This blog is coming up on its third birthday and there have been numerous times over the past three years when I've wished it was a different kind of blog. When things go south I'd love to be able to write about it, because I know how useful, even cathartic, making sense of it all through writing can be for me ~ not to mention the fact that I love reading blogs myself where people spill their guts. But this is primarily an art blog, I don't write it under a pseudonym or anomymously, and it is intimately tied to my career, so circumspection is necessary. When I fiinally pull my finger out and write an anonymous blog I'll invite y'all over :). Meantime, now that the dust has settled in my corner, it's back to business. (And wasn't that the longest-winded apology for being lazy about blogging ever?)
First order of the day: Effusion Art Gallery is opening its doors this weekend in the lovely lakeside community of Invermere, British Columbia, where ski hills and hot springs are as common as dirt. If you are anywhere near the Columbia Valley, wine and cheese and fantastic art will be served from 5 until 8 pm tonight. I am scheduled to take part in a three-person show at the end of August, so stay tuned for that.
Secondly, I made a fantastic score when I got this great little painting by Ellen Sereda. I love the way Ellen paints, but it was the fact that the crow appears to be buried in the 'little boxes' of suburbia that made me really identify with the subject matter. And then she wrote that "they are adaptable, clever in getting their way, social and into garbage..." and I knew I was onto something.
Because I've been so absent, it's been ages since I delivered any Rudylinks, so I'll end with:
including how to make your own font
I just checked and realized that 'our' third birthday is only two days away. I'll be back that day with a draw for a print or maybe something else so don't forget to check in.