Celebrating Mid-Autumn, Studio Update
Welcome to mid-season studio update with news since mid-summer; Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR, new art, and more. We are grateful that the hard work of summer is behind us, our gardens fed us well, our milkweed has attracted more Monarchs than ever. This is a favorite time of year, when we can slow down and count our blessings, Samhuin, the night of the Ancestors, was last night.
Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR
As I write I am preparing for ARTTOUR, November 4 and 5. I look forward to seeing you here. See this page for details, including the google map. This year there are ten locations. Click here for a printable ARTTOUR flyer.
The next few images show a sneak peak around my studio of new art, jewelry. Learn more about the new art and 16 greeting cards I made for the event in this post.
There are new blank page notebooks and mugs that are combined with some San Francisco Dark Italian coffee beans into gift sets at a discount price, great for your loved ones who journal in the morning. There are also new zippered clutch bags and totes.
Bouquet is a series of 27 watercolor, drawing collages. Most feature the flowers we all love, painted loosely. They range in size from postcard size to 9×12″.
Atlas of the Year is a work in progress of twelve months of the year divided by four segments of the seasons and compass directions. Each month is represented in collage, drawing and writing. I’ll be previewing them at the ARTTOUR. I’ve just finished the first one for the West/Autumn segment. The one shown below includes a drawing of my mother, as this was the month of her funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. It is the last one from the Summer/South segment.
225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea closed on September 23. When I picked up my art I learned that two more Shaker village Botanicals sold, six out of eight now have new homes.
While in Berea, I delivered three altered books for the Berea Arts Council’s The Book Transformed exhibit. Showing there until November 11 are tree Wisdom, Summer/South, Messages, Winter/North and Wingborne, Spring/East. They were originally exhibited there ten years ago for my solo show 4 Seasons-4 Directions.
The Berea Arts Council has a wonderful partnership with the St. Joseph Berea Hospital. They provide artwork for display at the hospital from exhibits just ending at the BAC gallery. The Book Transformed will be on display there until January 3, 2018.
Seeds and Fig Trees
Part of the harvest time I love is collecting seeds. I have the ones pictured below, and I’m still collecting Lettuce, Nasturtium, Sweetgrass, and Hummingbird Salvia (one of the most prolific volunteers I’ve ever had, the Hummingbirds adore it, they’ll come to it even if I’m nearby).
Onward into autumn.