Happy New Year! I’m starting the year off with a few days in the studio finalizing some commissions I’ve been working on for a while. I’m also planning out applications for art fairs for the summer and fall/early winter ahead – stay tuned for updates as the schedule evolves.
In the meantime, the next art fair is coming up in February at Olbrich Gardens on February 11 & 12 – The Fine Art & Craft Fair https://www.facebook.com/fineartandcraftsale/ (Sponsored by the Madison Weavers Guild and the Obrich Gardens Gift Shop.
It’s been a hectic year for me, with so many more art fairs than I usually do in a year. I’ve gone from art fair, to other work, to art fair, to other work, with a couple snuck-in vacations, plus some art represented in a gallery (Woodland Studios). On the upside – I’ve now stepped down from one of my other jobs, which has made more time for art! Yay!
All of this has meant I’ve not updated this website like I should have. So be it. I’ve got one more art fair this calendar year, and then I’ll get to re-assess where to go next year (and how many fairs). It’s been a fascinating transition to becoming a more professional artist.
But…in the meantime, I’ve updated the ‘art for sale’ page, dropped new art off at Woodland Studios, and I’ve got one more in-person art fair at MMoCA on Dec 3/4 from 11am – 5 pm in downtown Madison. Hop by and visit either online or in-person!
After a bit of a break from art fairs due to the pandemic, I started back up last summer (with Art Fair Off the Square on a beautiful summer weekend), and spent the fall and early winter getting back to some art-making and exploration. Lots of birds and water for the most part, but some new subject matter got thrown in there. I also had my first booth at Olbrich Gardens fair this month, which was lovely (I love that place).
Coming up in April…Art in the Wright Place is having a spring art fair this year on April 9 & 10th (http://fusmadison.org/artfair/). Come visit me there if you’re in town!
It’s been an challenging year in many ways, but on a personal level our family has been doing ok given the circumstances, for which I’m thankful. We’re healthy and not too sick of each other. You’d think a year of enforced staying at home would increase the amount of art-making time, but it hasn’t really turned out that way. Too many other challenges and no art fairs to cause mass panic art-production. The last few months I have been able to get back to encaustics a bit, and have started a ‘100 days of art’ challenge, which is nudging me back into painting and sketching. I’m trying to branch out and do some ‘themes’ (I know, crazy, right?) instead of flitting so much about. Some days I stick to it and some days not. Two themes I’ve got going are “Birds” and “Bird’s Eye Views” at the moment, so thought I’d post a few pics.
I feel like I should be composing a Catholic confession statement ‘Excuse me website, it’s been 3 months since my last update’. Except I’m not Catholic, so…
It has been a while though. No art fairs to write about, and sadly not much in the way of actual art time. I did just take pictures of much of the art I did last fall and early winter, when it was super busy, so that’s progress. It also meant that I remembered starting a new series with driftwood, which will require me to go beach comb this summer. Yay!