Today we released another of the color versions of the artwork that Tobias Sid John has created for my book, Solitary Refinement.
The featured work was created for my Thank You page and is called Dedication. I love how Tobias captured the earnest, happy gratitude of the musician while keeping our eyes and imaginations focused on the transcendent bassoon.
There are about 50 new products with this lovely unicorn-coloured floating bassoon and the elfin, purple-booted bassoonist. Everything from stickers, notebooks, cards to T shirts, hoodies, cups, masks, comforters and even furniture.
Visit the store here to see all the products.
I will be attending the last market of the summer, but only as a visitor since I have sold all the paintings already… I think it would be weird to set up my table and have nothing for sale! (I did that last week).
This summer was my first experience of showing up to an outdoor market every Saturday except one when I had heat stroke and showing my art. And playing my bassoon on the 4 Saturdays that didn’t feature rain. For the last three weeks, I stopped bringing my lavish huge canvases and started painting small panels (8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ gallery wood) with local birds. And I showed the art each week online before going to market, with the result that absolutely everything sold before market day and I had a waiting list for 14 birds. Very interesting and enjoyable.
If you’re in the near north of Ontario, come visit The McKellar Market on October 9 for Thanksgiving.
Here are the 24 birds that are finished. Write to me if you want to be on the Waiting is for the Birds List. The way it works is you get a number in the order that you sign on, you pay for the bird up front ($45Can + HST/shipping) and then get offered the bird that emerges when your number comes up. You can say yes or no until we find the bird you like. One collector ordered 8! That was fun for both of us.
And thank you to the musicians and artists and other good people who jumped at this chance to own some of my art. You know that your support makes a huge difference for good in my life
I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH (sold)
LEAN IN, HEY! (sold)
WHERE’S MY PEANUT! (sold)
I AM A DINOSAUR (sold)
Princess – detail
HELLO, HOOMAN (sold)
COVID CARDINAL (I’M NOT WEARING ANY PANTS) (sold)
RAVEN CROW (sold)
GRACKLE STARES (sold)
MIGHTY SPARROW (sold)
HEYYYYY JAY! – detail (sold)
MY QUEEN (sold)
JAY SAYS HEY! (sold)
REDWING KING (sold)
CARDINAL RULER (sold)
CARDINAL INQUISITION (sold)
NORTHERN FLICKER (sold)
RESTING BIRD FACE (sold)
THE GRACKLE HAS LANDED (sold)
I AM NOT A CROW (sold)
You Are My Sunshine (sold)
I was interviewed by the thoughtful and delightful Julie Link and you can visit that interview at the Music Link . And there will be a live session on Sunday, August 22 at 7 pm EDT where participants can ask direct questions of me. It would be great to have your company for this!