Keeping up is my key word for the next couple weeks. In my home studio today working on a new steer painting. I’m usually more organized in life but lately I’m just keeping up. My heart is loving everything that is coming my way. For some unknown reason I am not stressing about getting things finished but rather soaking in the moments with knowledge that it will all get done. This could actually be a false sense of security!! Heading into the summer months in Montana we all feel a need to set aside our tasks at hand and enjoy our warmer months playing. I’m trying to adjust all things so I find time to play but continue to strive so my art can thrive, sorry, that did sound a bit poetic…but I like it.
I’ve had some goodness come my way recently. About a month ago I entered a Java Doodle Challenge, doodling a plain white coffee paper cup. Surprised, I won and received a basket full of awesome art supplies for doodling…about $50.00 worth of materials and a $25.00 gift certificate at a local coffee-house. I never win anything so this was wonderful, smiling for sure and playing with all those art goodies. Teaching lately as well, workshops at Crooked Line Studio. This experience is a reward for me, sharing the knowledge I’ve honed over the past years with mixed media art. My students have been generous and open with their talents. They’ve complimented me as a teacher verbally but the true reward is seeing their hearts open to new possibilities for themselves in creating. Many are returning to take a second class and expanding their own knowledge of materials and techniques of mixed media.
I have a solo show I’m preparing for in June. The steer painting will be up for that exhibit. I’m thinking his title will be Mr. Stewart. Today will hopefully be finishing this painting and working on a project for a future workshop. Keep yourself busy with goodness my friends and thank you for being here with me.