Summer in Maine, it's almost illegal to enjoy in all it's entirety, but as a resident I'm happy to be summoned to the coast, mountains or lakes at any time.
Over the past three months I've been cruising along doing what I do, festivals, creating, producing and distributing my product to the many stores carrying my work. Starting at The Old Port Festival the weather couldn't have been sweeter! Large crowds came out and carried over to The Yarmouth Clam Festival's 50th Annual event, always an amazing time! Wrapping up the show circuit in Rockland for The Maine Lobster Festival, we enjoyed five days on the water with perfect weather and atmosphere and always many great laughs and conversations with other artists and visitors.
Now with the kids back in school I find I have a little extra time to get back in the creative process. I've been doing some work with the Maine Lobstermen's Association and also the Center for Maine Craft's Craft Weekend, both of which allowing me the freedom to produce some great stuff (see below)! I'm also working on a painted wooden lobster (my LIAA outline!) for Painting for a Purpose's annual fundraiser which makes donations to area schools to support their arts departments, look for more information in the coming week.
Additionally I've started a series of eight 24"x12" abstract lobster paintings on birch wood, available to purchase upon completion. These originals will not be reproduced and may be in a gallery towards November, stay tuned. A couple more lobster designs are also in the works, Dog Lobster and Lobstermen's Lobster are on deck.
Thanks to all who visited, posted, shared, liked, called, ordered, reviewed and appreciate my work, as an artist it is the greatest feeling!