Monday, August 25, 2008

Festivals #2 and #3

Festival #2 was the Southern Vermont Arts Festival, held right outside Manchester, VT, and the Hildene's Meadow - a beautiful field on the Lincoln Family estate (Abe's son lived there). I didn't get a chance to visit the house, now a museum, but have heard it is wonderful.

The festival was terrific. An awful lot of work (I was thoroughly exhausted at the end of the day, mainly just from talking to so many people!). But really a lot of fun as well. There are so many amazing exhibitors, and their work is just incredible.

Festival #3 was a last minute super-surprise! A brand new music festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center found itself with no art exhibitor coordinators just days before the show. Step up Craftproducers! We were able to organize a really great mix of artists for the show, and we got to go enjoy the festival! Gillian Welsh, Steve Earl, the Swell Season, Levon Helm, and, get this, Bob Dylan. It was pretty awesome. I didn't get photos of the exhibitors, but here's one of the stage!

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Re-located while cleaning. A copper plate intaglio print I made last year. I also did a painting of this image. For a while, I was very interested in the female back. I didn't want this to be a seductive type of pose, more of a casual stretch. Not sure if it comes through or not. But I like the print.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

I am still here!

Crawling slowly out from the piles of boxes and desks (I had so many desks - who knew?) and more boxes...

Started putting my studio together this evening. Very exciting. Only I realized that I have a bit of a catch22 - had to get the stuff put away so painting the walls can happen, but now everything is so neatly put away on the shelves and I'll have to move it all again to paint. Hmm.

In other exciting news, we finally cooked dinner. The first actual home-cooked meal I have had in... wow, I can't even remember! Between the festivals and the moving cooking really got lost. I never really knew how much I would miss it.

I shall post pictures soon of my progress, if only to document it for myself so when I look back I can see how far we have actually come. Because there is certainly a long way to go.

Wishing you a very happy weekend!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Painting, Packing, Moving!

The title says it all. A few days back from the Southern Vermont Arts Festival and I am going insane with the, um, joys! of moving house!

I won't trouble you with pictures of my packing. Its really not a pretty sight, I can assure you.

Instead, here is the dining room transformation in the new house - I really love it, can't wait to finish!

This is kind of before.

This is the poor pup who doesn't understand the need to spend such a long time indoors not playing.

And nice blue walls!

Now I just have to get the other house packed up.