Monday, October 12, 2009

Art Show Booth for Miller Modern Art

Here's my new booth. I didnt get the chance to finish painting the crown molding and since this show was non juried, I have a bunch of clearance items as well as the high end art but I really love the new booth. My dad designed it for me:)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Funny Cat Video

I had to post this one because this kitty looks just like my feral kitty, Amelia except Amelia has brown colorations instead of grey....even the angry kitty expression is her. Enjoy!

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Here's Amelia...LOL


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

She Sprouts Wings SALE Original by P Miller

In the spirit of Halloween I thought I'd feature this little kitty. She's a 5 x 7 black cat painting framed. This is an older one that I haven't really had time to feature before. Hope you like her..

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Pampered Whiskers Cat Hats and More!!

With Halloween right around the corner what could be more perfect then a wonderful hat for your cat or dog!!!

Visit Pampered Whiskers for Hats and Collars that are unique and affordable.

Here are some of my favorites:

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You are my sunshine!

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Pet Collars w/ Bling

Pet Collars with Bling

Thursday, August 27, 2009

King of Hearts Tuxedo Cat Art ACEO by PMILLER

Here's my latest miniature painting feature. He's the "King of Hearts" a tuxedo cat I painted for a challenge in ALA, an artist group I am in. Great romantic little gift for Valentine's Day, anniveries, dating or just because!

King of Hearts Listing

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MD Events Miller Modern Art at Stonefence Gardens Arts & Crafts Festival

We are very pleased to announce that we will be doing the Stonefence Gardens Arts and Crafts Festival and hope that if you are looking for a fun way to spend a weekend, you'll join us and stop by the Miller Modern Art Booth to say hello.

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The show is outdoors in a beautifully wooded area; the whole place has a Native American feel to it. There's a gift shop located on the property with a great deal of handmade goods- Stone Fence is known for their handmade crafts, specifically chainsaw carvings done by John.

Each year, they set up an outdoor grill with food (the best hamburgers around- my husband swears by this), pony rides for the kids, and music in addition to the show. This year the artists will be showing a variety of fine arts and crafts including jewelry, paintings, fine art prints, carvings, handmade woven baskets, hand-stretched Native American drums, sculpture artists, a blacksmith and art demonstrations.

Stonefence Gardens Arts and Crafts Festival
September 19th and 20th 10am to 5pm
6610 mountaindale rd.
Thurmont md 21788

Off of Route 15

See you there!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Funny Cat Picutres

Here's some funny cat pictures I found on the net. Courtsey of

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Art for Charity-Tips for Artists

Contribute Your Talents to a Good Cause
Art has found its way into the Tour de France. Depending on your definition of art, it may have always been there (Fans' costumes! Crop sculptures! Handmade signs and banners!). But now Lance Armstrong, in his first Tour in four years, has teamed up with Nike to enlist the talents of 30 of the world's foremost contemporary artists for an exhibit entitled STAGES, which opened in Paris last week. Details are sketchy, but as far as I can tell, the exhibit consists of a few Trek bikes that were decorated by the artists. (Yes, this recalls visions of Cow Parade and its infinite clones--artists working with the surface of an existing form.) Other works were created specifically for the show.

After its Paris debut, STAGES travels to New York, Los Angeles, and Portland. The artists' works will be sold with proceeds benefiting Armstrong's foundation to fight cancer. You can't argue that the artists are making a contribution.

I've written a lot previously about donating art to charity events--cautioning you against donating too much or feeling obligated. But there comes a time when your passion for a cause is so deep that you would regret not using your talents to help out. Rather than wait for the requests to come to you, organize your own charity event by teaming up with a nonprofit organization and at least one celebrity. Lance Armstrong might be out of reach, but there are probably celebrities in your town that would be willing to lend their name to a good cause.

You could donate work that you already have available, but you'll get more publicity if it's work created around a theme. I hate to say that because I'm not crazy about themed art, but I know what gets picked up in the mainstream media. If publicity is a goal (and it should be if you're trying to raise money!), a theme might be the way to go.

Let's look at some of the local celebrities and nonprofit organizations you could team up with.

Celebrity Chefs + Food Bank + Artists
Purchase plain aprons for artists to decorate and then sell or auction the aprons at an event that features the chefs' creations while raising funds for the local food bank.

Newscasters + Literacy Program + Artists
Ask artists to create artists' books. Exhibit the books at local libraries and galleries before holding a sale and having a party at a bookstore with proceeds going toward a literacy program. Bringing in the bookstore (a retail space with its own following) is a bonus to the partnership.

Sports Stars + Inner-City Sports for Kids + Artists
Ask artists, or pair up artists and sports stars into teams, to decorate baseball caps, footballs, jerseys, or anything else associated with your celebrity's sport. Ask a sportscaster to be the MC at the party and sale. You're likely to get TV coverage on the sportscaster's station.

One final note of interest: Lance Armstrong is said to be riding a few of the artist-decorated bikes in the Tour de France, including the bike by Damien Hirst to the finish line in Paris.
Know This . . .
Making a contribution to a cause that's important to you is extremely gratifying.
Think About This . . .
The more people you include in your event, the more publicity you will receive and the more money you will raise for a worthy cause.
Do This . . .
Contribute your talents to a good cause. Bring in a local celebrity (or celebrities) to help attract attention. Be diligent in your research to ensure your nonprofit is in good standing and well thought of in the community. There are many charity watchdog organizations out there. Try as a starting point.

Also, understand that--at least for now--when you donate your art, you (the artist) are able to deduct only the cost of your materials for U.S. tax purposes. See more about working with a nonprofit and donating art in my book, I'd Rather Be in the Studio!, pages 219-222.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Like Cat Bling? Check out this..

I'm going to email them now to ask for permission to post some of my favorite items but I had to share this lovely store with everyone!! At some point I'd like to do alot more cat ACEOs (miniature paintings)but alass, I don't have enough time to do everything I'm inspired to do..LOL

Join me in visting their site and future purchases!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wanna Cuddle? Calico Kitten ACEO by PMILLER

Wanna cuddle? I know this cute little kitten does! I did this miniature painting for a challenge in my animal loving artists group.

Wanna Cuddle

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Monday, July 20, 2009

My Dream Home on Urban Lifestyle Decor

I love ultra modern decor. To give you an example of my taste, here are a few pictures of the decor in my home with some of my paintings.




I just decided to follow when I came across this fabulous home designed by Richard Meier. That is my idea of what my house should look like! WOW! Here's a link to his site if you are interested in seeing more of his designs.

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My Dream House-The Douglass House by Richard Meier

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I'll be visiting Urban Lifestyle Decor often.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Artscape 2009

I have been attending Artscape for many years and I always find artists that I love to buy from there. The food and performances are always a blast. Last year I tried the fried was surprisingly good haha...hope to see you there..

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Calico Kitten Cat Art by PMILLER ACEO Original

Here's my fist post to the new ezine...

Catch It, Cleo! ACEO Calico Kitten

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Hope you like her! I love this little kitten and won't be disappointed if she never sells:)