Monday, January 30, 2006

Do come to the show - if you're in London or Chicago!

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Oh yes... and the mermaid is up for grabs now too -

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  • The show is GO

    What a relief! It's up! It's up!

    My lovely 3 year-old son did his level best to sabotage the hanging (and we had well over 100 aceos, each with their own tiny title/artist label to hang) by absconding every 3 seconds in a bid to get to the swings. The owner looked slightly faint when she realised how many I was putting up - "Erm, you know how busy we get.... erm.... I'm not sure we can be responsible if someone knocks one down and we don't see... erm…"

    Poor thing. She doesn't know there's still more to come!

    Anyway, now that's more or less done I may have time to do a wee bit of painting again. You never know.

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    Friday, January 27, 2006

    Treasure hunts

    Okay, so today was the day I was delivering fliers and posters to the park... of course I didn't... on the upside ACEOs are flooding in thick and fast and we WILL have a show come Monday.

    I did, however, manage to walk round the park planning our art treasure hunt. Map to follow, lol.

    I think I may list this mermaid on eBay tonight... she's better than she looks (more detail) and 12"x14" I believe on a box canvas.

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    Thursday, January 26, 2006

    Why oh why oh why

    Do my children always develop sleep-depriving voluminous vomiting illnesses whenever I have a million things to do to a deadline?

    The Dulwich show is slowly coming together, though I still wait for a fair number of works, the posters which I must deliver tomorrow are not yet designed let alone printed and the fliers are more fiction than fact. Ho hum.

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    Monday, January 23, 2006

    Less than a week til the Dulwich ACEO show

    ... did someone say "What's an ACEO?"

    I'm sure they did... WELL....

    ACEO = Art Cards, Editions & Originals.
    But don't be fooled, ACEOs aren't cards like you buy for birthdays and bereavements... these are wonderfully varied miniature works of art.
    Measuring just 3.5"x2.5" this is art for your pocket, your wallet, your intimate spaces - you can curate your own 19th Century-style French Salon in the smallest of rooms at a budget which even artists can afford (well sometimes...).

    There is a second generation of these art cards which sometimes break out of the strict size format and grow as big as 6" - these are known as ATC2s and give you the chance for a bit of variety in that amazing red roomed annual show you are planning.

    CLick on some of the artists whose links are over on the right there - they do these miniatures too and I guarantee you'll be impressed.

    I'm branching out, with some ACEO/ATC2 style sculptures too. Tiny one-off wild creatures to nestle in unexpected places. I don't know yet where I'm going with these. I fancy pure wire forms, and maybe some papier mache too...

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    This stern faced chappy is 2 inches tall (and - almost - laughing on the other side of his face).

    The worst day of the year

    Today is officially the worst day of the year. Apparently everything is grim today and from tomorrow everything gets better! It has been the greyest January in London for over 20 years with so few hours of sunshine we've all forgotten what colour is.

    So I thought I'd splash a bit around here... to help you through the day!

    This little lady is being left in a toilet at BBC Television Centre this afternoon as part of last week's (!) drop. Let's hope she makes a BBC bod smile...

    Saturday, January 21, 2006

    Art for nothing... (well, less than a quid)

    I have entered the legendary eBay Nibblefest Art Contest this month. Please take a look as I'm very proud of myself for getting it together! This is selling for a grand 76p (that's less than $2 folks) right now. You know that thing about starving artists? This is why...

  • Original art for less than a quid...
  • (Last time I looked anyway!)

    Apologies for the width of this painting - I haven't quite got the hang of this html lark - if you know what I need to do to make these horses behave please leave me a comment!


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    Friday, January 20, 2006

    Distraction by drawing

    I have a confession to make: I prefer to make art than administer web sites or write press releases for upcoming exhibtions.

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    This is still in progress but far more fun than doing what I should be doing. Obviously.
    I already spend far far too much time on the computer but here I am again, giving myself another place to avoid the big wide world...

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