Sometimes change is good. The Blogger platform has served me well now for nearly 10 years. That's a long time. I am ready though to transition to something new. I have decided to switch things over to my website with Weebly. Any posts that I make regarding my work or process will now appear here rather than on my other blog, The Quilted Craftsman. My reasoning for the change is that all of my artwork, my artist statement and history of the shows I have done as well as the small awards I have won are actually all right here on my artist website. Instead of being at my old blog and looking for links to find my work or searching for other info., it can now be found right here in one fell swoop. Additionally, Weebly, my site host, does offer commerce functions should I ever decide to do that. At some point I may try and transfer some of the content from Blogger over to Weebly, posts that I think are important such as the ones pertaining to my finished pieces. Those posts that talk about the "why" and "how" of my art have been some of the most popular and are posts that I think are worth saving here. So, look for those in the upcoming weeks and months ahead.
Do I know if this will work well for me? I don't. Am I going to try it anyway? Yes, I am.
In the meantime, I have been busy working away this week. The above shot shows me in the studio (there's the proof!) gessoing a new board in preparation for making new work. A few months ago I decided to try making my collages on matboard rather than watercolor paper. The watercolor paper ripped while drying one too many times and I had had it with that nonsense. Sometimes being frustrated can yield good results! I gessoed and painted some matboard and with a little trial and error, it has proven to be a good substrate for what I do. And inexpensive too! And in addition to the above, I have been painting more papers for use in my collages. As I run out I make a stack of the leftover pieces and paint new colors from those remnants. I honestly never paint the same color twice though. There is always a slight variation!
Alright, I hope you will follow along with me in this new place. And I hope it will work! Commenting is turned off so if you would like to contact me please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org