Monday, May 14, 2012


wow, over a week since the last post- i am really falling behind. and no studio time in the interim either. luckily my leave was approved with the promise that there will be a place on the hanging committee for me in 3 months. i am so relieved/happy/etc.

tuesday & wednesday i was in denver for work, but i also got to see my dad, which was great.

thursday night was the opening of a show at a retirement community. the invite was sent to a good selection of artists, i talked to one who had done it & had good things to say & decided why not? several other art source artists participated as well. several artists sold work, but it was much more traditional than mine. i did have a few compliments, but watched a lot of people skim by rapidly seeking something more to their liking. oh well.

friend in town this weekend, we had a lovely hike saturday morning- i always love the light in this spot-

the lupine on this particular trail are a beautiful pastel mix and they bloom every year right around mother's day. we caught a good day. the whole hillside is covered as far as the eye can see in an amazing display-

syringa, idaho's state flower, also blooming along the trail.

worked in the yard planting pots & mulching yesterday. started today with a hike. the arrowleaf balsamroot are nearly bloomed out.

things just starting in the garden include roses-

and pinks-

photography & gardening have been feeding my creative impulses. i haven't had a chance to get in the studio for weeks. i almost wonder if this isn't me telling myself to take a break from the stressful atmosphere at the gallery and give myself a chance to enjoy creating again.

i have been dreaming about the traffic box, plan to get started on that this weekend- after a trip to ft worth and an art event thursday night, then a trip to fairfield friday night. crazy busy! i should be chomping at the bit by the time i do finally make it back to the studio.

have a great week !


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Sounds like you answered your own question; thinking the break is good for you. We all need breaks from the routines that end up being stressful. While the studio may not be, making sure the work is done for the gallery can be.
LOVING the photos of everything coming to life! That has been serving my creativity well also.
Maybe it's just that time of year, when we need to witness and record and let the other things wait until it's their turn. :-)


Barb said...

Hi Marianne, Your Dad looks great! (So do you, of course.) Great colorful flower shots. Get busy on that art girl!

Pam McKnight said...

It is sounding like the right decision to take a break from the gallery for a while. You have been busy! I appreciate you taking the time to come to my Art Event. I am sorry I missed yours.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Enjoy your creative 'down-time', Marianne. Although it sounds like you are busy filling your days with lots of creative stuff! Your garden is full of lovely things!