Tuesday, July 29, 2008

little squares for you.

"Be Among the Things You Love (the words of Saint de Luna)" 8x8" acrylic on masonite. "There's Alchemy in Her Evergreens" 8x8" acrylic on masonite. Hi everyone! The 8x8 show is tonight and I'm very excited. Here are my two pieces which can be seen and purchased at the show tonight! Both sit in black wooden frames, the same ones I had at my senior show and in the previous glovebox show. I'm so excited to see all my friends and be back in the city for an opening. Lots of love, Amanda

Thursday, July 24, 2008

among the hollyhocks

I finally have my first ever pair of glasses! Sometime this past winter, I realized I couldn't read or be on the computer for long without tiring my eyes out. I finally got my eyes checked and found out I have astigmatism. (I was secretly glad because I've always loved glasses and always wanted to have some, just for reading.) I adoreee my new glasses and can now read, paint, and type comfortably! Yay! I'm finishing up my pieces for the 8x8 show and can't wait to see people I haven't seen in a couple of months (or a couple of weeks, or a couple of nights). Tonight I watched 'America's Greatest Dog' (I believe it is called) with Rachel and her friend Rachel, and I am hoooooked. I need dogs in my life! I miss O'Malley and Gizmo so much. I'm heading back to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury to begin dog walking again. It's been far too long. I hope to see you all soon at the show, or whenever! Love, Amanda.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

mid-summer update.

Hi everyone! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated. I graduated college. yay! And now I am entering this really lovely period of time in which I am able to create without feeling any pressure (from classes, etc.). This summer, I've been building a body of work including paintings and writings. This collection is entitled "Depending Upon the Nature of the Beast." I've written a few new short stories and am busy reworking several old ones. A book is in the works, possibly including paintings as well. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
This new painting is currently titled "For Antoine," until I can more aptly name it. It's for Anoine de Saint Exupery, in thanks for The Little Prince and his tender understanding of women which is displayed so beautifully in the character of the Flower. I don't ever remember openly crying at a book so much, aside from "Good Dog, Stay" by Anna Quinlan after O'Malley was put to sleep. No scans for now, just a photo. So, this nautical opera girl is for you, Antoine. Wherever you are. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Right now I am enjoying feeding hour in the backyard. Lots of fat bluejays, squirrels, and chipmunks come for unsalted peanuts. There is one squirrel in particular who is not afraid at all. I am hoping that soon I will be able to pet him...perhaps... Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
And last but not least, please come to the July Glovebox 8x8 show! Kate, Nicole, and I are showing in it, plus many many more. I'll have two originals for sale. The opening is at Goody Glover's in the North End, July 29th from 7 to 9 pm. The last one was so much fun, and I know this one will be too. I'd love to see you there! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
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Nicole is coming to visit tonight. I'm very excited. It's back to writing now for me. I'll be updating more often from now on, so check back soon. Enoy the beautiful weather! - Amanda