The rain, hail and wind didn't disrupt a great day for the festival in Boulder. After the storms blew through the weather was great and so were the crowds. I stayed busy all day—too busy to take more than just these few pictures. Everyone was very pleased to meet the artist who designed the logo and shirts and hear about my work. I was thrilled to sell a few paintings and bunches of pendants, cards, magnets and prints. The Boulder festival will definitely be on my calendar for next year.
It's been a busy week. I got Rachel off to Guatemala for the week with Spanish students from school, after shopping and packing and more shopping. She'll be staying tonight and the next couple of days with a host family immersed in Guatemalan culture and Spanish language. What an amazing opportunity!
Now the focus of the next two days is finishing up my preparation for the Boulder Jewish Festival. I've got three new 12 x 12 paintings just varnished and drying. After adding the hanging hardware tomorrow I'll shoot them and then it'll just be the last odds and ends. I need to do a bit of shopping to find something fun to wear to the fair, along with packing up the tubs and double-checking my lists.
I'll post better pictures of these tomorrow after they've been shot.
I'm hoping for cool, sunny weather in Colorado this weekend and lots of people interested in Jewish art!
I'll be in Chicago for the Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Art Festival. I'm hoping for great weather and even better sales. Friday night at Shiraz was a bust, but the investment was small. So the work that went into preparing for it just gives me that much more stock for next week.
I've gotten back into the painting mode and have gotten a couple of new ones completed. Assuming that this roll will continue, I hope to get several more small canvases painted before leaving on Friday.
This one is a bit different for the Torah scroll series. The colors are warmer and the brush strokes are a little looser. It's on a 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas.
This new tree of life is a small 4x6 canvas and I've included some collaged type. I like the look and have another one on the easel with type. I'll try to keep posting as I go. Back to work.
The KCEtsy Street Team is at it again for another First Fridays event in Kansas City. Taking place at Shiraz Restaurant in their Gallery Room at 320 Southwest Blvd., at Southwest Blvd. and Broadway in the Crossroads District, KC, MO.
The artists show and sale runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, June 6th, 2008. I will be there along with 9 other local artists displaying their fine art and upscale handmade wares. Come join in the fun - shop and eat at Shiraz. See you there!
It's been a crazy week! A week ago Saturday, May 3, I packed up my van with all of my art and goodies and headed to the St. Louis JCC. I joined a group of artists setting up for a Middle Eastern marketplace in an amazing setting as part of the celebration of Israel at 60. There we spent most of the week displaying our wares to the many people who came to the numerous events. It was a great experience in so many ways! The organizers took such good care of us, the customers were friendly, full of compliments and eager to buy, and my fellow vendors became like family. I'll try to get some posts up the next couple of days featuring the talented people and their work. I played "Jewish Geography" all week and had a great time making new friends. Thanks especially to Randi and Sue for including me in the event–you two are terrific!