Wearable Philly WCS Love

Philly Love WCS Shirts

New Swing Swag, because we love Philly West Coast Swing.

Get some here >>> https://etsy.me/2WCXSjM

And if you want more info on the Philly WCS scene, visit the Del Val Swing Club, Rob and Sheila Dance, Philly / Del Val Westies, and USC Swingers .
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I Love NYC WCS, and there’s Swing Swag prove it

I heart NYC WCS shirt

Love, Swing Dance, and New York City. What more could you possibly want in a shirt?!

New Swing Swag, because we love New York City West Coast Swing.

Get your shirts here >>> https://etsy.me/2VyVAFO

And if you haven’t bookmarked it yet, find a link to the fabulous comprehensive calendar of NYC west coast swing events www.nycwcs.com

There you’ll find information about the upcoming Dance Party at Bryant Park –  West Coast Swing event with lesson and dancing with Marlon & Jes Ann with live music by Exenia & The Transformation on Wednesday, May 22.
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Art bling at the Arts Garage

Cuff links
Some of the cuff links I’ve been making are now available in the Noyes Arts Garage gift shop 🙂

Random shameless self-promotion.

I’m happy to share that the Noyes Arts Garage now has a collection of my handmade art bling jewelry available for purchase.

  • Earrings, necklaces, and cuff links made with paint
  • Celestially inspired Swarovski crystal constellation cuff links
  • Sterling moon phase earrings made with Cape May Diamonds

 

Life boat poetry

Random story

Not long out of college, I did a few oil paintings of these local scenes. Attorneys purchased a few and displayed the collection in their Jersey shore office.

Fast forward a few years, I was doing laundry and the washer broke mid-cycle. I lugged the heavy soapy load to the laundromat. It was June and I was sitting outside on a bench when these guys pulled up in a convertible. Blocking the street, the driver looked over and said hi. I was single and he seemed funny and harmless enough so when he asked, I gave him my number. We ended up dating for a while before becoming friends. Continue reading “Life boat poetry”

First Impressions: Tamara

First Impression: Tamara, Oil painting on canvas First impressions.

This one was different in the sense that I showed up for one of the life drawing groups I draw with and the model was a woman I know and dance with! Tamara. She’s wonderful.

These first impression paintings are somewhat about how much information we fill in on our own from an initial meeting, exchange of energy, first impression. Overthinking.

In writing this post, I  found a raw and personal draft about this project from a year ago when these were just forming. I still haven’t gotten to the place where it feels appropriate to share it though. Maybe someday.

Anyway, I’ve been making slow paintings from quick croquis.  I worked from a 30 second gesture drawing here. There are some process shots in the gallery below too. If it’s not done, it’s close.

It was difficult to find a stopping point with this one, I know her and what she looks like. I suppose it’s kind of parallel to the sense of meeting some who has strong and familiar energy pull.

It doesn’t look like her.

Tamara is a fantastically creative woman. See what I’m talking about in her blog.

First Impressions, Tamara. 12×12″ oil on canvas, 2019