Saturday, October 04, 2008
Sweet Repeats In Person at Flynne's Coffee Shop
It's funny how as an artist I create and create and create, but because of a lack of space and a desire to keep things pristine for my customers, I do not feature my own work in my house. I miss out on the opportunity to see the pieces that have come from my own hands and heart all together so it was beyond thrilling to see how Flynne put my work up in her coffee shop this week for the First Friday gathering this week. The lighting wasn't all that great for picture taking but hopefully you get the 'picture' of how everything looked all up. I love how she grouped everything!
My yellow collection is definitely one of my new favorites. I'm probably going to start working soon on a few more pieces but on a larger scale of these villages and houses.
For this little collection, on top is a piece I don't think I've shared before because I finished it at the 11th hour. I made my own frame so to speak by painting a masonite board and adhering the canvas board to that.
Several of my local artists friends stopped by the shop in show of support--can't thank you all both in my area and all my online friends and readers for your encouragement which inspired me beyond words, allowing me to get to the point I'm at now. It was an energizing moment for me to see everything come together. The owner even requested I bring in a few more pieces! I promptly started on a couple new canvases yesterday evening. My next few pieces I'm going to work on are going to be much larger than what I have been doing so this will be another test of my endurance and undoubtedly skill. Wish me luck!
After a long draining week full of twists and turns even the biggest surprise of all coming on Friday at work, I am ready for a good long nap and a hot bath tonight. It's amazing how stress can really come at you like a steamroller. I'm glad I have an escape with my artwork, sometimes good things arise from the bad. Stay tuned to find out what those good things are!
Last but not least, if there is anyone interested in any of my more recent pieces please email me at johl3 at windstream dot net. My newest pieces will not be listed in my etsy shop for a few months as they will be exclusive to the shop I'm in locally. I am trying to offer standard pricing right now, but I may end up changing the base price at the beginining of the year.
3 x 5 $25.00
6 x 12 $59.00
8 x16 $69.00
8 x 10 $50.00
My large piece, Chadwick Bay is offered at $254.
***Have a great weekend!