I've been working on a painting for a friend and I have to say that it's been an absolute joy. Though today I was out of town all day driving through terrible spring flurries, sleet, snow crystals and rain but I still managed to have a terrific day.
At Bluerock Gallery I viewed Dana Roman's beautiful new exhibit 'Moods of Nature' and met another artist, Barb Fedun, both who are also featured in the book 'Artists in the Raw' by Deborah Catton. I was so glad she recognized me from the book as we ended up having a wonderful conversation. I love this amazing group of female artists in Alberta that I have the privilege of exhibiting with and getting to know. And I love serendipity. You just know when you were meant to meet someone and I have a good feeling that we will meet again.
I also picked up more art supplies...always a favorite pastime. In June I have registered for Samantha daSilva's large abstract workshop at the Calgary School of Art and I'm excited to see her process as well as play with new media. I'm really interested in the idea of working with a paint roller, no brushes. Plus it's been so long since I worked with mixed media, particularly modeling paste, and I also picked up some glass bead gel...just for fun. And watching an artist at work is one of my greatest pleasures.
So, in spite of the gray weather we've been experiencing, I had a really, really good day.