At the start of last month, my husband and I went to Long Beach Island, New Jersey for a long weekend. We stayed at a lovely house in Loveladies. Morris was attending a tai chi retreat in Harvey Cedars, and I was enjoying the island—walking on the beach, doing a bit of shopping, enjoying wine and cheese, writing, and reading romance novels. Pretty much an ideal getaway.
At the start of this month, I participated in an online challenge issued by British artist Tara Leaver: produce a series of seven pieces of work in seven days. I chose to do something unusual (for me), using acrylic inks on watercolor paper to make seven abstract representations of the Jersey shore.
Each of the pieces is now matted and backed using acid-free, archival materials and packaged inside an acid-free plastic sleeve. They come with an artist statement about the piece plus a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Each piece is available for $48 (US), which includes postage within the United States. Two of the pieces (Jersey Shore 1 and Jersey Shore 6) have already sold to newsletter subscribers who got early notice and scooped them up. As a way of giving back to the Jersey Shore, 25% of the proceeds from each piece ($12 US per piece) will be donated to Clean Ocean Action (www.cleanoceanaction.org). The mission of Clean Ocean Action is to improve the water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the pieces, get in touch and let me know!