Thank You Earth . . .

Every spring we are fortunate to witness the earth’s rejuvenation.  The landscape comes alive with blossoms, fragrance and beauty.  As a prelude to Earth Day next month, remember:

The world is in your hands . . . Please don’t drop it.

I like this notion so much that I made some brochures to herald the arrival of  Earth Day in April–maybe you received one. I even made a tee shirt displaying the image and statements.

We have a new puppy so I haven’t been creating much of late. You can click here to see some recent work completed in the pre-puppy period. . . including my first ever attempt at acrylic painting titled, Red Umbrella, a fall scene with cottonwood trees north of Santa Fe.

Also, under featured work you can see the process of bringing a table commission piece to life. I designed and created a table to house a beautiful octagonal marble table top inlaid with semi-precious stones.  It is a top heavy structure so support elements of the piece are key to stability.  To top it off, this marble top is illuminated from underneath by a built-in light box. The translucent marble allows the light to penetrate the stone to reveal the beautiful inlay stone design made by Indian artists near the Taj Mahal.   I believe this marble inlay technique is called parchin kari.

Finally, and in another first, I attended a 3-hour life drawing class.  A live model holds various poses for varying durations of time. This was my first such drawing class and I will return. See some images of my first live model drawing here.

Thanks and best, Tom

March 2012

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