Sharing my life as a Southern Artist - The trials, the victories, the ups, the downs and all the things in between. Erika Johnson is an Artist living in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is a member of the Ocean Springs and Singing River Art Associations. Erika Johnson works in acrylic, water color and mixed media.
I participated in the Ocean Springs Art Walk last week. It was a great success even though we had just came through a small Hurricane named Isaac. Once September hits time just flies. Lots of charity event for the arts and community hold their balls at this time. The fall art festival season starts with art walk and then the big event is the Peter Anderson Festival. I made some real fun browse bins for my shows using some boxes I recycled then primed with gesso before painting and decorating with things I had around the house. They were super fun to make and cost very little since most of the materials were recycled items. I also had a wonderful junior artist as my assistant. My host each year for this event is Lee Tracy boutique in Downtown Ocean Springs.