Yesterday was the show at the Bott Shoppe in Mamaroneck, NY. I was happy to see how well my work was displayed, and I met a lot of nice people. Most of the people live or lived in NYC, so in a way, it felt like reunion, as people spoke of their memories of places in the City. Very pleasant.
The Bott Shoppe is owned by Laura Bott. She’s got a great business going there, and if your in the Westchester area, and interested at all, in art, you should check it out. Not only is there a gallery, there are little items based on original art of the Westchester area. In the back, is an art studio for classes and activities for children. For instance, there was a class in drawing superheroes, but in the process, children learn a lot about figure drawing. It’s good art skills, made fun.
Laura convinced me on the importance of having a statement piece, so I will invest money on one very soon. In the meantime, back to making art!
After grumbling about the day job, and not getting enough time to draw….I finally got some quality time in with my paper and pencils. So, I have started the drawing of Pumpkin.
Cats are getting pretty easy for me, now. I’ve gotten used to the structure of their fur, ears, paws and such. So, somehow, without my really concentrating very hard on it, Pumpkin emerged…somewhat as the Cheshire Cat did.
In terms of art in general, I’m considering doing a Youtube series on drawing instruction…the tips I have learned over the years, and a bit of humorous insight, as I go along. Right now, I’m trying to get past the Christmas rush at work, and get the apartment into a more reasonably organized set of piles…when I get past that, I will start making plans on how to go about doing it, and to not be too boring in the process.
Anyway, in the tone of voice of Joan Crawford shouting “NO MORE WIRE HANGERS”, I hope, next year to be screaming : “NO MORE RETAIL JOBS”.
(Wish me luck).