Friday, June 26, 2009

Al Dente

Hey everyone,

Haven't been able to blog as much as I'd have liked

due to the Artist As Entrepreneur Seminars, (which thankfully end this weekend). Again a great resource of invaluable information for the artist if in your area. When I wasn't busy doing homework I was either trying to work towards the shows, but mostly I was trying to meet a deadline for a commission.

I must thank those of you who have granted me awards, I'm honored and thrilled my the recognition of fellow artist. I will be honoring others and acknowledging the givers as my increasingly busy schedule permits, so please be patient.

I did want to share the commission I was working on.

It was for my Dentist who most of you know of from my other post of work being done on me. Anyway it was in conversation that I mentioned my art, he went to my website liked what he saw and gave me a challenge. He allowed me free range as long as it related to his practice since he wanted to display it in his office during halloween. After racking my head a bit this is the results of which the Dentist couldn't be happier with.

In between I caught up with the JOL luminarias that i started awhile back and helped inspired "Al Dente". Enjoy and as always your feedback is welcome.

Friday, June 12, 2009

In Appreciation

First off a great big thanks and a hug goes out to Sonia from  The Dark Ravens Nest for featuring me on hear blog. The spirit of camaraderie this fellow artist displays and encourages is to be admired. Lastly thank's to all the positive and encouraging feedback being left by everyone else.

I haven't been able to post as often as  I would have liked since I've been going a little crazy between creating new pieces,  and keeping up with life. Last Saturday was the first weekend in a series of four consecutive weekends that form a seminar called "The Artist As An Entrepreneur". They are long days 9 to 6 and there is a lot of homework but well worth it. Check out your communities cultural affairs board to see if they offer it there. It started in Cleveland, Ohio and has now gone National. The information and resources gained are invaluable. I was even able to get a commission  using their tips

Anyway here are some new WIPS I started and a bad pic of the tree luminarias that I'm wrapping up. I'll post better pics once they and the rest of the last batch are all trimmed up. Back to work and an early bedtime for tomorrows seminar.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Plant a radish! Get a @#*! radish!

Hey Folks,
Been busy catching up on work for fall shows, eBay and hopefully starting an Etsy shop. Sometimes it's seems overwhelming. I haven't listed on eBay for awhile since I was hoping on building up inventory. That way I'l be a little ahead of the game and can concentrate on show pieces. That's the plan anyway but you know what they say about best laid plans. That's was my rant for the day. Pardon Me. And now on to more productive thoughts.
I wanted to share the progress of the last group of wip's . Mind you they are still in their painting stages. First off is the the "Mighty Radish",
 seems like this little feller caries a big block on his shoulder.
 Then it's over to the Kitty who still has no highlights. 
Keep thinking he needs a back ground, like a tree with a moon or maybe a crooked fence. Lastly it's the silly ghost out on the town.
 He's still missing his candy container, probably a cat. All in all I'm having fun with this bunch, and it probably will be hard to say goodbye. Meanwhile, back at the ranch I gotta get back to work, since the days just keep on ticking.