Saturday, January 31, 2015

News! Accepted!

I am delighted to have had one of my Color of Place series accepted into The Slater Museum of Art's upcoming 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition.  This show features the work of Connecticut artist including painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography and sculpture.  It will be open Feb 8 thru Mar 20.  The Opening Reception, open to all, is Sunday, Feb 8, 1:00-3:00pm.  Come join me!

What a grand way to start 2015!
Waterholes 27"x51"

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I think I have bitten off more than I can chew (surprise? I think not)

As old as I am, you would not think I would be naive.  When I joined the SAQA Board of Directors last May, I forgot to ask what my job would be.  Ooops.  Membership Committee?  Wonderful!  My heart is with the Regions and their support of our membership.  

Then I realized there never has been a standing MC, issues were addressed on an ad hoc basis.  SO.  In on the ground floor, so to speak.

Can I just say that absolutely everything is related to Membership?  Okay, maybe not Exhibits, directly. 

Interestingly, I started loosing my hair this summer.  Doc is working on thyroid angle but admits it could be stress.

On the heavily positive side, I have had the opportunity of working with some WONDERFUL, committed, talented members.  Just that is a grand place to be.  After I took a deep breath, let go of my stress (step at a time philosophy seems to be working) I can envision how important this committee's contribution to its members can be.  Yep, a wonderful place to be.

This, in part, keeps me not-so-productive in my own studio....or blogging for that matter.  I have taken Work in Progress snaps of the two pieces that I've worked on this year.  "Where Have All the Cattails Gone?" is now completed and photographed.  The Heron is still a WIP with the background mostly quilted...many more layers will be added. But you get the idea.
Heron WIP

Where have all the cattails gone WIP
You MAY need to remind me of this at some point in the resolution for 2015 is NOT to volunteer for another thing!  I have enough in the way of commitments.

Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again!  I used to have cocktail napkins (gift from knowledgeable friend) with those words printed on it.  I should have it emblazoned on a throw pillow, a tee-shirt, a bath towel, an apron, key ring....I have to remember it!  Resolved.