Oh, my. Fall has dropped on the Pacific NW like a lead ball. I already miss warm summer days. Those of you who know me KNOW that I’m a sun bunny. This past summer saw me in either our front or back yard, weeding, mowing, and mulching – every, single day. It’s hard seeing everything die back again.
Yes, I know! It’s not a death but a hibernation. Still, it’s hard to see all life backing away, taking a step back into the shadows. I wake in the dark, and the dark encroaches way too early. But, still, I’m reminded that this is the time to think, to plan, to learn, and to gestate. So…
For the second year in a row, I’m taking Tiffany Han’s Raise Your Hand Say Yes/Inner Circle group. Last year, this work helped me to plan and organize certain areas of my life. Unfortunately, life happened this past summer and I wasn’t able to really spend time on me and my art. (For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, I moved my mother to an adult family care home; traveled to Utah to help my husband’s cousin with her parents; and then stayed with my mother who was hospitalized for a week when she fainted at the local bookstore.) As I move into fall, I’m hoping life slows down a little with the plants, doing that gestation thing.
So what I’m artfully gestating on:
- Add more local acrylic classes to teach.
- Contact local wineries for an exhibition space for my Ziegfeld Girls.
- Experiment with a new style of abstract markmaking.
- Write an article about my thoughts on the acrylic triumvirate.