Friday, March 18, 2011
"No Winter lasts forever; No Spring skips its turn." - Hal Borland
Seems our winter is changing to Spring and with spring comes mud, browns, dirt. However, I know this will be short lived and I soon will be able to get into the gardens to see new shoots/blooms appearing. In fact, today I just cut some forsythia branches from my shrub in the garden and brought them in to 'force' Spring and color upon myself. They soon shall be a brilliant yellow color - a color I seldom use in my paintings - what's up with that, hmmm.
Had a wonderful visitor in today - he was actually looking for my husband (he's a farm/feed guy) who happens to love art, contemporary furniture and good music. It was a joy to visit with him as these lonely weeks in the studio in the country are wearing on me. So thank you for stopping by today.
So, my thoughts are turning from Winter to Spring; from Spring to Summer as I am taking time out to look at my schedule for upcoming gallery shows as well as 'drop off dates' for dropping off work at different galleries. It is hard for me to pull myself away from painting to do 'organization/book' work.
So far this year I have a group show (I'll be showing my older works - mixed media) at the CVA in Wausau featuring artists who use recycled/reuse items in their art. Also in the scheduling works is a 2-person show at Bindley Collections in Middleton this fall, as well as some other juried shows that I plan to enter. Then I also am getting together a great selection of new pieces to take to Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County for the opening of their season. Also, need to get more larger pieces to Tvedten Fine Art in Harbor Springs. Oh, and I can't forget the solo show of my new works at Wild Apple Gallery in Menasha in May! That show will feature 15-20 pieces of my new abstracted landscapes based on visions of landscapes from Wisconsin (where I grew up). See what I mean, lots to keep track of-but pure joy!