Monday, August 30, 2010

Last Friday

On August 27th Amy Rims, Andrea Cameron and I displayed and sold some art and apparel at Valley Square in Warrington, Pa during the shopping center's monthly event called Last Friday.  This was such a fun evening which offered a wide variety of foods, several bands, a moon bounce and puppies!  We only had a couple of days to get some stuff together but I was really proud with how Amy, Andrea and I presented our work in such a short amount of time.

Amy Rims in the background doing live drawings of passerbys, Andrea Cameron's tye dyed apparel, and artwork by CDG (moi).
Amy Rims in action

Andrea and my merchandise showed together very well.

Handmade postcards in pen and watercolor by CDG

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


"Paint as you like and die happy." - Henry Miller
Okay, Henry. I will.

I have an obsession with drawing leaves and creating my own types of flora dangling from space.  Where there is a clean white area of paper in my view (and reality isn't particularly engaging) clusters of leaves show up.  Flowers with fangs.  Escape ladders. When I let my mind play while creating, improvisation ensues and the result is either aesthetically interesting or a terrible mess.  My conscious mind wants control but I always toss together elements formally separate just to see what happens.  I am embracing this today, tomorrow, from now on!  Judgement does not live in the basement!  Just lots of paint and jewelry.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Crayons are a queer choice of materials for anyone over 10, but I was enthralled in the depths of my box o 64 one afternoon.