AUGUST 12 OPEN HOUSE / STUDIO SALE

Several people were not able to make it to my event in February, so I am having another open house on August 12 from 2 to 5 PM.  This time the proceeds are to help cover the costs of attending the Artist Trust EDGE professional development program in Port Townsend, which will be August 18 – 25.  To read more about the EDGE program, follow this link:

http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/event/artist_trust_edge_professional_development_program_for_visual_artists_port

I have several new small pieces, as well as a handful of larger prints that I have completed since February.

The Random Name Generator will be on hand again to help with the naming of the small cellular prints that I am selling for $35, which is a great price for an original print.   With the exception of my new work, my inventory will be half price for this event.

Once again, I have commissioned my friend Sarah Tompkins to make Red Velvet cake.

Please stop by, whether you want to purchase some art, or to just have some delicious cake and to say “hi”.  If you think you will be able to attend, please let me know, and I will send you directions to the event.   I am not posting directions here because I would like to have some idea of how many people to expect.  So please fill out this form if you plan to come.  Feel free to bring a friend.  Hope to see you there!

Open House Preparations

Something struck me this time around that I never really thought about that much. . .  Seeing more than 50 prints of various sizes on the walls of my studio, as well as the dozens of prints still in progress, I realized how much time I spend alone.  I don’t regret it, but it is something to consider when I feel lonely or want to gripe about being single in Seattle.  It’s my choice.  And the excitement I feel at the prospect of buying a home on my own only reinforces that.  The truth of the matter is, I am more comfortable in my studio than most other places.  I would rather be at my studio than go to a party or a bar.  Sadly, there are not hot men hanging out at my studio.  Or at least, not usually.  : )  Maybe some will come to my open house (you know who you are).

We read animal cards at a friend’s last night.  I got the armadillo, which seems pretty appropriate.  In fact, a lot of the cell shapes I am doing now are also vaguely armadillo shaped.

It is 2:30 AM.  I am getting into a bad habit of staying up very late.  If I had some potato chips and some more alcohol, I would probably stay up all night!

40 and Counting

Yesterday I hung up 40 prints for my open house, which will be Feb. 26 from 2 PM to 6 PM.  I left some open wall space so that there is room for everyone in my printmaking salon (Painters Under Pressure, or PUPS) to hang up their work at our meeting this week.  After that, the rest of my prints will go up.

I am hoping for a big turnout.  If it is as successful as last year, I plan to make it an annual event.  Last year I sold more than $5000 worth of art, hopefully this year will be as successful.  Crossing my fingers.  Come by if you can!!

PREPARATIONS

Well, last night I hit a wall with the printmaking, so I decided to start getting my studio ready for my open house, which is on Feb. 26 from 2 PM until 6 PM.  It feels like there is a lot more to do this year than last year — last year I started with a new, empty studio.  Last night I started by taking all artwork down from the walls, in progress or complete.  I took a brief look at what I’ve got in my various folder, and started hanging things up.  It is fun to see how my newer work interacts with older pieces.  Cadmium yellow seems to be the tie that binds.  I will be sad when I run out of my supply, since Daniel Smith has discontinued that color.

I think this open house is a great idea, just to take stock of what work I have available and to clean things up.  So far, only about 11 people have RSVP’d.  I hope that more people will be able to make it.

If you are reading this and are planning on attending, please drop me a line so that I have plenty of cake and champagne!!