Kiva Micro Loans – Giving Back

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – Giving Back With Kiva Micro Loans One of the best parts of starting my own small business is having the opportunity to give back in ways that are meaningful for me. To this end, I donate a percentage of all profits from Emily Lupita Studio to serve as…

The Evolution of Emily Brontë

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio ~ The View From My Art Desk I decided to try something new – watercolor portraits of women writers I admire. My first portrait is an homage to Emily Brontë,  the English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, the classic, Wuthering Heights. My starting inspiration was the Humbert Portrait, which is…

MSAA Gallery Grand Opening – June 22

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Next Sunday, June 22,  the new gallery where I have my watercolor paintings on display, the MSAA Gallery, will be having its Grand Opening event. If you are in the Atlanta area, please stop on by anytime between 1-7 pm to meet the artists and check out the wonderful art that our talented…

Summertime at the Studio

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Summer has arrived here in Georgia and it is off to a wonderful, busy start. I’ve been enjoying the process of getting my paintings all up on display at the MSAA Gallery – adding to the collection, meeting & learning more about my fellow artists, and spending time at the…

A Family Day of Art, Music & Culture

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio I had a wonderful surprise this week – my family came to visit! My Uncle Gabe, Tía Maria, and cousins Zach & Jacob Gutierrez came to town. We went to see my artwork on display at the MSAA Gallery and I was so happy to share this special space with them.   We…

Evolution of an Owl

The View From My Art Desk I’m working on a new series of owl paintings. I wanted to share the evolution of how I develop a painting. First I sketch out the basic ink drawing several times to get the design I’m envisioning in my mind. I use sketch paper and go through piles & piles! Then…

Art Gallery!

I’m honored and so very excited (!!) to have a collection of my artwork showing at The MSAA Gallery.   The MSAA [Marietta Square Artist’s Attic] Gallery is located right on the beautiful Historic Marietta Square  above the amazing store The Local Exchange [120 South Park Square Ste. 207, Marietta GA 30060]. It’s open Monday –…

Free Art Giveaway: Enter Today

Win My Artwork Contest: My wonderful cousin, Amanda Marie Smoot, is hosting a “Giveaway Contest” for my artwork on her fabulous blog, Making Sure to Laugh.  Enter ~ here ~ to win a FREE item (or items) of your choice from my Emily Lupita Studio Artwork Shop (up to $20 value!).  The winner will be announced on Monday,…

Book Signing: The Awakened Spirit Expo

Book Signing Coming Up: I’m happy to share that I will be doing a book signing for my new book, The Artist’s Alphabet, coming up soon. It will be at the Awakened Spirit Expo at the Cobb Galleria here in Atlanta. This is an exciting two-day event with a variety of excellent speakers and exhibits….

Elephant and Dachshund Earrings

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: This week I’ve been trying out a few new styles of jewelry for my animal artwork. I love animals and it gives me so much joy to draw animals in all sorts of bright colors & wonderful forms. My favorite thing is to add wings and let them fly….

Where You Go I Will Go

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio The Follow Your Dreams Project is going strong with several new designs coming to life. One of my favorites is this new art print featuring two winged elephants, first in ink then in color, framing the quote, “Where you go I will go. Where you stay I will stay.”…

Follow Your Dreams Project

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here on my studio blog and I have several exciting things to share. Returning readers will notice the new look to the website featuring designs from my newest art project. The path is still taking shape, but I wanted to share some of…

The Artist’s Alphabet Paintings

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: One of the most amazing parts of The Artist’s Alphabet Book Project has been creating special paintings for my fabulous group of Kickstarter art collectors. I wanted to share a few photos of  some of the alphabet paintings I’ve been working on in my studio. I hope you can see…

The Artist’s Alphabet Books Are Here

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: An exciting time in the studio…The Artist’s Alphabet books are here! It has been an amazing artistic journey to get to this point and I’m so happy with how the books turned out. Sending many thanks to everyone who has encouraged and supported me along the way! The books…

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. My family came to visit this week and we had such a nice time together. I’m blessed with a very creative family and we did so many cool projects together. I loved waking up in the morning to…

The Book Proof is Here!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio: What an amazing feeling to finally hold the book in my hands! The proof arrived this week and my dog, Mavi, and I read it for the first time together. The proof looked great & the book order has gone in. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in two…

This Week: Book Cover & First Alphabet Painting

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio: This is the first week after the Kickstarter for my book project ended and it has been a wonderful, busy time. I’ve spent many hours designing and finalizing the final cover layout. The book is being distributed by Amazon.com, so I also needed to write the book description and…

Kickstarter Project Funded!

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio: The Artist’s Alphabet Kickstarter project has been officially funded. Sending a bright & colorful “Thank You!” to my group of wonderful backers who made it all happen! Emily Lupita Connect with Emily Lupita Gallery & Artwork Shop: http://emily-lupita-studio.artistwebsites.com  Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/emilylupitastudio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmilyLupitaStudio Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyLupitaArt       @EmilyLupitaArt Website & Blog:  http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com