Thursday, December 20, 2007
This will be my last update before heading out on Christmas break. :) I've had a few things in the works the past couple of days, so I thought I would share. First off, I sold a couple of pieces in the Alumni / Faculty Auction. While I'm very excited about it, I feel a little disappointed that the Academy doesn't allow artists to at least send their patrons a simple thank you. I also have no idea where those pieces ended up, so if I wanted to do a retrospective (years from now, of course) and include them, I can't. Hopefully, the school left my business cards alone so the people who bought my work can stay in touch with my career, and the worth of the work if they choose. :P Anyways.. I've been working away at this for the past week. It won't be done before Christmas, and there's a ton of glitches in it. I'm wondering if I should redo it in a smaller size (it's 16x20".. big enough for the perspective to be really weird). I'll have to ponder over it some more. The final version of the cards turned out nicely though, I'm really happy. :D I delivered a whole bunch around the neighborhood today, and I'm finishing up the ones for you guys tonight. I chose to do simple contour drawings of birds to suit the theme of the card (and the series). They'll be in the mail right before we leave town. Hope you like them. I think it would be a fun thing to do again during the year, just for kicks.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
One of my recent resolutions was to start sketching again. I haven't seriously pursued it since graduation; between my day job at the museum and working on a gallery-ready portfolio at home I haven't had a lot of extra time. :P But, as it is with a lot of things, if you really want it, you can find some time somewhere. I've been getting up a half hour earlier for my job, and then going to a local coffee shop. It works for me because getting up at that time feels natural. I'm not disrupting my body's schedule by much, and I feel a lot more accomplished by the time I get to work.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I dropped by Studio on my home last night, and I have to say the reception was super nice! :) Just wish I had gotten there sooner, so I could have chatted with some other artists (and gotten some of those creme puffs I saw one lady stuffing into her purse..). It didn't look like a lot of people when I first got there, but people were in and out so much it picked up and got crowded very quickly. A few of my pieces are still there. Here's a shot of my ring drawing, all nice and framed. And a photo of the cake. There were also some yummy creme puffs, cheese, and fruit. Wine too, of course. :D This show will up through December, and there's a ton of stuff to see, and all different mediums (photography, encaustics, jewelry.. besides paintings and drawings). The cool thing about this show is that it's also different every time you visit. It's constantly rotating and evolving. I've personally enjoyed seeing all the different works, and seeing what some of my artist friends have been up to. :)
Thursday, December 06, 2007
This Saturday is the 4th Anniversary Party at Studio Gallery. This is the last show for the year that my work will be in (poo). Here's the specs: Saturday, December 8th 4:00 - 8:00 pm 1718A Polk st. (between Clay and Washington) I'll be back on Sunday with pics from the show! :D See ya there!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Just a quick note.. I'm currently working on a substantial update to the website, reorganizing some gallery pages, adding tons of new work, etc.. I should have it finished in the next two weeks. Almost done! Meanwhile, I was sorely disappointed by the printing company I chose to have my cards printed. :( It's the second time I've tried an internet printing company, one highly recommended to me, and it's the second time I've been disappointed. So I'm planning a Kinko's run this week to get some quickie prints. In terms of the cards though, I'm really amazed with the response I've gotten from you guys. It's a lot of fun getting to know a little bit about the people who visit, and I'm looking forward to sending the cards out. :) And, of course, the offer still stands, so if you'd like a card, feel free to e-mail me with a mailing address and I'll put you on my greeting card list (see "Happy Thanksgiving" post). The cut-off date is December 20th.