A snapshot of my studio today. A painting in progress, the drawing board, new business cards and Chester.
Yesterday’s Longmont 2nd Arts Friday was great, many old & new visitors came by to view and chat about my work.
During the event, I played with some specialty papers that I’ve been intrigued with, but didn’t know what to do with. I tried gluing them to sturdier watercolor paper and printing some stencils (in this case, stencils from Meet the Screamers) on the gilded portions.
On the first try, I used adhesive spray to hold the stencil in place, but that pulled away the gilded surface when the stencil was removed. I then tried with no adhesive, and it worked much better.
To the left is a recent mono print “The 7 Year Scream”, combining vintage cinema and politics.
Things are happening in the Longmont art scene.
Many new galleries and studios have opened downtown in the past few months. The Longmont Downtown Development Association is promoting downtown Longmont as an art district, and provided a grant to advertise the studios and galleries (see above).
My studio will be open this Friday from 6pm-9pm. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
I walked Chester on Spruce Ave. A quiet street with a lot of fire hydrants.
One thing I’m noticing as I survey the fire hydrants is that many of them are not ‘straight’. They lean at varying angles. I wonder why this is? Is the earth moving around the pipes? Are the pipes shifting beneath the street? I would assume that they were as close to a right angle as possible when installed.
This morning Chester & I went for a walk, and he posed next to a fire hydrant.
This weekend, Holly & I drove up to Cheyenne, WY to see Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives at the Outlaw Saloon.
We are avid fans of Marty and the band, and watch The Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV regularly.
In person, they did not disappoint. Playing with passion and precision, they kept us bouncing with joy for the entire 2 hour show.
The path we took to get there is worth telling. Back in March, looking at Marty’s web page I noticed he was coming to Cheynne in June. I tried to get tickets via TicketsWest, but could not. I emailed Outlaw Saloon, and Troy responded. Because of the hassle we had finding tickets, Troy invited us to come as Outlaw Saloon’s guests. In addition, he had reserved a ring side table for us.
All this added up to a magical evening of music, fun and new friends.
We were thrilled to see (Handsome) Harry Stinson, (Cousin) Kenny Vaughn, (Apostle) Paul Martin, and the great Marty Stuart in person, playing their hearts out just a few feet from us.