Recently my family and I made the trip to Old Orchard Beach in Maine. We even got all the grandparents to come along. The weather was rainy the majority of the time but everyone made the best of it and had fun. The kids still loved playing in the sand and cold Atlantic water. The last day there a thick fog covered the beach. There's something about fog and thunderstorms that always inspires me to write some of my own stories down.
I had a few daydreams about sea creatures and strange monsters that may be living in and around the waters there. My 5 year old and I definitely enjoyed running away from the creature we imagined in the water. I'll probably sketch out some ideas I had, maybe in ink and watercolor.
Time lapse self portrait video - semi finalist for Jerry’s Artarama Self Portrait Contest 2020
This past year has been full of unexpected changes for my family and I. At the beginning of the pandemic we found out we had to move from our home of almost a decade. So, we made a big decision to move back to the northeast, closer to our families. Even though it’s been full of changes and we are still in a period of transition, we are fortunate to have had everything work out. I do truly believe that you create the life around you, things always find a way to work out for us.
We are still figuring out where in the area we want to live, also hoping to purchase our first house together.
While my makeshift temporary studio space isn’t as big as before, I have set it up to be more efficient. And I’m finally getting around to updating my website and Saatchi page. yay!
New Mexico and Vermont
A couple works in progress.. colored pencil on panel
This weekend is the 10th Anniversary of Santa Fe's modern Railyard. There will be a lot of activities happening during the weekend in the Railyard with Sunday the 16th being the main day of celebration. The Railyard Artisan Market that I participate in every Sunday will also be part of the celebration and our hours will be extended for the event, 10-6. Many of the artists, myself included, have donated their unique work to the raffle that's also happening on Sunday. I have donated two pieces myself and I believe all the prizes will be displayed at the water tower. Come down, buy some art and tickets, and support the community. For more info click here
Tonight is the annual burning of Zozobra!
Every year I create artwork for the poster contest and also Zozofest. This year is 60's themed and although my work didn't make the poster it was chosen for one of the premium tickets. (which is why I can't share the full image until after the event)
Two of my pieces were also picked for the Historic Santa Fe Foundations El Zaguán sala on Canyon Road. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 7 from 5-7pm and continue through September 28, 2018.
For more info about Zozobra and to learn all about it ---> https://burnzozobra.com
Today was an exciting day, besides it being the first snowfall of the season, I also got to meet author/illustrator Jan Brett, who is currently on tour for her new book The Mermaid. She’s always been a favorite of mine since I was little. I remember my 1st grade teacher reading The Mitten to us and having us act it out for another class. Our mitten was just tape stuck to the floor in the shape of one. I loved her work then and even more now.
I've recently joined Spoonflower and my first design is in the top 25 for their Solar Eclipse Design Challenge.
More designs to come soon!
ZOZOFEST BEGINS SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017 from 10:00am-7:00pm at Santa Fe Place Mall
OFFICIAL PROGRAM STARTS AT 6:00pm
The Zozobra Art Show continues on SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Santa Fe Place Mall
Come view lots of Zozobra art! I have 6 pieces available to purchase during Zozofest.
The Santa Fe Studio Tour may be over, but there are plenty of pieces of work available still. If you see any work you're interested in just send a message through the contact page or email me at email@example.com. If you are in the Santa Fe area and would like to see my studio and art up close send me a message and we can schedule a visit.
Stacey Sherman is an artist who recently moved back to Vermont after living in New Mexico for almost a decade.