Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Las Olas Art Festival.

Update: just want to add photo from Las Olas Festival. Thank you to all my customers!

January 2-3, 2010

Show hours: Saturday/Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

My booth # 175

Las Olas Blw.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Image: "Love", color mezzotint.

About mezzotint or la maniere noire(dark manner) read



Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Holidays!

"Happy Holiday!
Happy Holiday!
While the merry bells keep ringing
May your every wish come true!"

New Bookplates.

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul" -
new ex libris for Nikki Alexander,
I started it in NY (some visitors of OOKS watched me at work)
and finished it at home 2 days ago.

These are another two heartshaped bookplates I made in November: "Gardener Heart" - ex libris for Valentina Lebedeva and "Birdwatcher Heart" - ex libris for myself.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Upcoming Shows.

I have 2 shows in December:
Show Hours:
Thursday, December 3
12–9 pm Opening Day benefiting Children's Memorial Hospital.
Get first dibs, enjoy entertainment and bars throughout the floor and support Children’s Memorial Hospital.
Friday, December 4
11 am–9 pm
Saturday, December 5
10 am–7 pm
Sunday, December 6
10 am–5 pm
My booth # 3030B

Show Hours:
Thursday, December 10, 5pm to 9pm -
Preview Night
Join us for the launch, get first dibs
and enjoy entertainment and bars throughout the floor!
Friday, December 11
11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 12
10am – 7pm
Sunday, December 13
10am – 5pm
My booth # F8
Image: I made this bookplate "Collector's Cabinet" for JoAnn Pari-Mueller in 2005.

New Ex Libris and Birds.

I made 3 new bookplates recently and all three are heartshaped. New ex libris (bookplate) with alchemy theme for Yuri Lebedev:

Little cute tree sparrow.

..and big Red Beauty - cardinal.

Cardinals and first tiny snow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Orleans Insectarium.

И вот мне приснилось, что сердце мое не болит,
Оно — колокольчик фарфоровый в желтом Китае
На пагоде пестрой… висит и приветно звенит,
В эмалевом небе дразня журавлиные стаи.

А тихая девушка в платье из красных шелков,
Где золотом вышиты осы, цветы и драконы,
С поджатыми ножками смотрит без мыслей и снов,
Внимательно слушая легкие, легкие звоны.

My very favorite poem by Nikolay Gumilyov came across my mind in NO Insectarium. I did not find any traslation in English (I'm sorry, my English readers) - it is about sorrowing heart transformed into a porcelain bell in China where a girl in embroidered silks listens to it's soft sound.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Orleans Vacation.

Do you love New Orleans as I do?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Three Rivers Art Festival.

This weekend, November, 14-15,  I'll be participating in Three Rivers Art Festival , in Covington, Louisiana. ( I love Louisiana!)
This event is a 2 day event, free to the public, that stretches white tents down Columbia Street in historic downtown Covington. It is an event for people of all ages as there are things to do and look at for all age groups and all economic levels. Over 170 artists from over 25 states bring their fabulous work to Covington for this event.
Last weekend I did Great Gulfcoast Art Festival in Pensacola - it was perfect weather and very nice show. Thank you to all my customers!
Image: "Masquerade" - etching/aquatint.

Monday, October 26, 2009

This Week Inspirations.

The poem by Emily Dickinson:


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

...and redbreasted Nuthatch...



...and beautiful autumn colors around my home. Here is my old small apple tree (the model for my etching) on the right.

I feel like I can hear Una Furtiva Lagrima (from Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore") when I look around. So much beauty.

New Etchings.

Hieroglyphics of Nature: milkweed leaves, milkweed seedpod, woodpecker feather, milkweed seeds and another small stuff that I always collect everywhere.
Also I finished Apple Tree plate. Here it is in opposite order ( I forgot about weird rule of apploading images here: the first will be the last one) :

Image # 3
Apple Tree plate + 2 plates with apple branch and apple.

Image #2
Apple Tree - trial proof #2, line + aquatint.

Image #1
Apple Tree - only etched line, trial proof #1.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blue Jay.

New Etchings.

Apple tree - plate in progress (it is woodpecker feather on it).

"Snowy Owl" - proofs of finished etching.