Keeping Up...

Thanks to some sweet acquaintances and my efforts to put myself out there a bit more, I have had to come to terms with the fact that if I am going to advertise a blog... I guess I should keep up with it a bit, huh? This long coming reality check after a kind shout out from a fellow artist, Lenny Putz... a photographer I met in Grand Haven... who had these wonderful things to say about me on his blog- check it out!

Since I last checked in after my show in Chicago, I have been recuperating, wringing my hands, wondering what to do next. I have gone down to one day a week at the boutique in town I have been at part time, so I have made available many more hours to work on my art. I am trying to keep with my fellow artists, read blogs, know more about the business, research art shows, and of course make my own new stuff...

Here are some of my new favorites you may not have seen...
 I really and in love with this piece and am excited to see the special person who goes home with it! It depicts these three girls dropping falling stars from a hot air balloon and is just so colorful and magical to me... it will be tough to see this one go!

 This one is from the fun mugshot series I did... you saw in my Chicago post, the Red Head original sold, so I have 3 more in the series! Some people aren't familiar with the term "Hitchcock Blonde," which was coined when Alfred Hitchcock continued to cast Blonde women in his movies because no one ever suspected them of any trouble! With a blonde for a Mama, I of course, know better...

 Despite my mother's description of "cute bunk beds" this is actually a couple girls on a fire escape! Maybe I have romanticized them a bit, but I have always been fascinated with the idea of fire escapes and the idea that so many people have used them to escape more that a fire... Oh the things these hunks of metal must have seen- the problems they must have heard... for now these girls may just sit on them to enjoy a hot cup of coffee between friends!

This is a favorite of mine so far too! My husband (the scientist) has also given it his professional approval as being "one of the best!" haha... I thought a bit about the idea of being a wallflower and how it generally carries the connotation of being something negative. But what if you could just slip in with the decoration of a house? Be a part of the scenery? I think as a wallflower, I would love the quiet observation that came along with it.

I am excited that these pieces and many more will be a few more shows I have scheduled this season...
Inner Harbor, Baltimore August 18th and 19th
Shadyside, Pittsburgh August 25th and 26th
Penrod, Indianapolis September 8th
and Riverfront, Columbus, OH Septmeber 28th-30th

Hope to see you there!!!