Hello my friends,
Life has been lovely and creative lately, and soon I’ll have a whole batch of new artwork to share. Â I’ve been prepping for the upcoming Cain Park Arts Festival, and hope to debut some lovely new art cards, a new business card holder design, and a brand new series of metal photos based on photographs taken at the historic Lakeview Cemetery.
Unlike last year when I did a lot of traveling, this year I’ve decided to stick closer to home. Â I am only participating in one summer show — one that is near and dear to me. Â If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area, please join me this weekend at Cain Park! Â Located in a beautiful park/ theater complex in Cleveland Heights, this is a high-calibur juried fine art and craft show. Â Hours areÂ Friday 3-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, and Sun noon-5pm. Â (Friday is free; $5 adult admission Sat/ Sun. Â You can find more info here:Â http://www.cainpark.com/index.aspx?page=676 ) Â And because I love you, here’s a parking tip: it is a well-kept secret that streets north of the park always have tons of free spots available, because everyone parks along the south side. Â If you’re in the area, please do stop by and say hello!
This month has been marked by a lovely bit of press. Â I’ve been honored to have my artwork included in Cabin Life, a magazine with 50,000 readers that talks about anything and everything related to living, vacationing, fishing, boating, and dining along the Great Lakes region. Â The exposure has resulted in a burst of commissioned maps, including this one of Upper Saranac Lake:
Custom pieces like these make up most my custom work during summer months, as people purchase them to decorate their vacation homes — or their office, to remind themselves of where they’d rather be. Â I wish I could say I was good at geography as a student, but the truth is most of what I know of the world’s landscape came from cutting metal. Â As long as my geography teacher never finds out, it’s all good ;)
Take care, and have a great week!