Monday, September 28, 2009

The Maid of Mer

Here's a little something I knocked out today, just for the fun of it. I think it took me 20 minutes, tops. The photo my dad shot, then I scanned, printed, watercolored and edited it. BAM.

The Passage Out of Hades

and another I lightly messed around with...

The Maid of Mer is my new muse.


now buy this book in hardcover or softcover too!
platform58 ezines volumes 001-010 are available through blurb.
Two of my pieces are in this publication, a 'flipped' photo taken in Virginia, and one of my 365 series., in fact.

And on that note, I was thinking the last few months about somehow making a book or a calendar out of my 365 circles series. This just gave me the extra added incentive. Look for that, in about 6 months or so...whew. It's been an exciting month.

'Yes yes y'all, and ya don't stop...'
(Beastie Boys)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Self Revisited

Ah ha! I used glitter. A lot of it. This is a reused mannequin head and an old self-portrait that deals with waitressing (it's painted on a ticket stub). One of my fears, at this moment, is being a waitress again. I'd do just about anything else.

All that Glitters Is Not Gold

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Here is the Bittersweet postcard for the Guildess show!

(a sliver of my piece is the top left one. the colorful one with writing. yay. this is very exciting for me.)

Bittersweet opens on Gallery Night & Day at the Hide House in Bay View. Come see this show that I'll be in! 25% of the profits for this Guildess exhibit go to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Worth it.

This exhibition was juried by Robin Kinney
, owner of Bay View Book Arts

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Click the link, and about 4 pieces in, there's me!
(Self Portrait 2006)

here I come, published piece in a book...

ArtWalk 2009 x 2

Solo photography exhibit, Borne Morning

30 Years of Dialogue, the Annual Members Show

I will be somewhere in Riverwest during ArtWalk, doing something with my art, both of these days.
It's an Art Extravaganza!
More info is in this previous post.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dangerous Pointy Things

just exactly what it says...

These Wicked Games

The Center Cannot Hold

Misery Loves Company

all images copyright protected, Shana Goetsch.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Let There Be Circles

More watercolor paintings, more found objects. The first one is actually a piece of the ceiling that fell on my, and my cat's, head. To reiterate, I'll use anything. Other than that, welcome to aqua/olive green land...

365.two-hundred, sixteen

365.two-hundred, seventeen

365.two-hundred, eighteen

365.two-hundred, nineteen

365.two-hundred, twenty

365.two-hundred, twenty-one

365.two-hundred, twenty-two

365.two-hundred, twenty-three

365.two-hundred, twenty-four

365.two-hundred, twenty-five

365.two-hundred, twenty-six

224 is one of my all-time favorites in this series, I want to lick it. Cheers!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Even More Than Before

"August" will soon be eating my dust. More daily circle paintings are here...

365.two-hundred, eight

365.two-hundred, nine

365.two-hundred, ten

365.two-hundred, eleven

365.two-hundred, twelve

365.two-hundred, thirteen

365.two-hundred fourteen

365.two-hundred fifteen


Wicked, Magic, Words

I made this...thing. It's a fused nail ball...I'm pretty sure. But anyway, I did some stuff to it, and it turned out looking like this...

For something completely unrelated:

This is the shirt I am wearing today, because you've gotta have some fun and magic in your life from time to time. I bring my own when I wear this...

and finally, even more unrelated:

I heard this explanation for 'worry' awhile back, and it made sense, but I don't know that it 'rang true' for me at that point....not until I saw an example of 'worry' on someone else today.

When we worry, we are living in the past, and in the future...anywhere but the present.

Here's to just being in the moment, and really being who we are....and here's to Andre being who he really was in 1998. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More Than Before

Here are more daily circle paintings...we're into the month of August, finally. Please enjoy these six (a random amount) new-to-you watercolors. The first four are a 'set' of sorts, they all fit together to make one larger circle painting. I was trying something new.

365.two-hundred, two

365.two-hundred, three

365.two-hundred, four

365.two-hundred, five

365.two-hundred, six

365.two-hundred, seven

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's Providence

There are two new exhibits coming in October for me. Along with some painting/prints that I am submitting for 30 Years of Dialogue, the Riverwest Artists Association's Annual Members Show, I will have some of my photographs up during ArtWalk weekend. This will be the first exhibit of my cemetery art and my first solo exhibit of photography. Exciting, since ArtWalk is a 25 year old tradition in Riverwest, and exciting since I've never exhibited art in a church before, let alone two in one weekend. Yes, churches. Yes, photography.

I do enjoy being a part of a few, odd, not-of-the-norm exhibits (Streetza Pizza truck, anyone?) I think they are more intriguing, and fit me, in an outsider type of way. But I will say this: during my senior art show in high school, I watched from the big windows atop Wayland Academy's two-story library, the 'nunnies' coming for me, across that vast courtyard....and I don't think I've been the same since. They were headed to my exhibit, I knew them from my Catholic grade school, from my childhood. (I guess I feel that the nunnies are coming for me again, in a manner of speaking.)

But I will never, ever, forget that sight; a whole pack of nuns, their long, black, habits, whipping
in the wind...and I knew that they were coming to see my work, specifically. I felt so important, so cool...the emissaries had come for me. It was really heart-warming that they had made the effort, and in such a surprising force of show. While they were there, they gave me a great book called A New Way of the Cross with illustrations by John Andrews. The illustrations are gorgeous in this book, all hands and close-ups of body parts. This is a treasure of an art reference book for me, and it always has been...and I just now noticed that it was published in Milwaukee (the Bruce Publishing Company, 1952) It all cycles back to the beginning for me. Some might even call it 'Providence'....

On that note, may I present to you:

ArtWalk Weekend at Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish
Our Catholic Parish in the Heart of Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood

Saturday October 3, 2009: Noon until 3:30 PM
St. Mary of Czestochowa Site, Burleigh and Fratney Streets

Sunday October 4, 2009: 12:30 until 4:00 PM
St. Casimir Site, Bremen and Clarke Streets

Each afternoon offers:

Self-guided Church Tours
View our historic buildings and stained glass windows
With historical descriptions
Photography and text by Kathy Grycowski

Finely woven 19th century liturgical vestments
Appreciate detailed “Old World” artistry
In treasured liturgical garments

Inspirational photography of historical religious statues
Shana R. Goetsch, Borne Mourning (black and white exhibit)

Classical music in a Sacred Space
Saturday at St. Mary’s: Hornucopia Brass Quartet
Sr. Anita New, violinist
Chris Kolanko, pianist

Sunday at St. Casimir’s: Bilingual Folk Choir
Teresa Flaherty, classical guitarist
Susanna Huerta, pianist
Josh Hren, singer/songwriter/guitarist
The Prata Duo: Mike Keegan, horn, and Steve Wolf, organ/piano

Enjoy a Fiesta Dinner Saturday at St. Mary’s Colonial Hall, after 4PM Mass
Delicious food and Mariachi Band
Art Exhibit by famous Veracruz artist Juan Flores
Children’s Art Project

Anointing Weekend Mass Schedule: Sat. 4PM (Eng) St. Mary’s; Sun. 9:30(Eng), 11:30 (Sp) St. Casimir’s.
All are welcome!

To recap: My cemetery photographs, Borne Mourning taken on a trip this past spring to Richmond Virginia, will be on display throughout ArtWalk weekend in Riverwest Milwaukee. The photos will be exhibited at both churches, St Mary's on Saturday and St. Casimir's on Sunday. And I will have two of my Deer Hart (Dear Heart) pieces up at the next RAA exhibit, also premiering over ArtWalk weekend, October 3-4.

Divine Providence has always been a truly excellent concept for me.


(image copyright protected Shana Goetsch)

Upwards of Two-hundred

...just barely. This is 365. one-hundred, ninety through 365. two-hundred, one. From approximately mid July. Yeah, I'm that behind. But I have more poly'ed that I will be posting tomorrow. And I'm getting ready to make an unrelated post in a minute here, too. Three in a row for ya'll today!

I missed you, my blog., ninety, ninety-one, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety-four, ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven, ninety-eight, ninety-nine


365.two-hundred, one