National Small Print Exhibition - Kenosh, WI

Well, I didn't make it in to the exhibition. It would seem a bit odd if I had gotten in because I've only made like five blocks in my whole life. I have so much to learn about the process and history. I love waiting weeks for the results, the feeling of getting the judges' envelope in the mail - crossing my fingers and thinking happy thoughts. Sometimes opening the envelope leaves me elated, sometimes not so much. It's like playing the lottery. On better news: Al DID get a piece in the show! CONGRATULATIONS to Al!!!! YAY! You have been accepted into a NATIONAL show!

I picked up my work from the Norris Cultural Center today. I'll be sending off the pieces accepted for the Grand Small Works show in Philadelphia and I'm still preparing for the December show. I didn't have time to prepare anything for the KVAL Egyptian Show, but I wouldn't want to show duplicates for the DAWC show anyway. That is why there haven't been many photos or updated works lately. I don't want to spoil the surprise. If any of you can come, I would enjoy seeing you there!


Redo... Depression

Redo... Depression, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

This was created previously, but was done quickly and not on a good paper; so I'm redoing it. You can see where I used a grid to transfer my original.

New Studio: New Work Area

Studio: Work Area, originally uploaded by pejnolan.

Well, I'm all moved in to my new studio space and started work on the December show. I've got quite a few other shows lined up and am mulling over some new ideas for prints. In the meantime there is plenty to keep me busy. Today I received in the mail my EIN, so after I file with my county clerk, it will be official and PEJNOLAN STUDIOS will be open for business. I'm staying up late trying to figure out how federal and state taxes work, what forms I need to fill out (and when). I'm also seeing how the Small Business Administration might be able to help me answer all my administrative and tax questions. Nerves are a good thing - they make me work everything out so I will do a good job.!