There is so much goodness occuring in the studio right now. Walls are still under renovation, boxes stacked, and a bit of chaos in every corner but it's full of projects. The floor and walls are lined with canvases as so much opportunity knocks. The farmhouse table that I sit at in my pink plastic chair is home to a plethora of random projects both finished, half finished, and just beginning.
There is no time to spare.
If you live in the area in which I do within the beautiful Hudson Valley New York, you know of Warwick. It's a rural area graced with neighboring farmland and a bustling Main Street. Shops line the cracked side walks, people go to and frow busily throughout their day, and a new business is opening. A thai restaurant! And in this new thai restaurant with it's New York City vibe will be my artwork. I was hired a few weeks back to create some large bodied pieces for the space. Two of which are 5 foot by 4 foot in size. There are also four, 24x30's that will hang grid like on a large wall directly as you enter the building. This job has been exhilarating, professional, and exploratory as the pieces are more abstract and elegant with gold accents. I couldn't be more greatful for the opportunity this job has provided. I am tickled pink by the thought of the first thing people see upon entering being my art.
Warwick has been good to me this year, and will continue to be so come the new year. There is a vibrant and hopping hot spot on Main Street by the name of Cafe a la Mode, maybe you know it. It's a brick walled coffee shop that sees almost everyone in Warwick who like an awesome atmosphere and a good cup of joe . Come January 5th, twenty plus pieces of my art will be hanging. For three months my walls will enhance the cafe's walls. And if you live in the area or nearby and would like to attend the reception, then you might want to put January 11th from 5-7 pm on your calendar. There you can meet and greet me as well as view my work first hand. You may also enjoy some refreshments provided by the establishment and if you would like to do so purchase a piece of your very own!
I am really excited to tell you a little something extra special about this upcoming show. It is near and dear to my heart and it is this... from each piece of art sold, I will be donating 10% to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It has been a growing passion of mine to somehow contribute to this amazing and genuine charity, and now I have my opportunity. As someone who lives every day with depression, consistently fights the good fight, and takes healthy approaches towards battling the illness The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is my charity of choice.
Besides the deadlines I have professionally, I really wanted to create some more crafty pieces as seen in the past from me to stock my Etsy shop for YOU in the upcoming holiday season. Every year I tell you about the importance of a Careful Christmas. I explain how important it is to support handmade instead of big chain stores that mass produce items. Nothing touches the heart of a recipient than something crafted by an artisan. I have been crazily painting away my days with small angel figures and snowflake ornaments. All of which will be available in shop on black friday (eek, I love black friday!). I will be providing a special coupon code that you can use upon checkout so be sure to check your social media of choice for the code the night before! I will be posting this coupon on my face-book fan page, instagram, and here on the blog.
Oh it is all so exciting, and I really aam happy to share all of the news with you!!