One more new piece- done for a fundraising event in early February. I got to work all day with five other fun artists ~ we each scrambled to finish a piece in eight hours, with the results being donated to an auction for a local arts center. Eight hours is not too outside the normal number of hours a piece takes for me, I guess, but I'm definitely used to stretching that time out over a few days, letting things dry and ideas percolate. In the end, the pressure and excitement, as well as artist camaraderie, must have been good for me: this is one of my favorite pieces in a long time!
Here are a few quick shots of pieces I finished in the new Studio last month. Now that I'm all settled in, I'm working on trying to relax and just play a little. I find that I still want to express the same sorts of things: the layers of moments that make up our experiences - I'm just seeing the work evolve in slightly different, more abstract ways.
Well, wow. I take myself out of circulation for over 18 months, then decide to rent a studio- and before I even get my feet in the water or brush in the paint, another favorite piece of mine has been accepted into a juried group show:
This piece will be hanging at The Museum of Wisconsin Art, in the Cedarburg Artists Guild's group show in the State Gallery. I am so honored to be included- the Guild is made up of some amazingly talented artists, so the whole show is guaranteed to be stellar. If you're in the area, come check us out- the opening reception is Sunday, January 31st and the show hangs until March 29th. The whole Museum is so worth a visit if you haven't already been.
So the next post will be from my new studio. Super scary exciting!
Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm a mixed media artist from Wisconsin. I use this blog to post in progress and completed work...I also have a house that needs lots of decorating help, 2 young kids, a husband, a dog, 2 newts, 2 lizards and a toad. All of these things keep me busy and sometimes a little scattered. If I don't post for a while, you can assume I'm making curtains, stripping wallpaper or doing family stuff. (Or, I might just be hiding out with a good book for a few days.)