Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Joy of Framing

An art show in the making.

I helped hang my show at Silver Circle Gallery today. I'm tired but feeling good. Another artist wandered in as we were working out the arrangement, offering appreciative and thoughtful feedback. He kept referring to my work as "delicious." That's a new one for me, and a nice one.

But especially, I like seeing the work transformed. A piece in progress amidst the clutter of my studio comes alive when given a frame, and breathing room on a wall. Suddenly it has a voice, and, if it's good, something to say, and I am reminded that I'm making something that has meaning.

I'm also reminded that sharing my work with the world is the best way to get inspired to make more.

More images, and inside scoopery, on my other blog.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Show Coming Up

Silver Circle Gallery is at 75 Main Street Suite 3, Putnam, CT.
The Artist's Reception is Friday, September 7th, 6-8 pm. A bunch of new work in this show that I haven't shown anywhere yet. And then two days later I'm doing a half-ironman triathlon. I'm really enjoying the build-up to both. And I'm excited to answer the question on my mind: Then what? I will try not to jump ahead to an answer.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Wind

Just got back from hanging the new show. Here's another sneak peak. I picked this one because it reminds me of today's weather. It's a perfect spring day, sun and clouds, warm but cool at the same time, a bright afternoon that promises winter is gone, summer is coming right up. Hallelujah.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


These latests are 6" x 6" on wood-mounted panels. They'll be at the Willimantic Food Coop for the month of April, along with other works strictly made from salvaged materials.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two New Releases

Two more note cards (blank-inside greeting cards). One is a reformatted familiar (part of a postcard collection here), one is brand new and based on a collage, a departure from my usual paintings. Available at my studio site for 2.95 each (or 12 for 16.95). Check out all the card designs, and order yours here.

Hope you like...

7 x 5" blank inside greeting card, comes with "brown bag" Kraft paper envelope.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there. *Rumi

5 x 7" blank inside greeting card, comes with "brown bag" Kraft paper envelope.

In the end, only three things matter... how much we loved, how gently we lived, and how gracefully we let go of the things not meant for us. *Buddha

Thursday, February 23, 2012

You Gotta Start Somewhere

I'm thinking that this card, the last release in my latest set, would be perfect to congratulate a loved one on any life transition, because it's all about embracing a challenge and life is full of those: Becoming a parent, going off to college, embarking on any new adventure, a new marriage (or new divorce), taking on a new job (or leaving an old one), or even simply resolving to replace an unhealthy habit with a new, healthy one. It's so nice to remember that wherever you are is exactly right. You gotta start somewhere.

5 x 7" blank inside greeting card, comes with "brown bag" Kraft paper envelope.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thinking of You

The third of my four latest greeting card designs. This one is about the embrace of love, empathy, sympathy, memory, and shared dreams. Or maybe it's just about me thinking of you...

5 x 7" blank inside greeting card, comes with "brown bag" Kraft paper envelope.

Thinking of you.