Watching the sun come up...

But the sun never really comes up does it? We're spinning around on a tiny litle piece of Earth. Thoughts like this make me feel close to everyone..so I'm sending you all love this morning. 

I just wanted to give you a quick update...I have cards for sale! If you're local, I have them in three locations, Minty Keen, Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand, and in Lowell and Ella's Coffee and Cuisine. (I have to deliver them this week, so keep an eye out for them in Lowell.)

And you can buy them from any corner of the world on my webiste! You'll see that they come in a set of 4: Happy Birthday, Miss you, Thank you, and Lets get coffee soon. If you'd like to order 4 but you have a preference for which ones, please let me know and I will be happy to accommodate.

 

The Cards are 4.25 x 5.5", and are printed on bright white 100lb cover stock, along with a natural colored Cougar Vellum envelope. 

I've also got holiday cards in the works so keep your eyes peeled for those! I should be printing those this week.

Other than that, I will say, have a perfect day. You only get so many, and today we are all lucky to be sharing the same sun. 

 

Two more shows you don't want to miss!

This Saturday if you are in Grand Rapids, we better see you downtown for the Free Radical show! There are a number of venues hosting artwork by 191 Artists! It's a one night only show, which runs from 6 to 10 pm. Since it's Halloween weekend, you should get your garb on and head down.

While your down there, be sure to head to Pub 43 where I have a couple pieces from the City of Lumbourge project. In this venue are a bunch of other sweet pieces. Word is, the afterparty is also going to be held there!

(You can see this framed photogrpah at Pub 43 this weekend!)

I will also be showing work in another show nearby beginning on October 29. Wellspring Church is hosting it's first annual juried exhibition, "Transformation".  The piece I had in ArtPrize, titled, "It was a mystery to us" will be showing. but when I titled the piece for AP, I had another painting in mind, and this one just sort of happened to come out. I am retitling the piece to "Fitting In", which in my mind fits a lot better with the intended narrative. Anyway, here is the piece. Stop down to the Wellspring exhibition, opening reception is Nov 3. 

 

I also have been busy doing a new piece for the winter issue of CraftSanity. Here is a little sneak peak of the illustration, which features a craft project to go along with it. Anyone up for some embroidery? Wink Wink...

Or some Hot Chocolate?

Oh I am getting ahead in Holidays here but pretty soon I will have to whip out Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong, as it's the only thing that keeps me motivated enough to get everything done for the holidays. Starting now doesn't seem like such a bad idea. 

Have a perfect afternoon, what ever mood you're in. 

 

 

 

Beautiful Days

I have been busy busy working on a number of projects and I thought I would share a couple with you!

The Silent Stair show is approaching fast, and I have been busy painting in old frames, and on old surfaces that have been in my studio waiting to be used.

Simultaneously, I am working on 2 other shows. eeh! Busy! The show at the Gerbens Art Loggia (Dec 8) is also approaching quite fast and I am busy painting for that too. 

Here's a the line drawing and underpainting for one of the works for that show. The whole painting features two men carrying houses and businesses on their backs. 

I am also finishing up a commissioned painting, of a woodland scene. Here is a detail of the girl in it. The whole painting should be finished in the next couple of weeks, so I will have a final version for you to see.

Here is a front on shot.

I am also working on some smaller commissions for the holidays. Forgive me for posting this before Halloween, but sometimes I have to start my holiday painting before fall is even over. I have been painting Holiday wineglasses. 

Here's my closing sketch for the day. I thought this little one was creepy. Silently creepy.

Oh! and..my fella and I carved pumpkins yesterday for his birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY). Here's a beginning shot...I'll have to take some finished pictures soon and share!

I think that's it for now! Im heading back to the studio for the night so I'll share some more progress this week! Have a perfect day!