Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · Beachworks · bird · collage · commisionable work · mixed media · Whimsyville

the test of ‘realness’

So this week i finished a 24 x 24 commission that was sort of rendered by my appearance at the Carolina Beach Arts Festival. A Pelican Collage. Have you seen it before ? yes. Thing is it was for someone that I have to see on a daily basis and it was ‘scary’. He insisted… Continue reading the test of ‘realness’

Ann Krier Mixed Media · lighthouse · mixed media · Whimsyville · zig writer

some.some.some.summer

So the ‘official’ start of summer was eons ago the unofficial mark is today, the 4th of July. We had our first hurricane, ART. appropriate. . A lighthouse seems like the perfect ART piece to celebrate summer. I will be painting some big dogs today, and just finished a really romantic commission from groom to… Continue reading some.some.some.summer

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · Beachworks · crab · Fresh Fish · sea · Starfish · Whimsyville

Back to the regularly scheduled Sea Art

I am so drawn to the sea. Perhaps it is because I was born in March as a Pisces (although I am not too ‘into’ the whole astrological thingy ma bob), perhaps it was my grandfathers work with boats and taking us out or that we went to the beach for vacation. Whatever it is,… Continue reading Back to the regularly scheduled Sea Art

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · Starfish · Whimsical Art · Whimsyville

i am tired of winter… yada yada yada

When life gives you sleet – make SUMMER ART. There is little you can do about Mother Nature – except maybe alter her works of art a little to create a new work of art. Anyone who is experiencing the remnants of winter has just had it. My friend Dave pleaded with MN to stop… Continue reading i am tired of winter… yada yada yada

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · Beachworks · commisionable work · Fresh Fish · PetWorks · Whimsyville

The best is yet to come…

I truly believe this – especially where art is concerned. I don’t really distinguish between last year and this year by ‘marking it’ with a number – it is all part of the same life and I don’t feel a need to ‘clean slate it’ every 365 days. To me it is like saying good… Continue reading The best is yet to come…

art · Beachworks · crab · mixed media · mountains · sea · Whimsyville

Crabby Amigos

So it’s friday the men are on a fishing trip at the beach so there is a little more time for getting Ready for Saturday’s big event at the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in N. Wilkesboro, NC. Where is that you ask? Literally in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While fall has not… Continue reading Crabby Amigos

Ann Krier Mixed Media · collage · doodling · lighthouse · mixed media · sea · Whimsyville

Beach Life

I just can’t get the sea off my mind – when I was young we went to Maine a lot . Recently a couple of my college buddies did a mini tour of New England (maybe more like New England Pubs) and posted pictures of the coast in RI – I couldn’t go due to… Continue reading Beach Life