Monday, July 26, 2010

Slow and Steady

In case you haven't heard, I'm doing a solo show in October at Seminary Arts in Waterbury Center. Many thanks to the wonderfully inspiring Mame McKee for allowing me to hang my work in her gallery.

So this means with the South End Art Hop a little more than a month away and the gallery show in two. I still have lots of work to do before I am in the home stretch.
I have been lucky to have my muse with me the last few months. Helping me have a clear vision of the pieces I want to create. This latest piece, finally entitled: Fortune Teller is almost completely done.  This is the largest piece I have finished to date- 24" tall, 17" across and 10" deep.

I stayed up, way too late last night finishing her dress. I am very grateful to have had some lovely light on the back porch this evening to take some pictures of her.

She still needs a few finishing touches, but now I can move on to some other things. More pictures to come as I complete more work for the upcoming shows.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Brimfield treasures

 Here's some of the goodies I found last week at Brimfield. I've already started using quite a few elements in the latest shrine that I started to build.
It goes along with my bird houses only on a much larger, grander scale. I won't say much, except: just wait till you see it!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Brimfield - July 2010

Jim and I did not let the humidity or the heat get to us this week when we went south to Brimfield, MA to shop the antique market.  It was the first time I had been to Brimfield in about 7 years.  We had such a great time, we are talking about going down again in September.

Everything went very smoothly, we got a great deal on a room, not to far from the event on a little lake, where we dined outside on the screen porch and shared our onion rings with the crew of Antiques Warriors.  

The second night we had dinner at a fantastic Viennese restaurant, the Vienna Inn. The entire meal was amazing, but I really enjoyed sitting out on the front porch sharing a desert by candle light.

If you have never been to Brimfield, it is an experience. One solid mile of antique flea market, set up in individual fields. Your senses can be overwhelmed by the people, the stuff and the smell of fried food that comes wafting over the tents.

I am a little bit of a haggler. I know from going to enough estate auctions and flea markets, that every thing is negotiable.  And I am a digger, and love going through piles of junk to find that perfect, beautiful little thing. 

I came home with a ton of great finds to use in my art, some new contacts, tons of inspiration and a little cash left in my pockets. What more can you ask for??