If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the 1978 Gallery this Sunday, September 18th for the opening of my latest group show. From 2 - 5pm, I’ll be at the gallery hanging out with a bunch of really talented local artists… I’d love to see you!
There are just a few days left until the 2011 Maplewood & South Orange Artists Studio Tour. The *actual* lello studio is in our attic, but our cats Poe and Bluebeard don’t take too kindly to strangers intruding upon what they’ve come to view as “their” space (plus we’re still fighting the heat and haven’t put the A/C unit in the window yet). So Geralyn Robinson has been kind enough to offer to host our exhibit at Geralyn’s Art Studio in Maplewood Village. Come by on Sunday, June 5 between 11am and 5pm to check out our wares and see what new things we have up our smock sleeves. More information, including a list of the more than 60 artists who’ll be participating, can be found at Studiotoursoma.org.
If you’ll be around on Sunday, June 5, we hope you can stop by Geralyn’s Art Studio in Maplewood Village and say hello as we show off the latest from lello during the Maplewood/South Orange Studio Artist Tour. It’s the eighth year for the event, but the first for us. Instead of our customary booth at Mayfest (which btw, has been rescheduled for Sunday May 22 due to rain), we’ll be selling our t-shirts, prints and cards during the self-guided tour of local studios and exhibition spaces. We think it’ll be a great opportunity for us to show off the new pieces we’ve been working on, and get feedback from everyone about what they want to see more of. Stop by if you can!
This past week my youngest turned 4. We showered her with gifts and a party in an enchanted forest (our converted dining room), complete with a birthday cake adorned with a unicorn with wings (her very specific request) created by yours truly. It’s was my first… and probably last… venture into Fondant as an illustrative medium. The 4 year old art director was patient with me giving gentle albeit specific art direction and feedback. Overall I think she was happy with the result ;)
Consider picking up one of our kids t-shirts or art prints from Geralyn’s Art Studio in the Maplewood Village. The studio is open today and tomorrow for all you crazed last minute shoppers… Oh and they’re available for a special holiday price!
Remember, you’ll get everything finished and your holiday will be fantastic! Cheers! :)
Oh boy… I’m sneaking this post in right under the wire aren’t I. One last hurrah for Halloween before we all stuff ourselves for Thanksgiving and join the insanity of holiday shopping. We had such a killer time trick-or-treating this year with friends and we were lucky enough to get this group photo of the crew that I just had to share.
Can you believe we got them all to pose at once??! Everyone looks so good in their costumes. Props to Mom who hand-made the girl’s Jessie (from toy story) costume! I’m super impressed with her sewing / crafting abilities. The boy chose to be the dark menacing (and headless) chap on the left. Super creeeeepy ;^) The entire night was a hoot and I can’t wait to do it again next year!
Our favorite holiday is here! We spent the morning prepping homemade costumes for school parties and parades happening later on today… and having a blast doing it! Sadie will be Jessie from Toy Story and Jaxs opted to be a headless man (NOT the headless horseman mind you). I’m not sure who’s more excited to show off their costumes, them or us :^) Keep an eye out for “dressed up” photos coming soon!
Also in the spirit of Halloween I often whip up a holiday drawing, but with the injury to my drawing arm I’ve had to find another avenue to channel that creative energy. So this year, instead of creating with a pencil and brush, I used a knife and food…
Over the last few months I’ve been creating lunch time bento boxes for my son. It’s the perfect merger of creativity and the endless pursuit to get him to eat and to eat healthy. I’m still learning this new medium and loving it! My latest creation is a peanut butter and jelly skull sandwich with m&m eyes, grapes topped with string cheese cross bones and a semi-hidden chocolate evil eye. Happy Halloween everyone!!
Feeling a little burnt by the demands of life, then skip to track 10 of the Barenaked Ladies kid's album, Snack Time and get ready to laugh uncontrollably with your kids as they hop (pop) around the living room to this brilliantly composed song called Popcorn. A must get album for every parent.