Updates Craft and Adventures in the Gardening Feb 2018

Today is feeling good so far, I have a few things on my plate that need immediate action
and I’m going to tackle them head on. One being my photo for the upcoming BUST ad in the Dec/Jan issue. It’s due tomorrow and with my current camera that seems to give me one good picture out of forty it’s going to be a bit of an uphill battle I suspect. Hmmm.
But I’m creating something new for the ad. Thinking of composition and color, something that will “pop” more and therefore bring my shop more traffic. I’m going with a brooch for the ad, seems the best choice for holiday shopping and the price is quite right on. The photos of a more square or round object seem to photograph better for the gallery sized horizontal photo format, so I’m making one with that in mind.

On a more inspirational note, here is my dream studio below –

Oh Martha Stewart, you’ve got my brain all in a tizzy over this studio. I want, I need, I must have this someday. Check out Martha’s blog here, it’s a good read.

My sewing room (I need a more encompassing name for it, other than “craft room”, help me please) overlooks my backyard. This can be a good thing, though right now it’s not so pretty actually. If I look to my right I only see a giant green tarp which is covering all the scrap that belongs to my landlords, we moved in with the promise it’d be gone by now. Hopefully soon, as it blocks my light and is a huge eye sore. If I look straight ahead and ignore my peripheral vision it get much nicer looking, though it’s a bit overgrown. I’ve been so busy with indoor creative creations that i’ve totally neglected going outside much. I’m already in Fall/Winter mode I suppose, it’s time to break out the winter clothes and put the heavier duvet on the bed. Hot Cocoa I can feel you getting closer by the day…

Here are two new creations that are already in the shop. Meet Penelope and the Little Village Pillow…

Local Art Exhibitions and Shows

Studio Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University
This Richmond, VA residency includes a hothouse environment
of concentrated studio practice along with fourteen other
talented artists.

Each week includes two seminars with Andrew Kozlowski and
Paul and Dinah Ryan, group and individual studio critiques with
Sally Bowring and Michael Jones McKean and visiting artists thus far including:
Richard Roth, Amy Hauft, Rob Matthews, Carlton Newton, and Nigel Rolfe.

The residency will conclude with exit reviews and exhibition July 24th – Aug 1st
Opening reception will be at 7pm, 1000 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA on July 26th.

Gallery 128 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Juried Exhibition 2008, April 4th – 25th

Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th 5-7pm.
Hours: 10-6 Monday through Saturday and 11-6 Sunday.
Admission is Free. It is located at 128 N. Broad Street
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building.

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition: Choice Abstractions 2008
Juried Exhibition, February 15th – March 18th

The Main Line Art Center presents the fourth annual
juried exhibition in memory of teacher and artist,
Betsy Meyer. This exhibition promotes the ideals of
experimentation and of pushing boundaries and
expectation, both personal and artistic.

Juror: Sueyun Locks, Director and Owner, Locks Gallery

Two of my largest paintings were chosen for exhibition.

Opening Reception: First Friday, March 7, 6-9pm
The Main Line Art Center’s Gallery & Office hours are
Mon – Thur: 9 – 9, Fri – Sat: 9 – 5, Sun: 9:30 – 4.

Also, visit the
LINKS page
for newly
installed links
to my good
artist friends!

‘One Night Stand’ 2008 January 4th
You may have missed seeing this short exhibit on the 4th of this
month at the Main Line Art Center where many young artists came together to
sell their work, co-mingle, and preview Flashpoint Theater Company’s upcoming productions.

Absolutely Abstract 2007 at the Philadelphia Sketch Club
November 9th – 25th

‘What’s coming in is pushing out’, a 9×12 pastel work,
was selected by Bill Scott and Barbra Zucker, both well-known
artists in and outside of the city.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club is America’s oldest Artist’s Club (c.1860)
Only 108 out of the 250-plus submissions were shown.

Held at its historic location in center city (235 S. Camac St.) the
gallery will be open from Sunday, November 9th through November 25th,
on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-5pm.
For more information, visit SketchClub.org.