After ten straight days of working because of ARTember it's been nice to focus on my studio work again. I'm currently preparing a series of smalls which range in size from 8x10 to 12x16 inches which is a nice departure after working on the large utility box. The work was a real pleasure but my back is happy to take a break. I can't believe how therapeutic it is to be spending solid blocks of time in my sacred space enjoying the lovely scent and flickering light of a beeswax candle while listening to classical music playing on CBC radio.
While my canvases dry for the next round, I'm roasting a farm-raised chicken (it's already smelling lovely) and have been catching up on the first season of 'Downton Abbey' - I have to admit I'm addicted. Love the sets, costumes, acting and storyline and am so glad that a number of patrons recommended it.
I've also begun working on my presentation and workshop which I'll be offering at Evanescence Gallery in High River in November. I'm really looking forward to a weekend to focus on supporting the artistic development of others. It's so nice for me to be able to give back by sharing my knowledge with others and by encouraging them in their own visions and dreams. The presentation on Friday evening will be open to the public and the workshops held at the gallery will be listed on their site by the end of September - they are limited to an intimate group of six which I'm grateful for as I prefer to have the time to engage with each person present.
So as fall happily plugs along, I will remember to schedule these full days of creativity sprinkled with times of rest as I look forward to visiting our farmers' market this afternoon and perhaps even an hour to read. I cannot have a day without that.
AIRdirondack Art Project