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What’s in the Box

So, as I have the time, I’ve been plodding along, a snail’s pace, slowly, working on my notecards.  Once again, I’m feeling in a level mood, I can concentrate, and not everything looks bad.  My wrist is becoming more flexible finally.  Spring is off to a good start.  So, here are recent additions to the box:

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One thing I’ve found, winged horses are always popular.

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I’ve been relying heavily on my old paradise series in these.  I remember, a long time ago, writing a  post “I Want to Sell Out”.  I think I might have finally found a way, with popular subjects and successes from the past.  On inexpensive notecards.

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So, fast and fun.

 

I’ve got nearly all my accent pieces framed, including this one, from the paradise series, that I hadn’t expected to use.  Turns out, I actually like it!  I’ll be damned.

 

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So, what’s left is to put together the tables, easels, grid wall, and the nitty gritty of the tent display.  Also, more notecards.

Also, I may be doing a show in the fall in Redding , CT and looking at one in Washington, CT in the summer.

Taking the Plunge

I’ve finally managed to cold call some galleries.  Surprising to me, no one was rude, and everyone gave me instructions as to how to submit samples. It made me feel as if I should have done this five years ago!  Then I think back, and realize, I was in NYC then, and competition was fierce.  There’s a bit more breathing space here.

One gallery manager told me to bring in my originals at any time. Of course, I can’t bring them all, so a friend is coming by to give his opinion.

There are some drawings that I can’t show, though, because I’ve either sold, gifted or bartered them.  Such as these:

Just what you’ve been waiting to see!

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Oooops, wrong picture…that’s my messy easel.  Let’s try it again:

 

 

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Okay, not t he best photo in the world, it has a hot spot, but at least I try.  Anyway, this is the drawing that’s going into the silent auction.  If you’re in the Connecticut area May 3, stop in….lots of fun for the children, and fun for adults, too.  And you’d be supporting  a good cause.  That’s Pony Rides for a Purpose, the Facebook link is posted in the previous post.

 

Okay, this is a little anti-climactic, but here’s the preliminary sketch.

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Just to mention, it’s snowing here.  AGAIN!

Well, I never did make peace with February……

The finished work I did after the sketch, (the sketch I liked), I felt Eh about.  So, the large work has been put aside for a long, long time.  I may go back to it, but right now, it’s time for other projects.

I mean, after all, February’s over…..which means it’s March…..which means it will soon be spring….which means May will be here before you know it…which means it’ll be time for Pony Rides for a Purpose, a charity I help out.

What this all is leading to, is  that’s it’s time to make another drawing of a winged horse.  Last year, I did this;

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And I did a sketch for a logo like this:

 

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So onwards….

For information about the charity, here’s the link:

Pony Rides for a Purpose

Time to Crawl Back into the Hole…

Finished.  Well before the deadline.  Now I have some time between this and the canvas for Aidan has a Posse, to do something for myself.  The idea of a singer which appealed to me originally, is not clicking, now.  Kwan Yin?   Maybe…..

Anyway, the finish of “Winged Foal” for Pony Rides for a Purpose.

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Taking a Break and Rehoming a Tiger

I’ve been working pretty steadily on the project for the college students, and frankly, I’m getting really bored with it.  There’s not too long to go with it, so I decided to take a break and work on the winged foal.   Here’s where it stands:

 

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Cheers to Art

 

As rehoming a  tiger, do any of you remember “Tiger in the Jungle’, from last summer?  To refresh your memory:

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The link above shows where the drawing will be going…..a silent auction to support a children’s garden in Richmond, VA.  I still have small print of “Tiger in the Jungle”, that I will be able to sell.

So, sometimes I feel as if I’m bragging when I find a  way to use my artwork for healing and good.  But then, maybe I’m just taking a little journey, seeing what one little person can do to change the world, however small that change may be.  Welcome to my journey.

Work in Progress, and Important Things I have learned…..

Working on the winged horse….here’s where it stands now.

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Important things I have learned from this project:

1. Horses are fun to draw

2. Butterfly wings are boring to draw.

3. Never work on a drawing when you think you might still have cake on the side of your hand.

 

Fortunately, the cake is chocolate, which goes with the color scheme…..I think I can fit it in.