Thursday, May 12, 2016

I'm the Featured Artist on the Richmond Hill Studio Tour blog this week

 The Richmond Hill Studio Tour isn't until the fall but with so many great artists on the tour the promotion of ourselves and our work begins early.

To that end here is the blog post related to my work and to what I will showcase on the tour.

I am now in the planning stages of what I would like to create for the tour. It's a juggling act that gets tougher as the summer comes on. This is my busy time of year. I have to be super-organized and that isn't an easy thing. I build flexibility into every day just in case I have to shift gears. Overall, I have a good idea of where I need to be by when.

Of course, when I lose my way there are the ever-present hard deadlines and the fear of preesnting sub-par work *shudder* 

The Richmond Hill Studio is the weekend of October 15h and 16th. I will be in the tea room of the Burr House at 528 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill.
Tour info here

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

News! Pt. 1 (and no, not that I am finally blogging again, though that *is* kind of newsworthy.)

Dear Faithful Reader:

As you know, I have been neglecting my blog. Why? Why did I do that to you, to me, to us? Nevermind faithful, forgiving, reader. Lets put things behind us and more ever forward! I have news and updates and a whole bunch of stuff to report.

I suppose that's the advantage of never updating. You end up with stuff to say.

So, since last year I can tell you I have won two awards! One for painting and one for ceramics!
In November 2015 I won the Inaugural RHGA York Region Open Juried Show Award of Merit for my painting called Still Life-Cold Version.
Still Life-Cold Version, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48"

And at the 2016 Hill Potters' Guild Spring Sale I shared the Inaugural Mayor's Choice Award with my ceramics collaborative potter friend Minda Davis for our work in the form of a large cone 6 stoneware thrown and Mishima decorated bowl called "Hey! I'm Empty!"
Hey! I'm Empty bowl - cone 6 wheelthrown and Mishima decorated
Richmond Hill's Mayor Barrow with the Mayor's Choice Award Winner. (pssttt... he kept it for himself! Merci Mr. Mayor!)