A huge thank you to everyone who came to my studio at the Eastside Culture Crawl this past weekend. Whether you purchased something, stopped by for a visit, or encountered my work for the first time and shared your impressions, your being there meant so much to me.
This year was a year of firsts, after 6 years of doing the crawl. This is the first time that I had so much work available. Between January and November of this year, I had created forty-two mixed media paintings on fire-alarm bells, and ninety original drawings from my Drawing Can be Scary project. I made five new mixed media, geometric sculptures. I introduced mobiles for the first time, which were a sell out. This was also the first year that I decided to sell stationery cards of my work, and hand-sewn infinity scarves with my prints on them, and I launched a new small felted sculpture line, called "Feltanicals". (Which were also a big hit.) Phew! I can't believe I got it all done in time.
Lastly, I was inspired by artist, Michelle Sirois-Silver, to do demonstrations of my work during the crawl - something I will definitely be doing again in the future. Crawl participants were delighted and inspired.
I'll be writing another post announcing my Feltanicals shortly. All of the work that I still have available, will be in my Big Cartel online shop very soon, for your perusal.
Thanks again, and I hope you enjoyed your Culture Crawl experience as much as I did!