Well I can't believe how long it has been since I have entered a blog post. September was my last entry! After an extremely busy Summer and Fall, I find myself preparing at the very last minute for my next show....a show I booked a year ago! But over the course of a year, a lot can happen.
As I had said the summer was busy. I was teaching a little bit here and there...I guess the here would be in the CNY area, so that would be the art camps I taught at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia; and there would be the North Country...specifically Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton. I am also one of the members of the Bay House Artisans Co-op, which meant working at least 3 times per month in Alexandria Bay, and I exhibited in Sacket's Harbor as well. So I spent a lot of time at camp, which was nice, and also inspirational for painting.
Fall was also a busy time wrapping up obligations up in the North Country and preparing for a trip to Ireland. The trip was magnificent and I have already started a series of paintings based on the dramatic West Coast of Ireland.
I had started putting together the theme for the art show at the Y Arts Community Gallery, which is "Camp",.... and what space could be more appropriate than the YMCA especially as they begin registering for camp in January. Unfortunately I was not able to put together a marketing plan with the Y, which leaves me on my own here to publicize the show. I had a grand plan to start sending out PR in November. Unfortunately, my brother who had been sick for close to 3 1/2 years was hospitalized, and died 11 days later. I spent most of November at the hospital and later making arrangements for his funeral, cleaning out his house etc. And then I got sick...with bronchitis. Between illness and mind-numbing grief I got nothing done. So, that was the month of November.
And now it's December and Christmas season...yeah just a little busy here.
But, I am FINALLY back to blogging and even better, back in the Studio. The "Camp" show will be on display in the Y Arts Gallery, 200 Towne Drive Fayetteville, NY, during the months of January and February.
And for those of you who are saying "Camp" show???? HUH??? The theme comes from my attempt to capture those timeless and intimate moments shared by all who live life in the outdoors. I am continuously inspired by the land, sky and water. It is my hope that this show will bring back memories of what it was like to be a kid at camp: splashing your canoe paddles in the water, canon-balling off the dock into the lake, running through the grass to catch fireflies and staying up late to roast marshmallows around the campfire while re-hashing the day's escapes.
I hope I bring back a few memories of the good old days at camp, whether they were 10 years ago, 50 years ago or just last summer.