Monday, April 30, 2012

The Confession

I just heard from the Danforth Museum in Framingham that my piece "The Confession" has been selected to be a part of the 2012 Community of Artists Exhibition opening in June. I submit work to shows to keep my creative juices flowing. Trouble is - now I'm stumped for something to submit to the North River Arts Society Festival of the Arts. Better get scratchin'.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

When in Doubt Return to the Basics

Vacation is a wonderful concept. A good vacation allows one to relax and put all the "lists" aside. Trouble is it seems to take SO long to get back on track. Lying on the beach in South Carolina, I had a clear vision of my plan when I returned. But somewhere north of the Mason Dixon line everything got scrambled. So for the past couple of days I've been wandering around in circles trying to determine where to begin. To break the creative brain cramp I needed something that I could accomplish in a day - and that was fun. I had started this simple little seahorse scratchboard before I left intending to turn it into a print but never got very far. Today I decided it would become the next letter in the alphabet series I had abandoned so many months ago. High on the satisfaction of my completed masterpiece I went on to take on the letter "B" as well. It still needs a little work - for instance I forgot the antennae - and it looks a little bit like a puppy. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Starting Here

Pretty boring design, huh? Everything has to start somewhere. It's not often that I allow myself to jump right in and go back and edit later. Rather I tend to get stuck on things - ironing out every detail  - holding on until I think something's perfect. Someday you'll pop back in (I hope) and things will be all changed around but for now - this is it.