Nov 21, 2011

Never gets old!!

Nope....I have to admit it. Every time I see my work in print in another ad for the Cloth Paper Scissors new Emag...I get a bit giddy. I know..I's not the first time I've been in print....
and with any luck...not the last. But let me tell's always a pure delight every time I see it.
As any artist who has tried to get their work known can tell is almost a full time job in itself. While I may work many many hours on my pieces...I work just as many hours getting myself out there. So, it's just wonderful every time you get to see how much progress has been made.
Cloth Paper Scissors has been amazing to me in that regard. These ads have been running in all their print magazines and I can't tell you how many of their email newsletters have had one piece or another of my work and sometimes refer to them directly. CPS....Thank You!!!

Nov 5, 2011

Vintage inspiration

I was recently asked if I would again contribute a piece of art to the Fall River Historical Society for their annual fundraiser. Since I had very much enjoyed doing one for them last year, I had no problem saying yes again.
While we do not have to do a piece that has anything to do with historic sites around the city...I do feel that when I can, this is an added bonus. Last year I created a 5"x7" Torn Paper Painting of one of the historic lighthouses. This year it was the carousel that caught my attention.
This beautiful Lincoln Park Carousel at The Battleship Cove was built in 1920. It used to be in an amusement park that I often went to while growing up, so it holds many memories for me. It now sits on the waterfront in a building made just for it.
Our required size for this years piece is an 8"x8". Here is my horse. While at the carousel taking photos of the horses to work from I also took a video of the entire carousel. See if you can spot the horse of my inspiration!