Parting with some "old friends"

Face 25 - 1' x 3' chromacoal on canvas SOLD

Saturday's opening reception at Tampa's Great Frame Up was a blast! Great fun, oodles of art, artists & tantalizing conversation.... plus some fab nibbly-bits from Grille One Sixteen.

There were also a number of pleasant surprises - bumping into some old friends, a wonderful discussion about the darker side of fairy tales with a creative writing instructor, and several sales (yay!)

Diva - watercolor, colored pencil & ink - SOLD

I parted with a few favorites that have been hanging around the studio for some time. I have a tendency to hoard a piece or two from each series, until ages pass & it finally feels like time to set them free. 

This is going to sound silly - but I love actually talking with prospective buyers (as opposed to the quick online transaction). Especially when it is about something I'm attached to. Their interest in the techniques or backstory make me feel like I am sending piece to "a good home."

Penny Farthing Dream - watercolor, colored pencil, markers, ink - SOLD

It especially tickles my fancy when a fellow artist purchases a drawing. I finally decided to mat Penny Farthing Dream and send this cycling fellow out into the world. And was super-happy when he  traveled home with local abstract painter, Sharon Britton, & her charming, talented family.

Many thanks to Heidrun & Alan for putting together such a fantastic event! And to all the wonderful folks who made this fun evening happen. Now I just need to seek out more local venues for additional fascinating conversations.....

On another note, I heard that Detroit's Poisoned Apples opening night (also 6/9) was a great success! 150+ pieces from 80+ artists ..... and 450 guests - woowee - talk about a party! That show is hanging at The FunHouse Gallery through June with a closing reception on 6/23.

Final Note - have you entered the PrintRunner 250 custom printed sticker random drawing yet? I'll bet not - just leave a comment before 6/25 & you're entered. (However you must be at least 18 & in the USA). For drawing details & info on how to get an extra entry click here


  1. Ohhhhh I love that piece! It's like looking through a window into a fantastical version of another time. Something about it almost makes me tear up. Thank YOU for creating this amazing work!

  2. Love the balloon piece!! Congrats on the sale!
    Have a super day!!