Friday, May 15, 2009

Package from Down Under

Well, it's finally arrived: My copy of the Visual Arts textbook from Western Australia. I was contacted by Lynda Kuntyj (co-author) nearly 2 years ago about using some of my artwork in this book, and I happily obliged. There's something very wonderful about being immortalized in print.

The book is full of exciting and challenging exercises, and has some fantastic artwork. I feel honored to be in the company of so many accomplished artists. If you'd like to order your own copy, it can be purchased from Impact Publishing. The ISBN number is: 978 1 921305 22 1.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Metrimorphic III

If you happen to be in New York this month, and can make to out to Long Island, be sure to go by Harborfields Library to see the gorgeous work of Lynda Lehmann. An abstract expressionist painter, Leymann is exhibiting 28 of her paintings there, and it's a show you won't want to miss!

To see more of Lynda's work, check out her blog, Peripheral Vision

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Art and Blog of Printmaker, Debra James Percival

This is my friend, Debra Percival, who is a very accomplished printmaker. Below is a proof of a print she's been working on this week. I stopped by her blog today for a peek, and she has some gorgeous photos from her studio, copper plates, etc.

Let's Go Fly A Kite, 2009. By Debra James Percival

To see today's blog post, and to check out more of Debra's gorgeous work, go visit her blog! And tell her that Robin sent you! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Chinese New Year will be here before we know it! Surely I'm not the only person out there who's been busy preparing for the coming year--the Year of the Ox. Right now I'm looking for just the right ox figurine, and preparing our home for the changes to come. It's been a very busy time, so I haven't done much art. You just wait, though! Once we get past the 26th (New Year's Day!), I'll be busy in the studio!

There's so much change going on right now; particularly POSITIVE change. It feels great; so energizing. I can already feel a shift in our environment.

Just a few days ago, I found the cutest little "money cat" at Pacific Ocean Market. After installing a single AA battery, he began waving . . . "here, money! Come in here!" . . . so cute, so "kitschy" (hey, I LOVE kitsch!). I also picked up some bright red, beautifully decorated New Year's envelopes; which I'll use for friends, family, and coworkers. Now I need to get some bright read string and start tying coins together. Busy, busy!

I'm not doing a whole lot of spending, though. Mostly, I've been busy cleaning the house, moving things around (stirring up that yang chi!), rearranging furniture, checking each room to be sure the energy is flowing well, reorganizing the books in my library, organizing my studio & office, and getting a new haircut/style. Already, positive things are beginning to happen. Don't you just love the science of feng shui?

So, what have YOU been doing to make room for new and wonderful experiences and energy? I'd love to hear from you!