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Blog Category: Personal

Published in CREATIV Magazine

I'm thrilled that my artwork 'Everlasting' has been published in CREATIV, a magazine that celebrates creativity in art, innovation, culture, and adventure from around the world. This is a first class, glossy magazine with unforgettable pictures and articles. 


My artwork 'Everlasting' has a beautiful two page spread in the May issue which came out today.


CREATIV has received the honor to take a ride on my studio swing, something I only reserve for 'special guests'.

 

7th Graders Use My Art For a Project

This is a reproduction of my work “Social Network” by a class of 7th graders studying color theory. They each received a section to enlarge and copy with paint or colored pencils. Then the teacher put all the squares together.

This is the kind of copying that warms my heart and makes me proud to be an artist. I think they did an amazing job!

 

Glad to Be Back!

After my husband's emergency surgery before Christmas, we both came down with a serious case of the flu. I'm very happy and relieved that we are finally doing well. Now I'm ready to get serious about my art again.

Below are the highlights of the last six weeks.

I wanted to challenge myself and started my largest piece so far, a 40”x 60” canvas. It’s my first tribute to Montana's Glacier National Park, specifically the McDonald Creek. I'm very excited about it!

My Facebook page was listed as one of Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014 on Making a Mark, Katherine Tyrrell's amazing blog.

My art was being copied and sold illegally as ‘original oil paintings’ by a company in South East Asia. I'm happy to report that, after contacting them, they immediately stopped selling the copies and profusely apologized for neglecting to verify the authenticity of some of their products.

I'm almost finished with my current piece and will post an image as soon as I get it scanned. It's called "After the Rain".

 

Back from Vacation

I just returned from a fabulous vacation in Montana’s Glacier National Park. I usually schedule my vacation trips around areas where I can find inspiration for my art. This trip was no exception as you can see in the pictures below.

Lake McDonald was definitely worth the 4 day round trip drive. However, the best pebbles and glacial crystal clear water I found in the river feeding the lake, the McDonald Creek.

The natural beauty of Montana really filled my soul with awe and inspiration. I’m very eager to further develop my passion for rocks and water through a new series and perhaps even a different medium as well. However, I first need to finish my current commission. Below is a progress image of the 24" x 48" canvas that I hope to complete by the end of the month.

 

Inspiring Children

A group of children from an elementary school in the UK, who were learning about rivers, decided to do a project inspired by my artwork. I'm so thrilled that my art connects with people of all ages, especially children! 

 

My New Facebook Page

Two weeks ago I started a Facebook Page because my personal profile was getting close to its maximum friend limit. 

Although this blog gives me the opportunity to dwell more deeply into my art journey, the facebook page offers a daily window into my art, technique, and life as an artist.

I invite everyone to like my page if you haven't done so already. Here's the direct link: Ester Roi - Artist and Inventor

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Amazing Chalk Replica of “Impasse”

In my artist life I've been blessed with many special moments but this one I will treasure forever.

Sandra Rivas-Cole is an art teacher from Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida. She found my artwork on Colossal and introduced it to her students. A few of them insisted on using one of my images for an upcoming chalk art festival and together decided to use my piece "Impasse". 

The chalk art festival was at downtown Disney in Orlando, in conjunction with the Festival of the Masters Art Show. Four of Ms. Rivas-Cole's students worked very hard and skillfully to make an accurate replica of "Impasse". They received numerous compliments from visitors and seasoned festival artists as well.

I think these four amazing young students, Haver C., Riana S., Jamilette D., and Meghan S., did a magnificent job. I'm very moved, honored and delighted by their stunning rendition.

Knowing that my art inspires young, talented people, makes it all worthwhile. 

A special thank you to Ms. Rivas-Cole for introducing my art to her students and supporting them in their effort.

 

 

Apologies to my Blog Commenters

I just discovered that my new blog was not notifying me of any new comments as they were being submitted, so I have a backlog of unapproved comments from the past two months.

This was clearly a mistake, as I always made it a point to answer every single comment. I'm very sorry if any of you felt neglected. It will take me a few days to go through each post, sift though any spam, approve the legitimate comments, and reply to every single one.

I appreciate everyone's feedback very much and hope you will continue commenting on my posts in the future. 

Lesson learned!


 

Happy New Year!

The Butterfly Effect

"To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

William Blake

Happy New Year!
May you have a blessed 2013!