Merry Christmas! I wanted to take a minute to say how appreciative I am of everyone that has supported me in my ventures in the art world. Whether we spoke at a show or gallery, you purchased my work, or allowed me to sell work at your gallery, or any of the other interactions in the art world, I truly love this business. This has been my best year yet, and it seems that each experience has opened a door or taught me more about my walk through this life. That being said, I’ve had this feeling for a few months that there are changes coming. My next show is the Nansemond Suffolk Academy Art Show and Sale, January 27 – February 3. The opening reception will be January 27, 10a.m.- 4p.m. This is the only show I applied for for spring 2013. I will continue my freelance work and plan to apply for shows for the latter half of the year. Have a wonderful holiday and prosperous new year~Phantom of the Opera piece by Marcie Evans Art and Foam Creations of Va
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Inspired by an upcoming show at Blue Skies Gallery, I have been playing with a new medium- Encaustics! The show titled ‘Out of the Box’ encourages artists to prepare and exhibit new work in a medium other than what is on display at the gallery. Currently I have nails/ metal work on display and I saw this as an opportunity to try something new to me that I’ve had an interest in for a while. Honestly I have very little knowledge of the process, but this has never stopped me before and so far I have two pieces that I like quite a bit. The nude is my current favorite – I’ve been wanting to explore changing angles and proportions in my figure sculptures- I haven’t been able to push myself as far as I want in altering the curves and positioning, but I’m still working on it. Also, I’m not sure if a local gallery would hang the nude for me- I did a series of nudes last summer and was so excited. I could hardly wait to pack them and get them on display at the next show. I ended up covering ‘certain areas’ with fabric and magnets so that the nudes were covered but the fabric could be removed by the buyer. The director of the show came through and shared that she had panicked when she saw them being unpacked but saw the fabric and thanked me for the discretion While I understand they don’t want pornography I felt what I had was tasteful and was disappointed that nudes weren’t welcome at an art show. …oh well… Anyway, as far as this new medium, I’m sure the ‘real’ encaustic artist would balk at my method, but it’s been tons of fun. For today though I have a gourd order I’m working on and I’d better get back to it!
Nude measure 24″H x 10″W Floral measures 8″H x 10″W
In spite of Hurricane Earl, it’s another beautiful day at the Gallery! The phone line and interent are installed and working and the CD player has the sweet sounds of jackass Flats …. what more could a girl want? I’ve had a few people in this morning and am going to be starting some work as soon as I can pull myself away from the laptop. I received my parking pass and info pack from Ocassion For The Arts yesterday and panic mode started to set in. I think I’m ready for that show…if I can finish the mermaid that’s still draped across the dining room table! Last night I spent a few hours in the studio getting mirror cut and ground. if Earl send us pre-Edison, all i need is an oil lamp to keep working. Off to gallery sit and paint!
“The waiting is the hardest part”… remember that song? I have applied for a few things and will probably be waiting for another two or three weeks before notifications are sent. As a child I would stay awake most of Christmas Eve… waiting and waiting… I’d slip out of bed and tiptoe down the hall to see if Santa had come yet. It got so bad that there were several years that my grandparents spent the night with us so they wouldn’t miss us opening our presents. My parents camped out on ’guard duty’ on blankets under the tree. My older brother and I would plan reconnaisance missions for days to try to get a glimpse of the things that had made their way down our chimney. Waiting waiting waiting… I’m not sure what we thought we’d see in total darkness, or why we thought our light-sleeping mother wouldn’t catch us. Mom & Dad would end up giving in and letting us tear into things before the sun came up. It was always worth the wait and even now I can’t sleep on Christmas Eve waiting for those special moments with my husband and children, Mom and Dad, and up until last year my Grandmother. Waiting waiting waiting… now I’m not waiting for toys or new paints or an Easy Bake Oven, I’m waiting for notifications..and it’s no longer one endless, sleepless night- it’s days and days of waiting. If I’m in the house, I can hear the heavy steps of the postman between 11 and noon each day- a Santa in his own right – maybe bringing a check from a gallery, maybe a letter starting with”…we are pleased to announce your acceptance..” or maybe the proverbial lump of coal “…unfortunately, we are unable to inlcude your work.” No word today- but tomorrow’s another day- maybe it’ll be like Christmas..hopefully it’ll be an Easy Bake Oven sorta Christmas.