GratitudesI am taking an online class in Art Marketing which includes daily gratitudes as part of the curriculum. So for the last few weeks I have begun each day listing the things that I am grateful for.
Now in Central New York we have had a miserable winter. In fact in Syracuse we have the dubious honor of having one of the 5 worst winters in America. So my list of gratitudes doesn't usually start with "I'm so grateful for the sun and warm weather". This morning as I was lying in bed listening to the snowplow scraping along the road and bouncing off mailboxes, my first gratitude of the day was "Yes!!! leftovers!!!! I don't have to cook tonight".
But, then I thought a little more and realized that I had quite a few things to be grateful for.
But don't worry, I'm not going to get all soppy and sentimental because this is an ART BLOG, so I'll be talking about art things.
Winter Art Shows
I participated in 3 Winter Art Shows:
- Snowy Splendor at the Onondaga Historical Association in Syracuse
- Winter Recipe at the Tech Garden in Syracuse
- The Art of Winter at the Thousand Islands Arts Center in Clayton
Coming Up Soon: Thousand Island Memorial Day Studio TourBack in January, I was invited by the Lyric Coffeehouse in Clayton to be their guest artist during the Thousand Island Studio tour May 23 and 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. I will be there with paintings, prints cards etc and I plan also to do a watercolor demonstration. The Lyric is located at 246 James Street in Clayton NY.
So I just realized that I have had a pretty good winter.
New DirectionsAnd here's a first for me: Yesterday I was asked to judge an art guild show. I have judged the National Scholastic Art Show for years, but this will be my first time judging "grown-ups".
So yeah, this winter hasn't been too bad here at Windy Hill Studio. Outside???A totally different story. Let's hope we can put away our winter boots till next November!
LinksHere is the link to the New Times Review: