a blog about Angela Oster's art, inspiration, and post-experience as a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts & Culture

Thursday, June 16, 2011

There's a new blog in town

I'm retiring this blog. Thanks for visiting. My new blog is http://angelaoster.nationbuilder.com/
Hope to see you over there!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Departure

The Holden elf came this morning and spirited you away. We will miss you, Oompa Loompa Gnome.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Red Riding Hood

Sylvie models a cape we made for her best buddy Mary Helen.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Painting workshop

We are hard at work on the gnome.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I'm grateful to my family and friends who have been so kind and supportive. Thank you.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Baby Perch

Drawing for Ohio Citizen Action's table at Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

a catastrophic loss

This was a sketch from about a week ago...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sherri and the kids

This drawing was originally inspired by my friend Candy and her incredible capacity to love children half a world away. I recently made another version of this for my day care provider, Sherri. My daughter recently graduated to preschool, so contact Sherri if you live on the west side and are looking for excellent home care. She provides a loving, supportive environment. We will miss you, Sherri...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My big brother

I lost my brother yesterday.My heart is broken.My all-time favorite family photo. Tommy is the one giving rabbit ears to our brother DJ. I'm the saggy-legged one in the bonnet.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crafty weekend

Thanks to my cousins and their adorable families for visiting with us this weekend. Coloring with the Melzer girls.
Audrey taught me how to felt!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A piece of lace for Lila Grace

an experiment with a small scale piece

Saturday, March 12, 2011

BAYarts Annual Juried Show "Essentials"

My piece, "Emily's Lipstick Kleenex" is in the new Fuller House Gallery at BAYarts. BAYarts board member Jim Doughman steals a kiss.
I discovered that the incredibly cool Karen Petkovic is also very talented.
I met a fellow Art fan, Charles

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coming soon

OPENING RECEPTION - March 11th from 7-9 pm. In the Sullivan Family Gallery Judges: Award winning artist, Mary Lou Ferbert and H. Scott Westover, Curator, Progressive Art Collection

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's Official

I own the Trade Mark for Fetal Wear - officially registered with the USPTO.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Day at the Museum

We took a trip down to Akron this weekend. Saw Sarah Kabot's elegant installation and the Escher show. I was delighted to see that Akron has one of Josef Bueys' felt suits.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cheerio, Christa

Here is Christa with her "Many faces of Flip" picture. I miss you!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sylvie, Chippy and Mary Helen

Stopped by Arts Collinwood to see Chiplis' new work. Outstanding, as always.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Holden Arboretum reception

I had a swell time meeting a few of the other Gnome artists last night in Kirtland. Here I am with Sylvia Masek and Chris Dillon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sylvie silhouette

A valentine I made for Tom

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Bobbie McSprinkles. New to the family this weekend.

Run amok

Sylvie running around the Zaller gallery on Friday night.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cat Nap

Friday, February 11 · 7:00pm - 11:30pm. 100% of the proceeds will go to the care (spay/neuter, shelter, and food) of the homeless cats in and around the Waterloo business district.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

One week from today

Art and Music Extravaganza! Saturday, February 12 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm. The Zaller Gallery
16006 Waterloo Road

Friday, February 4, 2011

Feral Cat

a drawing for the feral cat benefit at Zaller Gallery next Friday

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lips like sugar

I've been working on making lace out of embroidered text

Another weeping willow

Saturday, January 29, 2011

You're Mine!

A small piece i put together the Love Stinks Show

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The arrival

Our gnome has arrived! He came dressed in his snow camoflage.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Walleye gallery

Art Luminaries Michelle Ann Muldrow, Douglas Max Utter, and Amy Casey.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gnome & Garden

I'll be painting one of these 5 foot gnomes for The Holden Arboretum. which one? - the flying monkey or the oompa loopa?