Green Leaves-sold


I am inspired by the wonderful and wild growth of trees and leaves here in New Orleans. This is mounted in a reclaimed New Orleans window frame, painted on wood and later covered in resin. Continue reading

three new works for the new year

original art by Maria Kramer

It’s My Turn To Fly

I spent new years eve and new years day trying to sell art to no avail…felt like crying. today at home resting anf painting. I’m really amazed how I don’t give up…either I’m crazy, driven or both.maria kramer art pointsoflight

Another painting

I’m working fast here….thank goodness for public libraries!

I tried to post something 10 minutes ago.

I only have 4 more minutes left on this computer I’m using at the library

So much for the blog.

Here’s a pic of one of my new paintings.Image


New Works and Work to do

Back from San Francisco, inspired and ready to work on new stuff, finish works in progress, and do more promo work.
I’m back with a new digital video camera, simple and easy to use to start blogging my process…both the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It is so hard to pay the rent and eat and buy art supplies, duh! I have sold some pieces this year and for that I am grateful and somewhat astonished!
My new plan is to make funky and pretty hair accessories to sell on etsy as another category outside of original art.
I have collected a ton, a very large quantity of stuff that will make unique items that people will love to buy. $5 to $10 purchases might just help me to keep my art addiction going strong:)

The Pressure is on Baby

Last night I took a break from my hibernation and walk to Buffa’s to get a world-class sandwich and a drink.  I was surprised to see the same band I saw on Saturday night-the Jazz Vipers. Though there is only on person in the former band.  Jack Fine quit three months ago and now has his own band.  And the great rough voice of Jim? and sax player hasn’t been heard from in weeks. Like all bands, you can find a replacement, but if most of the original players aren’t with the band-the management most likely will cut you out.
Still, this new group put on amazing sets. I didn’t jump in to sing. I just wanted to kick back and listen.
Meanwhile, selling stuff on Ebay (what a pain in the ass!) and on craigslist to come up with rent and food.
Who knows? I may get to Seattle in August if I keep on kickin ass.