Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year from Emily Lupita Studio! Sending out wishes for a happy and prosperous new year! I love writing New Year resolutions & this year I decided to create a fun poster to display some of them here in my studio. Sharing here the steps to make one of your own…I’d love to see…

Final Days of my Kickstarter Project

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio The final few days of my Kickstarter project are here! (The project ends on October 31st.)  I’m truly grateful to the 55 amazing people who’ve backed my project so far. I now have 93% of the total pledges needed to fund The Artist’s Alphabet book. Almost there… This has been one…

Week 4 of Kickstarter: The Final Week Begins

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Week 4 of my month-long Kickstarter project begins today.  I had 7 wonderful people back my project in the third week and now have 60% of the total pledges needed to fund my art book project. It has been a joy designing the book pages and receiving such great encouragement &…

Week 3 of Kickstarter: Poster Design & Definition Pages

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio Week 3 of my month-long Kickstarter project has started and a huge thank you goes out to the 11 wonderful people who backed my project in the second week.  I now have 47% of the pledges needed to make the book a reality. But I still need to raise more than…

Week 2 of Kickstarter & New Designs

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio I’m entering Week 2 of my month-long Kickstarter project here at Emily Lupita Studio. I’m so grateful to the 13 people who backed my project in its first week & to those who’ve shared the project link with others. It’s exciting to see that I have almost 30% of…

New Art Book Project Accepted By Kickstarter!

New Art Book Project Accepted by Kickstarter: I’m excited to share with you that my new art book project, The Artist’s Alphabet, has just been approved for a Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign! A special Kickstarter website will run until October 31, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern. The official launch is October 1st, but I wanted to give the wonderful…

This Week: Finished the Alphabet

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week I finished my Artist’s Alphabet series! I’ve been working on the paintings & pairing them up with the letters to create these designs for years now & it is wonderful to see them all together. I’m especially excited start collecting these designs into the book I dreamed…

This Week: Updated “About” Page

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week at Emily Lupita Studio I created a few collages to include on my new “About” page here on my blog. It was a joy putting them together & finding the best way to match my paintings with the photos.   To check out my new “About” page,…

This Week: All the Way to “Wonder”

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio This week at Emily Lupita Studio I’m finishing up my designs for my new book, The Artist’s Alphabet. I’ve made it all the way to “W” is for Wonder. This book has been almost a decade in the making & it truly is wonderful to see all the paintings merging…

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio: Artistic Inspiration

Artistic inspiration comes in many forms. This past weekend I went to see the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer at the Atlanta High Museum of Art. I loved being back in the art museum, surrounded by beauty in all its many forms. When I got home, I was looking at the museum’s website…

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio: Girl with a Pearl Earring

This week I went to the High Museum of Art in downtown Atlanta. They had a special event of Friday night jazz & viewing of the fabulous Girl with a Pearl Earring painting by Vermeer. My husband, Alper, and I went with our amazing friends, Diana & Selim, and just had the best time. The…

Q & A: Where Do You Paint?

Where do you paint? My favorite place to paint is next to the window in my studio room in the mornings.  I play uplifting music, open the windows, make a nice tea, and spend some quality time with my colors to start my day. My dogs love it, too, and sit at my feet or…

Travelogue Thursday: Once You Have Traveled

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” -Pat Conroy This quote really struck me the first time I read it. I imagine I’ve read it again a hundred times since then. I find…

Peony by Juana Maria

This beautiful peony painting is by my mother, Juana Maria Plum. It is part of a series she is working on now where she creates flowers on watercolor cards and sends them off in the mail to brighten people’s day. This one arrived and brought so much light into my house! I love the sturdy…

New Gallery & Artwork Shop

I have a new online gallery…hurray! Creating it has been a true labor of love for some time now, so I’m delighted to see it this morning fully up and running. There are still several paintings and a few collections I need to add to it, but I’m excited with how it has turned out…

Weekly Gratitude: The Artist’s Alphabet: G is for Gratitude

I’ve paired my Artist Alphabet “G is for Gratitude” design with this quote I love that I think does justice to the definition of gratitude: “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton What is your definition of gratitude? Do you have any great gratitude quotes you’d like to share?

Great Painting Music: “Glorious” by MaMuse

My wonderful husband has set up a stereo system in my studio so I can listen to music in style while I paint. It has been a real blessing and  I love turning up the tunes now that the sound is so good. He also linked the system to Pandora, the online radio, so I’ve…

Painting: Lupezilla The Broken Hearted Monster

I’d like to introduce you to my Lupita Monsters series. This character’s name is Lupezilla  and she represents the fun, exciting & emotional side of Lupita.  The sentiment of this painting is, “Even though she is broken hearted, Lupezilla still insists on singing.” I was inspired to start painting Lupezilla after spending some time in…