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Month: November 2017

Do It For The Process

Back in early July I was a participating artist at a gallery show at Studio Boise Photography Center.  They hosted “Idaho Places, Idaho Faces,” their 2nd annual photography contest AND! Studio Boise was celebrating their 1st year as a business. 
 
Everyone who joined for the gallery opening was given one token to vote for one photograph. The winner would receive a $1k cash prize!  Runner up would receive free studio rental time.  As the night went on and the votes came in, we all chit chatted and drank and admired the photographs. At the end of the night the votes were counted.  I stood among my wife, family and friends. Then…the winner was announced and I heard my name. WHAT?!  I kissed my wife and walked up to where the studio owners were standing, all while fashioning the giddiest of grins.  Celebration ensued and hugging of my dear friends and omg moments continued throughout the night and several days after.
 
This event was the start of me believing in myself as an artist again.  By believing in myself, I’ve had the confidence to put myself out there as an artist more than I ever have.  Following that night, I have been involved in so many more art opportunities and have been invited to join an Art Collective here in Boise!  (More to come on that later!)  
 
Who would have thought that by going on a walk with my camera and photographing one lone goose, that it would be a key element in helping guide me back to art and helping me build my confidence again as an artist.
 

City of Geese

“I felt lucky meeting one of Boise’s many geese as I strolled through the Boise Depot.  As I slowly approached and lifted my camera, this curious goose walked a few steps closer then paused and looked right at me, as if posing for the shot.  I walked away that day with a new favorite photo.” -Emily Hanigan

 

Cheers to art.
Cheers to supportive loved ones.
Cheers to community love.
Cheers to getting your make on.
 
-EH

Wedding Sign

When two of your best friends ask you to make their wedding sign you say YES PLEASE!  They are the coolest, the nicest and most deserving couple.  Being able to make their wedding sign was an honor.   And let me tell you, it was such a gorgeous and amazing wedding.  Congrats to Katie and Phil!  

 

The final product!  Photograph by E+E Photography.

Cheers!

EH

 

 

Custom Cow Painting

I am so excited to share this new custom cow painting I made for @jeff41005!  It just arrived to his home in Kentucky and the kind words he said about the piece warmed my heart!  That is why I do what I do. Making people happy, adding some joy to their home and spreading love through art, you really can’t beat that.

When he emailed me about his custom painting, he wrote that he wanted something similar to my giraffe painting with blues/greens and to make it extra fun and funky.  As a lot of you know, I’m a big fan of incorporating collage and mixed media into my paintings.  I used portions of paper and also portions of a 1947 Life Magazine to create the mountains.  Below are a couple in progress shots specifically with the cow.

I had a BLAST making this for him and love knowing this will be hanging on his walls. 😃  Thank you Jeff for your appreciation in my art and I hope your cow enjoys its new home!

The finished piece!  So happy with how she turned out!  

 

Cheers!

-EH