What a busy summer so far! So much has gone under that particular bridge, it's not even funny! After the spring national show in Kamloops I got back into working on my Costa Rica series. It seems like fate is working against me, every time I try to get some work done, something comes up to interfere with it's progress. Not that I mind that much, except, of course, I'm on a deadline with it. Most everything is interesting, so I have to admit that sometimes the interruptions are way good.
My May workshop was well attended and very exciting. I'm going to finish up with them this fall and turn them into two-day workshops in the beginning of next year. Really looking forward to that. It will be better for my students, I think, if they don't have waiting time between one workshop and the next one. So far I have received very positive comments from workshop participants, which makes me feel that not only are they enjoyed, but students are saying how they put them on the road to more successful work. Makes me feel humble that I have shown them something that they can take with them forever on their artistic journeys.
I'm now getting work together for the Painters' Studio's art in the garden show next month. This is the art group that I head up and they are all very excited about the show. Our posters and invitations will be available soon as will the email blasts. It's only a one-day show and we want to have as many invited guests and their friends as possible to attend. After that it will be time for Artwalk and the group and myself have all been accepted into the show. I've also had a small painting accepted into the FCA's Small, Smaller, Smallest Show. It's a show where the size is restricted. My piece is called Foothills Farm and is 9" by 12".
I'm also waiting for results for a couple of small size-restricted paintings for a show with the Society of Canadian Artists. Their Elected Member's show is being held in St. John's, NFLD this year and I'm really excited about that. That's the farthest distance I've had to send paintings. They are two of my small daisy paintings. I'm posting them so you can see them. This show required paintings to be either
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12" by 12" or 24" by 24". Mine are the smaller dimension. We can expect to hear something by July 28. I'm always told how 'nuts' I am to do what I do. But I tell people that I'm doing what I love to do. I waited forty years to be able to do what I want and now I am. Am I busy? Yes! Would I change it for anything? NO! I love the challenge, the competition, all of it.
Now, I think, I'll get back to work. Paintings do not paint themselves! Onward and upward! Bye for now!
I am new at this blog business, but I want to share what I am doing with you. I will add my activities as they happen and show you what I do each day. And, hopefully, I'll get some painting done.