Art, Shadows, and Light in the Darkness...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


This post is just what it sounds like- complete randomness. Well, I suppose there must be some order as I chose all of these random things to share at the same time, which I guess would make them not so random.

First a cloud- yes, it's really just a cloud- I shot it the other day looking out my studio window. Something about the way it was catching the light, out there without any of its little cloud friends, just doing its thing. I suppose I relate.


This is a shot of my booth that the Handmade Market in May; I meant to share this the other day and completely forgot about it. It was a good show and is a lot of fun to do in general, especially the November holiday show.


I'm in the middle of preparing inventory for Bele Chere, and have started on another new piece of jewelry. Here is an early look at some of the basic parts. I'll try to do a full update of it soon.


And speaking of jewelry, Virtue Adrift is now up in my Etsy Shop if you'd like to stop by.


Be back soon.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today's Flea Market Finds

Went to the Raleigh Fleamarket today, and aside from the gianormus amount of heat, I had a pretty good day in terms of finds.


I found a lot of good photos, some nice pieces of vintage brass, some good antique jewelry, and a few other thing that will probably make their way into jewelry. Most of what you see will end up in my EandO shop later this week.

I only stayed about 45 minutes, and probably could have found more, but it was just to blame hot. I think it is officially time to hit the pool.

Also, two of the pieces of jewelry are now up on Etsy if you'd like to check them out.

250 Regrets


and The Evening Star


the others should be up tomorrow!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

All News is Big News

Though some is bigger than others- If you have been to my Etsy Store lately, then you probably already know what the BIG NEWS is, but if not, well just see below.


Yep, my wife and I had our first child-a healthy, hungry baby boy named Jeremia. He was born on April 2, and has been the cause of many a sleepless night as of late. However, I wouldn’t trade him in on a mule (as my Mother is prone to saying), meaning I think he’s pretty great.


He’s already almost doubled his weight in 10 weeks, so I can just imagine what it’s going to be like trying to keep this kid fed during his teenage years.


As they say, eat, sleep, poop, that about sums him up at this point, though he will talk your ear off if he gets the chance.


But this isn’t all that has gone on, the spring shows went very well, and I’m currently getting ready for the next- Bele Chere. It’s a monster of a festival attracting about 350,000 people to the Asheville area of the NC mountains the last weekend in July. Seriously, it’s a great show, if you can find a way to go, get there. Good food, good music, good art, need I say more?


I’ve also been working on a lot of new paintings- here are two:


Treeline 2009 20 x 24 x 1.5


Trot II 2009 22 x 34 x 1.5

Click on either one to see more details about them in my Etsy Store. I’m also going to be listing -TOMORROW- all of the jewelry that I was posting about before Jeremia arrived. That includes: Virtue Adrift, The Evening Star, 250 Regrets, and others. So, be looking out for them- they may go fast!

Lastly, I still haven’t finished the website update, but I’m almost there- busy, busy, busy is my new middle name. Until next time… -M

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm Back...

...After a long hiatus- so sorry about that...but my BIG NEWS did get in the way. Well, not in the way, but it was a huge change for me, and I didn't want to come back until I knew I was ready. I'll tell you more about it tomorrow- and I have lots of news to share, along with plenty of photos! Talk to you soon.