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!