Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stay a While.......please

Its finally finished. "Stay a While" measures 8" x 8" and was created on a cradled hardboard panel. I think I started this piece back in August, before school was in session, so I'm happy to have this one completed. I will be submitting this piece along with two others to the Midwestern - a show at the Rockford Art Museum. I'm hoping that one of the pieces gets juried in.

Now that things at school are slowing down, I'm trying to get back into the swing of "arting" again. Its been difficult for me to get going, and come up with some new ideas. I've decided to start small, and make some ACEO's. I made a little tree piece today and am quite happy with it. I hope to have more new work to show you soon.

Happy fall friends.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coming Down From my Art High

This weekend was the Artscene show at Wallblank. I had a great time showing in the beautiful industrial space. I sold some work, made some good contacts and most importantly got to connect with real live artists and the art community! After such a fabulous weekend of art, its been a struggle to get back into my "real" life these past few days.

Though I work in the art field every day as a teacher, interacting with other adult artists is so important and so needed by me. This is one aspect of high school and college art that I miss. I like having others around who can edit my work, give feedback, and bounce ideas off of.

I became fast friends with the seven artists that I exhibited with and we came up with the idea of forming an art club. We'd get together to make art, talk about art, critique each others work, and just be art "geeky" together. I'm really hoping this works out. It would be nice to be around others who speak my "language".

As I come down from my art "high", I'm sad that I don't have another art show lined up for the near future. Local folks, would you be interested in putting together a holiday show?

Happy Tuesday.