It's been a busy. busy Spring. My kids were just on Spring Break and it seems I haven't gotten much done in the way of painting, which has me fearing Summer break. I have been hard at work getting ready for May though. I am going to be doing a few fairs starting in May. The first one is May 1st at Seventh Street Gifts in Newport, Ky. I will be the featured artist that day during their Spring Sundaze event. There will be live music provided by Poke, a herbal workshop, food, and readings. It takes place from 1-5 pm and you can read more about it at the website here.
The next weekend, May 7th-8th, I will have a booth at Mayfest in Lexington. This will be my first official juried art fair. I am pretty excited, but also a little stressed. Anyone who has done a juried art fair will know there is a lot of stuff you need to have to do it. For instance, most require you have a white canopy tent which are not cheap. Then there is the structures to hold your art. The cost is starting to add up, so I will be attempting to do many more of these fairs in the future to justify my expenses :).
Thanks to my good friend Barbara Glatzeder I will have a whole bunch of pretty cameo art pendants to sell at Mayfest. I am hopeless when it comes to making these kind of things, so she volunteered to put them together for me and ship them to me all the way from Germany. I have been hard at work now putting together the chains and cords for them and the ones that are finished are turning out so beautifully. Mayfest is over Mother's Day weekend, so I am hoping these will be bought for some lucky mamas.
The next weekend in May will be the opening of a group show I will a have a piece in called "Gods and Goddesses" in Richmond, VA. It will be at an awesome little place called C'est Le Vin Wine and Art Gallery starting May 13th and running to June 5th. The show will have work from 6 women artists and 6 men artists representing gods and goddesses from around the world. My Lilith will be there, along with work by some other amazing artists like Helene Ruiz and Lynnette Shelley. If you live close to Richmond try to make it out for this amazing exhibit.
Lastly, I wanted to share some other big news. I recently signed on with Kats Magical Patches to license my work on fabric blocks. These are fabric patches that you can sew on quilts, handbags, throw pillows, or just about anything your heart desires. This is a new company, but she has already signed on over 60 amazing fantasy artists. Next month she will be having a little contest amongst the artists on her Facebook fan page. The fans will like their favorite image and one lucky fan will win a fabric block of the winning design. Go and become a fan now to participate next month here.
And here is a little preview of the piece I am working on for this little contest. It is Titania, the Faery Queen.