April 29, 2013 Comments Off
Teaching is tremendously satisfying for me. The 2013 Spring semester is coming to a close. The Norwalk Community College student show is opening on Wednesday, May 1, from 12:30-1:30. The student work is particularly strong this year. NCC classes have been running full, which is a healthy sign for the art department; we must be doing something right.
I will be back to a studio focus, as of late May; I’m looking forward to it. (firingcircuitsstudios.com)
April 11, 2013 Comments Off
The Mercy and Me fund-raiser in Little Rock Arkansas, for Mount St. Mary Academy, appeared to be a great success. It was wonderful to share the podium with Beatrice Biira and learn of her successes and accomplishment since I met her in 1994 when she was 12. I look forward to watching her build towards her future from this point forward. I am proud to have participated in a book project that has brought awareness to a wonderful organization-Heifer International.
Presenting Beatrice’s Goat story-April 2013
April 2, 2013 Comments Off
I will be presenting Beatrice Biira in Little Rock, AR, next week.
Beatrice’s Goat remains a popular picture book for children. It is a pleasure to revisit the heartwarming story of her youth, the creative process for illustrating the book, and to meet with B and spend time with her.
For information on Heifer Project International and their good work, go to: http://www.heifer.org/
For more information on the event go to:
For vintage Lori book illustrations, go to: http://wp.me/PIvUS-67
March 8, 2013 Comments Off
We’ve been drawing regularly at the studios:
I’ve had the opportunity to work in a larger scale. These newest figures are 36 and 50 inches in size, worked with oils and crayons, on vellum.
January 22, 2013 Comments Off
During the Winter Break I’ve been working in the studio; it has been rewarding. My energies swing from the Flora Ink and toner drawings to a group of broken glass studies. I’m not sure where I’m going with these but I’m digging in. I hope there is something there in the exploration.
Broken Glass, gel transfer, toner, photographs.
January 14, 2013 Comments Off
During my school break…
now through Jan 29, I’m happily working and reflecting in my studio. I have a couple of projects brewing. I’m continuing to work with my drawing series, Flora Symbolic. I have two large drawings that will take layers of work. Mixed media on vellum scrolls: some painting (with a food spatula!), some drawing with a fine point marker (insane or meditative-depends on the day), and a lot of writing and reflection. I am also playing with a gel transfer process using my old 50′s doll photo. The gel is holding shattered glass together-that and colored epoxy. Two of the smaller Flora Symbolic paintings will be exhibited at the Art Show Bedford in NY this month.
December 15, 2012 Comments Off
2012 was a peaceful and healthy year for my family. For that, I am ever so grateful.
Thank you to my patrons who supported my artistic endeavors this year.
Make a promise to yourself to be creative in 2013: take an art history class, visit artists’ studios, purchase a wonderful painting or print, go to a concert, take a writing course.
Art nourishes the soul.