10/06/22. Today I got to meet the Harp Twins and Volfgang Twins after their show at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster, NH. What a great show. My favorite part was when they did Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden. My very favorite part was meeting them after the show. They are so nice in person. I was so excited, I had to sit in my car for awhile and calm down before I could drive.
This last weekend, I went down to Boston. I attended a science fiction convention that Meredith and I often went to. It was very strange being there myself. It was stressful, but I did have a good time. Driving was the worst. Boston is not the place to be a distracted driver. I managed to get to the hotel without any accidents, so that’s the important thing. And I brought some of my art for the con art show, and won a ribbon. That was very cool. I do wish Meredith could have been there to share the experience. I visited with my Mom while down there too. She lives just outside Boston. We went to a nice restaurant, which I haven’t done in ages. So a very busy and stressful weekend. But for the most part, an enjoyable experience. There was always that undertone of sadness though, thinking how much Meredith would have enjoyed being there, and how much more fun it would have been with her. I remember the first time we went to a science fiction convention together. I took a photo of her posing with a guy dressed up as a Klingon. She is a huge Star Trek TNG fan, so she was thrilled with that. I am grateful I have memories like that.
Meredith Tracy 1977 – 2021
It is with profound sadness that I must report on the death of my Life Partner, Meredith Tracy. After fighting a long and valiant battle with neurodegenerative brain disease (the aftereffects of surviving brain cancer and the treatment.)
I had the honor of spending the last 18 years with Meredith. I miss her very much. She was an angel on Earth.
Brush and Ink Time Lapse Video
Here is a quick video of a sketch I did recently. Just a quick practice piece. It was fun to do, and I hope you enjoy watching it. The drawing took around 1/2 and hour, I would guesstimate.
Bonnie and Clyde
New Mermaid Art by Jay Trefethen
This is my latest Woodburning, entitled Ancient Dragon . Would you like your own hand made Woodburning of this design? For a limited time, I’m offering this design for $96. That’s 20% off the retail price of $120. You get a 9” X 12” live edge piece of basswood with the design shown hand burned onto it. Because I work freehand, yours wont be an exact match of the one shown. However, I guarantee it will be just as good, if not better, and that you will be completely satisfied with the artwork, or your money back. If you are interested, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, the the words Ancient Dragon in the title, and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Thanks for checking out my artwork.
Growler, pyrography on basswood, by Jay Trefethen
Growler, pyrography on Walnut Hollow brand basswood round, commissioned original artwork by Jay Trefethen.
Lost Legion, pen and ink on Bristol Board, 11” X 17,” © 2021 Jay Trefethen. Personal work to commemorate the completion of a D&D Champaign.
Hysteria, an Oil Sketch by Jay Trefethen
I’ve been experimenting lately with using unstretched canvas to do sketches that are much larger than what I’m use to. This is my second one. It is a nice change to work large like this. Up until now, my work rarely got larger than 18” X 24,” and is usually more like 11” X 14,” so this is interesting. So far, I think this new technique is working.