My eyes are blurry after 10 hours of driving each day for the past two days, another 4 hours to go today, but I am excited to be back in Kansas. The dogs will be happy to go to Chase Fishing Pond. I will be happy to have another great dinner at Ad Astra in Strong City. But most of all I am thrilled to be back with Ton and Ans at their beautiful gallery. I am still 270 miles away, but the reception is 2-5, I will be there so come by and have a glass of wine and take home a new drawing or print. See you soon.
With my exhibition open in Kansas, three pieces sold, 17 framed pieces available at the Gallery at Pioneer Bluff, until December 14, I moved on to New Jersey to install that piece.
I spent all day with my friend John Shorb helping me at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, cutting, pasting and tacking up 100’s of linoblock printed papers.
We had a great time but were really tired in the end. John was amazing to work with. The exhibition is curated by Sheila Goloborotko and included artists, Jen Blazina, Richard Hricko, Elizabeth Mackie, Jill Parisi, Hester Stinnett and of course me. I especially love Jill Parisi’s work, we met recently at the Southern Graphics International Conference and I am so happy to be in a show with her. Here is a pic of me deciding what the heck piece goes where. It is all done on site.
The reception is Saturday, October 18 from 1-4pm and the gallery is located at 440 River Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876, (908) 725-2110. It will be up until December 7, but please try to stop by the reception and say “hi.”
I am so excited. “In the Spirit” my exhibition of 20 linocut collage drawings is currently being hung beautifully at Pioneer Bluffs. The opening is Saturday from 2-5 and it is during the Fall Festival. Check out all the activities! I want to do some geocaching!
Tonight I head to the Kansas City Art Insitute where I will spend the morning giving a talk and critiquing students. I am looking forward to seeing my friend Laura Berman, the best printmaker/artist in KC!
While at the KCAI, Conrad and Homer get to hang out with the dog sitter. I already prepared them by taking a nice long swim this morning at Chase Fishing Lake in the beautiful Flint Hills of KS. Hopefully they will be a bit calmer after our 12 hour yesterday.
Spirit animal of the week? That’s right, it is the firefly. This is watercolor collage drawing #20, it will be sent to the framers to meet the other 19 tomorrow. It is a real wacky one, the fireflies are hand colored linoleum block prints slightly raised off the surface of the paper as it they are flying. Super Cool! These fireflies are here to remind you to, “shine your light.”
Two pieces have already sold from my studio. They will still be in the exhibition for all to see. These smart collectors knew to buy one now because once at the gallery with the commissions added on, the price rises, and then only climb for there. So if you even think you might want one, talk to me now. email@example.com
My lean-to ink drawing is on it’s way to completion. This will be going into my exhibition at Wave Hill in October. It is big, about 8 feet long and I hope to have it done in the next couple of days. On Friday I shipped all 19 drawings (the of which are already sold!) to the framer. I have the best framing in the world, Rabbet Art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ. Dot, always takes great care of my artwork. I went to a few framers in Santa Fe, but I decided to keep loyal to Rabbet. I am completely confident that they will frame it and have it waiting for me at the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs when I get there on October 2.
I had the chance to hike and run last weekend. A friend and I went to Chicoma Mountain, highest peak in the Jemez Mountains, no trail and a 26 mile forest road to drive in on made it a great adventure. The highlight of the day was seeing an Elk. Funny thing is, the prior week an Elk was my spirit animal. The day before the hike I went on a run along the Rio Grande Gorge from Pillar to the Taos Bridge, stopped 3 miles short of the bridge. I ended with 16 miles, but it was a rough run. It should have been easy but with all the direct sunlight it was just too hot for me.
Today everything is bright and beautiful here in Abiquiu, NM, three more weeks and I start my drive east for all these shows. Until then, you will find me in my studio.
It is the 28th of August and I have 19 watercolor drawing collages complete. I just finished two today.
My spirit animal of the week is a red lizard. Very appropriate. I see dozens of lizards every day in New Mexico’s high desert. Curiously, the lizard helps us see the importance of respecting and remembering our dreams. I am not sure how I feel about that given the dreams I had this week. Lizards also aid us in becoming more detached from situations in your life. This I certainly need as I have had three months of crushing grief from the co-op board of my NYC apartment. As I finished the lizard drawing today, the crying house, the lizard losing it tail, I had to laugh at the simplicity of it all. This Lizard is said to be telling me to move on and quit being attached to what has been. Lizard is proposing immediate change in one or more areas of my life. So, that must mean only one thing. I have an apartment for sale! So long Rivington Street and Lower East Side and good riddance to the noise and the sad souls of the building, though the good souls I will miss! This someone has something far more wonderful happening and a big bright wonderful world to step out into! Just follow the lizard! Who can resist a red lizard that just shed it’s tail?
You can read more about Lizard Spirits here: shamanicjourney.com
Welcome to my new website. With loads of new drawings, prints, and upcoming events, it is time for an update. I will post weekly with new artwork and the latest in adventures. For today, here is my Roaring Bear Spirit Animal. One the left is a linoleum block print, 36″ x 24″ and on the right is an original ink drawing, which is just slightly taller at 40″. The prints are in an edition of 20, hand printed on Revere paper and available for $475. Please use my contact page for more details.