phew. its been WAY too long i know. ..been lost in the throes of domestic land and my crazy art life. i
had a big show last weekend...the ART STAR CRAFT BAZAAR and that took a lot of my spare time (yeah right) getting ready. i rushed like crazy to finish those two paintings for the show and of course completed them with only a day or so to spare. here they are complete:
the show is always so much fun and since it is local...even better! no hotels to pay for, travel expenses, blah blah blah. AND i get lots and lots of visitors. i wish it was more than once a year!! the weather could not have been better. here's a great site with great pix of the event and i'm even in a few.
i had jeff with me for one whole day and 1/2 of another....so sweet. my little man eli was by my side the whole time. what a lovely assistant he was. hardly made a peep. and what a flirt. here he is with daddy:
i must thank my dearest friend kaitlin (who prints my work and rocks) for taking care of me and eli while jeff was home with the boys...and of course her kick ass boyfriend and a dear friend of mine and jeff's as well: uncle jim. he would be my nanny if he wasn't such an insanely talented artist. check him out here:
soooo here's uncie jim with eli and beautiful kait in the yellow flower dress behind him. (mind you she too is an amazing artist, and has a full time job being a printmaking genius!!) oh my...gotta find images to share of her work!!!
man, i am rambling on aren't i? here's the pix:
then we got a visit from eli's girlfriend juniper and her parents matt and gina. gina and matt are also kick ass artists/illustrators...if it weren't for my weekly coffee sessions with gina when nate was born, i probably wouldn't be painting today. you can find gina and matt's work here:
here's me and G with the babes:
look at those hot guys hangin in my booth...
ok. so right when this show was over, i had the daunting task of doing 4 drawings due in 4 days for a show at the art star gallery. um....yeah....i am the WORST seriously, WORST procrastinator ever. then came the artists block thing. you know, the white canvas syndrome? ugh. i felt like i was in art school all over again. had the dreams where i would show up for class unprepared, or forgot all about that paper that was due....like every night. finally, i kept nate home from school (so i wouldn't have to leave the house) and went to target to find entertainment for the boys (bad mom bad mom...whatever!!) got kick ass wallace and gromit films, lots of goodies to eat, and locked us all up in my studio for the day. EVERYONE asks me...."how do you work with 3 kids????" well, this is what it looks like:
yes. nate has no pants on.
thak god it was rainy....perfect conditions for creating and no reason to leave the house. we didn't.
henry really got into drawing that day. he carried a sketch pad and two pencils with him all day and even slept with them. here's his space to work: (he even has coffee while he works just like his mama) (mostly milk mom...don't freak out)
i managed to get all four done JUST IN TIME. literally dropped them off at the gallery yesterday and the show is saturday night. nice. here are the drawings all done and framed:
that's my toe on the right. photographer i am not.
so that's where i am up to date. nate's done school on friday. summer officially begins. now i will have all boys all day for 3 months. let's see how long it takes me for my next blog entry. i broke down and joined a swim club. had to do something with the boys....a bit nervous. it's in the suburbs....watch out flourtown swim club....
i must end my entry with the boys and some sweet shots: