This is the fourth Saturday in a row that I have missed selling at the Syracuse Farmer's Market due to the forecasted weather. And this is the fourth Saturday in a row that the forecast has been way off. It is difficult to make the call at 4 in the morning as to whether or not the hour and a half drive will be safe (and worth it) so we have opted out each time only to be frustrated by the rising sun and clear roads a few hours later. Today is all about the wintry mix: rain + snow = slush and possible flooding. I am watching the Susquehanna River, which is right in front of my house, rise and get dangerously close to the bank. I guess I should make the most of this "free" day.
On to a different topic. Yesterday was spent with my friend Nancy. She is a phenomenal artist, primarily a printmaker, who is interested in getting an Etsy shop up and running. I spent the day with her showing her the ins and outs of the site and looking at how others market their work. She had never heard of ACEOs and got quite excited about idea of making little prints that people could collect. I have a feeling that at this very moment she is busy in her studio working away on tiny masterpieces. As a thank you for helping her out she told me could I have any print or drawing I wanted. This is like offering a drug addict their choice of narcotics and I had to really control myself as I poured over her hundreds of works. I ended up choosing the drawing above - a beautiful figure study full of gestural lines and quiet solitude.