It's been a very busy, exciting time lately! My work has made the trip to Charlotte, NC to Anne Neilson Fine Art. Derek
built this large crate (it's over six feet tall!) to house the large paintings on their journey. Very fortunate that he has the skill to build this...
I almost had a panic attack watching it get loaded into the truck! But the paintings have arrived safely and ready for exhibition. I think Derek is more than pleased to have his garage back. Also happy to say that neither of my cats snuck into the crate. I'm always afraid I will end up on tv for having accidentally shipped my cat!
If you follow me on Pinterest
, you know that I do a lot of studio-coveting. I spend a ridiculous amount of time daydreaming about a large, light-filled space out in the country. This dream studio is preferably beside a creek or river.
okay okay, so I'm not quite sure how it will be "light-filled" beneath that massive tree canopy, but whatever. It's my dream studio.
I would also *settle* for this location.
The dream studio is also well-organized - a gorgeous, streamlined space that is well considered and tidy. Like this...
studio of Francis Bacon...yikes.
This space also comes with an endless amount of storage, of course!
I have been racking my brain on how to improve our small, in-home studio. I am very grateful for the space that I do have, but with both Derek
and myself working/storing in there, it is simply not large enough. No amount of organizing and space-saving will do. So. We are considering taking down the wall that currently separates our master bedroom from our office and turning it into one room - our new studio! We will be moving our bedroom into our current studio. It will be cramped, but it's a sacrifice that Derek and I are willing to make. (Who needs a large room to sleep in, anyway??) On the other hand, we absolutely DO need a bigger space to create in, and I am so excited about the possibilities the larger room would provide!
music (c) The Avett Brothers
So much thanks to everyone who attended the reception, spent time with the work, asked questions, or purchased paintings! Derek and I totally appreciate it - we especially love sharing our work with students. Thanks everybody!
Tonight there will be an opening reception for the 3 person show I am participating in along with Martha Neaves and Derek Overfield. It is at the Sleeth Gallery at WV Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. If you have never been to the Sleeth Gallery and are in the area, be sure to stop by (it really is a lovely space). The reception is from 4:30-6:00 pm followed by a Gallery Talk by all three artists. If you love power point presentations (who doesn't?), both Martha and I will be including one in our talk - I promise not to bored you! And there will be refreshments. We would love to see you there!