Thursday, December 1, 2016

ArtSpace Maynard Holiday Sale


I'm participating in the ArtSpace Maynard Holiday Sale on Friday December 2 from 5-8, Saturday December 3 from 10-5 & Sunday December 4 from 12-5. Please stop by either day to say hello, and to see new artworkgreeting cards, and my newly designed 2017 wall calendar. If you're not nearby, click on the links to see them online.

December will be the last month you can visit me in this studio. I've decided not to renew my sublease after being in this wonderful space for four years.

Visit the ArtSpace website if you want to learn more about the Holiday Sale or this great community.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 November 2016


This month has been crazy busy with many things going on, including Thanksgiving week travel. Because I didn't have time to start making my 12 x 12 x 12 November 2016 piece before going away on the Monday the 21st, it meant I started it Tuesday the 29th in the evening, and finished it less than 24 hours later. Normally I would want a week or so to consider what I might want to create and make it. 

While working on this piece, I kept wondering if I had already made the exact same design, but didn't look at previous images until I was putting the finishing touches on it. I found that in April (below), I made one with similar printed fabric and acrylic skins, but it's different enough. Phew!

In Autumn 2015 I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series as acrylic skins. Part of the challenge has been to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month. Sometimes it's more obvious than others. This month it's very obvious.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 October 2016


I finished my 12 x 12 x 12 October 2016, a collage made from leftovers found in my studio, with barely anytime to spare. I create one piece every month, and this was an especially busy month (in a good way), and I almost didn't get it done! 

It incorporates remnants from the colorful monoprinted and stitched fabric leftover from the commission I created over the summer, and also some small round pieces of the acrylic skins of photos from last autumn.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. Part of the challenge is to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month. Sometimes it's more obvious than others, especially this month.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Open Studios


I'm participating in the ArtSpace Maynard Open Studios on Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016 from 12-5pm. Please stop by either day to say hello, and to see new artwork, greeting cards, and my newly designed 2017 wall calendar. If you're not nearby, click on the links to see them online.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 September 2016


12 x 12 x 12 September 2016 is a collage made from leftovers found in my studio. 

It incorporates remnants from the colorful monoprinted and stitched fabric leftover from the commission I created over the summer, black and white ovals leftover from previous projects over the years, and also some thin scraps from the acrylic skins of photos from last autumn.

This is my tenth year working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series. It gives me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. Some of the pieces over the months and years have been really good, and others not so much.

Last autumn I took hundreds of photos of leaves or pine needles to use in the 2016 12 x 12 x 12 series. Part of the challenge is to figure out different ways to incorporate them each month. Sometimes it's more obvious than other times.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Licensed Image!



I have been working with a company who has been licensing the images of many pieces of my artwork for a number of years. They print the images to order for retail and hospitality companies, and I receive royalties for each print. Two retail orders over the years are Crate & Barrel and also Tuesday Morning.

Today I found out that an order of 113 Ground Through the Fence #1 prints were recently sold to a hospitality property in the Orlando area. To whoever that property it is, I would like to say thank you! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Work / New Home



Fence Trade in Color #1, 2 and 3, which are three of the four pieces in my commission, have been hung in a Massachusetts home! Each piece is 20" x 40" mixed media on wood panels. New furniture will be placed below the art at a later date.






Fence Trade in Color #4, the fourth 20" x 40" panel in the series (above), will hang in another location. Pictures of that at a later date.