After many, many years of wanting to see a calendar that featured my art, its finally here and what a beauty it turned out to be! My good friend, Deni Peterson, under the umbrella of her Blue Door Garden enterprise, has produced a splendid 12 month calendar with seasonal celebrations and many of my favorite artist’s birthdays noted. Locally printed, spiral bound and on heavy, matte paper it is better than I ever hoped for. Strictly limited to 1,000 copies (all of which are signed by myself) it will not be available anywhere but online at our Etsy shop and through in-person appearances. Here’s the link where you can purchase the calendar: And, if you’re local to the Abingdon – Bristol VA area I will be hosting an event at The Springhouse in Abingdon on October 17 from 2 – 5pm. The calendar will be available but also my just-off-the-boat book, The Art of Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess’ Stardust. Copies of Honeycomb, various other books, prints and some original art will also be for sale. Food & drink will be available and live jazz music will fill the hall. See you there! Charles
Notes from the Studio
Category: Studio Notes
Okay, there’s lots of web activety on the Stardust movie front so I thought that I’d post a few links and show some pictures. This is Michelle Pfeiffer as one of the Lilum. She’s on location on the Isle of Skye, up on the west coast of Scotland. The very real wind is whipping past as she stands on a cliff’s edge: I am told that that wind was so strong she had to be staked into the ground for fear of it blowing her off. Here are Clare Danes (Yvaine) and Charlie Cox (Tristran) walking in that same mountainous landscape on Skye. And here’s a link to lots more photo’s from the movie: http://iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2111&Itemid=9
In mid July Karen and I headed off for two weeks in Sweden and Finland. I’d been invited to be a GoH at FinnCon in Tampere Finland over the last week in July so I took the opportunity to see a part of the world that neither one of us had ever been to before. Gorgeous weather throughout the trip made all our traveling easier. First we spent several days in Stockholm, a city filled with public art everywhere you looked.
Into the Green is a journey into the fantastical mind and mythological world of award-winning artist Charles Vess. This exhibit is at the William King Museum in historic Abingdon, VA through September 27, 2015. The show features a 150′ gallery mural that will be painted over at the end of the show, so don’t miss it! The museum is open 7 days a week and admission is free. For more information call 276-628-5005, or visit the website http://www.williamkingmuseum.org
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