Sea Stars at home in the Hamptons

Today I am grateful for clients who send photos of their art arrangements with my work included! Here are the sea stars as part of the children’s bedroom at their Hamptons summer house.

They added just the right color, style, and ocean to their happy home by the sea.

"Sea Star Fire" 9x12" with art arrangement
“Sea Star Fire” 9×12″ with art arrangement
"Sea Star Water" 9x12" with art arrangement.
“Sea Star Water” 9×12″ with art arrangement.
Kids room art collage
Kids room art collage

If you are looking for a similar art piece, the last 2 sea stars are on sale in the shop for 20% off. Happy Weekend! xxoo Yabette

"Sea Star Earth" and "Sea Star Air" still available with "Angler Fish" and Conch Shell Dresser (sold) in the shop.
“Sea Star Earth” and “Sea Star Air” still available with “Angler Fish” and Conch Shell Dresser (sold) in the shop.

 

Healing Waters Art Show Closes Soon

Working on this collection and showing it on the sunny Castro walls of Sweet Inspiration has been a highly satisfactory experience. Most people do not close their successful retail shop to hole up in a studio to paint oils on canvas.

I did. I feel good about following my heart. This bold move has led me to many others, like unschooling my son, talking about ufo’s, and exploring Shamanic journeys. The truth is, life is too short to live for what everyone else thinks you should be doing. Having stepped out of my own box, I am living a kind of freedom I might have never known had I not taken steps continually towards it. The universe continues to support me in this endeavor, as I continue those steps in the freedom discovery tour that is currently my life!

If you have not made it to the Healing Waters Art Show yet, you can this week. It will leave the premises after Sunday, May 18th. Available work can be purchased directly here and you can get prints here. Thank you for your support. XXOO Yabette

My son Ian poses with me at the Healing Waters Artist Reception.
Ian poses with me and 2 of the 16 oil paintings (Sharkmouth & Purple Crab) at the Healing Waters Artist Reception.

 

 

Healing Waters Art Show

The deliciousness of having an art show for the culmination of two years of oil painting at a place that features my favorite sumptuous treat is hard to surpass. I am pleased that my work is presented at Sweet Inspiration for this month of April, 2014. Join me for the Artist Reception from 4-7 on Sunday, April 13 at 2239 Market St. in the Castro neighborhood of SF.

Healing Waters Promo

my favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- sweet and light!
Yabette favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- fresh and light!
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Spanish Dancer Nudibranch oil 20×16″

Whether you are on a journey of healing, or simply need to improve the feng shui of your space, consider buying an original signed piece. Each one comes with an Authenticity Record of the sale and blessings for your support. If you cannot make the reception, the art will be hanging and available for purchase through the month of April, 2014 or browse the online shop here.

xxoo Yabette

Lil Redpresents

This was completed at the Lovethang Annual Picnic, and tonight, I’ll do a larger piece with The Rabbit Hole at Lil Redpresents in Akron, Ohio to be auctioned for children’s charity. Location: 60 S MAPLE ST, Akron, Ohio 44303.

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“Octoplant” 8×10″ acrylic -painted on the fly at The Lovethang Annual Picnic 2013

Come join the dancers, the dreamers, the creators and lovers for a night of camaraderie, creativity and high frequency! xxooYabette

Just Be-claws

Today I had the pleasure of bringing the Lobster Claw and Crab Claw to Earth Fare for sale in the lovely art supporting community of Fairlawn, Ohio. The warm welcome and tender care in hanging my art by Helen and Dan was an experience in true highest joy. If you are in Akron over the next several weeks, do come in and shop at a full Earth integrity store with my ocean energy art enhanced by Doug Meyer‘s custom recycled metal frames on the walls. There are other artists work on display as well, and the fantastic, high window lighted, free wi-fi cafe makes it a gorgeous place to work and socialize. xxooYabette

art at earthfare lobster claw artist

Deep Sea Clam Oil Painting FREE

This is the last day to “Like” and “Share” this on Facebook for a chance to own this 9×11″ Oil Painting. It’s also the last day for the 30% off Summer Sale by using the promo code SAVE30 in the shop.

Update: CONGRATULATIONS to Dave Synapse in ohio for winning this painting. Enormous flower bouquets of gratitude go to all who helped to share this work.

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The deepest waters hold the most interesting creatures! “Deep Sea Clam” 9×12″ oil by Yabette Alfaro.

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Embracing the Grit

rustI’ll admit right away that I have been quite biased towards wood. Building, refinishing, repairing, and beautifying wood has been my artful pastime for many years now. However, metal runs deep with my family lineage of steel workers, machinists, and builders, yet I rejected it as dirty, dangerous, and rough. While it IS all of those things, I am now embracing the grit and seeing the joys of metal. For me, it was coming home. Besides working in my literal home state of Ohio this summer, I recognized the smells of burning steel, the dirt, and the intense sweaty, grungy heat emanating from this place. I thought often of my Father long ago, coming home from work with black hands and curled metal chips embedded into the souls of his heavy, black work boots.

Of course my Father didn’t work for a creative master who admits he hails from the planet “Ooob” and plays The Orb remixed by Lee Scratch Perry on the sound system. In fact, an artist like myself would not have been welcome into my father’s production steel shop where parts for the industrial/military complex were produced. But there I was, part of the assembly line for Doug Meyer’s Rustbelt Rebirth creations.  Offering me an opportunity to be a part of his East Coast Showcase booth at Brimfield, he created artful frames for my oil paintings that matched his fantastic, industrial furniture. Using recycled scrap metal, he and the crew fabricate his art deco inspired designs that fit into a beautifully modern and artful home, office or studio.

"Sea horse" oil 24x18" framed in upcycled chocolate brown with a rolling serving cart inspired by travelling trains of the past.
“Sea horse” oil 24×18″ by Yabette framed in upcycled chocolate brown metal with a rolling serving cart of the traveler’s train era inspiration by Doug Meyer.

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