December 19, 2011

NEW PORTRAIT: ROBERT EARL MATHIS

Robert Earl Mathis, acrylic on wood panel, 26 in. x 20 in., 2011

My friend Andy trusted me enough to paint this portrait of his step-father, Robert Earl Mathis, better known as "Doc", who passed away just a couple of years ago. Andy sent lots of emails with stories about tractors and overalls and eyeglasses. And lucky me, I got to paint a couple of pimento jars. But painting Doc's likeness was especially satisfying. I really feel like I got to know him, as I painted every stripe on those overalls, every hair in those bushy eyebrows.

Thanks, Andy, for asking me to make this painting.

December 13, 2011

COME HOME, JACKSON

Sofia at 8 mos. with Jackson in 2010

Our dog Jackson has gone missing. Please think good thoughts to help bring him home.

December 12, 2011

HEN PARTY

Sofia got 6 hens for her birthday this year. They're all fun (and lay a lot of eggs!), but Henrietta is her favorite. She follows Sofia everywhere and loves a good cuddle.

December 2, 2011

AMY ART ON EATOCRACY, CNN's FOOD BLOG!


Fellow MICA alumna Kat Kinsman is responsible for this awesomeness. We've known each other through the SFA for a while but only just discovered that we went to art school together--ahem--20 years ago.

From Eatocracy:

We get food crushes sometimes…This time it's Amy Evans Streeter, who we'd always known as the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance. In this capacity, she oversees the organization's efforts to record and archive interviews with Southerners who grow, create, serve, and consume food and drink, so their words and wisdom are preserved for future generations.
That would be reason enough to adore her, but as it happens, she's also an exceptionally gifted painter who, naturally, uses food as the nexus of many of her visual narratives. Her work documents small, intimate histories of characters who we'll never actually meet, but we certainly know the likes of. Read more...
Thanks, Kat!

*CRICKETS*

Looks like I took an unplanned break from the blog--a year-long break, as it turns out. I've missed it. And I've missed you! I plan to get back on the blogging wagon in 2012, so check back soon for more things seen and eaten and done and, of course, made in Mississippi.

January 11, 2011

LET IT SNOW!

Oxford usually gets a little bit of snow each winter, but it doesn't usually stick. On Sunday we got ten inches! The town has shut down, and we've been snowbound here at Damselfly Creek. Nothing like a good excuse to stay in your jammies and drink a lot of hot cocoa.

The pond.

The gate.

The studio!

And our old girl Pearl. She's never seen anything like this before!

December 13, 2010

FRAMES FROM DAMSELFLY CREEK DESIGNS, A.K.A. MY HUSBAND, KURT!

Kurt has been busy in his workshop, creating some gorgeous frames made from reclaimed wood. Featured here are just to of his designs. The frame on the left is made with redwood, old barn siding, and a cattle tag. The frame on the right is made with cypress and has red cedar inlays. So gorgeous. And the backs of the frames are as beautiful as the fronts!

Check out his blog (!), Damselfly Creek Designs, to see more of his handiwork.

December 2, 2010

LET THERE BE PIE!

Real pie, felt pie, pie of all kinds!

I made this little felt ornament for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council's annual holiday party and ornament auction, which happens to be tonight. I'm making many more for the booth Kurt and I will have at YAC's holiday art market next weekend (Kurt's making some gorgeous frames from reclaimed wood). So, if you're near Oxford, MS, and looking for some handmade goodness, stop by our booth at the Powerhouse Dec. 10 through 12--even if you just want to say hello!

Hope to see you there!

Mmm, pie!

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UPDATE: The ornament-making workshop is in full effect! If you're interested in purchasing one of these little gems, drop me a line at amy(@)amyevansstreeter.com. They're $15 each + $5 S&H. I'll accept PayPal payments or personal checks *NOTE: I also have ornaments with red backgrounds. And, one more thing, I ran out of the sweet "Made Especially for you by Amy C Evans" labels, but I've created another one, so there's now a handmade label on the reverse of each ornament.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!