Joyful Happenings

Hi everyone! Just a couple of announcements for our Museworthy community. Spring will be arriving in a few weeks – YAY!! – and it’s the time of year that reinvigorates us, lifts us up and out and about, gifts us with buoyant spirits and pours a feeling of expansiveness into our souls. So first, I’ve finally set a date for the Museworthy “Portraits and Pets” art show. Because I’ll be quite busy with a full art modeling schedule in March, the show will go up on the blog on Tuesday, April 4th. For those of you who still plan to submit something, if you could get it to me by March 26th at the latest that would be great.

The artwork of longtime Museworthy reader and friend to this blog Todd Fife will be on exhibit at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. His “Oculi” series of bold, compelling portrait pieces created with graphite, watercolor, acrylic, ink, pencil, and gold and silver leaf, presents to the viewers a collection of expressive gazes in the eyes of various models. I am honored to be one of those models ๐Ÿ™‚ The opening reception is on Friday, March 3rd at 6 PM and the exhibit will remain on view through March 30. You can read the press release for Todd’s show at this link. Congratulations Todd!

Lastly, the 2017 Whitney Biennial will open on March 17. New Yorkers and tourists who may be visiting our fair city this spring might want to check it out. Notably, it will be the first Biennial to be held at the Whitney’s new home in lower Manhattan. I wrote two blog posts about the new Whitney that readers can revisit if they’re interested;ย “Glass, Granite, and Urban Awakenings”ย and “Resurrection at the Whitney”.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you all soon, friends!

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Portraits and Pets

My friends, it’s been far too long since we’ve had a Museworthy Art Show. Since December 2013 to be exact. We are way overdue for another one, so let’s do it! Here’s the plan: people can begin submitting works starting Memorial Day, May 30, all the way through the spring and most of the summer. Plenty of time! And by all means take your time, no rush at all. I’d like to publish the show post around mid-August, at which time the post will stay at the top of Museworthy while I take a little blogging break until Labor Day. Hope that sounds okay with everyone.

Our theme is “Portraits and Pets”, so you can choose one or the other. Many of you artists probably have a portrait in your collection all ready to go, and that’s great. Or you can create something new. For those choosing the pet option, we welcome dogs, cats, birds … any companion creature that inspires you to create a piece of art, like Matisse did with his “Goldfish”. As always, I will be participating right along with you. All mediums are welcome; oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, crayon, watercolor, mixed media, collage, digital, iPad, sculpture, whatever you like! And ALL skill levels are invited – and encouraged – to participate, from beginner to advanced … because this is Museworthy and joyful expression is the most important thing here.

I will post periodic reminders over the next few weeks. And if you have any questions you can post them in the comments or email me. When you send your image, write “Museworthy Art Show” in the subject line, and make sure to include your full name, location, artwork title, and medium. I anticipate a charming and captivating array of works from my readers ๐Ÿ™‚

See you soon!

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Art Model Funnies

Helloooo everyone! Hope you’re all well. I’ve been plowing through an unusually busy December of art modeling. I’m grateful for the work, of course, but definitely looking forward to the start of Christmas week, when I’ll be blissfully off until after new year’s. My body will appreciate the rest and recharge, and maybe the crick in my lower back will go away once and for all.

It’s been a while since I posted some funnies for you, so I have a few tonight. Enjoy these cartoons, and I’ll be back very soon. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Art Model Funnies

So here in the Big Apple, the Bryant Park fountain is frozen solid. And 200 miles from us, winter-weary Bostonians areย jumping out of their windows into the snowbanks below and posting their antics on social media. This winter is determined to drive us to lunacy, and it’s succeeding. I’ve had enough. Can we fast-forward the calendar to May 1st please?

Some art-themed cartoons to warm our frostbitten heads:

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Art Model Funnies

It’s been ages and ages since I posted art cartoons. We’re long overdue! Here are a few that poke fun at some famous artists and works of art ๐Ÿ˜†

Michelangelo the thug:

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The real story behind da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”:

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The Venus de Milo at a discount:

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And the model for Atlas:

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Gainfully Employed

My friends, one of those busy, jam-packed weeks of work awaits me. It begins 10:00 Monday morning, which is less than 12 hours from the writing of this post. Modeling, modeling, and more modeling. If I don’t update the blog until the end of the week, don’t despair! I’ll just be traveling between Manhattan and Long Island, getting undressed, then dressed, then undressed again, to fulfill my posing obligations. It’s what I do. Hopefully I’ll have enough time to eat now and then. And sleep. Sleeping is good ๐Ÿ™‚

I may or may not find the time to post, but if I can’t then have a great week everybody!

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Christmas Time is Here

Hi everyone! I have emerged from my Sunday cocoon, rested and ready to jump back into action. I’m going gift shopping shortly, but first a Christmas video for “Music Monday” ๐Ÿ™‚

When we were kids, my brother and I loved the Peanuts Gang. What kid didn’t? Peanuts rules!! In addition to the great animation and the cute, memorable characters (I was a Linus girl), Peanuts had excellent music! I’m sure none of you have forgotten the groovy, upbeatย theme song composed by Vince Guaraldi. I looked forward to watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” every year. I still watch it as an adult!

The song “Christmas Time is Here” is the musical highlight of the Peanuts Christmas special. I can sometimes relate to Charlie Brown’s feelings in this video clip. But he learns, as we all do. The song is sweet and touching and the Peanuts characters are too cute for words. Thank you Charles Schultz.

When this video ends, click on the “Christmas Dance” for some smooth moves from the Peanuts kids. A smile is guaranteed! ๐Ÿ™‚