Pismo Series: Completed!!

I am shocked to realize that the last update to the Pismo Series was June of 2020 – I honestly thought that I had posted an update since then.

At the time, I had just completed Pismo 17 Q and now the final 8 pictures in this series have been completed… the final 3 completed this just week: Pismo 27 & (completed on 1/15/21) and the 3rd version of Pismo 10 J and the 2nd version of Pismo 25 Y (both completed on 1/16/21).

Please see the final 8 below:

©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 19 S, completed 7/5/20
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 21 U, completed 7/27/20
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 23 W, completed 8/8/20
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 26 Z completed 11/28/20
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 24 X, completed 12/16/20
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 27 &, completed 1/15/21
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 25 Y, completed 1/16/21
©2021, Jenn White, Pismo 10 J, completed 1/16/21

Last night I was thinking about the journey that this project had taken me on and came up with the following:

The Pismo Series began on 7/7/2018 and was completed on 1/16/21 – spanning a total of 29 months. Nine of those months was spent in development – there were quite a lot of starts and stops for this project as I worked out the original concept.

NO Pismo Series pictures were successfully completed in 2018, only 6 were completed in 2019 and I seem to have hit my stride in 2020 with 18 pictures completed and the final 3 in the 1st couple of weeks in January of 2021.

In all, I worked on a total of 48 pictures for this project as there were quite a few pictures that were re-worked ( a total of 21 pictures).

I will admit to feeling a little lost this morning – I spent almost 2.5 years on this project and now will be moving on to the next project that I have been working on the concept for the past couple of months. This new project will be called Virtues and will consist of 54 pictures. I have decided to experiment with more of a mandala design and a combination of Sharpie and ink “painting” and washes. I am excited to see where this new project will take me and am determined to more consistent in posting and documenting this projects better than I did the Pismo Series – 6 months is WAY too long between updates 🙂

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Le Galeriste Gift Cards now available

I am so happy to share that Le Galeriste is offering gift cards for the holiday season!

I love that the gift cards are customized and show a sample of my artwork on them, “Safety in Smallness” from the I Ching Project:

Please check out my collection at Le Galeriste using the link below:

https://www.legaleriste.com/jenn.white

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Etsy Shop: New item: WRS 2021 mini-wall calendar

So excited to announce the White Rooster Studio 2021 Pismo Series Mini (6.5″ x 8.5″) Wall Calendar!

This calendar includes thirteen Pismo Series pictures and is printed on a semi-gloss paper with a spiral binding. The calendar itself contains all of the major holidays and the back shows a portion of the cover, a bar code and the number in the calendar series. I only printed a short run as a test, so there will be fifteen calendars to start… and if more are needed, they can be printed and delivered within a week.

Please check out the preview below:

These calendars have been added to the WRS Etsy Shop, please check them out at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRoosterStudio

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Adventures with Basil: A week on Cape Cod

We recently took a well-overdue break and spent a quiet week on Cape Cod. There were no real plans, mostly just focusing on unplugging from work and taking a couple of short drives around the Cape.

We had never taken Basil to the Cape before, so he was incredibly excited and eager to explore. He had also never really been “on” a beach, so there were a lot of “firsts” on this trip for him.

On our first full day in Hyannis, we decided to take advantage of the warm temps and bright sunshine and tour some of the beaches nearby – first up: Kalmus Beach for a nice walk along the shore, checking out sea shells and watching the ferries and small fishing boats pass by:

©2020, Jenn White, Kalmus Beach, Cape Cod, Photograph

Some images from our walk on Kalmus Beach and a tiny view of the harbor, plenty of shells to examine and fishing equipment:

We moved on to  Keyes Memorial Beach a little further down the coast. I loved the deserted beach and the wonderful picnic area they had – something to think about the next time we find ourselves on the Cape:

©2020, Jenn White, Keyes Memorial Beach, Cape Cod, Photograph

The next day was foggy pretty much all day, this allowed us to get some amazing pictures of Kalmus Beach:

©2020, Jenn White, Kalmus Beach, Fog

The fog was so thick in the harbor that the large ferry boats were able to pass by us unseen, we only heard their fog horns:

©2020, Jenn White, Fishing shack and boats, Kalmus Beach, Fog

Mid-week, we moved on from Hyannis to Dennis to a cottage we had rented. Our hosts suggested checking out the tidal pools at nearby Mayflower Beach and we were not disappointed. We arrived late afternoon when the tide was going out and had the beach pretty much to ourselves:

©2020, Jenn White, Mayflower Beach, sunset

We spent one entire day at the Dennis cottage, working on personal projects, reading and enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Basil was as supportive as ever of my studio time. He also couldn’t resist goofing off a little as I was working on Pismo 25 (Y) – check him out, he looks like he could burst out into “YMCA”:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil with Pismo 25 (Y) in progress

Unfortunately, I will need to re-do all the work that was done on Pismo 25 (Y) – I noticed a fundamental design error after working on the picture for several hours – tow circles on the right-hand side are not the same size as the corresponding circles on the left, making the design seem lopsided. Had the incorrect circles been, for example, both on the top, then I could have worked the problem into the design.

I did try to “correct” the issue once we were home, but the result made the picture look overworked and I admitted defeat.

Check out Basil trying to be encouraging on the cottage’s deck:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Dennis cottage, Cape Cod

Basil’s favorite day of the week was Friday when we headed out on a mini lighthouse tour.

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Little River, Cape Cod

He especially loved hanging out on the viewfinder at Chatham Beach, looking for seals and people watching:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod

He couldn’t resist having his picture taken at Chatham Lighthouse:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Chatham Lighthouse, Cape Cod
©2020, Jenn White, Basil enjoying the sunshine at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod

Basil loved the Chatham fish pier – he spent most of his time searching for seal lions:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at the Chatham fish pier

After lunch, we took a walk on Nauset Beach – this was Basil’s first time sitting in the sand and watching the waves. He couldn’t get enough of it:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil on Nauset Beach

He also enjoyed the marshes and amazing views at Fort Hill:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil enjoying the view at Fort Hill, Cape Cod

We also visited Coast Guard Beach for the first time:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod

Basil did have a small “accident” and fell off of the fencing – but luckily he fell on the abundant sea grasses below, so no harm done!

©2020, Jenn White, Basil‘s little “accident” at Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod

We ended the afternoon with a visit to Nauset Lighthouse and Basil’s spirits seemed to have recovered from his “accident”:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Nauset Lighthouse, Cape Cod

The views at Nauset Light Beach are amazing and Basil found himself transfixed and didn’t want to leave:

©2020, Jenn White, Basil entranced by the sea at Nauset Light Beach
©2020, Jenn White, Basil at Nauset Light Beach

After a year of limited adventure opportunities, it was wonderful to spend a quiet week at Cape Cod. We all  came home rested, recharged and looking forward to the next adventure!

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Announcement: WRS joins Le Galeriste

WRS is very happy to announce a new collection with Le Galeriste!

“Le Galeriste – The Wearable Art Gallery – showcases exclusive works of art from some of the world’s most respected artists, produced on high-end clothing made in Montreal (Canada). Our mission is to help artists from all over the world focus on their art by supplying revenues from the sale of humanly and environmentally responsible products made from A to Z in our Canadian factory.”

Le galeriste page

I have submitted only one design to start: Safety in Smallness from the I Ching Series, but have plans to submit more designs going forward after seeing what they have been able to do with my first one.

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©2020, Jenn White, Safety in Smallness, from the I Ching series, scan, cropped

I currently have thirteen items they have created from Safety in Smallness, please check out some of them below:Row 1Row 2Row 3

I am especially excited about some of the dress designs… I just wish that they offered some plus-sized options, but perhaps this will be something that will be added down the road for them.

To check out Le Galeriste and my new page, please go to:

https://www.art-a-porter.com/en/jenn.white

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