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Naomi

Naomi Monstrochika June Lady of the Month

Oh no! I have been so busy I forgot to post my June Lady of the Month. My day job has been taking up a lot of time and mental energy so I have been kind of slacking in the art department lately. 

For the month of June, I have decided to present you with my very good friend from Chicago, Naomi! We met probably a decade ago when I was tabling at the DIY Trunk Show, trying to sell some mini comix and crocheted creatures. Naomi was volunteering and we ended up chatting for quite some time and I thought she was very cool and we struck up a friendship. Later on we started meeting up with some other artist friends on a semi weekly basis to draw or paint together at local cafe's. Naomi is one of my favorite people on this planet, she is cheerful and optimistic with a touch of grumpiness (#oldchicagolady) and a huge sense of humor. She is an incredible artist who also paints in a colorful style and has done some large murals. Visit Monstrochika to see what I'm talking about. The monster in the painting that she is painting, in this painting is a character that she includes in many of her pieces. I miss you Naomi!!!

Debbie

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Because today is Mother's Day I have decided that my May Lady of the Month is my mom, Debbie! With her in this portrait is her grand-daughter (my niece) Ivy Lee, another lady that I love to pieces. My mom is funny, wacky and as Ivy would say "Nuts". She taught me to be independent and crafty and always encouraged me to follow my dreams. I love you Mom! 

If you would like to order a portrait for your mom click here. 

Noelle

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I admire Noelle for her intelligence, creativity and kindness. She loves animals. When I visited her in San Francisco she had cleverly designed her jewelry studio to be in a closet, so I think she is a creative genius! I also think that if Noelle were to give me advice I would trust it. 

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15 Cool Cats

Below is a gallery showcasing some of my work that features cats. If you would like me to paint a cat portrait email a few snapshots and we can discuss materials, size, price, etc. 

Creature Collaboration - A painting in progress

Whenever I am working on a project I always have left over bits of paint. Instead of letting those final droplets go to waste I added water and threw them on a canvas, layer by layer over several months. This was a great exercise for loosening up as most of my art is very controlled and detailed. It was fun to just let something emerge from the chaos. 

Six photos illustrating the progress of the painting.
Creature Collaboration - completed gouache painting on canvas

If you are interested in purchasing this piece please contact me here: http://www.mindyfisher.com/contact-about-artist-mindy-fisher/