Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Brewery Artwalk Thank-You!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the studio during the Brewery Artwalk, and special thanks to those who purchased my art! It was an exciting and exhausting weekend. I enjoyed showing a selection of drawings made using both pen and ink, and color pencil, as well as my newer digital drawings. I was so pleased with the response from visitors!

I also got to introduce my latest drawing series, the Songbook. Each 6" x 6" drawing is inspired by a specific song that I enjoy. On the back of each image are the dates, songwriter credits, and the name of the performer who made the song popular (if different from the songwriter). I must like a gazillion songs, so I won't run out of inspiration for this series! The prints are laminated on poster board, so they have a satiny shine. You can frame them or display them on a small easel. A lot of people thought they'd make great tiles, so I'll investigate having some made. I think they'd make very cool throw pillows, too. Below are three samples: "Candy," "Cloudburst," and "The Joint Is Jumpin'."

I also accept commissions, so if you have a favorite song you'd like me to use as inspiration for a drawing, just let me know. Because they're small, the cost is only $20 plus shipping/handling!

Music: Alex Kramer
Lyrics: Mack David/Joan Whitney
1944 (Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers with Jo Stafford;
1975 - Manhattan Transfer)

Music: Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks
Lyrics: Jon Hendricks
1959 (Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross)

The Joint Is Jumpin'
Music: Fats Waller
Lyrics: J.C. Jones / Andy Razaf
If you didn't get to the Spring Artwalk, I hope to see you in the Fall!