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Hi there. How are you?

Its been a productive week in the studio. The sunny days and positive feedback from the newspaper article has certainly given me an artistic "shot in the arm."

"Sedia", 6"x6" mixed media illustration on cradled hardboard, 2010

"Sedia", 6"x6" mixed media illustration on cradled hardboard, 2010

"Sedia" is my newest chair. It was created with vintage ledger paper, a page from an old Chinese book, a tag from the dry cleaner (top left), some rik-rak, gesso, and a good ole Bic pen. Matt gave me the idea to draw the chair instead of collage it as I usually do. Good thinking Matt! I'm loving this piece! As my regular blog followers know, I do a ton of sketching in my Moleskine with a black Bic pen. I have been looking for a way to integrate my ink work into my collage and by George, I think I've got it!

I created this piece on a super fancy Ampersand 6" x 6" x 2" deep cradled hardboard. I am in love with this type of support. With some UVA/UVB spray, there is no need to frame. The 2" wooden box really pops it right off of the wall. Now I just need to sell some art so I can buy some more. At more than $11.00 these are quite expensive.

The title "Sedia" translates to "chair" in Italian. I'm attempting to learn some Italian for my trip to Italy this summer. I can't say that I've been as diligent about it as I've wanted to be. I just hope that when June comes along I can communicate enough to get myself out of the airport and into my hotel in Venice. I'm spending a good part of the first day alone, as Matt's flight from Bulgaria comes in later than mine.

This mixed media illustration is available as a fine art print. Click through to purchase.

This mixed media illustration is available as a fine art print. Click through to purchase.

Available as a print

I've decided to keep the original, but I have made prints of this illustration. They are available in my Etsy shoppe.

That's all for now. Ciao!