Friday, August 17, 2012

Artist Spotlight on the Pagan Sphinx

This just came out yesterday!

Gina Duarte writer of the Pagan Sphinx writes:

“Please visit my blog, The Pagan Sphinx to read my post on Western Massachusetts artist and my friend Alicia Hunsicker. She is a woman of great artistic gifts and keen intellect.
I wish her well in her current fundraising efforts to attend a residency program she as invited to participate in. The residency is in Austria and will include a visit to CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research. What does the Higgs Boson Particle have to do with art? Read my article! Best luck, Alicia!”

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Half Way There!

Thank you to all my Boundless Backers!
(and future ones too!)

I am a little over the half way mark on my kickstarter campaign for my project Boundless.
13 days left to be exact with an ending date of August 28th.

I am thrilled with the generous support I have received so far!
A big thank you for the special surprise donation I received from Rainer, Washington!

I still need to raise quite a bit more but I am hopeful that it will all work out. Please consider being a backer and getting a great reward in return. I am offering lots of custom made art especially for my backers, eye portraits, hand carved maple burl wands, workshops, and paintings etc.
Check it out…I bet there is something for you!

A successful Kickstarter campaign is usually the result of it being seen by many people, so even if you aren't interested in doing any of the pledges it would be great if you would share this link with friends and family, on facebook and any other social media you are involved with.

Thank you!  :o)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pledges and Rewards

Besides original art created especially for my backers these are some of the rewards I am offering.
A lot of time and effort went into selecting them, and will also go into making them for this project.

The coasters recently sold out! I have added a few more sets and only one set is left at this moment.

I am trying to come up with an alternate reward for that pledge amount but I am not having any brilliant ideas….yet!

Please consider backing my project and joining me on this journey. Even the smallest pledge can make a world of difference.

Getting Stitched on the Farm

Leyden Glen sheep and neighborhood view photo by Kristen Nicholas
My neighbor Kristin who writes the blog Getting Stitched on the Farm
recently wrote a nice piece about me and the open studio sale that I did last weekend.

I want to thank her for the great post and extra support her followers have added to my kickstarter project: Boundless.

It’s wonderful to live in a neighborhood filled with artists, farms, and small business entrepreneurs. Kristin is not only a wonderful artist, illustrator, and knitwear designer. She also runs a farm with her husband Mark and just across the road is the Lamb shack!
We are big fans of Leyden Glen Lamb’s sweet sausage!
I have recently experimented with a traditional sheppard’s pie recipe by adding the lamb sausage and ground lamb together (instead of Hamburg) topping it with caramelized onions, and then adding the corn and mashed potatoes (I add cream cheese to them!) It has become a family favorite!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Open Studio Success and Stat Trends

This is a photo taken outside my studio door on Sunday, the day of my open studio. I have written an update about it on my kickstarter project page. Click on the link to read about the great day we had.

I also wanted to share with you this fun Stat feature that will keep you updated on the progress of my project: Boundless! Currently I am 31% funded with 18 days to go. Here is the stat page link on kicktraq.

Please consider backing my project and joining me on this journey. A small pledge can make a world of difference.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Open Studio Event This Sunday: Directions

Alicia Hunsicker:
Open Studio Event
40 Glen Road
Leyden, Ma.
Sunday August 5th 10am – 4pm
1. From Interstate 91 exit 26Head east on Massachusetts 2A E toward Main St 0.8 mi
2. Turn left onto Conway St 1.5 mi
3. Continue onto Leyden Rd (Conway St. becomes Leyden Rd once you cross the bridge that goes over the highway)  3.0 mi
4. Continue onto Greenfield Rd (Leyden Rd becomes Greenfield Rd once you cross the town line)  2.0 mi
5. Turn right onto South School House Rd There will be an Open Studio sign posted at the turn.  0.7 mi
6. Turn right onto Glen Rd 0.2 mi
7. #40 is the second house on the right.A Blue A frame.
See you there rain or shine!
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer