Friday, December 02, 2011

Crunch Time



I've been playing with watermedia prints for quite a few years, yet when asked to do sale artwork, charitable donations, or even try a new class at a new store, it is my go to process. What I never ever remember is how long it all takes, so even though I thought I was on schedule through the first two days in the studio, my studio time yesterday amounted to 22 straight hours (45 minute frozen dinner break). During that time I listened to 10 episodes of Supernatural from last season, Terminator 2, Will and Grace, a Lifetime movie with Diane Keaton doing meth, the X Factor, and infomercials galore. I also heard tons of Christmas commercials and promos for all the new movies coming out around Christmastime. In the meantime, I was knee deep in fibers, metal powders, watermedia, both Golden and Sue Rothamel's wonderful Mica Color palettes (vintage my new fav) .I was also knee deep in the creative process so much so that at the end of the 22 hours I was tired but also at peace because I love so much what I do. Now, if I could just start a few days earlier next time there is a deadline. Note to self.

I am attending the opening of a new store, New Art Legacies, in Fairview Heights, IL tomorrow where all 22 pieces will be up for sale. I also am teaching the class next Friday for those who want to venture into making their own. It's a busy time of year, but a relaxing class that would be great for Christmas gifts. That will be my last class of the year, but I will be at For Keeps Sake on Saturday, January 21, doing my first class at their store. Things are definitely happening. Now I need to get someone to just help me decorate my house for Christmas!

1 comment:

Wanda H said...

How I wish I could have been there!! I love your art and I'd love to be able to buy one!!