Raising my Profile


   The last three weeks have been a blur of activity. First, Kimberly and I jointly participated in Fun Fourth in downtown Greensboro. The rain held off for most of the day and we had a steady stream of customers and onlookers. Kimberly's flowers were a huge hit. It was a real treat to watch people's faces as they first saw the colorful metal garden art.
   My paintings were well-received and I met many wonderful people throughout the day. I sold five pieces of art, including four of my Literary Birds.
   Two weeks later, Kimberly and I were back at City Market in downtown. It was the second gathering for the monthly event, and how it has grown. It went from 34 vendors to around 90. Once again, Kimberly's flowers sold well and I sold another Literary Bird. We were less fortunate with the rain as we were soaked by a 20-minute downpour. Still, we considered the night a success.
   Another bit of good news, I applied for and was accepted in the the Historic West End Arts Festival in Winston-Salem. I'm quite proud of this achievement, as it is a juried application process. To see the works of past particiapants made me feel very pleased I was deemed good enough to be a part of the 2013 lineup. This event will be on Sept. 14 in Winston-Salem.
   If you're interested in finding out more about this event, ask me, or go to the Historic West End Arts Fest Facebook page. Or, you can Google the event and see samples of artwork for this year's group of exhibitors.
   One last thing, Kimberly and I may be getting a booth at Design Archives in downtown Greensboro. I'll have more on that as we firm up that situation.
   Thanks for looking!

This painting has sold.

Flower Power

   I'm taking a step away from the usual posting involving a painting to tell you about the next event I'll be at with my wife. We'll be in downtown Greensboro taking part in the Fun Fourth festivities. Kimberly and I will have a double space to showcase her crafts and my paintings.
   Among the coolest things Kimberly makes are these flowers made from recycled metal items. Each of the flowers in the photo were made from old cookie tins, cabinet knobs and miscellaneous other items. The 'stems' are made from wood. Needless to say they will brighten up even the most bountiful garden.
   The weather is calling from periods of rain, so even though these flowers don't need watering, they may wind up pretty wet.
   We won't know where our booth will be until the day of the event, so we can't help you there. Most of the crafts will be in the area of the Cultural Arts Center and the Historical Museum.
   Come on down and say 'hi.'