Wednesday, November 30, 2011

thirty

I have gotten some nice compliments on the piece of art I am using to advertise my show.  It is a piece I did a couple of years ago, but am still very fond of.  So I have been wracking my brain to come up with a complimentary idea.

Sometimes the ideas come in a wink of an eye and other times I have to excavate down deep in my brain to find it. Like a prospector spending hours panning through material to find one tiny fleck of gold.

I haven't yet decided if the animal in the middle is a pig or a bear.  Above is a floppy-eared bunny and the duck is putting the star on the tree.

Today is DAY 30 of my 30-day-challenge. I am not sure if I proved anything other than that I can't count! -just kidding... I missed a few days so there are a few posts missing.  On the bright side is has gotten me to draw and write almost everyday.  No harm in that! Check out the other challengers' blogs: Sara WeingartnerBarb Bj√∂rnson and Nina Crittenden.

twentynine

Last night I snuggled on the couch with my honey-bunny as we watched a show about Alaska on public television.  But it got to be a bit late and she nearly fell asleep on me.  Time for bed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art Show Press

Facebook also has some buzz about Alicia Schwab's art show on the CBIG Group page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/177586705615067/

Art Show Press

My friends at CBIG were kind enough to feature an article about my upcoming show. http://www.book-illustrators.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 28, 2011

twentyeight











If you are like me, you may have a mixed feelings of anticipation and dread at the thought of the coming snow. So far, it has been having trouble getting here. And yes, in Minnesota we talk about snow as a "entity" or like a troublesome character from a book that hooks everyone into the story by their antics. It is that "grin-and-bear-it" attitude that keeps us all here year after year.

Pretty soon, the temps. will be stable enough for the city parks to flood the baseball diamonds to create outdoor ice skating rinks. Even some adventurous types build a rink in their own backyard. It doesn't matter how cold it gets, there's always a bunch of kids out on the ice.

My anticipation for the snow is to start cross country skiing again. Some of the regional parks have groomed trails and rental facilities. It makes the six months of snow go by quickly when you find a way to enjoy it.

Art Show

A Jubilee of Imagination: the Art of Alicia Schwab

Show runs: Dec. 1 – 31, 2011
St. Barnabas Center for the Arts

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Rd.
Plymouth, MN 55446
http://www.stbarnabaslutheran.org/

Viewing Hours:
M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sa 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Su 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

twentyseven

Ok, so I couldn't resist.  This is my take on the weekend shopping experience.  It doesn't make you feel like a valued customer, more like livestock being corralled through the aisles of discounts and limited-time-offers.