New paintings

Just finished my first four paintings of a new  series. I am in my element again!! Advertisements

Binge and Purge… the video!

The lovely Nina Camplin/Fuschia Nightfire filmed the whole 5+ hours of my first “Binge and Purge” performance/installation  in Second Life. She then edited that down to 25 minutes and then sped it up and added this way cool music. Check it out!!!

Support your local artists!! Buy art for the Holidays!!

Support In October I opened my studio for the 3rd time for the Brewery Artwalk. As always it was such an amazing experience. I met so many new people, caught up with long time friends and made great connections for … Continue reading

Where art lives!!! (and where I live!)

The end of an era… or… new beginnings?

It  kind of depends on whether you think the cup is half empty or half full as to what you think of my latest virtual performance/installation. Yes, I deleted my entire inventory in Second Life. Or what I was allowed … Continue reading

Post-Brewery Artwalk/Pre-Holiday Art Sale!!! 25% off!!!!

This last weekend I opened my studio for the 3rd time for the Brewery Artwalk. As always it was such an amazing experience. I met so many new people, caught up with long time friends and made great connections for … Continue reading

Why I wear a wig…

The last couple of art events I have gone to, I have warn a bright pink wig. I bought the wig a year and a half ago and thought it would be fun to play with. It sat alone untouched … Continue reading

NEW WORK!!!

So It has been a crazy busy time for me. I just moved to a new loft…

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I am reconnecting with good friends…

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I picked up the Avatars from the Beverly Hills Gallery. So glad to have the girls safe at home…LOL

001(Left to Right: Sophie Allegiere, Paige Adagio, Lila Rhiadra, Maggie Dezno and Zoe Pegasi) All for sale from between $1500-$1900.

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I am also working on some new pieces. Right now I have to put any new Avatars on hold until I can get enough money to have them made. In the meantime I had to work on something else. I decided to play around with the mixed media work I did previously…

And my newest piece…

121(“One Way” 12×12 inches mixed media on cradled panel board)

I am going to keep going with these and play around and see what happens.

Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

A crisis of Confidence…

So yesterday I was struggling with the idea of identity.

In Second Life I am known as Gracie Kendal. Face Book, Gracie Kendal- Twitter, Gracie Kendal- Myspace, Gracie Kendal- LinkedIn, Gracie Kendal….

Where do you draw the line between RL representation and SL representation? As an artist in RL, I upload my works to Second Life and sell digital virtual copies of my work. I use SL to help get my work out there to a worldwide audience. No one can deny that SL is wonderful for that. But where is the line drawn for crossing over into RL? I applied for the MA in painting Fall of 2008. When I first approached the painting professors with my art and artist statement. They said, one thing that drew me to them, was Second Life. Would I have been accepted on my art ability alone? How long do I use my SL persona and the idea of SL to promote my art? I am going to apply for my MFA February 5th, and I am worried that if I get accepted it will be on the basis of SL. That my art won’t be able to stand alone without it. Especially in the contemporary established artworld that I am trying to break into. How do I incorporate SL into my artist statement. My art hasn’t necessarily been about SL, although my most recent works, come from the emotional rollar coaster that I have gone through from my experiences in SL. How do I put that in my artist statement. I am challenging myself to use SL more IN my art, rather than for my art.

How do I use the social networking tools out there to promote both Gracie Kendal and Kristine Schomaker?

Ugh!!!  I am overwelmed with these thoughts. Trying to make some sense.

I’d love your comments, advice and help, since most of you can understand where I am coming from.

Thank you so so much.

I look forward to hearing from you :)))