Monday, February 24, 2014

caught in the middle

the middle of winter
the middle of painting a hallway
the middle of teaching a class
the middle of writing a proposal
the middle of making a dress
the middle of painting a series of squares
the middle of not buttoning my jeans
and ah, the middle of my life

I am really hoping to be finishing some of these things soon, but not the life, not yet!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

sharing my work in 2014

Like some of you I'd love to see my artwork on a gallery wall, in someone's home or perhaps even favorably reviewed in a major publication.  I am grateful for the accomplishments that I have achieved to date, but its not over yet.  (why do we always want more?) There is longevity in my family gene pool and I plan to make good use of the years ahead!

In the meantime, while I await fame and fortune, I wanted to share more of my work with more people.  So this year I am giving away 52 small works of art.  One for every week of the year 2014.  These are all small postcard-ish sized paintings done on paper by me.  Each one is an original.  Here's the fun part.  I keep a few of these in my bag with me wherever I go and leave them in places I've traveled or visited- I don't get out of Maine too frequently, but I do have a year and a couple of big trips in the planning stages….  

Maybe you will find one tucked away at your neighborhood coffee shop, art supply store, gallery, library or community bulletin board, and if you do, please come back here and let me know!