Tag: Shopping

I’d rather shop for paper than clothes

Beautiful, delicate rice papers

I am not a big fan of shopping. Don’t get me wrong. I love getting new clothes, yummy food from the grocery store, or pretty new earrings. But I just hate the actual going to the store, picking it out, and paying for it.  And living in New York City, that includes schlepping it home too!

But I do have one exception. I love shopping for art supplies. Even if I’m only browsing, it’s fun to see the rainbow of paint colors, try out the newest pens, and fondle the paintbrushes. But my most favorite thing to shop for is PAPER! Collage paper, drawing paper, watercolor paper, pastel paper, and more. I love them all but handmade rice paper holds a special place in my heart. It’s so delicate and comes in so many forms. I picked up these gorgeous rice papers at Blick Arts. Some of them are mulberry paper; some have gold leaf specks in them, and my favorite is the one on top of the pile with the dried leaves embedded into the paper. I’m planning on using them in a commission I’m working on. Have you ever used rice paper? What is your favorite type of paper?

Saatchi Online is selling prints and originals of my paintings

Saatchi Online, an online dealer of original paintings and prints, just started carrying my work.  I sold my first print this week (“Hide and Seek”) through their website.  Though the original of this painting is 48″ x 48″, they sell prints of this painting in 14″x14″ and 16″x16″ sizes.  They do a particularly good job with framing and mailing prints at a very reasonable cost.  So if you’ve always wanted to own a “Kathy Ferguson” painting but it didn’t fit within your budget, buying a print is a great option.  Plus, at www.saatchionline.com, there are hundreds of other great artists to view and find something perfect for your walls.

Hide and Seek web

“Hide and Seek”, Mixed Media on panel, 48″ x 48″