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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happiest of New Years to One and All

My goblin of good cheer and the sneaky wine thief would like to wish you all out there the happiest of New Year from all of us here in Codyland. May 2012 be the best year yet despite all the doom and gloom predictions out there.  I personally believe it will be the year of enlightenment.  I am planning on bigger and better things in my life and creative endeavors.  I wish the same for all of you including good health prosperity and abundance.  May the world see more peace than war.  Dance, sing make art and prosper and live long as the Vulcans say.  My love to you all and a BIG sincere thank you for following along on my adventure.  Until next year, Cio.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays to One and All

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Festive Kwanzaa and light filled Yule.  May your new year to come be the best ever.  Thank you to all my followers for keeping me inspired and informed.  I love you all.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Little Something Different

I wanted to share something a bit different than my usual art fare.  Here is a shot of the finished commission piece I have been working on for a friend.  He wanted me to paint something to represent the sign of Pisces.  The main element is the ruling planet Neptune.  I was asked to create a somewhat accurate portrayal of the planet.  Also the symbols where included as was the constellation of pieces.  I was painted in acrylics and a little mixed media too.  I really like how it turned out.  The big test is whether he will like it.

Another piece is for a company gift exchange tomorrow.  My secret person I am giving to doesn't really appreciate the creatures I create.  So, I decided to do something a little more artsy.  I love doing these little sculpted pieces.  I made this one into a magnet.  It measures about 3x3 inches.  I used my sculpting technique using acrylic mediums.  I am planning on creating a class for this technique.  So, if you are interested stay tuned.

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.  I have been keeping myself busy making gifts, working at the art store and planning lots of fun new things for the new year.  I have a nine day vacation starting Christmas eve.  So looking forward to that one.  Will check back in to see what's up with you all.  Thank you for taking time out to visit my humble art spot.  I love you all.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Ornament Exchange

Well, with much pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth, I finally completed my ornament for this years exchange.  It was for the RiveCity Figurative Artists Guild that I am a member of and our Christmas Brunch tradition  This years theme was to be based on some art form or ism.  Our luncheon is being held in the Cincinnati Art Museums cafe this year.  So, I thought this theme was appropriate.  At the last minute I finally decided to honor our ancient traditions and do a piece loosely based on a variety of petroglyphs.  It is kind of simple but, I really like the way it turned out.  It is very totem like in the way it looks.

It's been a busy fall season and I have been one of the lucky artists who have sold a nice amount of work.  At both of the Essex Studios art walks I received a lot of great feedback.  Nothing inspires an artist more than that.  So, I am really inspired to get going on some new things and yes, even a new class is on the horizon.  Have a great weekend everyone.  Until next time in Codyland.