Saturday, June 26, 2010

Norman Drake's Newest Painting

I discovered Lakeside, Ohio two years ago when I went on a retreat for the Artists Way through and artist friend Wendy Fedan. I had a wonderful time! Although it is a woman's retreat Wendy allowed Norman to join and photograph the group. From some of his photos Norm did this painting of where some of our classes where held along Lake Erie. For me it is so nice to have a painting of a treasured time at Lakeside.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Getting Ready for the Festival of the Arts

Last week we started to make a list of what we needed to accomplish for setting up our booth for the up coming Festival of the Arts held by St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.  This is our first year to display our work there and I can say we are very excited.

We have our tent from last year, but the lattice siding bowed with the heat. Norm is reinforcing the siding  with metal conduit pipe. It seems to be working nicely.  The other thing we have been working on is adding extra display walls for inside our 10' x 10' tent.  We have painted and hinged three 30" doors to add extra hanging space.

Hopefully soon I will be able to add some pictures.

The other item of news is our purchase of a new Epson printer that prints on canvas up to 44" wide. We have to redesign our office space to make room for the new printer. This will enable us to print larger paintings for our clients and keep down the price by eliminating the need to send them out for printing. The printer has 10 colors which will be great for color reproduction.

Again when done I hopefully will be able to post pictures.

Another up and coming art festival we will be participating in is the Lakewood Art Festival in August.

Please mark your calendars for some summer fun and I hope to see you there!