Thursday, July 28, 2011
A very short and sweet post tonight, and for once I have some very good news. After a year of pounding the pavement and getting my name out there, I finally have some local gallery representation.
13Forest Gallery is located right down the road in Arlington MA and is home to some of the best artists in the Boston area. I am very grateful to have a good selection of my pieces under their care. They have a nice clean website and my page can be found here.
In other news, I got a text from one of my local landscaper friends yesterday. He is in need of help on one of his jobs, and today, I spent a very grueling day in the sun pulling weeds and digging tree stumps. I haven't been this tired or this sore for over 3 years. The call for work came at just the right time, as money is kind of tight right now. So you see, the universe always has a way of smiling just when we need it.
I will be out of the studio until at least next Tuesday, then I will be able to get back to my new projects - some very nice wood panels that I have just started to prep.
I still have a good number of my two tee shirt designs left. A lot of you have made a purchase, and I thank you, but if you haven't, please show your support. They are the finest quality and very limited. I did very short runs of both of these designs, and I will not repeat them. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Until next week, I wish all of you a great weekend. As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by here! Take care, all!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The new batch of white Tee shirts are now available! This white shirt is the same premium quality as my previous black one. They are butter-soft and pre-shrunk, and you can check out the sizing chart on the Anvil site. As with the black ones, I have done a very limited run of this design, and I will not repeat it. Once they are gone, they're gone!
They are $20.00 US plus $5.00 shipping, and I ship them worldwide!
Last Saturday's market at ArtBeat turned out to be a great day. The public was out in full force and sales were brisk. I made a big mistake and didn't bring enough water with me for the tent, and by the end of a very long 8 hour day, I was almost delirious with heat stroke. It was a good lesson learned, and now I know better for future markets during the peak of the summer.
A big Thank You goes out to all who stopped by the tent and chatted with me. It's always a pleasure to meet new fans of my work. This blog is updated every Thursday, so please stay in touch!
My plan is to do at least one more market next month in Winchester, MA, then I will have to see what the rest of the year's schedule looks like.
I have a new post up on the WallSpin blog with some very nice photos from New York City. Please hop over and take a look if you have a moment.
In the coming week, I will have some new activities to announce plus lots of new work to get started on. I have three wood panels that I would like to get prepped and framed out, so that is at the top of my list of things to do.
I wish each and every one of you a fabulous weekend. Thank you for stopping by and giving me your support!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
ArtBeat is this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, and I've spent the whole week painting my little fingers to the bone trying to flesh my inventory out a bit.
The economy in the US right now is in the toilet, so my goal is to offer affordable, original art. The 5" x 5" canvases are a mere $20, and yes, artwork right now is probably at the very end of everyone's list of necessities, but I could think of a lot worse things to have in one's home.
I'm happy to announce that the table I have been working on is about 95% finished. I plan to take it to the market on Saturday to show it off in hopes of additional commissions.
I like working on wood as much as I like working on canvas, and nothing makes me happier than to see a piece of furniture that had been discarded on the curb come back to life.
Tonight, I started to pull everything together that I will need for the market on Saturday. Tent, tent weights, promotional materials, table, canvases, etc, etc, etc. It has been some time since I have had to take the whole production out on the road. I am hoping and praying to the universe that the buying public will be out in full force this Saturday. I will have a full report with plenty of photos next Thursday.
Until then, please keep me in your thoughts and send me your good energy. I could not continue on this pursuit without your encouragement, feedback and kindness. I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Miss G and I returned from a short trip to Provincetown, which is at the very end of Cape Cod yesterday. It was my first trip to the Cape and the first time I've been in the ocean for a very long time. It was nice to escape the city for a few days, but now we are back in the thick of it with many things happening between now and the end of the month.
Today in the studio, I spent most of the day working on building up my inventory of Mini Mandalas in preparation for next weekend's market at Artbeat. I don't have windows in the studio, and summers at Vernon Street can get pretty sticky. Nonetheless, I think it makes for a good work environment heat and all.
It's hard to believe, but Artbeat is next Saturday the 16th. I will be set up outside with the tent, and Gabriella will be inside the Burren at the SLAM. So, we will be doing double duty for the day. According to the weather forecast, the heat is going to break, and we are hoping for a weekend that won't be blistering hot.
If you live local, please stop by and see us on Saturday the 16th from 11 to 6. We would love to see you!
Finally, my newest guest post is up on the Wall Spin art blog. In this most recent post, I talk about the Peabody Essex Museum, which is one of the local gems that I visited last month. Please take a look and leave a comment over on the Wall Spin blog to let me know what you think.
Until next Thursday, I would like to wish each and every one of you a fabulous weekend. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and give me your support, I appreciate it!