For some time I have had the pleasure of connecting with artist Sandy Kaye Moss and I am so pleased to be included in her Instagram Inspiration on her blog this week. She also offers weekly printable colouring pages for fun. You can visit Sandy online at www.sandykayemoss.com.
I'm getting so much closer on this commission and am very excited about the progress. I know I've mentioned it several times before, but creating something so personal for someone can be difficult and pleasant all at the same time. As an artist, a commission like this is such an honour but my goal isn't just to complete the piece, but to complete it in a way that really connects with the person it's intended for...and that often means questioning myself constantly along the way. Not that I don't do that whenever I paint, but even more when it's intended for someone in particular. Anyway, hope to be completed this week!
Between 1927 and his death in 1973, W. H. Auden endowed poetry in the English language with a new face. Or rather, with several faces, since his work ranged from the political to the religious, from the urbane to the pastoral, from the mandarin to the invigoratingly plain-spoken. Just another reminder of his exhilarating lyric power and his understanding of love and longing in all their sacred and profane guises.
Friday night was the first Bert Church Live Theatre Paint & Wine night and it was so much fun! What an amazing group of ladies! There were several moms and daughters and lots of friends that attended together, which I loved, and I always hope that those who have never painted come out of these events with a little more knowledge and a greater comfort level for creating with a very minimal investment in materials. The theatre foyer was a lovely space to work and it was so nice to have bar service and a huge variety of delicious treats. The next event will be held on Thursday, June 29 and tickets are available online at Ticketpro.
Whenever it gets to the point of details on paintings I sometimes get a little nervous. After so much work and beautiful patterns I hate to lose it through a misplaced mark, pattern or colour. Though I know better, that pushing each layer a little further actually enhances a final piece, it still sits heavily in my mind...especially when I work on a commission. And then sharing the work-in-progess with a patron adds another 'layer' of nervousness, though I have been blessed with the most amazing patrons in my career. So, here's to a piece in the final stages of work and, fingers crossed that it turns out as I had envisioned.
Last weekend, a dress that my 17-year-old daughter had created as a Designer/Tailor was exhibited in the 2017 MakeFashion gala at the TelusSparks Science Centre. It was an amazing opportunity as she had the opportunity to work with the STEAMpunks team led by Catherine Larose who is the Artistic Coordinator of MakeFashion in Calgary as well as an Engineer who worked with her to create wearable technology, We're especially excited that her dress will travel around the world so this is only the beginning.
Sorso Coffee Co. is adding art to their menu!
I'm excited to share that Sorso is hosting a meet the artist night this evening while I paint live from 7-9 pm. Enjoy wine & buy one, get one half price sharables.
Paintings will be exhibited until July.
AIRdirondack Art Project
Alberta (above) +