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-
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 !