Mr. Rock Painting and Other Studio Goodness

8x8" - Oil on Canvas
Just finished this guy.  He cracks me up.

I've also started this painting:
Painting in progress.
11x14" - Oil on Panel
I'm trying to play between the lines that define painting genres.  This is my attempt at making a landscape/still life.

It is also in greyscale.  It will be leaving my studio in under a week for a show in LA!  More on that later though.

I also recently picked up a router.  I'm going to be using it to create some really nice stretcher bars for my paintings.  I'm planning on doing some larger paintings, and I really don't trust pre-made canvases/panels for anything larger than 20" in length.
Oh, hey there sexy.
I set her up in my mini-shop and routed my first test piece - everything went smoothly!  I can't wait until next week when I can start assembling some big canvases.  :)  I have a serious love affair with power tools.  

Lastly, I'm also midway through this painting: Second layer down.
12x12" - Oil on Canvas
Things have been really going well in the studio lately, I feel like I've finally got a great schedule of work vs studio time.  My only downfall lately has been that sometimes I can't stop painting and end up staying up until 3:30am.  Whoops!  No pain, no gain - right? 

In the Studio

I finished this painting a while ago, but didn't get a chance to post it in the rush before my show went up in June.
Drawing out the kewpie doll.

I could live in my studio.
Looking creepy midway through.


You Get the Kewpie Doll - 16x20 - Cassie Marie Edwards
"You Get the Kewpie Doll" - 16x20 - Oil on Canvas

Music to my Ears

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{Paul and John}

When we were back home in Wisconsin a few weeks ago, we got to see some of our best friends in the world play at the Shitty Barn in Spring Green.  The Shitty Barn is everything I love about music venues - it has character, it is intimate, and it gives you the warm fuzzies just being there.  It was such a treat to be able to see our old friends John Statz and Paul Otteson play.  Amanda and Allen Rigell of Count this Penny also joined in on a few songs - we got to meet them a few months back at a bonfire hosted by John's family.

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{Allen, Amanda, and John}

Did I mention I had a good time?

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{Myself and Paul}

I also got to squeeze the cheeks of this adorable kid - Paul and Abby's daughter Gwendolyn.  She's a lucky kid with a talented musician as a father and a talented artist as a mother. :)
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Shitty Barn
Those of you living near Spring Green should really go check the Shitty Barn out.  They have a communal grill-out before the show, and a really great selection of local beers and wine.

Check it out:
The Shitty Barn

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Also, if you love folk & americana music as much as I do, check out our friends:

John Statz

Paul Otteson

Count this Penny

I'm an Aunt!

For those of you who keep up with me via twitter/instagram/facebook, this is old news, but I am an aunt!  My sister had her baby about a week and a half ago, and we were able to spend the last week in Wisconsin helping Amy and Zach out with little Noah and visiting family.
Here's a sneak peek of the little munchkin:
I win the cutest nephew contest.
I'm pretty sure he's part werewolf with all of that hair.  :)

I'm so proud of my sister!  And so happy my nephew is finally here!
I'm an aunt!!!!  Welcome to the world Noah!
{Amy with Noah right after he was born}

I'll get some more pictures up soon of the last few weeks' adventures when we can figure out how to get them off my husband's phone. :)