Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I'm getting ready to hang new work in a new place:
North Hill Bakery (in Capitol Hill)
518 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Work will be up from March 1st through 30th.
Stop on by if you're in town!
A special tip of the hat to Ann Duffy, who hooked me up with this opportunity. Ann is also having a local show, at Pacini Lubel Gallery this March. Stop on by her show too!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I'm back! Well, that is, my computer's back. It's been in the shop for about ten days now, and I've been using an old computer that has been playing pure havok with my sense of self. I can finally use the internet with some sense of ease and speed again (I barely managed to keep the blog and a couple of other things current for the last week and a half), and I have my photo library and editing back. I'm looking forwards to catching up with all the fine art blogs I've missed...
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
I can hardly imagine anybody wanting to buy this, but I needed a little break from the still lifes... oh, and I also ended up getting a haircut, and shaving-- in part because of this . :)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I am having major computer issues, which make posting a bit like wading through quicksand— with your legs tied. Oh, and also you're carrying 120 lbs of rabid okapi.
I did get to meet Karin Jurick last night, which was a true treat.
More on that (hopefully) later
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
One of my favorite words: hussar. This is a small painted figurine given to me by my dad, who is nuts about 'em. It puts me in mind of the character Flashman from the series by George MacDonald Fraser.
Update 2/11/08: My dad writes to say that GMF has died... which is really quite sad. A great writer.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Well, it's Super Tuesday, and the results are in.
As promised, here's the recap for goals and commitments as laid out in my post at the first of the year. (thank you to everybody for the great feedback on that, by the way!)
I'm not going to do a full break down against each, but I will cover some of the highlights and the low lights for my New Year's resolutions (maybe I should rewrite them for this Thursday...?), goal, and commitments.
Of the ten resolutions I made, I am making good progress on painting every day for at least an hour, and meeting with family and friends at least once every week.
Same goes for the walking 2 miles (although I didn't make it last week, because of a case of the busys).
I am also happy to report that I am about halfway through my Dickens novel, David Copperfield (it's Harry Potter sized!). So far I really like it.
Other resolutions are in varying stages of progress, but one month is too small a sample size to determine if they're on track or not. I did meet a very nice masseuse who is up for trade...
2 shows of 5 down, and I have 2 more scheduled!
I am roughly on target for meeting my 1/3 of yearly spend goal-- but again, one month is really too small a sample size.
Some slight progress on getting into additional galleries, but I'm not prepared to talk about it yet (I haven't figured out if this particular deal, which is outside of the country, will be worth it to me OR the gallery in question)
There are mixed results here.
I have posted a new painting for sale everyday, and have been drawing in my sketchbook regularly, but I have had varying degrees of success with a) painting larger canvasses (I'm behind by 2-3 of each size), and b) learning and development (I haven't yet been able to hit 10 hours a week, and one week it was only an hour!).
I have not completed any of the 50 +2 hour drawings.
Nor have I applied to any juried shows. I have been looking and figuring out which shows I will apply to, so that's not really too bad there.
I did hang two shows this month (the QAB show, and the Cafe Ladro show), and each took at least 2.5 full days of work to get on the walls.
That time certainly cut in against my ability to produce larger work.
I do feel that in a couple of areas I didn't manage my time well at all, and that also contributed to being behind on larger work and learning (not to mention the drawings!).
In February I'll try to continue to execute on the things I was successful at, while seeking to improve areas where I was not. I have started monitoring my time (for example, I bought a stop watch for when I get on the computer) to keep an eye on how I spend it, and I've adjusted some things schedule wise to try and maximize the likelihood that I'll get bigger pieces done (which is where I feel the most pain of failure).
All in all, there was much to be proud of for the first month, and the areas for improvement still feel, well... improvable.
In June I'll evaluate the commitments (and goals), and will see if adjustments (up or down) need to be made.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I don't know much about wine. I generally leave that to my friends Amy, or Ellen.
On the other hand, I have been to this winery several times over the last fifteen years, and really love what they produce. Next time I go, maybe I should bring the plein air set up...
Sunday, February 3, 2008
For those of you in the Seattle area who are interested in seeing some of my work in person, I have pieces up in a new space: Cafe Ladro in lower Queen Anne. 600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
The work will be up until the end of February.
I also still have work up at Queen Anne Books at the top of Queen Anne hill. That show will be up until February 12th. If you get a chance, stop by and meet the wonderful QAB staff-- and buy many books while you're at it. Remember, Reading is FUNdamental!