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Tinker Exhibition Success!

Greetings friends.

I wanted to share a few pics that I snapped at the Tinker Exhibition last weekend. It was really cool to see my work in the house, on the chairs that inspired it!

Thanks to all who came out to support me. It was a fun night!

I also have to thank my pal Cindy Karnitz, Tinker's Executive Director of Administration for offering me this commission. It was awesome to have a patron sponsor a body of work! I'm really proud of the work I did and feel like I've grown artistically in the process.

I'm now working feverishly to prepare for my first outdoor show of the season. I'll be at the Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky, May 18, 19, and 20th. Kentucky you say? Paducah has a thriving art community and is less than an hour away away from home. Very excited!

I'll be sharing some of the new work I'm creating for this show shortly. Wanna sneak peek? Check out my Facebook Fan page.

Happy Sunday. Ta-Ta for now!

Commission is done. Now it's time to party!

Hi! It's been a while. Sorry about that...I have been trying to put all of my effort into finishing up my Tinker commission....And now......It's complete!  What a relief!

Piece #9 features furniture that the home owner, Robert Tinker made himself.  This beautiful table and chair set is all made of root-wood, that was masterfully jigsawed together. This was a tough one to do....Lots of little nooks and crannies to render.

The last piece features a chair I found in the upstairs hallway, that overlooks the study.  The amount of care and craftsmanship put into this house is amazing to me....I mean, even this seldom seen hallway has a beautifully carved fireplace!

I will be delivering the works up to Tinker this weekend so that they can be installed for the opening on April 13th. I'll be there with bells on! Hope to see you there too.

Here are the details:

Opening Reception
Friday, April 13, 2012, from 5-9pm
411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102

All 10 pieces will be on display inside the Tinker house.
Prints and greeting cards featuring my new Tinker works will be available for sale.
The works will also be on display on Saturday, from 3-9 pm in the Tinker Visitor Center.

The opening is in conjunction with Rockford's Spring Artscene, so make a night of it and see art all over town.

To get a sneak peek of all 10 of my new works, visit my new website:

Ta-Ta for now! 

Tinker Swiss Cottage Commission - 2 More to Go!

Happy weekend friends! I hope that you were able to make the most of the amazing early spring weather. Matt and I just got home from a beautiful hike in Shawnee National Forest.

Since my last blog, I've completed 2 more pieces for my Tinker Swiss Cottage commission.  It was fun to get to use a new color (green) in this last one, which I've entitled "Sitting in the Sun." It's quite St. Patrick's Day festive, isn't it?  I remember the day I took this photo at Tinker, and I loved the way the sun streamed in from the windows and lit this little vignette.

"Window Seat" comes from the same room as my last work.  Wouldn't you just love to sit here for a spell with a good book?

All 10 of my pieces will be on display in the Tinker house on during the first day of Spring Artscene, Friday April 13th, from 5-9 pm. (And I'll be there too!) The works will be displayed in the rooms that they depict so you'll be able to compare the art to it's subject.  I'm excited to see how each piece stands up to the actual space. You will also be able to view the works during the Saturday Artscene hours (3-9) but they will be on display in the Tinker Visitor Center.

Time to get back to work.  Ta-Ta for now!