Owlie Owlie Open Eyes!

I was honored this past weekend to be presented with a first place award for Creativity by the Princeton (MA) Arts Society 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit juror, Barry Van Dusen for my "Arapawa Goat" piece.

"A painting from another planet! Organic forms that re both familiar ad strange at the same time; soft harmonious palette; unexpected use of materials with needlepoint and quilted elements at the core." - Barry Van Dusen, Exhibit Juror and artist/illustrator 

"Arapawa Goat" 24" square  Acrylic, gouache, ink, graphite, tissue paper and hand embroidery on tissue paper. Available 

detail shot of the hand embroidery 

I've begun a new project that I am excited about. I am developing a new character I am referring to as "Owlie Owlie Open Eyes" because it reminds me of the game I used to play with my children when they were small. We would press our foreheads together and close our eyes. We would say, "Owlie owlie open eyes!" and ope our eyes. I miss those giggles and those curly-topped little people. This game doesn't go over so well with teenagers and newly crowned adults. 

 I am basing him on my 17 year old smarty pants, out-of-the-box son. I am really looking forward to watching this character come to life! 

I am basing him on my 17 year old smarty pants, out-of-the-box son. I am really looking forward to watching this character come to life!