Today has been a wonderful warm Autumn day! I sat on the porch with my morning coffee…(in my new “birthday” pottery mug from the art shop at Heartwood~~Abingdon, VA)…
And heard a very loud wild turkey in the woods around our house…He never came into view, but it definitely “sounded” like Fall, reminding me that Thanksgiving is just around the corner too!
After some reading, dreaming, and planning, I came inside to work in the studio~~inspired by my time of contemplation!
Currently in the Studio, I’m finishing a small art quilt…designing the small yellow, fractured fish for the next Sea Images piece…and preparing “Fields at Toledo” for layering, threadpainting, and quilting~~
What are your Autumn inspirations?
** Last week in the“September’s Here Giveaway“the winner who received the Set of 3 Art Cards, “Flower & Fish”was………”drum roll please”………………..
Art Lover~~ Cheryl !
Thank-you to all the Subscribers~~Art Lovers, Art Collectors, & Creatives in Life~~of our “Studio NewsNotes”! **
What is it about the New Year that gives us Hope to accomplish new exciting things or to change directions in Life and try something different?
For me, it’s like a point in time that gives us permission to change our routines and explore or experiment with new ideas. And, often this Creative approach produces results that we never would have dreamed possible! How freeing…!
So, I’m back in the studio today…straightening, organizing, and ready to begin new projects…finishing up old ones…dreaming, idea gathering, listening to music, experimenting with materials, playing around with a few ideas. Sometimes it’s difficult to find this place of concentration and flow, but it’s time…
How can it possibly be the end of 2014 already?!! ~ This year has been a busy one with many new events and happenings for the studio…
*First was my solo exhibit during the local ArtWalk last February, hosted by the gracious Eucalyptus Spa & Healing Arts. In their gift shop of local artists’ work, they carry select prints and cards of my originals. Two pieces from the Winter Holidays series are now being shown and available there during the holidays~Santa’s Night-time Trek & Winter Wren. (See their website for contact information.)
*The Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey workshop is ready and planned for Spring 2015! The exact dates are TBA…and I will post those as soon as they are set. I look forward to sharing some activities and experiences with other creatives and artists for fun, inspiration, and motivation.
*Summer was a time of travel, warm days, and new inspirations. In the studio, a new piece in the Visions of Spain series is on the design board and many ideas are ready to be created!! Watch the blog for updates!
*In the fall, the Lifeweavings exhibit traveled to Virginia Tech and was shown in the Wallace Hall Gallery…It was great to visit old friends and to given such a wonderful space to show my art!
*Currently, several major pieces are being prepared for submission to juried exhibits in 2015. This is always a “cross-your-fingers” activity, but rewarding when selected to show in venues at locations across the country.
So glad you visited the studio and…
May your Holiday Season be full of joy, beauty, and peace!