This has been a significant year. I've worked on several fronts, most art-related but not all directly involved with the making of art.
It all began on January 2nd. A friend I saw at a party urged me to apply for a show at a great local venue. I was between galleries and so I thought, "Why not?"
In February, I made an illustration for The Morning News and fell hard for volcanoes as subject matter. I carried on with volcanoes as images for paintings and started a painting series as part of my application for a solo show.
So now, I'll be having a show fall of 2013! I'm a slow painter, so I'll need all that time to get the paintings done.
I had some illustration jobs to do, small and large. In addition to the volcano one for the Morning News, above, I designed the logo for a new literary prize that is launching in a few days. My friend Maxine Mills, a brilliant graphic designer, tweaked and fine-tuned. My reading pig looks very polished now, don't you think?
I illustrated the second edition of a local foodlovers' guide.first group exhibition of Urban Sketchers, a brilliant idea proposed by Alice Southwick of the Ackland Museum Store in Chapel Hill, NC! My fellow Urban Sketcher correspondents were so generous in donating their work to this successful fundraising show.
I traveled a LOT in 2012. First was Rome in February to see two of our children and to sketch with Concetta Flore!
In late June, it was back to Italy again, this time for the wedding of a dear, old friend's son.
Sending you love! Laura