August 28, 2011
And remember to come and see us at the Carmel International Art Fair on Saturday, September 24! As always, we’ll be on the sidewalk in front of the Old Town Antique Mall, in the heart of the Arts and Design District! Come by and see us if you can!
August 29, 2010
August 23, 2010
It’s been a busy week. I have had more time off my “real” job lately, so I have been working on commissions. I have a couple of more to work on, then I will need to get busy. Dawn has me scheduled for two shows (one is a two-day show in September), and she just told me today that I have another one in November!
Stay tuned for the latest creations!
August 8, 2010
Lately, I have been focusing on my little turtles and little snails. It’s funny how people are so attracted to these little guys. To my wife’s chagrin, they are starting to pile up in the office, needing pictures taken and to be entered in inventory. I do think that they make her smile though, or she would have them already put away!
June 26, 2010
Well, we got through the last couple of weeks! Last weekend, we had an open house at the house, where my studio is. It rained the night before, making part of the garden a little soggy, but the day was great!
Last night, we were at the Zionsville Brick Street Art Walk, in Lincoln Park. Ientered Xualong, and I had two wonderful poems written by JL Kato and John Sherman. John read his poem last night, and gave us permission to print his poem. We hope that you enjoy it!
WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS
befuddled by lack of knowledge
old map makers
marked areas unconquered with the note:
where there be dragons
zionsville outside 465
beyond the pale marion county mapmakers
is where a dragon there be
not so befuddling perhaps
with antique stores and ice cream cones
lacking swamps and demons
(for the most part)
but possessing ever so temporarily one dragon
in the midst of a sea of green
its jaws open ready to tease those who think it tame
its salvaged beauty its spinal chains intertwining
a creature feared in past by sailors who longed to return
to that terra that was oh so much more firma
afraid that such creatures would rise up from the fog
and snatch them in their mouths
pulling them to the bottom of the ocean
pulling them off the edge of the flat earth
instead: I suspect the dragons of yore
told knock knock jokes
and posed easy to answer riddles
offered a pack of fireproof cards
calming the fears of their new friends with gin rummy
having just swallowed a whole boat of norsemen
not hungry just bored
draggin you down to the bottom of the sea
if you don’t let me win this next game
now this savage beauty
poses with its gears and rust
looking in vain for salty sailors
finding instead art connoisseurs
and ice cream coners
longing for the sudden rush
of rising out of the mist
scaring the bejeezus out of seafaring types
who had wandered off the map
then off the earth
seized and taken into the far down lair of the dragon
to be part of a sailor salad
festooned with moss and seaweed
resting after too many bites
the happy dragon
failed to spot the nearby nina pinta and santa maria
sailing warily westward
hoping that day to hear land ho
reading comforting scriptures that invoked the god of the land of zion
far oh my so very far from four sixty five
Copyright © 2010 by John Sherman
June 5, 2010
What a busy month so far! I met the poet assigned to my dragon, Xualong. His name is JL Kato. I am really excited to see what he comes up as a match for my piece for the show later this month.
Dawn and I have spent time just about every day continuing to work on the gardens for our open in house. We are down to about two or three yards of mulch, down from nine! If I am not pulling out grass (our ultimate goal is to have nothing but gardens), I have been working on commissions. I had made a business card holder last year for me, the only piece I have every made for me, but people keep trying to buy it at shows. I did accept a couple of commissions during my last show to make similar ones, which are fun to do.
May 17, 2010
We had a great weekend. Mother Nature cooperated with us, and just sprinkled a little bit both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, we were in Zionsville, which is always a great show. The crowds came out early!
Today, I was one of the demo artists at the Broad Ripple Art Fair. Again, the morning looked a little questionable, but it didn’t stop the crowds!
We have a gap before our next big show in September. We are getting our gardens in shape to hopefully have an open house in June. Of course, getting our gardens in good shape is a full-time job. Ha! Ha!
Stay tuned for more updates!