Anyway, I have been decorating for a firing coming up next week. I have some consignment stuff in there, some Valentine's day stuff in there (as previously discussed), and some new designs that I have been hankering to try out (sheep, whales, fish, etc). Today I also worked on a dragon design.
I have thought about doing some dragon designs before. I mean, dragons are just freakin' cool. They always seemed a bit complicated to put on a pot in any sort of expeditious way though. This being the year of the dragon, however, I figured what better time to give it a go?
I sketched this guy out the other night at a meeting and put him on a cup this afternoon. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. And it didn't take near as long as I figured it would, so good news there. The question is, do I make it year specific or just leave it a generic dragon tumbler?
Now that I look at it again I think this one will get a "2012" to finish out the design. There will undoubtedly be more dragons wares in the future though.
On a completely different topic, has anyone else been getting show stuff lined up for the coming year? I am probably getting into this stuff a bit late for some people. There are probably veteran art fair folks out there who already had 80% of there shows applied for and in the bag half way through January. Oh well. My goal for this year is to do at least 10 art fairs. I have two lined up for this fall and am anxiously awaiting responses for a handful in late spring/early summer. For those who have experience with this stuff, do shows generally let you know if you did not make it into a show, or just if you did?
Well, I guess that is all for now. Until later...
-Rob, Simple Circle Studios