Shenanigans

Sebbie and I have been plotting some new shenanigans.  As you can see from the photo, it involves a zeppelin and a lot of string.  Stay tuned. 

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In the mean time, the studio is finally starting to feel like home.  We moved in October, but those lovely rusty walls in the photo above only found their color this past weekend.  And after several rearrangements of the furniture, I think I finally have it in a configuration I like, one that feels comfortable for working.  Which is good; I've got a long "to-do" list. 

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In other news, this weekend is the reception of Viva La Femme--there will be jazz, artist talks, great art and good company.  I wish I could make it myself, but my painting will have to do my mingling for me.  If you're in the area, stop by!


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In case you missed it, my first children's book is officially published!  

It's available through Lulu  (as well as Amazon and all that jazz, but Amazon takes a much larger cut, so, Lulu is the place to be!)  It's a daunting thing to put a new endeavor out into the world.  I learned so much in the process and look forward to creating even more exciting books in the future, however, in the mean time, this one has the approval of a least one small child whose mother was asked to read it to her six times last night before bed--and I'm pretty sure, as far as reviews go, that's as good as it gets. 

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I also just finished up a self portrait for an exhibition opening in August with American Women Artists at the Haggin Museum (or, as my autocorrect desperately wants it to be, the Haggis Museum--in which case my portrait doesn't involve nearly enough tartan.)  The exhibit is unusual in that we were asked to create a piece in response to one of a selected number of pieces in the museum's collection.  I chose a work by William Merritt Chase, a portrait of his wife.  But I'll hold off on revealing my finished work for now.  Look for it in August!

William Merritt Chase