Thursday, November 15, 2007
It will be from 9:30-3:30
59 Harrington Court
Colchester, CT 06415
There will be raffles, a bake sale, a lunch sale, many crafters,
and Santa will be there from 10:00-2:00!
Come on and get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This month, some co-workers and I created a scarecrow display on the Colchester town green for their 8th annual scarecrow contest. We won 2nd place in our category!
This collaborative installation is based on the oh-so-tacky, yet wonderful work of C.M. Coolidge (dogs playing poker).
My father has a whole series of Arthur Sarnoff prints (dog playing pool) in his basement all around the pool table, so this idea really struck me as we were brainstorming for our theme. I love that sort of kitchy stuff. Like the crying Elvis Presley on velvet, or the unicorn flying through space, it's a classic tacky finished basement art. I love it!
Although Tux, my new kitten has come in between me and my artwork, primarily by attacking everything that moves, including brushes, pencils, and artist's hands, I have managed to complete a full-scale work in between kitten naps. I couldn't resist inviting Tux to the party.
In case you're wondering about the "thumbs" on the kitty, that's Tux's double paws. I'm sure there will be a vast future of double-pawed cats in my artwork. Something for all of us to look forward to!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A ghost and some candy
to brighten your day
Until the sun sets
and the light gives way
To ghosts and goblins
and witches and ghouls
Who hunt little children
and all grown up fools
I was only able to make a few this year, I may plan far sooner for next Halloween. Just think, if I start in January I could make HUNDREDS!! Wha ha ha!
(I know I'm getting way to excited about this...)
His name is "Senior Tuxedo", "Tux" for short.
He is very sweet, and playful. Aside from his fascination with peeing on my closet curtains, he is purrfect...pardon my pun...
His front paws are double. He has a sort-of mitten look to them. I thought scanning them would be a good way to document them. I also think it looks pretty interesting. Tux was a good sport about it, although the sounds my scanner made were a little scary to him.
Below are a couple of sketches of him. I will admit, it's been hard to draw him. If a pen or pencil is moving within a 5-foot radius of Tux, his attack instinct kicks in, and my drawing is ruined. Tux is a pest sometimes, but he sure is cute!
Tux playing with a balled-up piece of paper.
Notice the wiggly lines from his attacks.
I tried to be very quiet while drawing him.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
It was this job that provided me with the opportunity to donate a mural, something I've been wanting to do for a while (you'd be surprised how many people will turn down a free mural).
Allison and I painting...
I want to thank Allison Valentine for her expertise in mural painting, her hard work, and for her long drives across the state to make this mural happen.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
-Write one short story a week (hopefully one GOOD one a month).
-Write one poem a day.
Last night, I had a hard time writing something. This is what I came up with:
I am writing a poem,
poem, poem, poem.
It rhymes, so like it!
I can't expect it all to be gold!!!
I'll write again soon...
Saturday, June 02, 2007
It has finally come! My artwork will be up at the Jonathan Trumbull Library in Lebanon CT for the entire month of June. Please stop by during library hours if you'd like to see it. The hours are as follows:
Hope you will be able to stop by!
Jonathan Trumbull Library
580 Exeter Road
Lebanon, Connecticut 06249
"Seals" series, 2007. For better look at the paintings, click on the following link:http://nancymichaud.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Today was a little scary, my first public speech in a long time...I went to my old high school (East Lyme High School) to talk about my role as an illustrator for "Heart of Stone" as part of an alumni lecture series. Fifty students were signed up, and most of them came (eeep!). They were surprisingly mature and attentive, however, which made the whole thing easier for me. They asked questions, I answered. Everything went without a hitch...except I forgot to bring my camera.
A friend of mine is a French teacher at East Lyme, so I visited her classroom and played French pictionary with one class, and sat quietly during another class and drew the students on some post-its. Here are the drawings:So, at least, I have something to remember this day. One of [I hope] many more opportunities to talk in front of a group of young people.
That is all for today, more work is coming soon...
Sunday, May 13, 2007
In case you haven't noticed, the honey bee population is way down. There is a 30-90% decrease in wild honey bees this year, something that has been years in the making. I've read a bit about it, the causes could be pesticides, bio-engineered crops, development, and even cell phones (the cell phone signals supposedly interfere with the bee's 'navigation' system, making it impossible for them to find their way back to their hives).
Bears everywhere are distraught, as am I!
I wrote a poem about bees. Here it is:
Buzz those bees
They build their hives in bumble bee trees
They shop from flower to flower, so pretty
Then, fly home to their honeycomb city
Buzz those bees
I hope the best for these guys, and I will keep up with the research. If it turns out cell phones are killing them, I am getting rid of mine (oh don't take the crack from me!). A cell phone isn't a necessity, but food is, and without bees to pollinate our crops, food might actually become scarce...very scary.
If you want to read more about this, here are a few links to different publications that have written about this. Different opinions on the subject, but they all agree, the bees are dwindling...
Tomorrow sometime, I'll have to pollinate my strawberries by hand (a feather and some patience will do it). Boy, do I miss them bees!
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Some of the pictures I took...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Below are paintings of a day trip to Deboulie Mountain I took while in Eagle Lake last summer. I recently found the photographs and wanted to paint some of them...so here they are.
I like these pieces, although they are a bit of a departure from the direction I've been going in. They've got sentimental value, which means a lot in my book. It was also a nice day, it was fun to revisit that day.
I got more work online!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Anyway, I have been experimenting a bit, painting mostly blackbirds. Above is my most successful blackbird painting (gosh I'm stuck on purple lately), and below is a triptych, of sorts, of some chickadees.
That is all for today!
I got more work online!
Tee shirts, mugs, and other fun stuff: