I'm still feeling thrilled about being included in the latest issue of UPPERCASE magazine, issue #30. If you aren't familiar with it, Janine Vangool founded, designs and publishes this quarterly magazine. It celebrates art, design and craft like no other. I love it and this one is particularly beautiful!
Above, is the edited version of what I wrote. Only a little was taken out and it is better :)
I was also profiled on Print and Pattern at the end of June. It was a sweet surprise! Fellow artist, Julie Wilson, alerted me early one morning on Facebook to "go to Print and Pattern right now".
Visit the blog to see what was selected - Print and Pattern
Hope you're having a whale of a summer!
I had the chance to visit friends in Breezy Shores, Greenport, LI over July 4th weekend. Margaret and Scott share a large cottage with two other couples. It's referred to as 'The Big House' since it is quite grand compared to the other cozy spaces. It's filled with charm! Here's a taste (more pics in my Instagram feed)
Back to Brooklyn... I try to get as much painting in as possible. Currently, I'm working on HBO's final season of "Girls", as a scenic artist. It's a great job and I love the people with whom I work, but working every day takes some time and energy away from my own work.
This is why I'm sitting here on a Sunday night writing a post and preparing a newsletter that I promised myself I'd send out each month. I'm not complaining. For whatever reason, I feel the need to explain why I'm not putting out as much new work as I do other times. I'm excited about a licensing partnership I'll reveal in the fall, when the products are available and I have an illustration project coming up. And, I've entered Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search again this year. I really hope I can make it past the 1st round this go round. It starts end of July. Still time to sign up, people!
I often like the early stages of a painting as much, if not more, than the finished piece. Thought I'd share some of them here.
Enjoy your week! Thanks for taking a look.