I've been working on our winter solstice cards for Stellarvisions. This is the first time in over a decade that the card will be art or a reproduction of art that I have made. This year the image will be from my cosmology series : cosmic strings. The actual small drawing is done in pencil. The reproduction is on a vellum sheet which is attached to the front of an 80# cream colored smooth sheet.
We had a well attended holiday show this year at sherman mills. The artists of b32 organized a sale and I'm happy to say that I unexpectedly sold one of my small plein air pieces. It was a north country drawing done up at the cabin in 2005. I enjoyed talking with the Ellen the buyer about my process and various works that I had hung for the occasion.
I was in the studio yesterday. Had a very productive first day of december. But, this is what it is like in Philadelphia today. This is a very good reason to be home blogging. I miss a fireplace. I've got some candles and incense burning to create an atmosphere that pushes away todays weather. I know that this is just the beginning. I'm looking for fluffy white stuff not pinging ice pellets.
BUY HANDMADE for the holidays.
Support artists and artisans by purchasing handmade and unique works. Skip the malls and support local artists.
I'm going to be in my studio this weekend offering some small works at special prices. You can visit a number of my b32 buddies and some of the other sherman mills artists. Hope to see you.
I'm not exactly sure when november came but I know its almost gone. I'm in my studio today working on two big drawings. Each is two sheets of paper. Total size 44" x 30". These drawings are on a warm gray sheet and the first layer is graphite, pencil, stick, and powder.
It's a scale change that in turn changes the kind of marks that I can make. Change is always welcome.
My studio was neat and ready to go for the POST weekend. It poured for hours and hours on sunday. I'm sure the rain reduced the number of visitors. Kelly drive was closed for a period of time due to flooding. On sunday it was crisp and clear. Turnout was better. More than 150 people visited my studio.