Haven't blogged in a long time and I felt the call tonight. Our second winter storm is bearing down and it is a great night for firing and writing.
This will be the second piece in a row that I will give away. My brother and sister-in-law participate in fundraisers this time of year and often ask me to make a piece for the auction. The funny part is that my brother always outbids everyone for my pieces so he is subsequently acquiring the largest single collection of my work! I love my brother and sister-in-law because they have always supported my work.
The piece is going in for second firing above. Since they live in Louisiana, I decided to make a wooded scene that will have a swing hanging from the tree. That is my memory of childhood.
The other donated piece was from the Anne Nye advanced palette knife class at Artisan Village in Coolidge AZ. I love the low desert flora--saguaro cactus, ocatillo and prickly pear are my favorites so I did one and left it with the Artisan Village Foundation for fundraising for the center.
Yes, I am a nice guy. Yes, I am a generous idiot. No, I am not getting rich off my art--surprise!
Welcome to the blog! I am the artist and gallery owner, Diane Quarles. I will post day-to-day outcomes and events here so you can see what is going on in the studio this month.