Sunday, April 27, 2014

swing and a miss

I hadn't posted this drawing yet- another 9"x12", similar to a big painting I did in 2012, itself based on a Rudy Burckhardt photograph. I just had all these drawings in our recent show (closed today) at the gallery, and only a few sold, so they are also available for purchase online at my Etsy shop, called, easily enough, EricaHauserArtist. Pretty good prices for original drawings I must say- I just want to get them out there.

Also I did not in fact get accepted to that Dorsky Museum show I entered recently. Followed by another "Sorry, nope" from a (admittedly random) NYC gallery that put out a call. So I'm batting 0 for 4 (or 5?) this year already. Might stop entering stuff for awhile, just focus on making. And then putting more of the effort into finding opportunities that my work is more suited to, rather than shot-in-the-dark theme & juried calls. There is a mild disappointment, but it never means very much because I rarely learn why my work wasn't selected. Swing and a miss. (Springtime baseball announcer, Sunday afternoon game on the TV.) Sigh and a shrug.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

spring formal

this year's Easter cookies I made for Homespun

donut goggles (me and Jon after the Line Forms Here reception)

fist bump with Tom after rocking the show (my drawings on wall)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

anna maria island, florida

I spent four days on an island off the gulf coast of Florida called Anna Maria, staying in a house with my mother, my brother, my sister-in-law and their 3 boys. We saw many birds, seashells, sunsets, some manta rays, a dolphin, crabs and other scuttling things that live in shells, we walked on the beach, ate ice cream and drank fresh-squeezed orange juice, we did an informal but respectful Seder, we swam in the sea and the pool, finished a jigsaw puzzle and folded paper airplanes, made some drawings. To get there and back we crossed the Sunshine Skyway. It was an altogether pleasant week and I felt so good to be warm after such a long cold winter. It may be spring here now, though it's being doled out rather sparingly. Still, the daffodils and hyacinths have emerged, and others can't be too far behind.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

line forms here

4 more line drawings. These along with eight or so others are in our new group show Line Forms Here, which opened this weekend at Catalyst Gallery. Also here are a few photos of the work by Jon, Adam and Tom. We're having a reception next Sat April 12, 6-9 pm. 

Acrylic-on-panel paintings by Adam Lister

Scribbleheads digital prints by Tom Moore, and donut sculptures (wood w/acrylic paint) by Jon Reichert.