It has been a while since I updated this blog – - -
I have mostly been working getting new work made and exploring new avenues of thought and work.
I exhibited at the Wichita Book and Art Fair in May and the Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Festival at Topeka, Kansas and the Smoky Hill River Festival at Salina, Kansas in June.
At the Smoky Hill River Festival, I was listed as “Ceramics, Mixed Media” and exhibited some of my Illustration Board, Glass, and Wire pieces. I was pleasantly pleased when the four Judges awarded me Second Place in the show! This is a high quality show and was quite an honor!
The sales out the Flying Pig Gallery ( my gallery here in Lucas) have been quite good.
I did have to buy a “new” car in January as the PigMobile died like the One Horse Shay on the way back from Topeka to Lindsborg. The transmission as well as several other things died all within 100 miles. I bought a 2003 Pontiac Montana mini-van with 123,456 miles on it. I have now had it for seven months and it has been doing quite well with a trip to Florida and many trips to various nearby places. This vehicle has much more room than the old PigMobile – and four doors plus the hatch!
And it is, for some reason, starting to sprout Flying Pigs all over it.
I had cataract surgery in April and one eye is doing quite well and is bright and cheery. The other is all brown and fuzzy. When I feel cheerful I close the brown and dull eye and look at he world in a clear and bright manner. If I feel down, I open the other and bemoan my fate with the brown and dull eye. Quite a contrast. I am thankful for Medicare!
I will return to Ponca City for the Ponca City Art Center’s annual Art Festival on September 14,15 − 2013.
I will post other shows as I am accepted. I plan to apply for about three shows in Florida over the Winter. And I will do my residency in January at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg again and then go back to Florida for another possible show or two.
Currently I am getting work ready for firing next week. I hope to get one more kiln load out before the middle of October. This load will have five Porcelain, Glass, Illustration Board and mixed media pieces as well as more of my traditional works.