Thursday, February 21, 2008


Here are some NEW items from my Etsy shop (tcatalano).

The first is a digital Limited Edition print of a painting called "Think to Unthink". The print is
8" x 10"(Click on the image to go to my shop).

Next are two new Original ACEOs (Art Cards) that were made using collage, acrylic paint, rhinestones, and glitter.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

90% Virtual, 10% Real

    I'm very EXCITED to announce that you can now buy my prints and some original paintings at EAST WEST EXCHANGE in Chandler, AZ.

East West Exchange is a unique, serene place to buy gifts, books, practice yoga, attend a workshop, or grab a hot cup of coffee or tea.  As their name implies, their gift line is a blend of unique items/books from the East and the West.  Their products are imported from around the world and are fair trade as well.  They offer a full schedule of yoga, tai chi and meditation classes too.  

Stop by to grab your morning Java or hot tea at East West Exchange, Chandler, AZ.

For more info:

Some examples of prints/originals for sale in East West Exchange

Print available framed and unframed

Original Painting 

Print available framed and unframed

Print available framed and unframed

East West Exchange LLC
2051 W. Warner Rd.
(SW Corner of Dobson and Warner)
Suite 19
Chandler, AZ  85224


Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Collage Art Cards

Good Afternoon everyone!

I have been super busy creating these little ACEO collages. It's quite challenging to work this small, but I love the results! They are all created on 2.5" x 3.5" heavy card stock. I used magazine clippings, acrylic paint pens (my new favorite tool), and tiny rhinestones. Each one is sealed with varnish and completed with a Certificate of Authenticity on the back. I sign and date each one.

I mail your ACEO in a clear plastic sleeve (Ya know the ones for baseball cards) to protect them from the ride to your home. I take great pride in the shipment of my products.

Why buy ACEO's?: Because they are UNIQUE, CUTE and the most affordable way to treasure art!! You can find these treasures in my etsy shop!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Love" Pint

   The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

8" X 10"
1 OF 25


DIMENSIONS: 8.5" X 11" Archival print, 8" x 10" Actual Print
YEAR: 2007

This print was made from love and needs a home full of love and spirit!

"Love" is a LIMITED EDITION print of a sold painting influenced by the teachings of Buddha. It would be a precious Valentine's Day gift for the spiritual one you love. It's main colors are turquoise and red with a silver chinese character for LOVE. The print was created with you in mind. Since, it is a standard sized print (8" x 10"), it would be easy and fun to mat and frame it according to your design tastes and decor.

This unique print was made on 100% cotton, acid free, high quality archival paper. When situated behind glass and out of the sunlight, the print has a lifetime of 150 years. It will be delivered to you with backing and an acid free clear sleeve.

This print was made from love and needs a home full of love and spirit!

The print is signed, dated, and numbered (1/25) by me, the artist!


Sunday, December 9, 2007


28" X 34"



"Mind Gear" is an abstract, contemporary piece with lots of crazy elements. It was created using thick acrylic paint, broken glass, metal washers, and stencils. One of the stencils I used was a found bike gear that my husband left in my studio. "Mine now!!!" As a result, I named it "Mind Gear". It is colorful, dynamic, and unique. Anyone who is a cycling enthusiast will be attracted to this fun painting.



Saturday, December 8, 2007


The following exerpt was taken from SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Why buy handmade?
Pledge News

Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.

The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can
be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

Buying handmade is better for people.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

Buying handmade is better for the environment.

The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.

I Took The Handmade Pledge!


Friday, December 7, 2007


 Featured Artwork!!

The following paintings is new and is FOR SALE!!!

5" X 7"
$65 + s/h

I hope life brings everyone joy this holiday season!!

Tara Studios