A Bump in the Road…

April 24th, 2009
350 -- Flying Squirrel

350 -- Flying Squirrel

Life has thrown me a rather strong curve-ball recently and so this project will have to take a backseat for a while. I’m still determined to get it done, but it won’t be getting much attention for a while.

So here’s a creature that manages to sail through darkness with grace and apparent ease. Seems like a good metaphorical note to pause on.

Closing in on 34

April 17th, 2009
#21 of 350 -- Porcupine

#21 of 350 -- Porcupine

Greetings from Vermont where I am closing in on #34. It’s been a productive week despite the suddenly gorgeous weather. Spring is coming slowly but surely to the Northeast Kingdom — yesterday I saw my first Mourning Cloak and I heard wood frogs quacking in their vernal pools. Butterflies and mating amphibians — definite signs of the new season.

I like this porcupine — at some point I will have to formally sign and number everything. Let’s just call him #21 — that’s my favorite number.

Five percent and counting…

April 7th, 2009
17 and a half means I'm 5% to 350!

17 and a half means I'm 5% to 350!

So this photo is from the wall of my studio — I apologize for the crookedness and poor lighting, but I figured it would be fun for everyone to see where I’m at. I included a half-done gray squirrel (lower right) which I have wiped out twice. It was going down the very Disney-esque road — it’s hard not to make squirrels and chipmunks look cute.

I really like the porcupine I did yesterday and think the groundhog is crazy — but in a good way.

I had a studio visit from the visiting resident/artist Cora Cohen today. She’s a rock star in the NYC/abstract world so I was a little nervous as you can imagine. But she was super-nice and gave me some good things to think about. She does think my greens are a little “acidic.”

What do you think?

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