Archive for the Miscellaneous Category

I’m on Instagram and blogging feels like homework.

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 8, 2016 by Amy Floyd Studio

So I have noticed that I do not write much. I’m not sure why. It feels like homework to me I think. I work in a school as an art teacher as well as work in my studio as an artist. Maybe I just see blogging as one more thing to do! I am on Instagram and I use very little words on there and it makes me happy.  You can follow me there by clicking this Amy Floyd Studio  instagram

Like Me on Facebook

Posted in Miscellaneous on October 30, 2013 by Amy Floyd Studio

Yes I told you to LIKE me. See how powerful the internet is? If you get a chance that is the best place to see my updates at Amy Floyd’s Artwork.  Thanks for stopping by!

Scientific Illustration meets my favorite flowers

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Amy Floyd Studio

I love to illustrate and often wonder if I should be a painter. Hmm. So I decided to mix the two and came up with the following results. Enjoy~

Modern Poppy II 15"x15" Mixed Media on canvas Amy Floyd

Modern Poppy II
15″x15″
Mixed Media on canvas
Amy Floyd

Modern Poppy I 15"x15" Mixed Media on canvas  Amy Floyd

Modern Poppy I
15″x15″
Mixed Media on canvas
Amy Floyd

Memory Boxes

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 10, 2011 by Amy Floyd Studio

I never know what to buy people to show my appreciation for them.  I usually end up getting a gift card which is not imaginative at all but definitely safe.  So, this time, I decided to make little memory boxes out of sculpey clay and mint tins.  I sculpted the top and let my children make tiny objects to place inside.  For one of our favorite teachers we put a tiny pencil, a yellow dress that she used to wear and gummie bears.  For another box we put music notes and cupcakes.  It was fun and I will probably make more of these just to blow off some creative steam.

memory boxes

oh hum

Posted in Miscellaneous on July 17, 2009 by Amy Floyd Studio

Art has not been going my way.  I couldn’t wait to paint this summer.  I had these wonderful ideas of recreating each room in my house that I grew up in. I shopped at antique stores and came up with some childhood memories and color ideas.  But, for me, if the process doesn’t happen fast enough I get bored with myself. These are the times I wish I did not have a job!! But, I love my job so there you have the love/hate relationship.  I have managed to ruin two paintings this summer and start one I can not stand.  Everything has been gessoed over and is in my studio awaiting inspiration. It might be a while.  Until then, enjoy a photo I took in Hawaii.  At least I was inspired there! Happy Summer.

Kona

Kona

Happy Hibiscus

Happy Hibiscus

Water Abstract

Water Abstract

Rex Preston

Posted in Miscellaneous on February 5, 2009 by Amy Floyd Studio

A long time ago in a land far, far away….. My Dad used to go to England, when I was young, on business trips.  We used to love getting his gifts when he finally got home.  I still remember the Princess Diana tin filled with candy. Did I save the tin? No!! Oh well.  Anyway, he also brought back this beautiful painting for my mom.  He bought it in the early 70’s and it has always hung around our house.  I recently acquired it from my mom and have it in my house now.  I love the trees and how serene if feels.  Fall around here is kind of blah.  I miss seeing leafless trees and dark days.  Is it possible to have too much sun??  The artist painted this painting in South Derbyshire, or if you are from England it is called South Darbysher, (I found this out the embarrassing way speaking to a person from there).  I am posting it on my sight because the artist himself, Rex Preston, would like to take a peak at it!  If you like his work I have included his website on my list.  He is an amazing landscape painter who has been painting for many years.  I have been honored to receive an email from him.  Thanks Rex for your time.  I have a lot to learn!!

"South Derbyshire", Rex Preston

"South Derbyshire", Rex Preston

Dale Chihuly

Posted in Miscellaneous on January 4, 2009 by Amy Floyd Studio

We finally got to take a quick trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens on Friday to view Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures.  It was fun and I was a photographer going nuts with all of the colors and compositions.  Too bad there were people there too:)  I have attached some of my favorite photos.  As we drove out we realized we missed a whole section.  OOPS!  I have turned Joel into a fan and have made him sit throw many PBS shows of Dale Chihuly.  This eye patch is for you. img_14041bluechihulyimg_1459