanksgiving was as comfortingly crazy as mine!

Monday, November 24, 2008

me you and everyone on the internet

Just a little monday morning post to let you know about some happenings:

-Over the weekend I was a featured shop on Paper and Stitch

-I've added a contribution to Paul Paper

-Some of my prints are featured in the Little Paper Planes Holiday Gift Guide

-I have a piece in the upcoming Small Wonders show at the Maryland Federation of Art:


Thursday, November 20, 2008

resisting urges


feeling things starting to slow down again and it's making me oh so happy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot like

My first holiday greeting card! It's up at my etsy shop.

And since I didn't have a chance to post yesterday:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


New prints are up in my Etsy shop

The Egg Thief:


Pink and Blue print set:

Click on the images to get more info.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

cathing colds from the internet


In lieu of a sketchbook drawing today I'm posting a recent commission I did of some more "hanging sisters". I really love these mysterious ladies.

Did I happen to mention that I have learned almost the entire dance to Thriller? I hope I get a chance to break it out this Halloween but I've come down with an annoying little cold so we'll see. I don't even really have my zombie costume together yet.
Happy Halloween?

Friday, October 24, 2008

up front


Do pardon my tardiness this week! It's been a crazy week and I'm looking forward to the weekend so I can catch up on things.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

it's not about the fame it's about the money


Check out the new Papernstitch site. I'm going to be joining the exhibition next month but there are so many great shops up right now. Be still my wallet!

Monday, October 13, 2008

pressed for details

From the 'Blender' show at the Cerasoli-LeBasse Gallery 10-11-08:

Vincent Hui

Melissa Haslam

Deth P. Sun

Due to a late (but amazing) dinner with some fantastic people I got to the gallery just as they were closing so I didn't get a chance to see everything. When did galleries start closing so early?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

biting down


And more (and better) pictures from the DAC show courtesy of the fabulous Zee:

more here

Thursday, October 2, 2008

no afterthoughts


I think it's time for a +- list:

-working too much
+making money
-family health problems
+did yoga this morning
-100 degrees outside
+Oct. is my favorite month
-lots of unfinished paintings sitting around
+lots of new paintings in the works
+new prints will soon be available in the Etsy store

I think the list could be better but I'm feeling especially tired at the moment. Probably from the heat.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

on the hillside


This drawing gets the "Weeds" theme song stuck in my head. Happy Thursday! Can you make it one more day? I don't know if i can...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

someone's going to think I'm fabulous all over again


I've posted a bunch of images from my show at the DAC gallery on flickr.
Sorry this post is so short but work is going to be intense for at least another week so bare with me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

yet again

Falling behind again! Here's some art from the weekend before last:

Eric Joyner at Corey Helford:

this image was given away as a print signed by the arist:

and of course there was an endless supply of donuts and candy:

Brezo upstairs:

Some images from the BLAB show at Copro Nason:

Andy Kehoe

Ryan Heshka

Stickylift chatting with Monte Beauchamp

Still not caught up I have pics from the show at the DAC coming soon!
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

living in sleep


I'm off to the show ! Thanks for all the moleskine love!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

show reminder!

Just a reminder to those in the LA area this Thurs 9/11 from 7-9 I am participating in a show at the DAC Gallery downtown. The reception is from 7-9 but the work will be up until mid-Oct. sometime. Lots and lots of pages from my moleskine journals will be on display.


I have a post coming on some shows that I hit up last weekend.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

end of the summer


I'm so excited about autumn but there's something wonderful about enjoying the "in between" time as summer ends. Happy Thursday yay for short weeks!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

from the past

This one is a bit of a blast from the past since I've been working to get most of my sketchbook pages to the DAC Gallery for the show on Sept. 11. There will be somewhere between 50-80 sketches on display which is really weird and exciting for me. They definitely tell an interesting story. There are three large groupings that will be for sale.

Also to mention:
I've made an account with ArtSlant. There are so many networking sites to be a part of these days!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This moleskine sketch is going to become two postcards for a show at the I-5 Gallery dowtown at the Brewery


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I must be crazy

From this weekend:
Susie Ghahremani at Giant Robot on Sawtelle:
I loved all the hanging birds and how they cast some amazing shadows. The entire show was put together so well you can see how detail-oriented Susie is. I bought 3 new paintings: one as a gift and 2 more to go with my beloved hummingbird.

Friends United Network (FUN) at Project Gallery

Very cool and interesting show. The installation was fantastic. A large tree was hung from the ceiling and a big shadow was actually painted on the ground of the gallery.

Lab 101
Amy Ruppel. I purchased the 5th from the left (the tall one).

Kathleen Lolley. Pillows were to die for!

Wishing I could have bought more work from all the artists.
See the rest of the pics on flickr