Monday, July 27, 2009

A new love

Acrylics! I did a painting this weekend at Chester in acrylics. Why do I love acrylics so much now? Probably because I can get down all the info I want fast fast fast and cover up most major mistakes. You can't do that with watercolors, you got to be on your game the entire time. I'll be sure to post the painting that I did.

Note to self though, don't ever ever leave Western MA heading on the pike and expect NOT to get stuck in traffic around interstate 84. Argh!!! What a waste of a beautiful Sunday to travel. I'd much rather spend the day doing something until the sun goes down and then have a traffic free ride home. Mind you the idea was to drive to W Boylston and go to Wachusett... but why is it that everyone feels that they have to be at home in order to "get ready for work tomorrow". I just don't get it. But then again, if everyone felt like I did, then there'd just be too much traffic after the sun goes down.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mid Summer

Thank you everyone who came out to the Somerville Art Beat last Saturday (7/18) and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society Sun fest (7/11). And congradutlations to Angie of Barkin' Biscuit of Stratam NH and Josh of Jamaica Plain who were winners of the raffled off gift certificates. Angie and I also plan to exchange links on our webpages. So look no further for homemade doggie treats for your furry friend. All natural too!

The Cocheco Valley fest was a little empty as the day went by but they did manage to find 2 dogs homes while the fair was being put on. I think it may have been the heat, but with some of these fairs... you never know. Somerville Art Beat was crowded. And there were people there who had said that they'd wish that there was more art to look at. There's plenty of women there with soaps and sewing machines making purses but no enough "ART". I guess that would make me feel fortunate as my stuff is art. I was interviewed by the Somerville Cable TV (and probably made an ass of myself) but who watches that anyway!? haha. But I do enjoy doing this fair, mainly because it is SO close to where I live that its' real easy to get to and Jason had the benefit of taking the van whilst I sold. AND it was stellar to have him come back and help me break down. Probably shaved about 20 mintutes off my normal breakdown time.

The goal for the next 3 weeks (then it's Scituate Heritage Days) is to "relearn" InDesign, get inventory up to date. I can't wait for this weekend which is a weekend at Chester with some friends and I really feel I deserve it :)

Monday, July 13, 2009


Summer is here and you could tell by the amount of people outside everywhere. Here in the Northeast we've been getting a considerable amount of wet cool weather (personally I'm okay with it. The longer I go with out putting my AC unit in the better) but this past weekend was beautiful.

I did the Cocheco Valley humane society benefit. I broke even on the table (not including the gas and tolls to get up there) so that's okay. Better than nothing. And met some really interesting people and did generate a lot of interest in my work. New Hampshire is a different mentality. I was amazed at the amount of biker tatoos I saw! LOL. Next week is the Davis Square Art Beat in Somerville. Pray for good weather!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer means....

Get out side. Stop hanging out in front of the computer! Don't get me wrong, if you want to see my work and listen to me rant then that's great. But I'm only in front of this computer because I'm at work and there's not a whole lot going on. But if I were you, I'd go attend some art festivals this summer. Specifically the Somerville Art beat in Davis Square goi ng on July 17 & 18th. I'll have a booth on the 18th.

This past week I've managed to sit at least an hour a day in front of the table to work on watercolors. There aren't many commissions coming in, just some redeemed portrait certificates to keep me busy. I guess it's better than nothing. Jason and I ended up going to Wachusett Res yesterday and I wished that i had my acrylics with me. I did so some sketching, but wasn't feeling too inspired.

Maybe that's the reason why I'm in a bad mood today. It's finally gorgeous outside and I'm cooped up in front of the computer. That and it really didn't feel like the 4th of July to me. I'm such a sucker for the holidays. I didn't even get to do any sparklers. *sigh*