Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I've dots before my eyes

Polka dots that is! 

"Yellow Polka Dotted Pink Cup" by Robin Maria Pedrero
 I adore Polka Dots! They are classic. I like them mini, medium and large. 
I like dots in art, decor, fabric and clothes. 
I do not own a real cup like this one, I painted it on canvas for fun. The yellow dots were painted last after all the dots in the background. Perfect for a cafe, kitchen nook, or your favorite sublime spot for a cup.

 The Story behind Polka Dots has some interesting stories like this one by Martha Stewart;

"To capitalize on the popularity of the polka in the late nineteenth century, one enterprising American textile manufacturer coined the term "polka dot" to describe the dots on one of his fabrics. The name stuck, and today the term refers to round, evenly spaced dots of identical size (Martha Stewart, 13)."
 Staying with the dotted theme I created a pale yellow butterfly and daisies


"Daisies and Polka Dotted Yellow Butterfly" by Robin Maria Pedrero
There are white dots like orbs of light floating in the air and the pale yellow butterfly has a dotted body and black and white dots like a doily edge. I also like how the center of the daisies mimic dots. This painting is great for a small spot. It's a happy piece that I hope makes you smile. The 8" x 8" original and prints on archival paper and canvas are on my website.  See here..



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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Art for Education at the University Club of Orlando

Art For All Spaces and the University Club of Orlando are joining forces to host Art for Education, a special showing of Central Florida artists, sponsored by the Downtown Arts District. This event is a first of its kind in Orlando, showcasing the work of both established artists and students from local colleges and universities.


 Proceeds from this exhibit will support the University Club Foundation scholarship fund.

The University Club of Orlando was established in 1926 by a group of university graduates and community leaders who wanted to recreate the fraternal experience they enjoyed in college. Knowing the benefits of a good education and wanting to give back to the community, the members of the Club formed a Foundation to provide tuition assistance to local students. The Foundation currently funds scholarships for five local colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valencia College, Seminole State College and Florida A&M University College of Law. To date, the University Club Foundation has donated over $1.6 million in scholarships to these institutions. In its 88 year history the Club has developed into a Downtown Orlando fixture. It is now the city’s premier private club. Its membership is made up of a wide range of Central Florida business owners, doctors, attorneys, developers, bankers and civic leaders, all of whom are dedicated to supporting education.



“Art for Education” will feature the work of Ken Austin, Megan Paquette Stepe, Robin Maria Pedrero, Linda Brant, Judy Batterson, Marsha De Broske, Richard Munster, Doug Powell, Louis Lockheed, Saulius Jankauskas, Irma Kirveline, Patrica Byron, Natasha Schaidt, Bonnie Sprung, Cathy Hempel, Bricelyn Shafron, Janae Corrado, Paul Scarborough, as well as work by current students and recent graduates of the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valencia College and Seminole State College.


Tickets are available for a tax deductible $20 contribution, $10 for students and will be available online (www.ucluborlando.com) prior to the event or at the door on the day of the event.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Robin Maria Represented by SunDance Graphics

I am so pleased to share that I am represented by SunDance Graphics 




"SunDance Graphics is a fine art publisher and art licensor committed to providing unique, trend-conscious art for the home d├ęcor industry at sensible prices. Our outstanding artists, in-house design team and helpful sales staff offer flexibility and service. The SunDance Art Licensing division provides high quality art to manufacturers worldwide."

I was so excited to have my work represented by SunDance
at Surtex in NYC in May 2014


 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Silk scarf and custom handbag set of Dancing Dragonflies

My art collectors are so cool!

Rose saw this painting 

"Dragonflies Dancing" 


and she commissioned me to make a silk scarf and handbag set.

HOW MARVELOUS!!

Thanks for the great idea Rose,  I'll do more of these sets.

Want your own limited edition "Dragonflies Dancing Silk Scarf" ? 
check it out here

The bag was  custom sized with a pocket for her cell phone. 
I have all kinds of custom bags and pouches

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Celebrating 50 by giving it away

Congrats to Sharon Mai !

Winner of my 50th Birthday Give Away


I am celebrating turning 50 by giving away an original work of my art


This blog post give away drawing is for a Robin Maria Pedrero original 
 
To be eligible for the drawing you must do 3 easy things

1.First SHARE this blog post on your choice of social media, facebook,  twitter, g+, ETC
3. Comment on this page and my facebook page 

  Note I hand publish comments on my blog
so your comment will not publish immediately after you post it

 I will announce one winner on Wednesday June 18th 

 The winner will have a choice of one piece from a selection of small works of art.
The art will be shipped to the winner in July 2014

Remember to come back here and check to see if you won
Go to 
Robin's Society6 Shop
to browse art
Best Wishes, Robin

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Sharing the gift of art

Those who follow me KNOW how much I love color and that I live and breathe art.
Creating this piece was a blast!
I asked for color call outs on facebook and just went with it!

"Spontaneity" by Robin Maria Pedrero
Followers also know that this particular month of JUNE is my 50th Birthday and I am celebrating with art specials and give aways of my art. 

This blog post give away drawing is for an
8"x 10" Robin Maria Pedrero reproduction of your choice
To be eligible for the drawing you must do 3 things

1.First SHARE this blog post on your choice of social media, facebook,  twitter, g+, ETC
3. State the title of the print you would select in your post in the comment section of this blog post.  (Note I hand publish comments so your comment will not publish until I approve it)

Robin's ETSY SHOP
to browse for your favorite print


 I will announce the winner on Sunday June 8th

Remember to come back here and check to see if you won


"Spontaneity Pillow"

PEEPS who subscribe to my newsletter get a special every month.
Where do you sign up --> here

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Betrothed, White Butterflies in the Garden

The engagement of living things, flowers, plants, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, and snails comes to view here in my newest work of art. My painting is titled "Betrothed". 

"Betrothed" 20" x 16" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas by Robin Maria Pedrero
There is much folklore about butterflies and dragonflies.
 The Zuni people saw butterflies as indicators of weather to come.
White butterflies meant the summer weather was about to begin


This is a wonderful Irish Blessing:

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your
shoulder to light on to bring you luck, happiness and riches”


There are many myths and beliefs of symbolic metamorphosis regarding the butterfly.
Butterflies remind us of rebirth, love, hope, and freedom.
Some believe that the white butterfly symbolizes the soul of departed ones.

The Japanese consider a lovely female in a kimono to resemble a white butterfly. 
In Japan the dragonfly is emblematic of martial success. 

If you were to read this painting like a book what would the story be for you?

_________________________________

Have you heard?
I'm turning 50.

Sooooo to celebrate
I am going to offer the very first 10" x 8" print of this painting "Betrothed"
to one lucky winner in a give away. 

Rules to enter the "Betrothed" Give Away

2. Share the link/post about this give away in social media ( your choice, fb, twitter, g+)

3. Post a comment here on this blog sharing your favorite color.
(make sure to stay tuned and that there is a way I can contact you)

See "Betrothed" original and print on my website here


Have Fun and Good Luck!! 
I will announce the winner on June 1st (my birthday month)
Your artist, 
Robin

Thank you everyone for participating! 


@IrishRose777 YOU are the lucky winner!!
Please contact me with your address
so I can ship my print to you.




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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roadtrip #surtex #nyc

Roadtrip to NYC for #surtex included many fabulous stops attending 3 major events, two family events, my brother in  law graduating from Georgetown, a milestone event party hosted by my mom and my first showing at Surtex NYC. Here's some of the travel shots. 

First stop dinner in Savannah

Across many bridges 


Asian festival in Washington DC 




On to NYC 



A highlight of my traveling was meeting friend and founder of Messages of Hope Leslie Caruthers and @thegraciousgirl Mindy 


My art at SunDance booth Surtex. 


Busy team!!


 Loved visiting #ICFF stunning!!


Fun!!! 




Monday, May 05, 2014

Home Overlooking the Sea Painting


I dreamed up this place by sheer desire of wanting to be there. 
I base the details of this work of art on my experiences and some references. 
 "Home Overlooking the Sea" is a 14" x 11" work of art
Yes my originals are for sale.

Home Overlooking the Sea

 I like to share my art works in progress and often do so on my facebook fan page.
I do change my mind as I work on pieces.
I had a creamier color to the house at one point. 

shown in progress and not a sailboat in sight
 
this painting was so much fun to imagine and bring to life
This piece is a similar to a recent work of art I created. 
Last month I painted "Home by the Sea"
which received raving reviews from my fans
and was sold before I even finished the original.
I have reproductions available and
shared about the yellow home by the sea here.

Do you dream of a home by the sea?

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Gifts for Teachers, Art Teachers and Retired Teachers

There are so many wonderful teachers that we wish to find a gift in remembrance and as a token of gratitude for all of their outpouring encouragement, patience, guidance and life shaping time with our children. 

Something to use at school

Art Teacher Padfolio

 Something to use for lunch

Best Teacher Ever
Art Teacher Canvas Lunch Bag

Retired Art Teacher

Journal

Retired Teachers Still Have Class

Retired Teachers Still Have Class

Each of these pieces began with a blank canvas and paint brush.

I painted these images then I scanned or photographed the art to a digital file. The next step was adding making changes and adding text in photoshop. Then I uploaded the images to my Cafe Press templates to make them available for sale. 

There are shirts plates, mugs, tags, jammies, bags, phone cases and more..

Here in my Cafe Press shop




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