Saturday, April 4, 2009

Really great open house last night at the studios at 180 Flynn. It was great to see so many old friends and to put faces to names of other people too. New homes were found for some of my pieces --- it's always so sweet to send them off... they're like little babies to me!

I had a ton of fun doing these new little pieces like the one above. They're small (5x7, 7x7, 8x10) scratchboard - type works. I lay down wax crayon on paper stock, then cover w/black paint, then scratch away with an Xacto knife. The work is tiny and close-up and very repetitive. Oh so rewarding! I love the little escape it provides, and because I don't plan ahead, it's like I'm in the little city that appears before me.

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