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For those of you in Connecticut and nearby areas…

I said I’m going to put drawings in the Redding, Connecticut show for the benefit of the Mark Twain Library.  Well, I’m not.  I realized that by the time I bought frames, paid the fee and donated a piece, I’d be out several dollars.  I figured I’d get more bang for my buck to get my out art there….or art out there….by doing a smaller show,  where I can be there in person.  Just as I love working in retail stores, meeting people and just getting to know them, I feel the same way about local arts and crafts shows.

I’m entering the Winter Boutique at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Danbury, CT on December 3, 2016 between 10 am and 4 pm.  For those of you who’d like to come, see me and my work, the address is 24 Clapboard Ridge Road.  I will have a few inexpensive items for sale, but really, it’s the best kind of advertising I could hope for!  Even if I don’t make a dime.

So, from now until then, I’m going to be working in items for the Winter Boutique.  I have some coffee mugs and magnets, but I also am drawing some original, hand drawn holiday cards, and doing some repurposed items, with my artwork on them.  So, I’m going to duck back into hiding, and show you a few of the cards I made last time.

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Decision ….2016

You will be relieved to know that I am not making a blog post about the current presidential election when I talk about a decision.  As a matter of fact, I’m doing my best to help you keep your mind off it, by giving you something else to think about..so here goes:

 

I just recently came across a post for a juried art show at the famous Mark Twain Library, in Redding, Connecticut. That’s really just a hop and a jump down the road for me.  It’s been a long time since I’ve done a show, so, I figured…why not?  What have I got to lose but twenty dollars (which is a very reasonable jury fee).

So, then the decision…which drawing?  I looked at the judge’s artwork, very nice, real but idealized still lifes.  So, given that is the type of work she does..what would she look for?

I am going through my work and looking….so here are a few candidates.  Any comments or opinions are very welcome in this.

 

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All the work has to be for sale, so of my other work that you may have seen…yes, I’m open to opinions about them, too, but a lot of them are no longer in my possession or I do not want to sell them.  I also plan to donate one, which will not be judged, so it will be seen no matter.

So, there…didn’t I give you something else to think about?  You’re welcome.