November has been part recovery-from-the-WARM-show, exuberant creative energy for upcoming holiday sales, and quiet examination of the ultimate artist question: “What next?”
The Lost Cave Paintings are in the hall just outside my front door, waiting for their next adventure.
Tiny new work
Returning to the World of Tiny, and in prep for five December shows (locations at the end of this post), I have made new work. At the crossroads of mesmerizing high-wire tiny details and the creative tedium of packaging, I made dozens and dozens of one-of-a-kind tiny ornaments. They are painted and embellished paper and will make tree ornaments, party favors, and gift tags.
Today is Thanksgiving, and the pigs in the image below are glad that they are not turkeys and hope that they can be on someone’s tree soon. If you can’t get to any of my shows, you can find some ornaments and other pig products at zazzle.
Hanukah or another spelling?
A group of Menorahs celebrate Hanukah, and remind me that it’s time to search my house for candles-bought-after-the-holiday or to buy new candles. I have four Menorahs, so it’s hard to fake. Find some images at zazzle.com.
The first project for the new year
Combining old materials (wooden rounds cut 17 years ago from the same plywood as the Giant Flamingo) and new-ish 140# paper rounds, I’ve begun a series of RoundWorks that I hope to make into a show in 2015.
Shows in December
TRUNK SHOW AT THE CLAY SQUARED POP UP SHOP IN THE MINNEAPOLIS SKYWAY
27 S 7TH ST #6, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 (ABOVE CANDYLAND)
DECEMBER 18 — 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
VINE ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY SALE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VINE ARTS CENTER, 2637 27TH AVE. SOUTH
DECEMBER 13 (10-5) DECEMBER 14 (12-5)
TANGLETOWN ART CRAWL, SAINT PAUL, MN
DOG DAYS, 1752 GRAND AVENUE
DECEMBER 6, 2014 10-5
BANFILL-LOCKE HOLIDAY GIFT MART AND TEA
DECEMBER 4 – 20, 2014
10-4 TUESDAY-SATURDAY; SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 – 12 TO 4