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School Projects

It’s certainly been a while since my last post, and for that I’m sorry. But, I’ve been busy on a new project … ๐Ÿ™‚

I recently enrolled in classes to get a certificate in graphic design. Hopefully, this will help transformย my love for making art into a more lucrative platform. So, to show that I really have been hard at work, here is a peek at some of the projects I’ve been doing for school. Definitely not my usual style, but I’m learning a lot and know that these new skills will bring my art to a new level.

And never fear, more art pieces are currently in the works with updates to follow in the next few days!

 

Which Way Is Up?

I thought this piece would be finished a while ago … but I just couldn’t decide which direction to hang it. Which way is up? So, after letting it sit for a while, I came to the realization that there just isn’t an answer! I polled people who’s eye I respect, and the results were mixed. I guess that’s the lesson from this one: Sometimes we may not know which way is up, and that’s ok. Maybe I can get Jason to build me a rotating mount for when I show this piece ๐Ÿ™‚

Closing Show at The Black Dog

Art, alcohol and acoustic entertainment sound like an exciting Thursday evening? Then head over to The Black Dog in Snoqualmie for my closing show! I’ll be there around 5:00, March 2nd, hanging out with my original journals and works-in-progress. I’ll also have unframed prints available for a discounted sale. Live music starts at 6:00. Friends, family and kids are all welcome. As an added incentive, below is a sneak-peek of my newest, nearly finished canvas painting ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you there!

Robin

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Work in Progress
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Art on display at The Black Dog

 

 

Don’t Fear the Freaks

“Freak” is a thorny word for me. It has many definitions, some of which I don’t mind (the green-hued sunset was a freak occurrence) and others which make me cringe (just look at that freak). It can describe a plethora of things or events – that movie freaked me out! Those penguins were gettin’ freaky at the zoo.

There’s an argument to be made that people have a certain amount of power over how words affect them. Can you take back the power of a word by claiming it as your own? Gloria Steinem brought this question to the forefront whenย she tried to take back the C-word.

While my battle with my F-word may not be as socially raucous, it brought up some interesting emotions for me with this piece. Social media and the news are brimming with angst, anger and fear. My response to distance myself may seem passive to some, but using this small F-word as my metaphor, I’ll say this: We all have the power to define words any way we want. I choose to focus on the pleasant attributes of the world by using the positive power of words. While some may use freak in a hurtful way, I will choose to use it in its most zany, surprising and enduring senses. And that starts with not being afraid of this piece of thorny lexicon. So cheers, friends, to not fearing the freaks!ย freak-show

On View at The Black Dog

My pieces are on display at The Black Dog in Snoqualmie! The Black Dog has great food, drinks and local talent. Live music, community plays and open-mic nights happen every week. Be sure to check out their schedule. Save the date, I’ll be having a closing party there March 2nd. Oh! and definitely try out their tacos … Amazing!!

 

P.S.

New art coming later this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wildflower Wine Bistro

Remember that project I started a few weeks ago? Well, I finally finished! Wildflower Wine Bistro is a great place to have a drink and some great food, and now you can see from the street where to find it ๐Ÿ™‚ Kim and Denise have selected some amazing local wines that pair with their delicious Greek-inspired cuisine. Located between the Moose Lodge and Pioneer Coffee in North Bend, be sure to stop by next time you’re in town. Oh, and maybe check out the signs too ๐Ÿ˜‰wildflower-sign

Friends in the Forest

Another little sketch I did loosely based on Snow White and Alice, inspired by the awesome Strangeling Art.forest-girls-sketch

Little Monsters

I’ve been digging on little monsters lately … not sure why … But here are a few fun lil’monster sketches ๐Ÿ™‚

More progress … ๐Ÿ˜Š

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