Just for Fun: Black Velvet Janet Yellen

You may or may not know that one of my hobbies is painting. I especially enjoy painting on black velvet and recently completed a painting of our Federal Reserve Board Chair, Janet Yellen.

Because it’s Friday… I thought I’d share it with you just for fun.


Ms. Yellen is now hanging in my office at Mortgage Master Service Corporation.

You can see more of my artwork at www.rhondaporterart.com

Get a sneak preview of the art at Bumbershoot FREE!

This year, if you want to enjoy the art at Bumbershoot, you’ll need to buy a ticket…UNLESS you go on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 1:00 –  9:00 pm. for the free public preview.  The free preview takes place following Mayor McGinn’s Arts Awards ceremony which begins at noon at the north fountain lawn at the Seattle Center.  For more information, click here.

My black velvet painting of Elvis Presley enjoying a peanut butter bacon banana sandwich will be part of the Elvistravaganza exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis’s visit to the Seattle Center.

I am allowing my painting to be auctioned at the event with proceeds going to Cafe Race Love

Hope to see you there!

Garden Glass Art

Our Seattle home is situated very close to our both neighbors.  In fact, the view out our dining room window are the grey shingles of our next door neighbor’s house.  My husband and I started keeping an eye out for glass art to create a garden.  Last weekend, at the West Seattle Summerfest, we spied a booth, Simply Qwirky, selling beautiful yard art made from vintage looking glass plates.

They really brighten up the view and add a little whimsey.   I’m told the artist, Julie and Carline, are typically at the Fremont Sunday Street Market.  Below is more of their pretty flower glass plates from the West Seattle fair last weekend.