Last year a lovely woman I met gave me an adirondack chair in order to create my own piece of the AIRdirondack Art Project for our home and I'm finally scheduling the time to work on it. I have two large pieces and numerous smalls to complete for my exhibit in a few weeks, but, of course, I have to work on this, too. And a presentation and workshop to finish preparing for...
I'm never sure why I do this - the procrastination...perhaps it's feeding my creative muscles. When I work on something just for myself, it definitely takes the pressure off. And I LOVE this time of year - the energy I am filled with, the changing colors, the cooler temperatures...I always wish this season could last until the middle of December. I definitely love autumn, especially love October. So I'm listening to Melody Gardot as I add a variety of marks to begin this new project. It's a good day.
On the weekend my family and I headed into the mountains to take advantage of the Canmore Studio Tour - it was such a pleasure for me to meet a number of artists who I feel have become friends even though we haven't physically met before. These ladies are extremely talented and I've often had the privilege of exhibiting with them over the years. Among others, we had the opportunity to visit with printmaker Linda Cote, fibre artist Dana Roman, sculptor Peig Abbott. We watched glass-blowing, saw a metal sculptor's work-in-progress, attended a fabulous opening at Elevation Gallery and ended the morning with lunch at our favorite place...the Grizzly Paw Brewery. Mmmmm...just what my soul needed...
'Honouring the Ancestors': Awesome Airdrie
AIRdirondack Art Project
'Counting Crows': Great Places Plan