Happy dance!

A couple months ago – on a whim – I contacted a gallery….just to see if they were accepting new artistsjust to see if I had what it takes…you know, just checking.  Well, less than 12 hours later I received an email, and then a phone call, and had an appointment – and voila!  Gallery representation!

This is still shocking to me. I KNOW the right way to approach a gallery. I’ve done my research, I have studied the methods of putting together a portfolio – artist statement – resume, blah, blah, blah… in fact, I’ve been there – done that several times before. This time though, I did none of the proper steps.   Afterall, I was simply “checking”

Nope, I whisked off a casual email, attached a few cell phone photos and that’s that.  – ( as an art teacher I do NOT recommend this method of course * ahem, do as I say, not as I do, and all that jazz…)

Art 101

Anywho – I am now represented by a fabulous gallery owner, (who cares about promotion and actually selling art)surrounded by fabulous artworks and BONUS – my little sister shows in the same gallery. what what?  yup, that’s right – and yet, with different last names, absolutely no family resemblance, and art styles as different as oil and water – this was not a factor, or even known at the beginning.

I just love the winding road that brought me back to art – but I do NOT want to miss any of the lessons I learned along the way.  And that’s why I love this story even more. I am in this gallery – back in the art world – without any maneuvering on my part.  God opened the door and I stepped through, plain and simple. There is a plan – I do not know the plan – but I know I am back on track, and that is enough.


Click on Timura Contemporary Art tab up top for a looksie at my art 

Disney Dance Team Art Show

Olmsted Performing Arts is a FABULOUS organization. They teach first-rate classes in all aspects of performance art – Dancing – Singing – Acting – plus Gymnastics and Fine Art.

Saturday April 6 is the fundraiser for their Disney Dance Team – and I will be a part of it. Gathering the art – and all the stuff that goes into showing/selling it is a whirlwind of fun/stress/fun…..

Stop by if you are in the area – or if you arrived here because you met me at the show – take a moment to look at the links on the right- I have prints and originals for sale on Fine Art America.

If you like what you see – but it’s not quite what you had in mind – contact me. I love creating custom art most of all. Custom color schemes, textures, sizes…. let me make you something you will love!



A new perspective

A silly photo on Facebook started the wheels turning for a cool drawing project. At first glance, the boys’ outstretched arms looked unnaturally short…he is actually folding his arms across his chest, but thanks to the –  A. lighting B. clothing choice and the fact no one else has their arms folded, he looked sort of like this…big head little arms 2

Entirely okay with me, since this sparked an art project. Thank you, Nick!

Perspective Drawings

  • Without revealing the project – I had the kids trace their hands and feet on a sheet of paper.
  • Hands at the top (could be overlapped, or run off the page if necessary)
  • Feet at the bottom (some chose to take their shoes off, others left them on)
  • To make the perspective clear, I had them draw “finger wrinkles” and the sole of their shoe, or “toe wrinkles”
  • Then, I asked them to draw their body – BEHIND the hands and feet. (and showed them an example)
  • Be sure the arms end at the base of the hand and the legs run into the feet.

Some kids nhands3eeded a little help visualizing this – but once they got it Ba-BAM!  they were off and running.

Here are some examples of student work hands4hands1


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Art Fire and an Apparition

A is for Art Fire…..and ambitious, absurd, absolutely asinine…   Art Fire is an awesome sight for artists – crafters – vintage sellers and those who covet those items…I signed up today and am excited about setting up my store. (empty now – working on it) 

 A is also for “Apparition of a Jazz Player”    



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