Artist in Mixed Media Mosaic Collage and Jewelry

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

IS IT REALLY OCTOBER ALREADY . . .

If it is, then that means the '30 in 30' Painting Challenge is over and I no longer have to feel guilty about not getting as much work done for that as I planned.  :(  I did have high hopes but I should have done a reality check before I signed on.  With being gone for 5 days, getting ready for a Show Opening, having 11 days worth of out-of-town guests, AND trying to get my new Studio space opened "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING!!"   (Oh yes, and there was supposed to be a 7 day vacation in there too  For those of you that don't get my Newsletter you can Click Here to see why THAT didn't happen)  :/  Do you ever have those moments where you think "Now, why did I do that to myself?"  This was one of those.  The positive side(s):  My trip to Coeur d'Alene for my Show Opening went very well; I enjoyed all 3 sets of out-of-town guests; and I did get my New Studio.Gallery Space opened!  It opened unofficially last Friday for the first time.  This is one corner of my space . . .


I'll try and include more photos in my next Blog.  The interesting thing is, this is supposed to be a place where I can primarily work on, and display my jewelry, but the sales I made the two days I was open were all Artwork related ~ cards and prints.  As they say
 'go figure!'  :)  (My plan is to be there just 3 days a week)

One of my out of town guests was an Artist by the name of Yuko Ishi.  We had never met before (long story) but she came and spent 2 days with me.  What a lovely person.  I was so pleased to get the opportunity to meet and visit with her.  Originally from Japan (where she had a Rock 'n' Roll Band when she was younger!) she now lives in Washington State and is a wonderful Mixed Media Photographer.   We had a great visit and I enjoyed seeing her work and meeting the person behind it.  A lot of Spirituality behind the person and the work.


Song of a Rufous Hummingbird II by Yuko Ishi

If you would like to see more of her work Please visit her site by Clicking Here.  


Here's a new Necklace . . .

Earth Song
 For more information on this piece you can Click Here


and here's a small piece I just did yesterday . . .


Out on the Patio
4" x 4" Acrylic on Board  
These small pieces come with a Stand.  
I haven't worked this small in quite a while.  It was a fun piece to do.

(There were also a couple of new pieces (Jewelry and Collage) included in the September Newsletter).

OK.  Back to work.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you 
Have a wonderful week!