It's been a long winter here in New England with even a little bit of snow for April Fool's Day! I am getting ready for a new Spring Vintage Pop-Up Market! Please come see me at THE VINTAGE MARKET MA on April 29 & 30 at 83 Morse Street, Norwood, MA. You will find your favorite vendors from my old location in Norfolk, as well as a group of new vintage pickers and artisans! I will have artwork and painted furniture, along with some handmade items! Hope to see you there!
Summer has been hot and dry here in Massachusetts, USA. Beautiful days are getting noticeably shorter as I walk my dog in the evening. I spent July painting pieces for my Art Shanty on Cape Cod. The shanties (glorified colorful sheds) are situated down by Hyannis Harbor. The view was gorgeous. I got to meet so many travelers from across the US and around the world, as well as a few if the locals. Thanks to all of you who came by and made a purchase at my shanty in May or July. I have 4"x4" mini paintings on canvas and 4" x 6" mini paintings on wood available as well as a few 8" x 8" canvases for those of you interested. Contact me through Facebook or Instagram for availability and pricing. It's always a little bit hard to face the end of summer, so I am going to enjoy the last few weeks of August. Hope you will, too!
What a run at the Norwood Theatre of Hairspray the Musical! So much talent came together to make this production an entertainment success. I was lucky enough to be the scenic artist for this show, working with an amazing production team. I have been working with the set and lighting designers for over 12 years. I love painting and set painting is just one way that I get to do so many different techniques in a short period of time, from faux wood graining, to wallpaper stenciling and other trompe l'oeil techniques. I can't wait for the next show!
I have a collection of heart rocks that I have found on the beach over the years. I don't have many, and some you actually have to use your imagination to see the heart shape. This Mother's Day weekend, I remember my mother and her incredibly creative imagination. She wrote songs and lyrics, sang, played the piano and painted. She baked and sewed and always had a smile. I always miss her, especially on Mother's Day, but I am thankful she gave me the gift of imagination.
The clock is ticking and in a few weeks I will be opening up at the Artist Shanties in Hyannis for the weekend. In addition, tomorrow I start painting sets for one of my favorite musicals, Hairspray! The image of the week is this painted and distressed clock face. There are no hands which reminds me of how I feel when painting. It takes me to a place where there is no time. Do something you love this week and enjoy that sense of timelessness!
DO SOMETHING CREATIVE EACH DAY - Be inspired to start your next project!