Thursday, July 12, 2012

Art Prize in Grand Rapids

24x20 "Flopsy" in progress ©St.Hilaire Nelson

24x20 "Flopsy" beginning stages with acrylic stamping ©St.Hilaire Nelson

I am officially working on a few pieces for Art Prize with the famed Kimberly Kelly Santini, artist and genius. This week I started working on my bunny "Flopsy" based on a reference photo provided by Heather Holmes and her husband Tony.

24x20 "Flopsy" beginning stages with InkTense pencil ©St.Hilaire Nelson

I had the pleasure of meeting Heather and Tony at the Grand Bohemian Gallery when they came down to watch me work at Jazz Brunch this past Sunday morning. They shared with me their story on how they ended up with their furry friend, who is litter box trained by the way!

You can follow the progress of Flopsy on my FB studio fan page as well as the story of Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan as it unfolds.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cherie's Progress

Cherie in the driveway, headed for the van

It's been a couple of weeks since I made the trip down the Florida Turnpike to visit Cherie, but the fun we had is still making me smile. Thanks to the many donations to her website, Cherie now has a wheelchair accessible van!

Cherie in the new van!

We had a ball, for the first time in two years, I was able to go OUT to dinner with Cherie riding in her own chariot. We had dinner beach side and Cherie even had a drink!

Me corrupting Cherie with gin and tonic!

She's so appreciative of all the notes and cards she has received from so many of YOU, my followers and fellow artists, that she has asked me to post a "thank you" here and to let you know that eventually she's going to do a short video to the same effect.

Us trying to keep our eyes open for the photo

Just a little while ago Ellen Lindner, a fabric collage artist and friend of mine was shopping in Vero Beach and ran into Cherie out and about at Homegoods! She immediately recognized her from my blog and went over to say hello.

Cherie emailed me and thanked me for making her into a celebrity.
That kid has the best attitude in the world. :)