Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Can You Draw?

This past Sunday I went down to the Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street for their 10:15 service. I went because the night before there was a visual arts show called "...she shall be called Woman" that depicted women in religion. Sundays service was going to stay on that same topic and the artwork would still be displayed in the sanctuary. Basically I had a second chance to see what I missed Saturday night.

It was quite enjoyable and there were some stunning pieces. My favorite was a piece called "Apple Thief" by Fletcher Crossman. As stunning and emotional as the artwork was, what really moved me that morning was a message intended for the children.

All the children were asked to come to the front of the church. Then a question was asked to the adults of the congregation. "Raise your hand if you can draw." I lifted my hand in the air but I was one of only about 10 adults that raised their hand out of a group of about 150+ people. Then the children were asked the same question. Every single one of the children raised their hand high in the air.

As we get older why do we lose that mentality of "I can do anything" ..... "I can be anything". The message to the children was Never Stop Drawing! Who cares if someone says you aren't good. Who are they to say. If you love it, just do it, and don't worry about what other people think.

So, I'm pulling my easel out of the attic and it is time to draw again....join me!

(Here is a charcoal I did of my dog about 6 years ago and this was probably the last time I sketched anything.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Trio of Artists

If you haven't popped into the most happenin' art gallery on Broad Street, I think it's time you did. Just follow the frog at the front door. Hamlet Art Gallery is located at 7 Broad Street (near E. Bay). Three lovely ladies have their artwork displayed there and they just so happen to be one big happy family ... a mother and her two daughters.

I had the pleasure of producing an ad for the Hamlet Art Gallery for the Spring 09 issue of ART: A Guide to Charleston's Art Scene. Pick it up and you can read the article on the Hamlet Trio on page 40 and catch their ad on page 47.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's Official ... I Do Exist

After almost of full 2 hours of answering questions and entering my address over and over and over again, the state of South Carolina admits that I do in fact EXIST. Well, not really, but Kit Creative Marketing is now officially a recognized company in the state of SC. I have a certificate to prove it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beautiful Dancers = Beautiful Design

Lately I've gotten to do some really cool things outside of my normal 9-5 job. One being the new brochure for the Charleston Ballet Theatre. It was a super fast turn around, but I think it turned out really great. Really fun to design around images of beautiful dancers. If you haven't already gone to a performance you should definitely check it out.