The other day my cat was peeking in at me from her new favorite place – the screened in back porch. Through the glass at the bottom of the door, her wee head would pop up and stare in at me and mew. Adorable? Well, sort of. In her mouth was a dead lizard. She was eager for me to let her in so she could show me. I repeatedly yelled to her “No, thank you Pooti.” To which her head would disappear for a few minutes only to return and try again. Sometimes she just stood there on her hind legs, feet up on the glass, head pressed up against the glass with her mouth wide open, the lizard dangling from her lower jaw. It was as if she wanted to make sure I saw it. I think she was telling me her new toy broke. Poor thing. I love lizards and rescue the odd one that gets in the house or porch but it was too late for this one. It was horrible but also really funny and after her 3rd or 4th visit to the window, I realized Pooti just designed my next GingerDead Greeting Card.
Artist Spotlight – Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk
I came across this sculpture and thought you guys would like it. It reminded me a bit of Ennui…mostly because I think she would really rock that outfit…and her head is kinda huge.
The sculpture piqued my interest so I found his website – Cirque de Pepin and learned he was also an illustrator and painter. Here’s a couple of paintings I particularly liked.
I hope you’ll check out this awesome dutch artist’s website to view more of his work!
No News is Good News?
I’m still in a bit of a clay cocoon this summer. Any spare time I have, I’m working in ceramic and exploring techniques, clays, firing temperatures and so on. It’s really a great medium and I’m happy to be working in it again after so many years. So anyway, no shows or projects to reveal. I’m simply enjoying this time and figuring out how I can execute the millions of things in my head.
That’s all for now. See you in a week or two….