"Bláithín" - (pronounced Blaw (rhymes with flaw) Heen) mixed media on wood, 18 x 6". Inquiries. Available at the Olive Stack Gallery.
The town is overrun with elves.
These are "behind the scenes" elves during the week, busy preparing, improving and adjusting the Lartigue Monorail and Listowel Polar Express experience for the girls and boys who will be magically transported on the weekend.
Today was a studio day for me, and it was delightful to share the space with some of the most industrious elves (including Olive) and get a glimpse into their outrageously busy lives. It's enough to make a girl want a nap.
Despite the crisp temperatures, sunlight was streaming through the studio skylights today. A perfect setting for an all day paint-a-thon. Also a good day for laundry, replacing lightbulbs, stocking the refrigerator and all the other less glamorous things that need to happen during a residency. Are you surprised? It isn't all touring and Irish coffees. A girl needs food and clean clothes.
Before settling in for the evening, I couldn't resist a frozen stroll about the streets, gazing into beautiful shop windows.
A close-up of this train...made entirely of sweets!
The train runs around the dress in this bridal shop...now this is art!
Congratulations to all the shops who coordinated their displays to mirror the Lartigue Monorail for the polar express experience! Read more about the monorail here.