Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sketch Book Project

The Art House Co-op in Atlanta, Georgia invited artists from around the world join in a sketchbook marathon...The books will tour for several months. I hope the come to the San Francisco Bay Area so that I can see what everyone else did...

Check out the rest of my drawings, as I add them!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception

An early drawing for my print Blumen.

Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception at Creative Framing & Gallery in the beautiful Oakland hills...

A bunch of my prints as well as work by Heather Piazza is on display until January 17th, 2009 (most prints are also available unframed).

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 from 4 to 6 pm.

Click here for a map.

An close up of my print Blumen.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception...

You are invited to the Hand-Pulled Prints Show Closing Reception at Creative Framing & Gallery in the beautiful Oakland hills...

Art work by Kathe Welch and Heather Piazza is on display until January 17th, 2009 (most prints are also available unframed).

So, don't miss out!!!

This Saturday, January 10th, 2009 from 4 to 6 pm

Join us for a fun time with lots of art work on the walls, yummy things to eat and wonderful wine to wash it all down!

Creative Framing & Gallery is just off HW 13 at the Joaquin Miller and Lincoln exit - up the hill - two doors down from Round Table...

Feel free to call Heather (510)482-1200 during shop hours (Tue. - Fri. 10am - 6pm and Sat. 10am - 4pm) for directions...

Creative Framing & Gallery, 5015 Woodminster Lane, Oakland, CA 94602

We will also have our new calendars on display and for sell - only $16 dollars for a whole year of inspiring ART...

We hope to see you all there :)

As always, Thank you again for your interest and continued support in my Art career...
Check out my continuously updated website and see all that is new and what is still to come in 2009...
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

The Doors of Perception...

The Doors of Perception...

I have been so focused on getting my house back together, I have not had much time to draw or print. Today was the first day back to school. The kids were squirrely, but not bad. Still it was a very busy day with a lot of things to take care of. I always think I might be able to get some of my own work done while the kids are there but it never happens that way.

I have a couple of stories I have written and plan to illustrate. I was able to reread one of them during my lunch break and get a start on the storyboard for the illustrations....

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Briefcase full of Printing Ink

I found my Briefcase full of Printing Ink. I moved over Thanksgiving break into my first home. Over the last six weeks I have been putting my house back together... I thought I would be done sooner, but it is surprising how long it takes to put a home back together. My apartment was just over 600 square feet with a one car garage that I used for my studio space. My house is nearly 1500 square feet plus a full basement which I will convert to a painting studio - see previous post - but that will take time...

Most of the rooms look like normal rooms and the house is fairly livable now...

The house was built in 1906 and has a formal living room and dining room. Since I don't need both, I am using the living room for my Printing and Drawing studio. The 'Formal Dining Room' is my living room - complete with giant couch, mid-size TV and well stocked Bar. The front room of the house is where I will likely spend most of my time. I have a drafting table set up in one corner and my proof press on the other side of the room. I have several prints that are in various stages and I am anxious to get back to printing.

I have been off work for two weeks, but tomorrow is my first day back. I miss my students and I am sure that it will be a very busy day, but when I get home tomorrow night I am hoping to get back to carrving on linoleum.....

Friday, January 02, 2009

Painting studio - Coming soon....

This is the basement in my 'new' (102 years old) house. Eventually this space will be finished and I will use it for large paintings and sculpture, as well as a dirty room for making things with my table saw.

I have my printing and drawing studio upstairs in the main living area and I hope to get back to printing in the next few days...

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009 Print Makers Calendar

The Four Oceans Press 2009 Print Makers Calendar is here. This is our biggest project to date and we are really excited about how great it turned out.

The front cover.

The Calendar highlights the work of 12 awesome Print Makers. The prints are all part of our Four Seasons Exchange Series.

Kimberly Landers

Mark Knot

Mary Grassell

Heather Piazza

Alynn Guerra

Jacqui Dunham

Laima Rozkalns

Hilary Williams

Diane Cutter

Woody Miller

Melissa West

Kathe Welch

The back cover of the Four Oceans Press 2009.

Sign-ups are now open for the Air Exchange which in due in April... and the Road Trip Alphabet which is due in June 2009.