Congrats Class of 2019! Seeing my old friends from Edinburgh last week brought back a flood of memories from my MFA degree show in 2012. Enjoy your time as a student and the friendships you make along the way!
I remember reading somewhere (I think Aldous Huxley?) that photography ruined travel because people snap a photo and move on without thoroughly observing the scenery, so after a time the lasting photo becomes as foreign as a stranger’s picture. To actually retain the scene in your memory, he recommends drawing your surroundings. Even if it’s a poorly-drawn, discarded sketch, you’ll remember the day much better!
Here’s a newly completed ink drawing map of the counties of Massachusetts. I’ve done typography maps of the neighborhoods of Providence, the districts of Paris, and the towns of Rhode Island, but Massachusetts is big enough to draw in the fourteen counties of the Commonwealth.
I’ll have 11x14” prints available in the shop soon!
I’m very excited to put on a workshop about my favorite medium, the linocut, at The Collaborative in Warren next month. Teaching drawing, painting, and design is great fun, but I’d really like to see more people interested in relief printing, which can be easily accessible and done at home any time!
While working small, I’m trying to carve quickly and loose — more like a sketch.
I currently have prints and paintings available at Island Boy on Water Street in Warren, RI. If you haven’t been there, go check it out!
It’s been a very busy weekend : I was at Island Boy Friday night for the opening, which was a lot of fun to meet new people and catch up with friends and family in such a cool space. All day Saturday I was at the Wickenden Makers & Merchants sale in Providence, which started out with brutal winds that took a few art piece casualties, but ended up being my most lucrative and encouraging market yet. On Sunday I taught two painting classes and fell asleep on the couch! Now it’s Monday morning and I’m ready to make more, print more, and organize future events.