Sunday, December 21, 2008

Howdy


Here is a pic of a part of the lovely treasury I am featured in. Click here to view the whole treasury. This collection was curated by thepairabirds. Please click on as many items as you wish and leave a comment. (The clicks and comments help us sellers.)

In other art news, I currently have 2 black and white works in an exhibit at the Chestertown Arts League through the end of January. I have also brought 4 original small matted mixed media pieces for the art bin sale area. I am working on getting some greeting and note cards together for them as well. A new locking jewelry cabinet was donated, and I am asked to bring some of my jewelry items too. Now if we could just get some more traffic to the gallery!

I am working on a custom illustration and new years greeting post card. It has been a huge struggle to face and do the work on this job. Mostly because it involves drawing archetectual elements with lots of straight lines and correct angles. That's something I have been avoiding like the plague since my wrist pain and other pain problems started 8 years ago. But a few weeks ago my neighbor caught me in one of those 'say yes to every opportunity' moods. So now I am faced with the challenge.

My biggest obstacle right now is just diving into the project. I can see so many possibilities on approaching the piece that it is overwhelming. I just have to try a few of them and see what gels.
So far I am playing with scissors and paper and a ruler.

The holiday is fast approaching. As usual, I have mixed feelings about this season. Mostly I am counting the days until I can walk into a public place without hearing bad Christmas music blaring at me so loud I can't think. Perhaps later I'll write a blog entry about me and the holidays, but mostly I think if I just let it go and move on it will be fine! The good news is that on Christmas day I'll get to hang out with some of my favorite people, Will's family. His sister and bro-in law are making the trip from Pittsburgh and I really look forward to seeing them.
Finally, I'm tossing around a 'blog giveaway' in the new year. However, I don't know if I have enough people reading my blog yet to get a fair amount of entries. So if you are reading, and would be interested in participating in a blog giveaway contest, please just say 'I' or whatnot. Also if you want to, let me know what you'd like me to give away: A painting, piece of jewelry, small polymer clay figure, or something else entirely.

Peace to you and your families, hope you have great times relaxing and enjoying each others company, which is of course what it's all about. I'll miss those of you whom we've spent many holidays with in the past: Gin, Evan, Uncle Dan, Uncle Jim, Ian, Jo, Forest, Brian, and Tomji. I am filling imaginary stockings for you. LOTS of chocolate!

Ang

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2 Comments:

Blogger syzygy13 said...

Hi-hi! Happy X-mas! Hope you and Willie had a faboo one. We had a lovely time with Forest and Jen at their new condo. Very good time.

Hey - does the Chestertown Arts League have a website? That might help get more traffic there - at least in terms of viewing stuff. Maybe people could buy stuff through the site? Okay. I just found it. It seems to not have any images, though.

We'd love to be part of the giveaway! Painting, please. Although, the fabulous bathing beauties do make me think that more of those might appear. ;)

Good luck with the illustration project! I'd love to see whatever you come up with. You're so wonderfully expressive, and you clearly have control of your medium, but generally, you're so much more organic and flowing - I'm excited to see what you make happen with more specific angles. Cool!

We love you guys, and miss you lots! Have a great new year!

Jo says - let's skype soon! We'll be here all weekend - be sure to tip your waitress.

lovelove,

Ian (and Jo!)

December 26, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Maria Teicher said...

That's me in there too! Yay and congrats! <3-Mia

December 28, 2008 at 10:10 PM  

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