Crafts & Art for the holidays

My award winning painting “tried in vain” and two other pieces of mine also done in the last year are showing at the Greene County Council on the Arts in Catskill, NY. If you aren’t familiar with the Annual Salon show it’s an experience not to be missed. Loads of artwork of all medium, styles, and subjects, hung high to quite low and all snug up together. What also makes it unique is that if there’s a piece you fancy and want to buy the staff cashes you out and takes it off the wall right then and there. That means you could find some wonderful gifts while supporting local artists and the art council. Here’s a photo of us hanging the show…

And my walnut ink drawing of a seated figure is on the left in this photo (the brown wood frame).

The Salon show is up now through early January.

This year I opted to sign up to be at a smaller craft fair. So if you want to see my lampshades (and me of course) come to “Christmas by the River” in Coxsackie this Sunday December 4th. I’ll be in the old fire house on South St, just go to the end of Reed and turn right. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you there. 


New Stuff available on!

Hi everyone, I want to let you know that there are new items in my Etsy store. Some paintings and jewelry. It’s about time I know… so to sweeten the deal I’ve also made my first coupon code – SPRING2012FREESHIP – use it and you’l get free shipping throughout June. 🙂

Let me know…What do you think?

Feeling Inspired

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring.
– Leslie Grimutter

Since last night I feel like I’ve been pounced by inspiration. So far I’ve: sketched in my sketchbook, contemplated my figure paintings currently in progress, made a small sculpture that I’ll paint later tonight. And right now I’m taking a break from working on a rush chair.

I know how to cane and rush furniture… a rare art, I know. I have been doing for others for nearly 18 years.  Here’s a photo of a similar chair I finished recently.

How are you readers feeling today?