Warning: You might need tissues (according to the folks on Facebook who watched it already). I am humbled and grateful to have had my work and message captured so beautifully by Enero J. Ray and Chad Fedler of Touchvision. This was edited down from a 40 minute interview with me as well as a visit from my client Claire and her pups Medi and Tula. We also took a field trip over to the new Urban Pooch Canine Training Center to get some footage of the new mural I designed. What a gift to have this tribute to my pups Izzy and Alice who were such an integral part of growing my art business and inspiring me to get involved with addressing the Homeless Pet situation so prevalent in our society.
Monday…day two, experimenting with video capture! Sorry, I’m having trouble centering this, and clearly the video I took of actually writing that lovely quote by Tyler Knott Gregson didn’t work out…foiled again!
On Sunday, I had the extraordinary experience of paddling on the lake without another soul in site, in the pouring rain. It was magical and a little crazy. Don’t worry, there was no lightening, Mom!
I rigged up this tripod (rock/candle/brick from my old house) for my phone/camera (which I took the photo with, so you can’t see it!) Unfortunately the 12 minutes of sketching I did were cropped too small. Trial by error…that’s my method!
Check out our fun feature from ABC Channel 7's 190 North Television Show! It turned out great thanks to the wonderful interviews with my customers and their pets (Cris & Kaaren & Tango and Sarah & Bear), and all the great folks and camera crew at 190 North, thank you Janet & Holly!! Sadly, Bear, the sweet Bernese Mountain Dog in the segment passed away a few weeks ago…so honored to have created his portrait and that he's also immortalized on film. He was beloved by everyone in the neighborhood.
Join us this coming Thursday, April 22nd for Roscoe Village’s Spring Goodie Bag Shopping Event: “It’s in the Bag” from 5-9pm. Receive free gifts with your purchases from the shops listed above plus mystery envelopes filled with fabulous savings certificates from our Roscoe Street restaurants, spas, photography and more!
Enjoy wine and cheese in my studio while you shop and get first dibs on new spring paintings before I take them on the road to Kansas City for my first Art Fair of the season, The Brookside Art Annual!
I alluded to some news awhile back, here it is: On April 1st I get the keys to my new studio storefront at 2040 West Roscoe, in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago! I have been talking about making this move for quite awhile, back in January the stars aligned and I learned that the perfect spot would soon be available only 1.5 miles from our house in a lovely neighborhood surrounded by shops and restaurants and other businesses. This space has been the home of Sacred Art for almost 3 years, Sarah is moving her store to Lincoln Square so it’s only fitting that we keep art in this location. It has a tree and a park bench right outside the door. I mocked up this photo I found on-line as a vision board exercise while I waited to see if my offer would be accepted, and it worked! (A tool my good friend Eva May used to seal the deal with her storefront on Ashland back in 2007).
I’ll be using future blog posts to show the progress and to get your advice and feedback on things I’d like to do with the space, I hope to be open for business by mid-April. In the meantime, being the sentimental gal that I am, I did a video tour of my work space here at home (2 weeks ago) so you could see it before I took all the paintings down for my show in Cedarburg. Please excuse my ‘and’s and ‘um’s and jerky camera, it’s so hard to hear my own voice but I decided to get over it and share with you.