Saturday, December 26, 2009

CHRISTMAS!

Christmas was the best ever!!! I was able to see my own family along with "the fam" --- a group of my friends who we call family. I am also now the proud owner of a vitamix blender!!! woooohooooo. But I have to say...... gifts are fun to give and recieve, and they are very much appreciated, but the best gift of all is my family and friends. And I'm not even trying to be cheesy.... I'm being real. Here are some pics from my day:









Wednesday, December 23, 2009

newst biggest charcoal piece

I just finished my biggest charcoal piece to date. It took me HOURS. Check it out:

And here are my dirty charcoal hands.... i got it all over my face too?!

I just finished my first requested piece. Check it out:



It was the first time i have ever drawn butterflies. Anyone have requests?! So far on the list is a fruit tree painting, a toilet scene painting, and an abstract swirly painting with requested colors. Oh, the requests i get.....

Monday, December 21, 2009

back to charcoaling......

its 40 minutes past midnight here..... time to start some art! I am back to charcoaling; This time I am doing a bigger piece.... 22x30.

Today my friend traded me a photoshoot for some art. He made a stop motion video of me creating the piece below. I will post the video whenever it is finished. =)



www.badashclimber.etsy.com

new prints!

Need a super last minute christmas gift? Have any friend's birthays coming up? Would you like a piece of ashley hamilton art on your wall??? Check it out:

email me for details: badashclimber@gmail.com

Sunday, December 20, 2009

late night charcoaling

seems to be the norm nowadays......

I stay up till 4 or 5 or 6am making art.

Here is a piece I just finished. Any name ideas?

charcoal and sharpie. 11x14.

Friday, December 18, 2009

news from artsy lala land

News from artsy la la land:

My mom made me move my studio to the downstairs since I was making a mess in the kitchen. Check out my new studio:


Here are come recent creations:



black & white charcoal on white paper:


All day today my art is being showcased in the drawing section of etsy. Check it out and promote it!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Best of Raw 2009


Check Check Check it out!!!!!!!! The voting is now open for the Best of Raw 2009 election!!!

....and I am honored to be a nominee for the best raw vegan athlete!!!!! (thanks for nominating me, whoever you are!)

To vote for me, go to http://bestofraw.net/vote-now-for-2009/ and choose "Ashley Hamilton" under "favorite raw vegan athlete."

Lots of my friends are also included in this election and it is a close call. Some of them include:

- Sarah Forhmals from http://livingfruity.blogspot.com/

- Connie Hoffman from http://nakedfoodcafe.blogspot.com/

***** NOTE that both Sarah and Connie are also part of the Naked Food Cafe community which i take part in.... you can vote for it as the best online community! http://nakedfoodcafe.ning.com/ ******

- Swayze from http://www.fitonraw.com/blog/

- Freelea from http://sweetjuicyfreelee.com/ and http://www.30bananasaday.com/

-Harley aka DurianRider

-Kathleen from http://trifruit.blogspot.com/

...AND MANY MORE!!!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?????? Vote NOW!!!!

For your entertainment, here are some pics of me climbing, courtesy of Dan Brayack, Elodie Saracco, and Alan Howell.




CHECK OUT THE NEW FRIKSN SITE

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(be sure to check out the vanguard page with the team members!!!) http://www.friksn.com/friksnclimbers.html
my paaaage

oh, and dont miss the selected tees on sale.... and free shipping over $50!!!!!! Also, check out the spring line... its sick!!!!! WORRRRD!!!
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All photos by Dan Brayack.... You can check out his stuff @ www.brayackmedia.com & www.brayackmedia.blogspot.com




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

ART

In the past week, I have created an incredible amount of art. I've been making art all day, everyday.... exploring mediums that I have never worked with before. All items are for sale; email me if you are interested: badashclimber@gmail.com..... prices are negotiable.

Also, I just created an etsy account. Check it out and pass it on: www.badashclimber.etsy.com













Wednesday, December 02, 2009

life gets better everyday!

I've been extremely busy lately as the semester is ending.

Heres my update:

THANKSGIVINGS: I had few thanksgivings to attend.

The first one was a raw vegan thanksgiving in Chattanooga. It was hosted by my friend Jessica, and she prepared lots of crazy, yummy, gourmet raw food dishes. Normally I do not eat gourmet raw, but I definitely had to try this out: when is there ever a raw thanksgiving in Chattanooga!!?!!

this is me and Gretta, the 80/10/10ers, nibblin!

the gourmet raw food: marinated portabella steaks with gravy, "mashed potatoes" with gravy, and a delicious refreshing mango soup
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this is the apple pie i made: dates&pecans for the crust, apples for the filling, with a orange-date syrup. Sprinkled with cinnamon and raisins


Next, I went to my family thanksgiving in Nashville, which is always outrageously fun. For this thanksgiving, I ate strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas mixed with the jelly of 2 persimmons. It was delicious.





Finally, I ate with my boyfriend's family on real thanksgiving. I made an apple pie and cranberry sauce... it was enjoyed well. =)
Tim and I driving and dancing on our way back to Chattanooga:

and on another food note, ive been eating a TON of apples & dates. Specifically, ive been blending the dates with a tad bit of water to create a "caramel sauce" while dipping the apples in. ITS HEAVENLY.



SCHOOOOOL: so the semester is almost ended. I only have one more exam!!!! The stress if finally being lifted off and I am onto bigger and better things.... like ART! Oh, two big decisions to share:
1. I am going to study abroad in Thailand (hopefully next fall) !!!! I already started filling out the paperwork, and I have an appointment set up to meet with the international office at UTC.
2. As of yesterday, I changed my major to art. =)

Speaking of art, here is my most recent piece:


Triple Crown is coming up again... this weekend, actually! (The first triple crown comp of the series is where I shattered my heel... there are 3 comps in the series) Marcus has been coming down to train for it and he is getting STRONG!!!! (I'm rootin for ya man!) We had a slumber party in the dorm. =)



HEALING PROCESS: I get my cast off TOMORROW. I am BEYOND EXCITED..... You have no idea!