A totally beautiful weekend
Below? That is me beaming all weekend at Cedarburg's Wine and Harvest Festival this past weekend, feeling terribly lucky. The weather was gorgeous, the people were amazing, and a bunch of my pieces went as an added bonus!
Thanks to all
Thanks for visiting my tent, either at Strawberry Fest or Wine and Harvest Fest and sharing the shade of my canopy.
Thanks for giving me more projects! I love having a constant flow of ideas to push myself in new directions.
Thanks to those who even came back to see me after the first time at the beginning of summer - I remember your faces! There is no feeling like having someone come back to you from the depths of memory because they wanted to exchange a few words again
Thanks for endlessly chatting with me about art, culture, language, food or random nonsense. I am so apt to just take a topic and run with it. I met travelers, doctors, painters, performers, clerks, accountants, teachers all with a lot to ask and say.
Thanks for letting me buy more art supplies and improve my booth display with your painting purchases.
Thanks for believing in the importance of being passionate.
Thanks for helping this artist's dreams come true! Sometimes it feels like I am a hermit sitting in my living room of a studio dabbing at a canvas, isolated from the world. But when I meet ACTUAL PEOPLE in the hot summer sun, equally bug-bitten, with kids and/or backpacks, sometimes a little tipsy, and pretty much always talking, I feel connected in the strongest way!
And thanks, of course, to everyone who helps me with the preparation, setup, emotional support, etc. at home, work, remotely, and implicitly. Totally impossible without all that lurve.
A gallery piece?
Right now, I am working on getting this piece into a gallery in downtown Milwaukee. It could be very important for me to get into that particular one, and I hope I make it. Here is “Will o’ the Wisp” below:
Revisiting a beloved style
A couple of amazing folks really enjoyed my art and commissioned me to work within one of my favorite styles, something I call “impossible planets.” The one below was made for a woman from the jiu jitsu gym and is called “Convergence.” Creating pieces like this one reminds me of the beauty and vastness of the world we live in. These pieces can also hang from multiple directions to say that things can be seem from different viewpoints and remain viable.
I will be working on this next one with a renewed love.
My “Shop” page is coming soon… promise.
For those who asked, I promise to get my online shop up and running by the end of the month once things settle down. Prints and originals will both be available!
I have long considered going through an outside service like Etsy or Ebay, but there is something to having my own turf that greatly appeals to me.
Again, huge thanks. I am so lucky.