There is much to be considered and done in preparation for this early May Grand Opening. We are a splendid team, I think. Each of us brings our separate strength and passion to be integrated into a stronger... more cohesive and visually appealing milieu. We each value and respect the artisan-ship of the other and the absolute need for a fair and equal division of labor. We are both blessed... to"be on the same page."
I am deeply involved in the painting and designing "department"... whereas Deb competently handles the business preparations and affairs... plus the production of her own unique artisan quality gift cards, line of funky jewelry and stained glass. When we aren't actually in our basement studio... cranking tunes and working... we are planning together. There is no room for a quick trip south... but that is our own personal choice because...
"At The Paint Box Gallery... Art Matters!".... above all else!!!
In a strange sort of way... our lives parallel those lives of the many species of birds that visit our feeders. Suddenly, from out of the blue really... their activity levels and behaviors have changed drastically. They seem more frenetic... even aggressive at times. And yes... it is that annual "he-n'and she-n' time - Love is in the air! HA HA!!
I have made the tough choice to take a temporary ... but absolutely necessary hiatus from blogging. I shall miss the activity because I love writing (almost) as much as painting. But, as I often mention in my posts... that to become a successful "working" artist one must be willing to make sacrifices of time... money and preferred activity to support business goals.
I will leave three of my most recent projects as a "sneak preview" for what will (hopefully) be unveiled in a few short weeks!
Stay tuned... now back to my easel!
Happy Spring!... and Good Painting!...to ALL!!
Here is the framed donation piece created specifically for the silent auction and fund raising dinner in support of our local Lansdowne Medical Center. Organizers reported a bidding duel between two individuals that put the considerable asking price in the coffers of this state-of-the-art medical facility. That warms my heart to be joined with the legion of generous supporters of this community venture... and asset.
Bravo... and kudos to the organizers under Leslie! Ironically... Leslie is a post mistress who with her husband and children operate a sugar bush. How "sweet"... it is! More... crossing over... HA HA!
"Winter Fest Lansdowne...or... Painting the Town Red" - triple oil 7x5 inches framed
And finally...these next two pieces will form equal parts of an autumn thematic venture.
"Alone in the Park, Gananoque" - oil on canvas 14 x 11 inches
"Into the Light, Gananoque" - oil on canvas board 14 x 11 inches