Friday, November 18, 2011

movin' on up

I was disappointed to find out a few weeks ago that the Arts Downtown and All Around event would not be happening this year; however, I was very pleased when I found out shortly afterwards that a group of artists were getting together to organize an alternative group show for the same weekend ADAA would normally take place (which is the first weekend in December). This new show is called Downtown Moves Up, and it will be right smack in the middle of Maine Street in Brunswick (#98 Maine Street, right between Nest and The UPS Store, to be specific). There will be at least twenty different artists participating, and it looks like it will be a fun, diverse group.
I ran into Lee Cheever of Five Rivers Arts Alliance at the grocery store today and we got to talking about the show. I told her I had gotten an email earlier in the day saying the posters were in, but I couldn't find any when I went to pick them up (I'm sure I was looking in the wrong place). She said, "Oh, I have a stack in my car! Would you like some?" Of course, I said yes, and we agreed to meet by the entrance when we were both finished with our shopping. We checked out at the same time and walked over to her car...and lo and behold, one of the seven images used on the poster was my painting, "That Heavenly Coffee"! I was so excited to see that one of my pieces had been chosen, and I was very happy about how great the poster looked. Whoever designed it did an excellent job: the fonts look good, it's well-composed, and it's very eye-catching. I set aside a big one for myself and two small cards (one for my mom, one for my dear friend Julia), and then proceeded to bring the rest to various shops and businesses in town. I will need to pick up more at some point because I managed to get rid of them all in a pretty short amount of time!

Friday, November 4, 2011

first friday recap

What a fun night! Once again, First Friday Art Walk was great. Things were a bit slow early in the evening, but then things got busy and stayed that way until after 8. People were friendly and I got a lot of wonderful feedback, especially for my newest painting, which is called "Sole Mate"'s a painting of my favorite shoe, the Fluevog "Mini Gorgeous".

I'm sorry to report that Jen of Interactive Tarot ( couldn't make it tonight, but I was very happy to have my dear friend Heather Goulette of Monarch Massage ( there for the whole evening! Heather was offering discounted chair massage (first 5 minutes free, $1 per minute after that, 15 minute minimum) and people were really enjoying it. There was a very cold wind blowing tonight, but Heather had a heated pad on her massage chair, and boy, was that nice! She is planning on coming in December as well, so if you're curious, please stop in. Who couldn't use a massage during the holiday season?