Sunday, February 10, 2013
"Bending Your Ear"
I wanted to "unveil" the class project we will be working on in my Spring workshops that are rapidly approaching. This little pair will be a great way to learn to draw realistic fur and feathers! I still have a few spots left in the March and May class so email me of you would like to join us.
$210 for the two days
Two Dog Studio - Kingston, WA
$210 for the two days
A deposit is required to hold your spot ($105) and once you are registered I will send out the supply list and other info.
Hope you can make it to one of these.
Monday, December 31, 2012
I would like to take a second to thank each of you for another amazing year. 2012 was a year of tremendous growth for me artistically and I am so looking forward to you all seeing the new work that will be in 2013. It will be bigger, more complex, and hopefully just as entertaining as the old favorites.
First with the good news, I am happy to say I have updated my website a bit and you can now see the current workshop schedule and some of my upcoming shows there. www.twodogstudio.com
As I apply (and hopefully get juried in) to upcoming festivals I will add those as well.
On the less than cool side, due to the typical cost increases we all have seen of late, I am going to have to raise the cost of my cards to $4.00 each as of January. I know, bummer. I have maintained my $3.75 price for the past 5 years but now just can't continue so I will be changing that on my website in the next few days. Knowing my propensity for putting things off that gives you a good 4+ days to put in an order at the old price. Just trying to find the silver lining here!
So, thank you so much for all of your support, kindness, and words of encouragement. It really does keep me going and moving forward to know that there are so many of you out there that appreciate what I do and find it worthwhile. I wish you all the best in the new year.
(and Scout, of course)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Best of the NW This Weekend
Also, my work can now be found at The Art Study in Seattle. They will be carrying some of my Limited and Open Edition prints, both framed and unframed. This is a pretty cool little store in U-Village that carries a lot of unconventional art. Kind of my style; quirky, funky stuff. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Hope to see you this weekend. This is almost my last show of the year before I go into "studio" mode!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here is a new one that will be exhibited this month at the Howard Mandville Gallery's Small Works Show. www.howardmandville.com The show opens November 15th and the gala night is Saturday, November 17th from 5-8pm. I will be there along with a bunch of the other exhibiting artists so head on over to Kirkland to say hello and take in the show.
Also, speaking of shows, The Best of the NW is almost here and it will be my last show of the year in Seattle.
I will be on the first floor in booth D9 just waiting for your arrival!
Lastly, I have entered "Foiled Again" into the Daniel Smith's Online Art Contest and can use your votes. I won the Weekly contest and am now in the Monthly rounds, if I win that I am in the final Annual Contest. Kind of complicated but essentially I just need you to visit their webpage and vote for me -- often if you like!
VOTE - http://www.wizehive.com/voting/dsweekly2012/9007/5
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Well, here is the completed piece that I have shared a few snippets of this month. I picked up the little wind up toy at an antique store in Upper Michigan this summer and just knew she would make it into a drawing somewhere. I got to use some primary colors for this one so it was great fun to create and I hope you enjoy it.
I am happy to say that the planned workshop in my studio next month is almost full with folks who have sent in registrations. I have 1 (maybe 2) spots still available and if you are interested please get a hold of me soon as I am putting the class project together this weekend. I have never had a class in my studio before so it should be fun and you are welcome to poke about the place and explore. You never know what you will find in this place!
Thanks so much!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
How About a Class
I have been asked a lot lately about classes and there has been special interest in a class in my studio. I have never done this before but after some consideration I think it would be fun for folks to see where I work and join me for a couple of days of learning.
So, there is not a lot of notice but if I can get some takers I am offering a 2 day class -
November 10-11th, Saturday and Sunday
My studio is in Kingston, approximately 2 miles from the Kingston Ferry terminal. There are lots of great places to stay in North Kitsap so you can grab a friend and make a weekend out of it or if you prefer to walk across the ferry I can pick you up and shuttle you over from the ferry terminal.
This class would cover my technique of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil, from concept to completion. Returning students can work on their own project and new students will work on a project with me that I will design around the students interests ( I will ask everyone that registers what they prefer to draw and go with the majority).
The added bonus is that you get a chance to see what I am working on and how I organize my working space, and where I get my inspirations from.
Please email me if you have any questions or would like to register. Class size is limited to 8.
Meanwhile, enjoy this great Fall weather we are having!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Gig Harbor Art "Sail" This Weekend
I am just packing to go set up some of my work at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club for a show this weekend. I will have a couple of originals as well as my limited edition prints, books, and notecards for sale. I will also be working on my newest piece, a snippit of which you can see in this post. Just a teaser, but if you were ever curious as to how I create my drawings this would be a perfect opportunity to stop by and chat with me for a bit. There will be 25 other artists on hand as well to keep you entertained.
Opening Event - Friday, October 5th, 7-9pm (Invitation only so email me if you would like to attend this wine and appetizer event)
Saturday - 10-5 (Free admission)
Sunday - 11-4 (Free Admission)
It is going to be yet another beautiful Fall weekend and perfect for taking a drive or a sail over to Gig Harbor.
8209 Stinson Avenue
Gig, Harbor, WA
Hope to see you there!