021608 – more signatures

I am still not feeling great. Though I had my cough under control long enough to get a few signatures cut – and I used my new knife. The shape of the knife did seem to make it easier to have high control over it, w/o holding it super tightly. I was only able to cut for a brief period of time and my hand hurts a little bit, but it may just be I am out of shape.  When I get to start creating a new piece I will run it through its paces. One thing though about the knife it rolls away easily.


021409 – Happy Valentine’s Day +

Happy Valentines Day. Hope everyone got to spend some tine with someone they care about!

Today was busy. I again did not get into the studio, but I was working on getting the entries in the Laurel Art Guild Annual juried show ready for the juror. I have gone through a lot of entries and am not even halfway through. Tomorrow I need to be finished so that Monday can be a studio day. Lots of great entries – this show will be quite good!

I also have officially decided to try something new and large and different for Artomatic 2009. Any theme suggestions? It is a complete experiment- but I know it will be super cool!!!!!

021308- still sick

I thought I was shaking this flu, but today am back to being sick. So instead of studio time I was resting. Hopefully I will feel better this weekend to make my way in.

Though I did receive my shipment of glue today, so once I am done framing and back to working I will again have all my tools. As a treat I ordered myself a new knife. I am intrigued to try out this shape to see how it feels – but really I got it because it is hot pink – and for those that don’t know me I LOVE me some pink!

Valentines Weekend Show+

Luck of the Draw: An Art & Music Experience
In the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

Friday, February 13 – 6 to 10 pm
Saturday, February 14 – 6 to 10 pm
Sunday, February 15 – 2 to 6 pm

The fun begins at the tent on Half Street, between L and K Streets SouthEAST.
@ Navy Yard metro (on the green line).
Take the Half Street exit and follow instructions from the friendly Clean & Safe folks.

Check here soon for a schedule of music and dance performances!

More music and dance being added, but here’s a sampling:
Scrap Heap, Sejayno, Blue Sausage Infant, Shadow Farm, Doug Stailey and Dan Barbiero, Pilesar, Janel & Anthony.

Some of the visual artists you will be seeing in no particular order:
Sherill Anne Gross, Rebecca Katz, Andrew Wodzianski, David Barr, Chris Bishop, Carolina Mayorga, Alexandra Zealand, Albus Cavus, Tariq Rafiq, Andrea Collins, danny phantOM.

“RED: St. Valentine bled for us”
Curated by Sondra Arkin and Ellyn Weiss:
Sondra Arkin, Ellyn Weiss, Pat Goslee, Joan Belmar, Susan Finsen, Brian Williams, Tracy Lee, Anne Marchand, Tom Drymon, Chuck Baxter, Betsy Damos, Lynn Putney, Tory Cowles, Scott Brooks, Kristina Bilonick, Judy Jashinsky, Veronica Szalus.

Photography exhibit curated by Ten Miles Square:
Erin Antognoli, Amber Baum, James Calder, Chris Chen, Jason Colston, Max Cook, Brett Davis, Angela Kleis, Brian Knight, Marie Kwak, Amber Wiley, Pat Padua, Barry Schmetter, Alexandra Silverthorne, Matt Smith, Paivi Salonen, Steve Strawn, Sanjay Suchak, John Ulaszek, Brandon Wu, Josh Yospyn.

Lots of great restaurants to enjoy nearby at Barracks Row before or after you get your art on.

A collaboration between The Pink Line Project, Artomatic, and Capitol Riverfront BID.

Venues: Velocity Condos, Axiom at Capital Yards, Onyx on First

020909 – more framing

I got another 12 matted prints into frames. I only got backing board and points into half of those. I did not have the urge to use the mat cutter – so those 6 will get finished off tomorrow. With these I now have a framed a grand total of 96 pieces in 2009 so far. I had intended to get PinUp in a frame, but again no urge to use the mat cutter. Tomorrow I am hoping to do it.

020609 – Toe shoes


{click image for a larger version} So I took a break from framing to get this piece done. This has been on my “idea wall” for several months now and I am very happy to have done it. I wish the colors on screen could do this justice – the neons make me smile.


10″ x 8″ (will be framed 16″ x 20″ with UV glass): $400
Email me for more information

UPDATED 042609 — Posting this for the theme of “Theater” for Illustration Friday.