Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Projects From Squam

Here are two paintings I made in Sarah Ahearn's workshop at Squam. I enjoyed Sarah's class very much, and was surprised I was able to complete two paintings during the class. The top painting is me (belly sticking out) and sister (tow head) when we were little. I love this photo and learned how to make a photo transfer in the class. Super cool technique Sarah taught us. Second painting was a game Sarah had us played, and please with how the painting turned out in the short amount of time we were allotted.

Can't express how much I enjoyed squam, and how much I miss everything about it even the drafty cabins. Will post what I made in Christine Mason Miller's and Marisa Haedike's class Make a Book in A Day later.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Magic of Squam

Back from my first art retreat at Squam, and still sorting out what I learned. It was an amazing retreat, and met so many interesting, caring, funny, and creative people. I really can not find the words to express my experience at Squam. It's just such a magical place with filled with magical experiences. Thank you to all of those people who were a part of it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Art Show Success!

Thank you to all who stopped by my booth yesterday at my first art fair. It was a huge success! The day went by fast, and there was never a dull moment. I loved talking to the patrons, and other artist during the day. It really fueled my creative energy, and made all the hard work worth it. I could not made it through the day without the help of my fiancee Charlie! Wow! He is a keeper, and I am so lucky to be marrying him.

Off to Squam tomorrow for my first art retreat. I can't wait!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September Monthly Goals

My main goal last month was to get ready for my first art ( show on September 12th, and I can happily report I have completed most of the major tasks. It's been very fulfilling creating/organizing pieces for my show, and it amazes me how much energy I have had to focus on it. It's been a huge amount of work, but enjoyed every minute of it. I have no expectations of what will happen, but I plan to to have fun and support the other artists in show. Above all this has been a huge boost to my confidence!

The second goal is to pack for Squam Art Retreat and not get sick before I leave. I leave two days after my show. I have been pushing myself a bit too much these days, and luckily my beau reminds me to take care of myself.

I look forward to reporting to the group how the show goes.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me in this huge, huge, huge endeavor.