Saturday, March 31, 2012

paper chase

Once again, I am long overdue for a blog post! I mentioned last time that Clay from El Camino told me she had seen my picture in a local paper. She had thought it was the Kennebec Current, so I went on a quest to find a copy. I'd never heard of that paper before, so I went online and emailed someone from their staff. I got a reply a couple of days later saying they had no idea what I was talking about. They had checked several different issues of local papers their company publishes, and there was nothing that fit the description I gave them. Hmm...

My next step was to contact Keith Spiro directly. Keith is the photographer, so I figured he ought to know where his work ended up! Sure enough, he told me it was in The Cryer. I sent an email to The Cryer asking where I could get a copy, since I figured the paper had come out a while ago and I probably couldn't find one on my own. Before they had a chance to get back to me, I went to the grocery store; sure enough, they had a stack of copies of the February issue sitting on a rack near the entrance...and there I was on the cover! True, there were a lot of other pictures on the cover, but mine was there at the bottom right. It's a picture of me standing in between the two paintings I had in the Joy of Art show: "This Is The Year" (which was labeled as "Birthday Cake") and "Kat's Magical Snapdragon". Here's the link if you'd like to see for yourself!

So, I'd like to send a big "thank you" out to Clay from El Camino for letting me know my picture was floating around somewhere, and another big "thank you" to Keith Spiro for taking my photo, submitting it to The Cryer, and writing such a nice caption! What a pleasant surprise.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

another weekend update

This month's First Friday Art Walk was another fun night! Unfortunately, Jennifer Moscone of Interactive Tarot ( couldn't make it this time, but after a slow start, the evening turned out to be a pretty busy one. Quite a few regulars stopped by (special thanks to Rebecca for hanging out and chatting for a while), and I am always happy to see their smiling faces. I even sold a mixed media/collage piece (called "Tic Tac Om") to my friend Heather Goulette of Monarch Massage (, who bought it as a birthday gift for her mom, Dennie!

In other news, we went to El Camino on Saturday night and Clay (our waitress) told me my picture was in a local paper about a month ago! She said I was standing in front of my paintings with another woman...I'm guessing this was at the "Joy of Art" show with Mandy Russell! Keith Spiro (of Five Rivers Arts Alliance) was there at the opening reception that day, snapping pictures of artists and their art, so I'm pretty sure it was one of his photos. I remember posing for some pictures, but I guess I really didn't think any of them would end up getting published. I am now trying to track down an old copy of the Kennebec Current...wish me luck!