Twilight Notes

Oil on Wood (16x20)
Here's the first painting I've done in quite some time. I've been running about so much since my move that I've found it difficult to get in the right head space to paint. I also think it has taken some effort to get my focus in the new work space at my apartment.  The original drawing of this was of a local DJ who does a great chill urban funk sound.  I love their energy.  A few tweaks here and there may still occur, but for the most part, it is finished.

I started another painting after finishing this one and hope to finish it before I leave for NYC later this month, which will be my first ever visit in the summer months.  I'm going to devote some of my tourist time to Brooklyn this year and was also lucky to coordinate my trip with Michelle Krusiec's "Made in Taiwan" show.  VERY excited about that. I've been wanting to see this show for a few years now and this is the first time I was able to coordinate everything to make it possible.  My friend is likely moving in a few months which means this may be my last free accommodations visit.  Happy I could make it all work.  

Some energy of late has also been spent towards production of some lower price point items. The hope there is to generate revenue and interest.  I'll post some of these efforts in the next few days.  I'm also trying my hand at some block printing.  I find it fun, physical, challenging and look forward to improving my skill level which involves a combination of carving the image and controlling the inking/printing process.  I need practice at all levels.   

The job/business fronts look pretty bleak and I'm facing an action that I don't relish, but looks to be necessary.  More on that another time. ©2010 Cindy K. Shaw All rights reserved