Life Imitates Art: Cardiac Edition

Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy cover by Arabella Proffer

I'm really happy that my painting "Outcast" made the cover of a medical journal, my first! Ironically a day after I saw this my husband had a horrible accident related to his heart surgery. He blacked out while running on a treadmill and was thrown. His heart stopped for about two minute and there just… Continue reading Life Imitates Art: Cardiac Edition

An Empty Calendar Is Death, After All

This will be very different work for me and it's the first time I'll be having a dedicated show of the new direction I've been going in. I read a horoscope a few months back saying that for me, as a Gemini, unveiling a new creative direction in public in June was the worst time to do so and it would not be well received. I normally don't put much stock into horoscopes -- let alone the Astro Twins -- but the description was a little too on the mark and specific with my situation as I was negotiating a gallery space. I'm glad the show got moved to the late fall!

I Don’t Know What I’m Doing: IMMA GURL ARTIST HALP

surrealist painting by Arabella Proffer

It must have been something I blocked out, or something I just got used to. Maybe I was just trying to be polite or assumed they were dumb so I just kept my mouth shut instead of getting nasty about it? "Your work is great! But you know what you should do..." is something I have heard from a ridiculous number of men with regard to my art-making practices and anything to do with my career. I guess I really did just get used to it. In fact, this was how they made conversation.

House Hunters International: The Drinking Game

Be careful, you might die of alcohol poisoning if you watch any more than three episodes.

New Video: Heartworm by Ben Vendetta

Not only did we get a new website for Elephant Stone but I made a little promo video for the upcoming release of Heartworm written by my husband, Ben Vendetta. It's about a guy working in the music industry during the thick of the Britpop scene. His wife runs off to join a cult, but he's sort… Continue reading New Video: Heartworm by Ben Vendetta

Motivational Talk: Radio Guest on LoLo Knows

If you ever wanted hear me blab about the music industry, art, Joan Crawford, my awesome husband, and why after everything I've been through medically I just suck it up (despite a cat sitting on my catheter bag), well then, you are in luck! I was invited to co-host on motivational talk show LoLoKnows earlier this week. Fair… Continue reading Motivational Talk: Radio Guest on LoLo Knows

Winners + Thanks

Thank you so much to those of who donated (aka purchased) my sketches and color studies for my flash fundraiser! I'm glad these originals are going to some good homes and I'll be getting them out over the next few weeks to everyone. Congrats to Margaret McCartney, you won the framed acrylic/watercolor of "Hoodlum" and… Continue reading Winners + Thanks