Icebergs in June: Day Twenty-Three




Iceberg count: scarcer than hen’s teeth
 
Here’s an installment from Paul Kirby:
 
   Another 2009 iceberg: It was out past Offer Island. The original (top) was painted in Greenspond then I photocopied a photocopy in black and white (bottom) and coloured it in pencil crayon… love the depth and brown contrast with orange outline.
 
I love seeing how the same subject matter is portrayed by different artists.
 
How big are these pieces, PK?  And are they for sale?

Icebergs in June: Day Twenty



part of ‘Mother’s Day’ | 1996 Lithograph by Janet Davis

Iceberg count while I’m on the road today: squat

I’m in St. John’s today, delivering a couple of pieces to the Craft Council Gallery for their upcoming Annual Members’ Exhibit, and doing some running around for Davis Shipping too.  Then off to pick up some paintings from Tara Bryan who will be showing some fantastic work in the gallery at Wesleyville this summer.  Then back to Greenspond to pick up Jack from his puppy-sitters.  (Thank you L & R!)  A busy day.  Busy enough that we have to put my mom’s birthday celebrations on hold until tomorrow…

Happy Birthday!

Icebergs in June: Day Seventeen

The 2011 See How It’s Made poster

The Newfoundland & Labrador government has been doing this See How It’s Made campaign for a while now, and I think it’s a fantastic idea.  They are helping artists and craftspeople like me promote their craft and to get their audience more involved. 
I always love having people drop by for a visit while I’m in the middle of making a new print- most people don’t know how a print is made, and visitors always go away with a far greater appreciation for the amount of hand-crafting that goes into the process.  Check out their website, and look for a printed brochure that will give you a schedule of craft demonstrations this summer in studios and shops around the province.

I think the province and the Craft Council of NL should get together and combine efforts to make one great studio tour guide.  See How It’s Made + Studio Guide = One amazing and affordable promotion of this province’s great craftsmen!

Oh, and the iceberg count? zilch.