Just a pick me up. and also…. TOMORROW. IT’S COMING. THE SHOW! Mighty lark flies from the coop tomorrow into New Hampshire to set up for the Gallery showing we have been prepping for in the studio. Equipped with snarky medallions, sentimental quotations and silly rants, it’s going to be a pretty fun show. In my opinion, all will be left with a rather lighthearted introspectiveness. Not only will you be able to leave with that and a sense of wonder at how kick-butt Mighty Lark’s art is but MAYBE you might leave with a piece of your own! I mean…if you’re cool. Cool people buy art. Shameless peer pressure. Mighty Lark has been putting a lot of work into this show though, so it’s really worth your time to go and see it at The Studio in Laconia New Hampshire. In fact, he has been working so hard that today when a fire alarm went off, we merely exchanged looks and went back to work. No worries, false alarm. We are safe and sound, merely the man shoveling outside the studio window set something ajar. It’s just a really exciting day all around! Until next week! -Kalyn the Studio Assistant
I should have known in November that selecting a near Xmas release date for my new album Harmony wouldn’t be as harmonious as I’d hoped. With too much to do, a California visit, and a new job to boot, I had to shelve the recording process for a few weeks.
I apologize to those still waiting on…
—-> The coolest dude you will ever meet, with a voice that will put babies to sleep and keep adults at the edge of their seat.
Matte medium, masking tape and notecards are the ingredients to a canvas in progress.
Continuing the prep for the upcoming gallery exhibit (silent dance in head) has mighty lark and me silently plugging away in the studio.
Notecards on notecards, it feels almost like its finals week. Thankfully these notecards bear cheery illustrations for once instead of factoids to be crammed.
The in progress canvas (pictured above) is a medal and will soon be paired with a second.
Mighty lark hovers over his studio table with a bic pen fervently dancing over some green notecards. The piece in progress will depict a theme common among artists-money.
Heck, this theme is pretty common with us all in the post-holiday aftermath.
The studio is a safe zone though. Filled with sunshine, art and music filtering through speakers that don’t know the meaning of bass.
High productivity mode engaged.
Over and out-
Back in the studio after winter festivities! This is a work in progress for a gallery exhibit “I walked to school uphill both ways in the snow”!! YAY GALLERY EXHIBITS!!!! Boo snow!!!!
Mighty lark is beating the drab winter doldrums with his colorful piece though. It offers up some sage wisdom and thoughts to chew over. Thursday we plan to have a sewing party to bring it all together. Talkin’ my language now.
Today was spent photographing and catching up. The sun was beaming in which made for some superb lighting.
The studio is nice. We like the studio. It’s warm.
Outside, not so much.
Forgive the choppy thought pattern. Keep yourselves braced for Thursdays update. I have a feeling some cool things are going to happen.
-happy new year!
Gettin’ real Maine up in here.
Nothing instills the strong sense of “Maine” like the first snowfall. Through the studio window you see miles of white, brown (and sometimes yellow) snow mounds. Creating an all new terrain, the shift has occurred inside the studio as well.
Mighty lark (as can be seen above) has been turning out some pretty sick lighthouses. Often a cliche, comforting painting you find in your hotel bathroom on the coast, mighty lark has turned it up a notch and made it his own. This isn’t your grandma’s Winslow Homer costal scene. This is Mighty Lark’s Maine.
There’s talk of continuing this trend which leaves ME pretty excited. Turning cliche into niche!
-Kalyn the studio assistant
Also, last week was the first Friday art walk! FINALLY! Here is mighty lark at his roost as former illustration students browse his wares. It was a fun, mildly cold night filled with holiday spirit. The street was closed for circus performances and the citizens of Portland were buzzing and bustling with excitement.
All the hard work paid off and it turned out to be a pretty great night.
Keep your eye out for etsy postings because anything that didn’t sell will be put up soon! It’s not too late to get some shopping done! And let me tell you, there are some kick-butt necklaces that I highly recommend for anyone on your list!
Cold Winds Bring Opportunity and Frozen Streets
The roads seem to be prepping for the Olympics having turned into an icy luge. Snow, rain and freezing temperatures are tapping on our shoulder reminding us that the Maine winter is approaching but we remain cozy in a brand new heated studio space. What’s that?! YES! A new, I repeat, NEW studio space! Last week the old space was broken down creating a facade of entropy only those with a dominant right lobe would make sense of. It was then lugged over here to the state theater building on congress street. We have a window and heat within walking distance to a coffee shop. What more could you ask for?!