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Friday, August 2, 2013

Have You Seen This Artist?

I knew it had been a while since I had been on here.
In fact, I knew it had been so long, I was feeling embarassed at the thought of writing a post.
And then I realized that I was actually avoiding writing a post.
And then I realized that part of the reason I was avoiding writing a post is that my "writer brain" seems to have taken a vacation.
I don't know what to write about or where to even begin.
But - if there is one thing I have learned over the years it is this...
when you don't want to do something that you need to, the best approach is to just
I am.
But lest you think that I have been just lying around and eating bon bons for the last,
oh dare I say it...
six weeks!
A brief run-down of what has been occupying my time...
1. I have been attempting to stay cool in my new home. Although the incredible insulation served me well during the winter months - the lack of air conditioning has made for some very warm temperatures during the summer.
2. I came to the realization that I can't really call my "new" home my "new" home anymore since I have been there for 7 months. How did that happen???
3. I have been working on many art pieces including special orders, purchase orders for retails stores and inventory for summer art festivals.
Mirrors lined up and waiting for final touches - words and detailing.
4. I had my work move into a new location of the Made In Oregon Stores.

5. I've been trying to find ways to enjoy the days of summer.

Warm, fresh blackberries...just waiting for me to taste them.
6. I was a vendor in the Salem Art Festival - a large, wonder festival featuring the art of some amazingly talented people. I was humbled to have been juried in.
A new "old" chair . . .heading to a summer art festival. It found a new home that weekend.

I have attended some wonderful summer concerts -
including Prarie Home Companion, featuring Garrison Keillor.
We even got to enjoy him leading the audience in a sing-a-long. What a treat.

Garrison Keillor meandering through the audience and leading us all in a sing-a-long.
 My day job has kept me very busy with projects and meetings.
Meeting doodles - it was an all day meeting.

I took time to go "glamping" with friends for a weekend.
What defines "glamping"? Among other things - enjoying prime rib for dinner!
I promise I have been busy.
I promise I have been making art.
I promise I have been enjoying the company of friends and family.
And now - I have conquered the beast by writing a post on the blog.
Maybe not the most noteworthy post,
but it's done . . .
the dry spell has been broken.
You can stop looking for the lost artist -
Afterall -
summer isn't over yet and there are still more adventures to be enjoyed.

1 comment:

  1. First off let me introduce you to the redneck/ artist air conditioner....a thin long wet towel worn around your neck and resoaked all day long... should we get more heat... It will stave off the sick feeling.

    Love the art and photos! Glad to see you doing bulk work for festivals...hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!! It was nice to catch up on what you've been doing!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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