A Very Belated Art Max Expo Post

“I’m late, I’m late! I’m late for an important date,” cried the white rabbit.

I showed at Art Max Expo last month, and of course I’m not posting about it until now. Better fashionably late than never.

This was it’s kickoff show. It was put together from a fellow Delaware artist. There was a lovely mix of cosplaying, fine artists, sculptors, face painters, and caricature artists.
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Upcycling at the Library

I’m bringing another art class to the library! This time it’s upcycling used magazines , books, and newspapers from the library to make vibrant Spring collages. The class is on Sunday, April 9th at 12:30PM. There are still spots open! If you’re in the New Castle County, Delaware area call 302-834-4148 to register. As with the non-profit nature of the library, it’s free to attend and all supplies will be provided.

In preparation for the class, I put together a collage of the facade of the Delaware City Library with a blossoming cherry tree. See it below in the slideshow along with flyers for the class!

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Happy International Women’s Day

I write this on the eve of National Women’s Day. This year also marks the first #daywithoutawoman protest. Women are striking across the USA to show people what an impact women are in the workforce. Those who can’t strike wore red to show their solidarity. And I certainly rocked red today since I couldn’t strike. In fact, at the library I work at the entire staff is comprised of women. If we were to strike the library wouldn’t function!

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Malala, acrylic on 8×10″ canvas.

I chose to highlight my portrait of Malala Yousafzai for a few reasons. She’s rocking red. What’s more, her story is one of a position of powerlessness she parlayed into activism for girls education. She didn’t have resources at her disposal. Armed with only tenacity, she is now a figure in women’s history. Historical figures are sometimes divorced from what we consider to be “average” people. Malala is an example that real people can make a difference.

Bringing My Silhouette Class Across the Border

I was invited to bring the silhouette class I’ve done for one of the local Delaware libraries across the border to Maryland. It was a lovely drive down 95 South to Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch.The library is situated in Rising Sun, Maryland. The space was cozy, but open. The environment felt warm and inviting. Both the library staff and patrons were amicable and receptive. In other words, the perfect climate for a fun art program. Learning silhouette cutting can have a bit of a learning curve. I was pleasantly surprised how well everyone did given it was their first time attempting cut paper portraiture. More importantly, they had fun while doing it. We ended the Valentine’s Day themed session with a sweet treat- chocolate candy hearts.

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Thank you Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch!

New Galactic Coaster Set

I just completed another custom coaster set. The client wanted a Valentine’s Day gift for her boyfriend. His likes include: 9 tail foxes, Rick and Morty, and his cat. I used one of my favorite themes to make the set cohesive- space! My personal favorite was turning his pet kitty into a space cat!

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The Librarian

New watercolor piece inspired by library life.

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“The Librarian” 9×11, Watercolor on paper.

Free Classes This Winter!

I have two fantastic art programs I’m bringing to local northeast libraries. And because they’re offered through the public library they’re FREE.

Wine & Watercolor: On Thursday, January 19th adults age 21 and over are invited to come to the Delaware City Library for watercolor painting and beverages. Treat yourself after the tiring holiday season of shopping and in-laws! Please call the library at 302-834-4148 to register.

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Valentine’s Day Silhouette Cutting with Chocolate: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the classic art of paper silhouette cutting at the Rising Sun Library in Rising Sun, Maryland.  To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, those who attend will receive complimentary chocolate. Saturday, February 4th. 1-2PM.

I leave you with a drawing.

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Home is Where the Art Is

Many moons ago I teamed up with musician Alphane Reality Generator for the album Nature of my Circuitry. I made the cover art for the album. Years later he decided he had to own the original image, a mixed media piece in pastel and paper cutouts. Upon a recent visit I saw it’s home. As most artists will tell you their pieces are like their children. Even when selling a painting it feels like losing a part of yourself. It’s wonderful to see your children adopted into good homes.

‘Nature of My Circuitry’ hanging in it’s home

New Paintings Available in the Shop

I have 2 paintings from the January Month of Macabre series available in the shop. “The Power of the Sea” and “My Blue Angel” need new homes.

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Top Sekret Project Revealed!

If you’ve been following my social media you’ll know I’ve been not so subtly hinting at a top sekret project. Well, after a week it’s time to unveil it. I’ve partnered up with the Ole Tapas Lounge food truck for a fun mural. It will be on display in Delaware and Pennsylvania. This girl, I’m going to name her Taurus, will be there for photo op’s for a donation benefiting charities at each event. If you spot her upload your pictures to her to Facebook for a chance to win an Ole Tapas Lounge gift card.

Here is the next upcoming event:

Sunday, September 11th: Maaco of Mayfair Charity Car Show in Philadelphia. Proceeds of donations to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

More events with Taurus will be posted soon. Keeps your eye on my social media for more.