December 23, 2011

happy holidays

I hope you are enjoying the very last bits of 2011.

December 16, 2011

Marina Kharkover

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My friend Marina Kharkover is fearless with her use of colors. I really enjoy her charming illustrations. I think you'll be really happy just viewing her work online.

December 7, 2011

RISD Holiday Art Sale 2011

For the second consecutive year, Melissa J Tyson and I went up to Providence to participate in the RISD Holiday Art Sale at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The night before the event, we went to the convention center to set up our own table and display boards. It was so nice to have her company throughout the weekend to reduce all the stress. Melissa put on a great show as usual. If you haven't checked out Melissa's cool compositional brooches and pendants yet, I strongly suggest you do so now. Simply, the holiday shopping event was wonderful. It really is the place to find special gifts for loved ones. There were so many people who attended the sale to do major shopping. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my table and to everyone who made purchases. I made more sales than last year, a sign of a better economy which is great. Hooray! The RISD Alumni Relations does such a great job in making the event run smoothly.

I wasn't able to tour all the booths because I had to interact with customers at my station the entire time. Sometimes, I really wish I had an extra hand! I only took pictures of my booth at the beginning of the day before the doors opened. Nevertheless, the day was fantastic; I couldn't ask for more.

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A bit of the process behind all the work building up to this event can be seen in the videos below. I recorded the last two days in studio before I went up to Providence. The time was spent on finalizing pieces and building my display. Enjoy!

This Is How I Work- November 30, 2011

This Is How I Work- December 1, 2011

Thanks again to all those who stopped by my booth! You made my trip to Providence so worth it.