Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Land lovers and mermaid babies can agree... What's better than under the sea?

I just finished a grouping (not to be confused with "Grouper" - which is a type of fish) of fishy paintings for a baby nursery. They are all different sizes and will be framed separately, but hung together. Check back for photos from the actual nursery!

In the meantime, here's a sneak peak...

Friday, December 5, 2008

On the 1st Day of Christmas, you hung these on your tree...

You will be able to see my brand new Christmas Ornaments live at the Turner Dodge Mansion THIS SUNDAY in Lansing's Old Town from 12-6.

A partridge in a pear tree, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens.... Along with the minis, ACEOs, a few large paintings and my smiling face.

Holiday Artist Market, Turner Dodge House (First Sunday Gallery Walk, 12-6 PM), Lansing MI

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Henna PARTY

Had a great time decorating guests at a fundraiser with Henna this weekend. Here are a couple of my faves.




Thursday, November 20, 2008

This week in Painting


This piece is based on the "I saw you" ad in the Chicago Reader:

"Reading on brown line"

i saw a woman with a brown scarf, you sat down across the aisle from me and began to read. i thought you were lovely.

Where: brown line to kimball (belmont-montrose)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today's ACEOs

These all make me laugh... especially "the whiteman".... They were listed tonight, so you may bid on them all week long!







Friday, November 14, 2008

More art...


"I carry them with me"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today's Paintings

Also, don't forget that you can see these and my other works live at Absolute Gallery THIS Saturday from 11-5 pm!



Friday, November 7, 2008

Fresh paintings from the studio

Don't forget to stop by the Absolute Gallery in Lansing's Old Town district.
I will be exhibiting my minis and ACEOs
Saturday November 15, 11am-5pm.

And now for this week in painting: More minis 2.5 x 3 in size...



(The first and circular painting...)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Today's Mini

"Urban Haute Bourgeois" - look out upper middle class!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Upcoming Art Shows - Mark your calendar!

Need a little creative inspiration to brighten your day? Or maybe you want to pick up a few unusual gifts - Christmas or otherwise? Please join me live at any of the following locations this fall, winter and spring!

I will also be exhibiting the mini's live - so come visit these tiny wonders of art in person!


Sat, 11/15/08
, 11am
-5pm, Absolute Gallery, Grand River Ave, Old Town, Lansing, MI

Sun, 12/7/08
, Holiday Artist Market, Turner Dodge House (First Sunday Gallery Walk, 1-5PM), Lansing MI

Sat, 12/13/08
, 11am
-5pm, Absolute Gallery, Grand River Ave, Old Town, Lansing, MI

Sun, 4/5/09
Tentative, Art & Soul Photography, (upstairs from Spin Street Bike Shop, Turner St. in Old Town, Lansing)

(*click on venue names to visit location web sites.)
(** I continue to show at Lansing Art Gallery all year long, please support this non-profit gallery!)

Mini of the Day


"Frauline"
2 x 3
collage and gouache on glass

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Portraits by Sara


My little cousin painted a beautiful portrait of her Grandpa on a pumpkin. I see a little Basquiat in her.. Later she said that she had forgotten his beard.

Friday, October 17, 2008

This Week In Painting

Here is the painting details from this week.
"Pastoral" 10 x 20.
Collage and gouache on board.









More MINI's!!

The minis keep appearing in my brain, here are the latest!

















Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dust off your wooden shoes... and tip toe your way to Holland, Michigan!


Avalon School of the Arts in Holland, Michigan is generously hosting a show of Kate Cosgrove 'fun art'. Nine pieces are currently on display in this gorgeous studio. 'Where big dreams begin little'. Visit their web right now! www.avalonschoolofthearts.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Loss to the Online eBay Art Community

One of the eBay greats passed away on Wednesday. Barbara Haukenberry was my art patron this summer. She shared her extensive knowledge to help me establish my online business for no other reason than that she loved art and artists. And she would tease and say "I get to ask this or that because I discovered you."

I loved her sense of humor and her emails and she would sometimes write to me several times a day. She mentored me, gave me feedback and advice... and she was usually right.

Barbara was an animal lover who had a menagerie of pets, including several Bengal cats and parrots. She collected animals like she collected art - in mass quantities and she knew everything about the subject.

She was a great teacher to me and I am deeply saddened by her passing. I will miss her letters, her advice, but most of all, I will miss her friendship.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Mini collage pix






Friday, September 12, 2008

New Fine Art

I've been feverishly... (well maybe not feverishly, but warm to the point of sweat) working on some new pieces for a winter show and to send to galleries. Here are a few of them and I'll be scanning/posting the other new paintings soon. SO CHECK BACK!!




Friday, September 5, 2008

More Photos from Nicole's Brian Vanderark party

Clearly her photos were more awesome than mine...
If you want to have your memories frozen in awesomeness: www.nicolecottom.com














And not to be a total stalker, but COME ON!
I should've had Nicole take my shot for me so it wouldn't be completely blurry.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

LlamaFEST 2008!!

Here are the highlights from this year's MSU llama festival. Unfortunately we didn't have $800 to spend on our own llama, but there's always next year.


















A llama adventure can work up a sweat...Chris and I headed to the MSU dairy store for some ice cream and fresh waffle cones. mmmm....


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Check me out in the Douglas J Salon commercial...

Just don't blink...

video

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Let Them Ride Camels

Good times were had by all as we celebrated my 30th birthday with camel rides, animal demonstrations (hissing cockroach anyone?!) and the "rain forest ice cream sundae bar".





Sunday, July 20, 2008

I dare you not to love this!


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

The Best Evening Ever Spent in a Livingroom

My cousin Nicole was one of the lucky hosts to the Brian VandArk "Backyards and Living Rooms" tour. (They are also shooting a documentary of it.) And because Nicole is awesome, she let me show my artwork at the event.

Below are some photos of them performing - they are a tad dark. Which is sort of pointless of me to write, since you have eyes and can see that for yourself...

Lux Land (Brians wife and BEAUTIFUL singer)



Duet from the two of them


Arguably the BEST part of the evening! One of the people working on the Documentary is Devon Gummersall. You might remember him from a little show called "My So-Called Life" - where he played Brian Krakow.
I recently drooled over Devon in the indy film "Seven and a Match" - which is definitely worth renting.
In high school, I was in love with him... I mean, Jared Leto is pretty, but give me the smart boy anyday.... So I almost had a heart attack when I realized that he was in my cousin's living room!

Devon was very nice, and graciously posed for a photo.

Now I just have to track down Leonardo DiCaprio...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

What's on the Horizon? My Brain is Growing...

Currently I am in a Dreamweaver class at LCC. I am certainly no computer genius, but the class is moving MUCH slower than what I would prefer... hence the blog WHILE sitting in class.

My favorite part of the day was after almost 3 hours of us being in class... This boy shows up and was like "I'm here for the Dreamweaver class" hahahaha... Maybe Punctuality 101 is more your speed, kid....

Second fave of the day: My teachers God-given name is "Wolfgang Miller"!

News for art lovers:
My next fine art showing is for a party that will be filmed as part of the Brian Vanderark (Vervepipe anyone?) Backyards and Living Rooms tour documentary. Hopefully it will lead to many interesting photos... check back soon!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

WhiteGirl by Kate Cosgrove

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