Eric Kraft. Author. Drew him while he read.
Buy and read his books. They will make you feel better about life on earth.
Tyler Richard, “The Gentleman of the Kid Industry” made a blue clay Owl with parakeet feathers for wings for Marnie and for me a Porcupine with tiny twigs for quills and at my request did them at 30 degrees angle. I drew this picture of him and made a clay bas relief of him with a yellow feather for his bangs. All in all a great afternoon at the ArtSpace studio of Sue and Gwen.
Preview Party: Sale and Auction
Friday May 29, 5:30-8:30pm,
Individual Tickets $25
The Worcester County Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale Preview Party is an eagerly awaited annual event that helps to raise funds for Tower Hill Botanic Garden. This year’s Plant Sale Preview Party is on Friday, May 29th, the evening before our annual plant sale. The party runs from 5:30 to 8:30. Every year we feature a silent auction of selected items of interest to gardeners and the general public.
This year we are asking several well known artists to contribute their talents by creating specially decorated plant pots for auction at the party.
Tower Hill will provide the 15” terracotta pots. Pots may be picked up at Tower Hill, or other arrangements made, by calling Janet Pane-Joyce, Development Coordinator, at 508-869-6111, ext. 114 or emailing email@example.com. Creations should be submitted by at least two weeks before the event (the sooner the better,) so that we may display them in our lobby and on the website. All pots will be auctioned off on the night of the event. We hope to have at least ten pots, with a maximum of twenty.
This is a new idea for the party which we are trying out this year, and we know that, with your help, it will generate a lot of interest for the event – and also raise money for Tower Hill!
For additional inspiration, we have enclosed a picture of a pot done by Andy Warhol. While this pot will not be there, we would be delighted to have one created especially by you.
For more information about Tower Hill, please see our website at www.towerhillbg.org.
Good Attitudes Toward Drawings: Mike Lin-Graphic Workshop http://www.beloose.com/tips/tips_attitude.php
- Why you cannot draw well – 1. No confidence, 2. No proper drawing skill, 3. Want perfect drawings, 4. Want good GPA or big promotion, 5. Like to compare and compete with others, 6. Don’t like to be criticized, 7. Afraid of making mistakes.
- Great drawings come from experiences of making mistakes. So don’t procrastinate and just draw so the mistakes will take you to the next level of confidence.
- Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t draw, because you can! Don’t allow yourself to become
discouraged. The more time you spend on a drawing, the more chance you risk of ruining it.
- There is no such thing called “perfect drawing”, therefore, don’t try too hard to draw. After all, you are a designer and not a draftsperson. Relax and be loose or you will lose it.
- A drawing or a sketch is only a process, not a product like an art work. So you don’t need to draw well as long as you can utilize it to communicate well with clients.
- To be talented in drawing, one must work hard, learn graphic tricks and copy other people’s good drawings.
- When you teach somebody else, you practice twice. A sharing attitude is the right attitude. You will not lose what you share, but you will gain what people share with you.
- Three criteria to obtain a good job: Good attitude, Great portfolio, and be Energetic. Grade Point Average in school doesn’t mean a thing and can only make you tighter.
- If you didn’t do well on a drawing, simply tell yourself: “I am not done yet” or “I am a designer”.
- You must like what you draw, if someone laughs at your drawings, just simply say: May I see yours or can you show me how to do it, this will get them off your back.
- A great designer is the one who has the ability to imitate (get inspired by) other people’s work, and nobody can tell where it came from. So travel extensively to obtain design ideas.
- Six levels of success from worst to best: (1) Complain at others. (2) Hate yourself. (3) Like yourself. (4) Like others. (5) Help others. (6) Help enemy.
- Seven levels of people from worst to best: (1) Jerk. (2) Ass hole. (3) Anal. (4) Tight. (5) Loose but Cocky. (6) Loose and sharing. (7) Loose, sharing, loyal and humble.
- There is success in loyalty. Be humble to be ahead. Be able to take criticism and have a sense of humor.
- As students – poor but have time to travel, so go to Europe to gain design ideas. As professionals – have money but no time, so make time to enjoy life with family. Then be happy and have no regrets when you are older. Don’t ever retire, just do less.
- Don’t let trouble troubles you until it troubles you. Life is about quality, not quantity and it is too short to worry too much. Work hard and play hard. Be loose or you will lose it.
- Everyone dies eventually, yesterday is too late, tomorrow is not yours, and today is a “Present”. Before you leave the world, you have one responsibility to yourself – enjoy your life to the fullest. So draw faster with loose and good attitude.
“Sandy Beach” A collaborative piece with Sandra Casale, Country Chic master fabric professional.
HGRM serves about 275 families a month up from 250 of a year ago.
excerpted from HGRM Newsletter
Since most people who come to HGRM look for sets of furniture – for example, a kitchen table with chairs – there are many single chairs left in the warehouse. These chairs are older, a little unusual and frequently made of wood. We had an idea for putting these chairs to use while raising awareness and funds for the organization
and creating art at the same time. We’re calling the event “A Chair to Sit On”. We’re asking local artists to take the chairs and create something wonderful with them: paint them, decorate them, remake them into sculptures – anything they can come with – and then we’ll auction them off to benefit HGRM. Powers Gallery in Acton is helping us recruit artists and is holding the final auction on May 1, 2009 at the Gallery.
We will also hold an online auction through cMarket prior to this and combine it with the onsite auction at Powers Gallery.