I’ve been offered a show at the Asheville Arboretum, where I have previously shown successfully. They plan their shows two years in advance so my show will, “hopefully”, be in summer 2018.
“Hopefully” is the word; I will be 85 years old.
I have made a list of over 30 subjects for still life paper sculptures such as: kitchens, flowers, decoys, art stuff, etc. etc. etc.
I want to complete another series or two during this fabled two years. I know what I want to do, and I’m fast because of 50 years as an illustrator in my technique, always on deadline. However, that’s a lot of work, but what the hell, I’ll work as if I actually have those productive two years in my future.
I want to complete at least ten paper fishing flies.
My tattoo series still interests me, so I’ll try to tattoo some subjects that get drunk and tattooed.
I’ve written several children’s books that never got finished. One of them is about cats from different cultures as carousel animals, written in Limericks. I can’t imagine finishing, but I’ll think about it.
This carousel cat is so Japanese
Samurai kimono catches a breeze
Mount Fuji and tea
Rising sun on the sea
Haiku blossoms on Cherry trees
I just turned 83, just another birthday. Most of my friends have gone somewhere, or are gone for good, so I’m not sure who my audience is anymore. Someone is going to have to get rid of a lot of paper in shadow box frames in the future.
The Samurai Crab can be viewed at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC.
Happy New Year, onward and upward!
Thanks for visiting me.