My Week as an Artist: Day 3

Today, I worked with acrylics. In terms of personal style, this one probably suits me best.

Along with my Mehndi art fascination, I am also into the designs of Talavera tile. I think part of the beauty of it are the variations from tile to tile. Painted by hand each one is unique. (Unlike machine produced tiles which are painfully identical.) Side note: My favorite spot to buy Talavera items in Dallas is at Amigo's Pottery down by the Farmers Market. The sheer volume (and reasonable prices) make it a fun field trip.

Anyway, that was the inspiration for the pieces. I chose subjects (gecko, bird, flower, butterfly) that are common pieces of Talavera pottery.

There is something healing to the soul about working in color. And I worked all day layering color. Four little pieces 3.5 x 2.5" each. I think they are beautiful.


D Herrod said...


I really enjoyed reading your week as an artist. Nate has been pushing me to start selling some of my stuff at the store. Do have some of my photos posted on my blog. Oh, I'm going to add you to my blog roll.

Erin Bloggs-Brady said...

So cool! I really admire your artistic ability, Cathy! I'd love to have some of your art work - maybe I should commission a piece! I know you'll be jealous, but I've been doing some creative proposal work as well! Wait until you see it....ha!

Cathy Hutchison said...

Erin, Are you kidding??? I am THRILLED that you are doing creative proposal work. (Is part of the reason I am sooooo relaxed this week.) Hope you are having fun!

D Herrod said...


If you were in Florida I'd offer to carry it in the store.

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