Friday, November 19, 2010

on the drawing table and holiday concert at Troy Music Hall

Work in progress:

one corner of the piece
in sepia ink
still has pencil guides in it
finished piece will have color

I thought I'd post this now since I have no idea when I will be able to finish it. I was hoping to finish it before the holidays to hang it in one of my holiday art shows, but it doesn't appear that I will be able to do that (and I do want to do it justice by thinking out all of the compositional elements).

The reason why? Our band is in rehearsals for holiday concerts, one at Troy Music Hall (which requires the most concentration, since the last time we performed there, it was a packed house-- about 1,000 in the audience) and a small one at a Victorian Streetwalk.

The concerts take precedence.

I was wondering if I should have done any holiday art shows this year since they are all-involving and take me away from my music and practicing for at least two weeks (sometimes more). When I get back to my instruments, the callouses on my fingertips has softened or peeled off (making playing more painful) and my instruments feel foreign. 

But now that I am into the swing of it, I feel much more like a musician than a visual artist. It can and does go the other way around too. Funny how that happens.

The fact that I can be a musician at all (and especially to be able to perform at such a great venue as the Troy Music Hall) is always amazing to me since I had severe asthma until I was 28 years old. Being able to sing was comparable to being able to fly... and not just sing, but professionally sing. How did this happen? I am so blessed!


MY MUSIC LINKS (hear clips):
My band, Saratoga Faire’s MYSPACE
My Renaissance band MYSPACE: The Spirites Consort

CD Baby
InandOutRecords (Europe)
My band, Saratoga Faire, on CD Baby

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Art Show at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Lapham Gallery

This is the postcard for the event (you might have to click on the image to see all of the pertinent information).

I was juried into this show again this year. This is the website for the Art Center if you want to check it out. I will have prints (framed and unframed), cards and gifty art tags for sale. It runs from November 12 - December 24.

I was also in the previous juried group art show at the same center. The show was called "Black and White". I discovered a picture of my entry in their latest newsletter:

You might have to click on this picture too. This one is a pretty tall handthrown porcelain bottle: 2 feet high.

I have some new art pieces I'm racing to finish up. I will post those soon.

And I am trying to fill up my Artfire Shop as much as I can possibly handle (the brick and mortar shops are taking precedence at the moment).


MY MUSIC LINKS (hear clips):
My Renaissance band MYSPACE: The Spirites Consort

My band, Saratoga Faire, on CD Baby