We had a seven day power outage…no painting during that time as there was no heat or light in the studio. No sooner got past that fiasco and we had an emergency arise with a family member. So I’ve been on the road a lot the past couple of weeks.
I’m in the midst of trying to get work done for the shop where my giclee prints are available as our area has a holiday show coming up. The Monson Arts Council has been holding this fair for years now. 33 years actually!
The This an That Shop (where I have my work) is on Main Street and all the fair goers will be walking past the shop to get to the Methodist Church, or Memorial Town Hall, the Universalist Church or the House of Art buildings that participate.
I’ve gone back to my Decorative Painting roots for some of this work. I’m painting glass Christmas Ornaments. (Haven’t done that in years!) And I’m incorporating my art into bezel settings, sealing the images with resin and in some cases preparing matching boxes to go with the piece.
I’ve also come up with a new design that is a bit different and that I haven’t really found anyone else doing (On Art Fire or Etsy)…so I’m keeping that under-wraps for a bit as I create more pieces.
Alasdair, Lacie, Fat Cat, and Fat Bird are getting rather short tempered with me. I’ve been flying in and out of the studio far too often lately and not really sitting down and working. They are feeling cheated of my company and I guess I don’t blame them.
Fat Cat should be a bit happier than the others though…we had a couple warm days and I was able to get out into the gardens he keeps an eye on and got them fairly cleaned up. He’s still miffed with me though…but you know how cats can be!
[Even verdigris resin garden muse cats…]
And Fat Bird needs to back up his irritation train too…I spent a bit of time getting the wild bird feeding stations ready for the incoming winter weather. The wild birds are happy and since he is my wild-bird muse you would think he would be a bit more cheerful hearing the songs of the many birds that have come to the feeders.
The freaky back-to-back snowstorms of last winter, the freakish unusual tornado (for our area), hurricane Irene, and the unseasonable snow-storm that ended October and began November seems to have caused a rather huge shift in wild bird habitat around here. I’m keeping boxes up this year as shelters for the wild birds since so much our natural woodlands in this area have been catastrophically damaged…and due to the damage, completely logged out so new growth can start as soon as possible.
With all the painting projects I have hanging around here…Alsdair and Lacie should be up to their antics any time now.