I have new work hanging in Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York. Had my camera not spent a few days gone missing and then been found amongst the kale and fennel, I would have pictures to show of painting the fabrics, constructing the compositions, and the finished pieces. Alas. I would have pictures of all the Moosewood cookbooks I own, so many stained pages on my long road of learning to cook learning curve. I would also have pictures of the books I’ve read recently, Fates and Furies by Margaret Groff, thumbs down. I wanted to like it, everyone else does. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, thumbs up. Classic Atwood. Of course I would have all the pictures I was taking when the camera dropped while harvesting~the hopeful new willow garden of future sculptures, the delightful tomatoes after several years of blight and stinkbugs, the colorful non~stop swiss chard, the surprising volunteer gourds everywhere, and the world’s largest whistlepig* I thought was most certainly a bear cub. And of course the there’s no doubt I’m a bear and I brought a friend moment.
I hope to get a camera soon, before I head up to Ithaca again. My work will be on display for the month of October.
* The groundhog Marmota monax, also known as a woodchuck.
“I am following the highway
down the river” *
to the Village Artisan’s Gallery where I will be sharing my work and process from one until four tomorrow.
from the web site:
Housed in a renovated 1875 brick church located in the picturesque historic village of Boiling Springs the gallery is nationally recognized as a treasury of American craftsmanship and artistry. Featuring the work of Pennsylvania artists we offer a wonderfully eclectic selection of fine craft & art created by more than two hundred American artists. Traditional and contemporary crafts such as blown glass, pottery, turned wood, wrought iron, hand woven apparel & jewelry are found along stunning fine art, children’s book illustrations, calligraphy, collages etc!
Honored to be selected Cumberland Valley’s 2011, 2012 & 2013 Best in the Valley Place to Shop, voted 2011 #1 Gallery and #1 Gift Shop on Central PA Magazine’s HOT LIST and chosen one of the 2011 NICHE TOP RETAILER AWARD winners. In 2005 the VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY was chosen the NICHE #2 Retailer of American Craft from over 700 galleries, retail and museum shops nominated by more than 18,000 professional craft artists in a nationwide poll.
AND it is just steps away from the midway point of the Appalachian Trail,
where these fellows will be most of the day~