Tuesday, July 22, 2008

no art to share

Sorry my blog has been so inactive recently. I haven't been doing anything in my studio these days so I don't have any works in progress to share. I have been out of town looking after my father who is ill. I have just popped home to take care of some things and I will be leaving again in a few hours.

So...my blog will stay rather quiet for a while...

Monday, July 7, 2008

July issue of Coloured Pencil Newsletter is ready!

Yes, as the title says, the July issue of my Newsletter is ready to read. Just click here: newsletter, to be taken to the link on my website.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CPSA Exhibition, it made it!

Well yippee! Good ol' Jack Pine K. made it to Seattle!

The top picture shows me standing by the newly framed picture. I posed for this shot just in case I never saw the painting again. Okay, I am a bit of a 'what if-er' but I have had mail that didn't get delivered and we all know that luggage can go missing, so what if the courier company managed to lose my painting? To add to my anxiety, there was a narrow window of five days during which all the paintings were to be received by the cartage company. This is the company that is responsible for receiving our art, unpacking it, storing our packing material and then sending it back to us once the exhibition is over. I was worried that my package might get held up at customs for some reason. I was so delighted to receive confirmation that the painting made it safely and on time to it's destination. Of course, it still has to make it's way back here but I can fret about that in a few months! :-)

The lower picture shows the special packaging system that my husband designed and created. He sourced out the materials and he did all the precise measuring and cutting. At least I didn't have to worry about my painting moving around or getting damaged! My husband is truly awesome. I so appreciate his help and his support. He ordered the Plexiglas for me and he also did the framing. His meticulous framing efforts are better than anything that I have had done by a professional framer. I am very blessed to have him in my life - and not just for creating shipping packaging and for framing paintings!!

I am quite excited to think of my painting in Seattle, now hanging on a wall ready for the doors to open. The exhibition space is going to be open 7 days a week and the Coloured Pencil Society of America's Exhibition is running from July 2 (tomorrow!) until Sept. 28th. The Convention Center expects an estimated attendance of over 65,000 visitors in the month of August alone!!! Add on some numbers for July as well as September and wow...a heck of a lot of people will be passing by ol' Jack Pine K. !!! What a thrill!

Anyway, if you happen to be in Seattle this summer or early fall, do check out the exhibition. The show is made up of 125 paintings from around the world, done entirely in coloured pencil. Definitely worth a look!