Thursday, October 27, 2011
Vernon Street Open Studios is next weekend, and I have been working hard to finish up a final piece before the event. This will be my last appearance in Vernon Street, so it's going to be bittersweet.
One of the best things that has ever happened to me was landing a studio spot in Vernon Street. Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity to meet many kind and genuine people, and while I look forward to my new home in Vermont, part of me is really going to miss my space at Vernont Street.
If you live local, please stop by on November 5 and 6 from 12-6pm. This will be the last time to purchase my work directly while I am in the area. There will be festivities afterward on both nights, so please stick around, I would love to talk with you.
Miss G and I made another trip to Vermont yesterday to take care of some business and bring some belongings up. In 5 weeks, we will be completely moved and settling in. The above photo is a very early sneak peek of my new studio space. I am excited to have windows for once. The best thing is that I can see the mountains across the way. Let's see how this will effect the work in the future. I will have many more updates in the near future.
Until next Thursday's update, I want to wish each and every one of you a great weekend. Thank you for taking the time to stopping by here. Pass the word along!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
A lot has happened since I spoke to you two weeks ago. The end of the year is approaching fast, and there are some major events coming up. Miss G and I have been very busy trying to chart out our plans for the rest of this year.
Last Saturday, I gave a speech to a local bike club that was touring the area's many artist's studios, and on Sunday, G and I traveled back to Vermont to continue our search for a new place to live.
The fall foliage was much more intense than the last time we had visited, and we enjoyed exploring the landscape on a perfect autumn day.
I am very happy to announce that we did indeed find a new place to call home. Rutland, Vermont is the third largest city in the state, and while it's not big as compared to many cities, I believe that it will give us a good mix of city and country living - just what we were looking for. Believe it or not, we will be fully moved by December 1st. Vernon Street Open Studios is the first week of November, and after that is all done, our full focus will be on packing everything up and making the move.
The holidays are drawing near, and what better way to brighten someone's day than to gift them with original art? All of my original canvases and wood panels can be found in my Zatista Shop. If you see something that you like and the price is a little out of your range, please email me at email@example.com. I would be more than happy to work with you.
I also have two of the black shirt designs in size Small and all sizes of the white shirt design. The shirts are $25.00 US delivered anywhere around the globe. You can find the shirts HERE.
Until next Thursday, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Miss G and I had a great trip up to Vermont last weekend. We went up for two reasons: to look for a new place to live, and to help support the local economy. It was foggy and rainy, and the fall foliage hadn't quite turned yet, but it was good to visit.
Vermont was one of the states hardest hit during Hurricane Irene this past August. Many of the roads and bridges were washed out, and things are just now starting to get back to normal, yet it will take some time before all the necessary repairs are made.
Gabriella and I are drawn to Vermont because of its beautiful and serene landscape. The Green Mountains are magnificent and the slower pace of living along with a vibrant and strong arts community are just what we are looking for.
The state has some of the most intense winters in the Northeast, and has top-notch skiing and snowboarding. While it's not quite snow season yet this year, it's one of the things that I am really looking forward to. I will have updates for you in the near future.
My newest post on the Wall Spin art blog is entitled From One Art to Another, and I talk about musicians who also paint professionally. If you like David Bowie, Ron Wood, Grace Slick or Tony Bennett, then give it a read. I think you will like it.
My studio time this week was very minimal due to other outside work, and I really don't feel right when I can't get in there. I'm hoping that next week will give me the opportunity to spend some time there.
Until next Thursday, I wish all of you a fabulous weekend. As always, thank you for stopping by and giving me your support!