The Skater is going to a new home this weekend. The shipper is coming to pack him up and take him away to a loft in Boston. Perfect spot for this large, 6.5' x 3' painting. The Skater is a two-dimensional, slightly abstracted, version of the sculpture that was done first. He's painted on a cradled fir support using a palette knife and fingers. Lots of fun to paint. Betsy says he will make her smile when she sees him each morning.
Guess most people are still going to the malls. However a select group of friends and supporters scooped up the best of the handmade gift items and some unique art pieces (along with cookies & beverages) and it was nice to have time to chat with those who stopped by.
Arts of Point Richmond is sponsoring a Holiday Fest this Saturday, 12/10/11, from 11am to 5pm. The main venue is the community center, but I'll be in my studio just a few yards away. Other shops, galleries and restaurants will be open as well, so it should be a fun afternoon. There will be all kinds of affordable art and crafty gift and decorative items for sale.
I've been busy making some pretty sachets from vintage laces and trims. Some filled with fragrant, hand picked California lavender, others with lavender brought back from France. Come on out and join us!!
I've just completed the last of the recent dog commissions for the holidays. Hoping that the folks getting them are going to like them and think that they look like their beloved pets. That's kind of the nature of the beast with commissions. I say (to myself) I'm not going to do any more, then give in and always end up spending so much more time on them than is reasonable. Now off to the PO. Happy Holidays.