Friday, November 28, 2008

Arts & Crafts with Rosie O'Donnell

Self Portrait by Rosie O'Donnell
Self Portrait by Rosie O'Donnell

Actress, comedian, and host of the new variety show, Rosie Live, Rosie O'Donnell, is also a visual artist. An exhibition of her paintings was presented in 2007 at The Gallery at New World Stages, an Off-Broadway entertainment complex in New York City. The collection of works displayed, titled Solace, featured paintings created by O'Donnell between 2003 and 2005. O'Donnell is said to have begun painting in earnest after the events of September 11, 2001.

Rosie O'Donnell's artistic endeavors don't stop at painting. In April 2008, she released a book titled Rosie O'Donnell's Crafty U which is described by the publisher as "a fresh and fun collection of 100 easy craft projects for parents and kids (age 5 through 12)." In the clip below, Rosie demonstrates one of her Crafty U projects.

If you'd like to own one of Rosie's original paintings, you're in luck. One of her paintings is currently up for auction at, in support of Rosie's Gala: Building Dreams For Kids Auction. The auction is scheduled to end December 4, 2008.

For more about Rosie O'Donnell, visit her official website,


See the Pop Life Art home page for links to the artwork of more than 100 celebrity artists.