Monday, January 31, 2011

RAD Studio Cruise in Avondale Estates

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The RAD (rail arts district) Studio Cruise is almost here and several Avondale businesses and studios have been busily preparing for over 1000 patrons to pass through our streets perusing emerging artist's works, numerous live performances and demonstrations at various locations along the CSX rail line that runs through Avondale Estates into Decatur's Laredo industrial district and all the way to Scottdale. For maps and venue information, go to

In the meantime, make sure to stop by at 151 Locust Street where the Avondale Arts Alliance presents 7 artists of varying disciplines exhibiting and selling their work. And make sure to stop by between 4-6 pm for a Valentine's Paper Making workshop by Katy DeMent, the paper lady. There will be wine and small bites available as well.

Stay tuned for individual artist profiles in the days leading up to the event.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Arthur Rackham, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

This month is somehow flying by and my intention was to get a lot of paintings done, including a few commissions. Yet, it's almost February and I've only barely finished one commission and there are several other pieces ready to go with sketches, but I can't seem to get started! Of course they will all get done in due time, I just feel a bit distracted I guess, and one example of procrastinating is when I rediscovered Arthur Rackham's work this week on Alponse's Room blog. Yes, I know, this blog is in Greek, but that doesn't matter because the collection of Rackham's work along with a lot of great poster work is a visual feast for the eyes. Fairies, elfs, butterflies, creepy trees-and the combination of sinister and innocence is downright amazing to say the least. Let's just say I'm inspired.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What's coming up

A few sketches done in the last couple days while hunkered down from the snow and ice. Just musing about Paris, queens and other fanciful thoughts. I've prepped some wood blocks sized 5" x 11" to bring some of these beauties to life. Now, how to pick which one to do first...?
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