This will be my final post on this subject. I feel like I’ve overcome the addiction! Yay! I still go to facebook, but I don’t get sucked in like I did before. I don’t spend hour upon hour staring at my news feed. I haven’t had a heated discussion in weeks.
I’ve made it to the second section of my online web development course. I can now build a very simple website in html with simple CSS. This is pretty exciting as I’ve now gone past the point of knowledge I had in college (2000). Mainly because everything from this point on is new information! I’m not quite to the point where I can build the website I want, but I’m getting there.
I’m back to painting again! It had been almost a year since I had pulled my paints and brushes out. It feels good to be creative and feel the movement of paint across the canvas. I’m still a bit rusty, as happens after not painting for that long a period of time, but it’s coming back quickly.
Yesterday, Aaron and I made a trip up north to Los Alamos to deliver more pillows and dolls to the Fuller Lodge Art Gallery. They have already sold a couple of pieces! YAY! It was a lovely drive home! We took the back road through the Jemez mountains, nothing quite like a drive through the forest to make me feel grounded. Unfortunately, we wore the wrong shoes so we couldn’t get out for a hike. Next time, for sure!
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“Balance”, 30 x 30″ oil on canvas, this is the piece I was just getting started on in the last post!
Aaron and I took a road trip up to Los Alamos and the Fuller Lodge Art Center yesterday to hang my show. In all, I finished 11 new paintings! The show is up now, but the official opening will be a part of their Holiday open house for the Affordable Arts show on December 6th from 10am-6pm. I will be there for a few hours in the later half of the day, probably 2-6pm. They will also be open all day on Black Friday. If you are in the area, or close by, please stop by and see the show and get a little of your Christmas shopping done! In addition to my art work, originals and prints, there are literally tons of artsy gifts to pick from. Lots of handmade local artist goodness. Whether you go to this show or not, please support local artists this holiday season by buying handmade art and gifts. 🙂
Enjoy the photos of my show!
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Arabian Dance, Paint pens on 12″ vinyl LP, $95
Today I took several of my recycled record paintings on vinyl over to Bright Rain Gallery. Before I left the house I checked on titles and realized I didn’t have them here on my website, at all! I have now remedied that situation and you can find them HERE or in the above Portfolio tab, under “Recycled Vinyl”. I am working on getting them back into my Etsy shop too. I have been super duper busy with getting my artwork out into galleries! Received word on Monday that my prints have been accepted into yet another gallery, Fuller Lodge Art Center, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Now that I’m done with the records for Bright Rain gallery, time to get moving on printing and packaging prints for the new gallery! 🙂
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