Wednesday, August 22, 2007

recovered









Finally! I've never been sick that long! I'm so happy its over, no more sleeping all day for me. I've been sketching a lot, venturing out to look at gardens around town (inspiration for garden art) just absorbing beautiful surroundings. I used to sculpt garden art ages ago, making things I thought would be pretty, but not really considering it from a gardeners point of view (I lived in an apartment building without so much as a houseplant) . I think this changes how I see garden art now, this new perspective of having cared for my own little sanctuary. I'm excited about this new endeavor, but a touch nervous, I haven't made this type of sculpture for awhile, hopefully it'll be well recieved. I will post pics.

Last night we signed up for a show called Faerie Con in Philadelphia this October (www.faeriecon.com). I'm keeping my fingers crossed, its late to be signing up, so spaces are probably sold out. I really want to go! I would love to try new venues, different cities, maybe meet new people. One of my favorite artists will be there, the wonderful Brian Froud (http://www.worldoffroud.com/) ! I've loved his work since I was a kid. I'll bring him one of my fairies. Have a good night!

8 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Cynthia, so glad you are feeling better. Looks like you had some creative bursts while sick, at least...

oh! Faeriecon sounds fun! We just did GenCon last weekend, but thats more gaming. Chuck was an artist in the artist area, and we were there for 4 days. It was great and I really enjoy that type of convention. Different than beads, so its a nice change of pace...

Andrew Thornton said...

Glad to hear that you are better. I was starting to worry that you'd be sick for my visit and that you'd have to stay home and recover while everyone else got to have lots and lots of fun!

Faerie Con sounds pretty cool. I'll try to come down for a day (if you get a space) and visit with you all since it's in my neck of the woods-ish.

Cynthia Thornton said...

That would be awesome! You have to come for the ball!

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Dang it, I really want to go to Faerycon now! My brother did just move to Philly...

Let us know if you end up getting a booth! I think you would sell really well there...

Janet said...

Hi Cynthia have you thought about making a wee pumpkin house with steps for a pendant? I made one years ago out of sculpey its kind of tatty maybe Ill put it on my blog for you to see. Your drawings are lovely!

Eva said...

That looks like such an awesome show! If nothing else, just seeing the ball costumes people come up with would be worth the trip. Brandon and I miss you guys so much!

Kutuu said...

Oooh, I love seeing into peoples sketchbooks! :o)

belvedere beads said...

thanks for the peek into your sketchbook. i love to see what other artists put in their books. the winged squirrels are fantastic - they should be garden ornaments - i am sure everyone says the same thing...