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Just Waiting

30 June 2008

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Much of my time spent as an artist is in waiting. Waiting for the next show, waiting for the customer to call back, waiting for the paint to dry. Just Waiting. And while waiting, beginning other projects that will soon, in turn, be waiting themselves. If patience be a virtue, right now I have virtue in spades.

Currently I have three projects in wait. Two Art Nouveau inspired marriage contracts and an Art Deco style wedding invitation. Both marriage contracts are actually Ketubah (Ketubot in the plural), Jewish legal marriage documents with both English and Hebrew calligraphy denoting the text. One is a simple black and white Art Nouveau inspired assymetrical frame with Hebrew and English written in a simple, yet elegant hand. The second is inspired by the bride’s grandparents’ Ketubah ca. 1940.

The wedding invitation is in an Art Deco style specifically inspired by the Oviatt Penthouse a Los Angeles Art Deco landmark reminiscent of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel in beauty and opulence.

The waiting, however, is over for the purchase of my images on iPop magnets. Femme Fatales four pack set and the Fashion Plates four pack set as well as the large La Belle Vie single magnet are all available for retail purchase via the website.

So I sit and wait. Not a bad thing. I sit in the sunshine and work, my art in constant revolution as each project takes a turn in time to become whole.


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  1. June 30, 2008

    “I sit in the sunshine and work, my art in constant revolution..”A wonderful image, and not a bad way to spend time

  2. June 30, 2008

    Not a bad way to wait at all. Very cool magnets.

  3. June 30, 2008

    Waiting in the sunshine is a wonderful thing. We do some unexpected growing there!:)

  4. July 1, 2008

    WOW— this one is truly gorgeous, dear.

  5. July 1, 2008

    so true about waiting! always waiting for something!

  6. July 1, 2008

    I’d love to wait in the sunshine!

  7. July 1, 2008

    Thank you for your comment on my blog–thanks for your visit. Your work is lovely!

  8. July 1, 2008

    That is so true. Right now I am in the stage of just waiting for new ideas to pop into my head.You are very very very talented!

  9. July 1, 2008

    Oh yes…inevitable waiting. Lovely illustration of your wait…good luck!

  10. July 1, 2008

    gorgeous painting! I love the surface texture.

  11. July 1, 2008

    Love the textural background in this piece

  12. July 1, 2008

    I love the plates! I can’t wait to see all of your projects…so I guess I am waiting too.

  13. July 1, 2008

    waiting, but also creating. waiting becomes fruitful.

  14. July 1, 2008

    You’re beautiful. Waiting is my whole life right now. Waiting for the garment samples to be done. Waiting to get a representative. Waiting for them to make sales so I can live. la la la. Waiting is beautiful, though. I think I could go so far as to argue that waiting is actually living, while the things we do are the distractions. It’s all life, no matter what.

  15. July 1, 2008

    Congrats on this piece making it to the Etsy front page!

  16. July 1, 2008

    Oh hurrah! I am off to buy my magnets!The nice thing about you is that you create such lovely art while you are waiting too.

  17. July 2, 2008

    i’d love to do some waiting + creating with you sometime soon! i’m doing the same thing over here. I love espionage’s thoughts.

  18. July 2, 2008

    I want her hat! And her classy grace.

  19. July 2, 2008

    I am really waiting for the meat of my life to begin. You know what I mean?

  20. July 3, 2008

    That is so lovely. The weathered texture really makes it feel like a long wait indeed!

  21. July 3, 2008

    I just love your use of color!!

  22. July 3, 2008

    With your work, it’s always worth the wait 🙂

  23. July 3, 2008

    It can be bothersome waiting..but you know you will have a wonderful outcome, after the wait..Beautiful picture, as usual..

  24. July 4, 2008

    I am intrigued by these marriage contracts. Sounds fascinating. Congrats again on the magnets. They’re lovely. I also love the texture on the painting in this post.

  25. July 6, 2008

    I hear you on the waiting game… I bet the ketubah’s will be amazing.

  26. July 7, 2008

    As someone who aspires to the art trade (well, graphic novels) and is waiting to get enough cash for art school tuition…I understand you.

  27. July 8, 2008

    This waiting turns ordinary artist into an incredible artist . We are so much closer to ourself when we are waiting or doing nothing. Free Fonts

  28. July 8, 2008

    I love the magnets! 🙂 And I too am waiting…ah the life of an artist!

  29. July 10, 2008

    That is a FABULOUS painting. Even capital letters don’t say how fabulous it is.

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  31. July 10, 2008

    I LOVE that piece. you are mighty talented, my dear. 🙂

  32. July 15, 2008

    This is so wonderful I put it up as my Just a Beautiful Picture yesterday.

  33. July 25, 2008

    Ah, waiting in the sunshine sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me! If waiting has to occur that is the place to do it 🙂

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