This piece was finished for less than a day before it was sold! I was a little sad to see it go, I love those twisted swirled glass beads, and the pendant was quite unusual. Here are a couple others I sold.
My biggest news this month was a very talented videographer from Belgium contacted me to be in a documentary about artists in New York! Laurens Heijs filmed me as I painted a tray of teardrop pendants and a 12x12 tile piece on the turntable, and then we talked for a bit about my methods, what I thought about art, and some of the experiences that had led me to do this kind of wild and poisonous work. I had had quite a bit of coffee and I'm sure I came across as totally batshit. Blame the fumes.
I won't know until I actually see the piece, but I was really impressed with Laurens, he asked insightful questions, had a very pleasant manner, and managed to not get his camera zapped when the turntable blasted paint everywhere. A highly enjoyable and professional experience, and I would recommend working with him to anyone.
I'm also happy to announce that people are now receiving the review packages I've sent everywhere.
It's really exciting! Also pretty daunting.
I have to keep cautioning myself that just like all these swirly paintings, and shiny baubles, Xan & Ink is definitely not a work everyone will enjoy. But after seeing the joy of people pawing through a huge box of weird necklaces to find the color they like, or hearing back from a beta reader that they loved a new edition makes it all worthwhile.
Special bonus, check out this map of where I've sent all my review copies so far! I hope to add more.