Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Reminder

GalleryJ (my Etsy shop) is now open!

Here are a couple of the items currently available :


This is a watercolor of the Rideau Canal, Ottawa. During the Summer, the canal is dotted with boats and the footpath alongside is filled with joggers and pedestrians. During the colder months, people skate on the canal. It's a lovely place to walk!


This drawing is one of several studies that I've done of water lilies. The inspiration for this particular one came from a koi pond in Manteo, NC. I had developed a cartoon for a painting and liked the lines of the drawing so much that I did this version in silver ink on black paper.

Please note that 10% of the sales at GalleryJ will be donated to WCPE, the listener-supported, classical music station that I listen to throughout my work day.

I've been listening to WCPE since the '70s and you can, too! No matter where you are in the world, go to theclassicalstation.org to listen live.

(Note: For the time being, I am only shipping within the US but, if you live elsewhere and are interested in my work, I would love to hear from you!)


So, anyway....

...classes resume on Monday.

I've had a nice, long break, this Summer.

But, I'm afraid that I've spent most of it twitching - trying to decide what to do with with all of the free time because I hadn't had a break since last June.

Sailing through the year, propelled by strong currents and steady winds, I was not prepared when Summer came and I suddenly found myself in The Doldrums.

I have only a few more classes to take before I get my degree. Spending the last several months becalmed has forced me to think about life beyond Graduate School.

What will that be like?

I wonder how prepared I am to face the day after I get my Master's.

TonyP figures I'll probably go for a few more letters after my name!