Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jilly - & Summer, & a Podcast with Yours Trooly

Oil on canvas, 12x12, commission

The hot afternoon had rolled into dusk, humidity kicking up in its wake. To the east, over the ocean, the solid gray sky had cracked in places, showing blue. But in the field beyond our yard, a line of heavy, tropical rain made its way toward us. 

Peter called me, and we stood in the doorway and watched it head across the field. It approached as a grayish line, looking almost like a living thing - a herd of deer, a flock of geese. The torrents slammed and bounced off the ground, and we could hear it coming, and then in an instant, the rain was pounding on the doorstep, soaking us, soaking everything, and passing then just as fast. 

Summer starts on Friday, but it felt to me that it rolled in with this downpour, sudden, tropical, refreshing. 

ON TUESDAY, I had a fantastic opportunity to do a podcast with Connie Mettler, on Art Fair Insiders, a site that would interest any artist - or fair-goer. Connie had read about the "Tubac and Back" trip, and thought it was an interesting idea. 

She invited me and a wonderful artist named Scott Coleman to talk about our other-than-art-show projects. Among Scott's many ideas and achievements, he did a project that involved painting a cupcake a day (well, six a week) for a year.  They are just fantastic! 


Dogs of the Day

These two were in a little carriage at the Boardwalk show in Virginia Beach. 

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DOG LOVERS! If you're in New England, please come this weekend to Pooch-A-Palooza in Canton, MA. It promises to be a weekend of dogs, dog-related stuff, dog-related fun, and who knows what else? 


Pat Holloway said...

I enjoyed listening to the podcast. It was great to understand your ability to set and accomplish your goals.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Patricia! The trip was really, really fun - and really interesting, too. I am a very goal-oriented, accomplishment-oriented person. Usually, this is great. Sometimes it means I push myself too hard, and fail to stop and smell the roses, as it were. You know? I'm happiest when I'm doing both at the same time, which is sort of what this trip was, and very much what painting outdoors, on site, is for me.