Friday, October 21, 2011
Big news!......Empty Easel and a workshop
Well a lot of crazy things happened all at once and this tomato sort of became the poster child for my art.
First of all, I have an article being published today on the Empty Easel art site. I have subscribed to EE for quite a while now. It is a great artist's resource and has grown tremendously over the last few years. A couple of weeks ago they published an "art opinion" that I strongly disagreed with, so I wrote a response and sent it in. You can read both my article and the orginal one that I responded to by going here. This tomato's cousins (from my blog post on 10/11) are featured in the article along with some pears.
Next, I have, as mentioned in the article, been asked to teach my first workshop. I am very excited. It will be April 19 & 20, 2012 at the Eastern Shore Arts Center in Fairhope, Alabama. They are in the process of putting together the brochure for the spring so once I have definite info for how to sign up I will post it here. This tomato will be the featured art for my ad in the brochure.
Lastly, I will be attending the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs, MS on November 5 and 6. This is an amazing festival that is in it's 33rd year. This is the first year that I have run an ad in the festival handout that is put together by Southern Living Magazine. You guessed it...my ad features the one and only bold tomato. It is a very striking ad I have to say.
Well, I am off to Memphis later today for the River Arts Festival. This is going to be a rough one simply because, due to circumstances beyond my control, we are going to be getting up there for set-up very late this evening. But, that is all part of the process. It happens that way sometimes in the "glamorous" life of an artist....oh, and YES, I am an artist.....and I wouldn't have it any other way.