Tuesday, October 30, 2012

IN, OUT AND UNDER Opens Friday

Marlys Kubicek and Catherine Ruane helped me hang my show today (with an emergency call for assistance to Catherine's son Aaron, who muscled screws into the formidable brick wall.)  I am so grateful for their cheerful assistance.  

In, Out and Under, opens Friday at 515 Arts Gallery, 515 E. Roosevelt in Phoenix. I will be there from 6 - 10pm Friday and 1-5pm Saturday. If you are out and about, come by and say hello!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012


I have a one-person show at Five15 Arts Gallery in Phoenix for the month of November.  So you are all invited to the First Friday opening, November 2nd or the Third Friday Artist Reception November 16th.  Things will be hopping at 515 East Roosevelt, so stop by and say hello and see what I have been up to lately.  If Friday nights are not your thing, I will be at the gallery for regular Saturday hours 1-5 every Saturday in the month.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New House and Studio

We got the keys to our new home yesterday!  Hooray!  We aren't moving right away but will before the end of the month.  The house is all set and now the studio is ready for move-in too with a fresh coat of white paint and floor mopping.  Here are pre-paint/clean pics of the studio space.  The before pics, as it were.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fast Forward - Five

And the errors just keep on coming.  I don't want to sound like I am complaining because I make mistakes on every print.  On this one, I marvel at each print I pull with each color, noticing how off the registration is or how that layer improved the previous errors.  In my zen cutting mode today, listening to old podcasts of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me", I cut away a whole color i hadn't printed yet.  OOPS. But I am plugging on...very curious to see how many will be acceptable in the end.  I am printing 13 but know at this point that several are beyond saving.  Honestly, I will be happy with one.  I am jumping ahead from my last photo of Color 5 to 10 completed colors.  I have 5 more to go.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Closing In

We had our home inspection on our new home and agreed that we were ready to close.  We sign papers Tuesday and get the keys Wednesday!  We are going to move all the art stuff on Saturday (by we I mean the movers)...and until then I am hoping to finish the reduction print of Dad and Nancy.  I printed colors 3 and 4 yesterday and color 5 today (Saturday).  The goal is to do two colors everyday...trusting in cobalt drier to keep me on schedule.  Once all my art is moved from storage, I can find the work that needs to go to the framer for my exhibition in November.  My one person show opens November 2nd at Five15 Arts Gallery in Phoenix:  In, Out and Under.  More on that later.

Also, my stepson, Chris Isaacs is getting married in San Francisco to his lovely fiance, Mika, who has finally arrived from Japan for good with her fiance visa.  They are getting married where Steve and I married - City Hall in SF on November 1st.  So I will make a quickie trip right before my opening.

But first we need to pack our apartment and move into the new house.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Print in Process!

Two colors down
I am very excited to be printing again.  It is another print I feel strongly about, a print of my sister and my Dad.  It is meant to be a companion piece to a print I did of my sister and my Mom.  I don't know how many colors there will be in the end (WHAT?) because I am trying a new method this time...I have already encountered some big problems but hope I can figure out resolutions that will save the print.  For now I will post some images of my process and progress.