Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Into 2019

Happy New Year! It's that time of year when it's colder and darker outside, the warm glow of the Holiday Season has passed. My thoughts turn to the year ahead and what I'd like to accomplish in my art and life. The line blurs most of the time for me.

I found an interesting and informative online gallery and resource for artists that I'd like to share with you.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Many of us could benefit from taking the time to step back and reflect on where we are and where we want to go. Are we making art that matters to us? Are we still aligned with our goals? Where do we want our art to take us? What steps are we taking to get us there?

7 Things an Artist Can Do to Kickstart 2019 is a good little jolt to help us align our goals with what we are doing to make them happen.

Wishing you a wonderful and creative New Year!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Small Works, Big Impact" at Albany Center Gallery

Photo Credit - Albany Center Gallery

Friday, December 7th, is the opening reception of Albany Center Gallery's Annual Members' Show from 5-8 PM. Over 125 regional artists' work is hung salon style. My painting, "Out There", is included in this exhibit. The show will run from Friday, December 7, 2018 to Friday, January 19, 2019. Join in the fun - lots of great art, food, conversation and at 7 PM awards will be announced. 

Looking forward to this fun night!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gallery Shops

So I've gone back and forth over the years, including this year, about whether to keep an Etsy Shop open or not. And for me, it's just not the right venue. So I've put my shop on permanent vacation and am offering my Art Cards, Mini Journals and Silver Photo Art Pendants through The Shop at the Albany Center Gallery and The Good Purpose Gallery. I may still sell at a few select art/artisan fairs. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Think Spring!

Sure the weather forecast is calling for more snow, but I'm thinking SPRING and looking forward to things greening up outside. Speaking of Spring, I just loaded new mini journals into my ETSY SHOP. There are also plenty of necklaces, small original paintings and art card collections available for purchase or browsing. I hope you'll stop by and see what's new.

Next week Spring officially begins!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Works in Progress

Feeling like it's a good time to shake things up a bit artistically, here are three acrylic paintings that I'm working on. I have a large river rock painting in the works, but needed a diversion for a little while, so this is what drew me in. I love abstract works a lot!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fun News

From Albany Center Gallery's member show, my painting was chosen for the set of Capital Repertory Theatre's world premiere performance of Paris Time which runs from January 26th through February 18th. So if you love theater like I do and attend this play, you will see my painting up on stage. Kind of a fun idea, right?

"Bloom Where You're Planted" mixed media on board

Stage shot - photo credit Capital Repertory.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Re-opening of My Etsy Shop

After a very long sabbatical (a couple of years actually), I've re-opened my SusanHimmelArt Etsy Shop.  This piggybacks on the artisan fair at Handmade at the Hollow this past weekend where I realized how much I've missed selling these items all created from original paintings or including an original painting. SO here goes!

In my Etsy Shop you will find:

  • Fine Art Cards - blank note cards with an archival ink prints of my paintings
  • Silver Pendants with prints of my paintings mounted under a glass done on a 24 inch chain
  • Mini Journals with tiny original watercolors affixed to the cover of Moleskine pocket journals
If interested, stay in touch as each day I will be adding more items to the shop. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Small Business Saturday - Handmade at the Hollow

Handmade at the Hollow - Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2017

Details are finished and everything is ready to be packed up for this extraordinary artisan event in downtown Albany, NY. I loved participating in this show last year and am looking forward to it again this year. And I finished just in time to start making my Mom's Cape Cod Cranberry Bread for Thanksgiving dinner.

Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. Gratitude is a daily practice for me, but on this special day, I always feel extra blessed regardless of what is going on close and far away. I'm grateful to be here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Mini Journals

In addition to the pendants and art cards, twenty mini journals have been completed so far. This rounds out what I'll be offering at the Handmade at the Hollow event on Small Business Saturday, November 25th in downtown Albany. It was such a fun event last year that I'm really excited to be participating again this year. 

Oh, and of course, I will have a selection of small paintings available for sale, too. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

Friday, October 20, 2017

What's New?

As autumn is solidly upon us, we are in the midst of artisan festivals, fine art shows, and handmade gift buying opportunities. Spending so much of my time working on new paintings, I found my inventory of gift items to be on the low side. So I slid into gear to create more fine art cards and pendants. Pendants are made from photos of my paintings affixed to glass with a silver backing and hung on a 24 inch silver chain.

All art cards are reproductions of my original paintings printed with archival ink on fine card stock with matching envelope. There are a few new designs this year, as well as usual favorites.

I'm working to finish up more mini journals with tiny original paintings attached. Remember them? Each Moleskine cahier pocket sized journal comes with an ACEO affixed to the front that can also be detached if you are a collector of ACEOs. I will post photos next week when some are completed.

Happy creating to all my fellow makers out there. I know how busy you are right now!