outside the studio

Last week I was pretty excited to see a couple of paintings from my Monday Mournings series in their homes. The photo on the left is by Johanne Benoit-Gallagher and the painting is of Gertrude Vigneault-Provencher who was an a artist, a poet, and a mentor to Johanne. I painted this one back in February and I was just so pleased to see this beautiful photo.

crystal moody | photo by brenna stark
crystal moody | photo by brenna stark

The photo on the right is by Lauren Hooper and the painting is of Chiune Sugihara who was a Japanese diplomat  in Lithuania during World War II. He helped approximately 40,000 Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas so that they could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family's lives. I also did this one in February so it was kinda crazy to see both these photos last week but such a great reminder of where/how this Monday Mourning project began.

Also recently photographer Brenna Stark shared with me these photos that she took at the Queen City Craft Show. Brenna takes such great photos and I love how these booth photos turned out. We have something fun planned for January and I'm so, super excited about it. (I'm just gonna leave it at that for now and be all secretive and stuff.)

crystal moody | photo by brenna stark
crystal moody | photo by brenna stark
crystal moody | photo by brenna stark
crystal moody | photo by brenna stark

Just one more Monday Mourning painting to go and I'll have my goal of 50! I'm planning (hoping!) to have a summary of the project and some reflections on how it went first thing in January, along with a shop update with about 20 portraits. There I said it, now I have to do it. :)