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.
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.
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...
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!
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