Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Latest Figurative Painting


The June ArtistsConnect meeting was this morning, and it was great visiting with everyone. I had a chance to talk with Angela Rockett, and I had not seen her for a couple of years. ArtistsConnect is drawing artists from all over the area now, so it is not unusual to reconnect with someone you haven't seen for a long time.

Meredith Arnold was on the program today. She is a marvel and funny as well. She is a pro in the world of polymer clay. She also works in precious metal clay, fiber and just about anything else you can think of creating with.

Anyone who is interested in attending an ArtistsConnect meeting can get all the information at We meet the 4th Saturday of each month in Edmonds.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Edmonds Art Festival Again

I paid a second visit to the festival on Saturday. It is hard to resist when you live less than a mile away. I have such empathy for the artists in the booths that it is necessary to purchase a few things. I try to control myself because I have SO MUCH art, but you can never have too much. I bought a lion head birdhouse (you have to see it to get it) from Cynthia Jenkins and a beautiful piece of glass from Tim Fields. It is the first time in a long time that I have purchased art that wasn't made by one of my friends.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Edmonds Arts Festival

Well, it is time for the Edmonds Arts Festival, and the 30 day dry streak has ended. I feel so bad for all the artists sitting in their tents wishing more people would come out and see their work. Don and I are heading out there as soon as it opens and I am sure many others will too, but there are always more visitors when the sun shines. I have a couple pieces in the juried show and many of my friends do as well. I am particularly proud of Lynn Garka, who not only had ten pieces accepted into the juried show in various categories, but also won two first prizes! She is such a talented artist.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

C'est la Vie

I am the art walk artist at C'est la Vie in Edmonds this evening. I will be showing my figurative abstract work, some of it new, some of it not so new. Stop by and see me between 5:30 and 8:00 tonight.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I think I am actually getting this blogging thing. I have posted five times in June already, and here I am again. I am so inspired by Bridgette Guerzon-Mills' blog. I wish that I had really meaningful things to say like she does, but all you will get here is what I am doing and what I am creating. I guess all of my creativity goes into my paintings.

I have decided that I need to paint more and go to fewer meetings. They are art related meetings, but still meetings. The best meeting I attended was one where I got to make little clay ornaments to put in my paintings while discussing the Edmonds Art Studio Tour. Making art while meeting is the way to go. Barb Childs, are you listening? Let's do that again.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Five Friends

The round pieces at the bottom are clay. Fun stuff. I also took a class in polymer clay so that I can make pieces to add to my paintings. These are , since I don't know what to call it, real clay.

Artist's Garage Sale Report

What a fabulous day at the Arts Council of Snohomish Artist's Garage Sale! I sold a ton of paintings at very low prices, and want to thank everyone who bought one, or two, or three or more. It is so good to clear out old work and have room for all the new things I am going to paint. Made a little money too, which is always good. The best thing about the day is all the artists that I get to reconnect with, some of whom I have not seen for months. The unfortunate thing is that there is no time to get around and look at all the great stuff available. Next year I am going to ask my husband to stay for the first hour so I can get out and take advantage of the great bargins. I did manage to purchase a wonderful piece from Lisa JonesMoore as she was located next to me.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Artist's Garage Sale

I am off to the Artist's Garage Sale in a few minutes. Hopefully many of my paintings that have not previously sold for their very reasonable prices will go to new homes today for really, really inexpensive prices. Think cheap! If they don't sell and I can't paint over them for some reason, they go to the garage sale. It is in Mukilteo about two blocks from the ferry landing. Follow the signs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Experimental Painter's Group

Once again, first Wednesday at my studio with the experimental painters was inspiring and much fun. We had a smaller group today -- just Tracy Fraker, Nancy Thompson and Lynn Scott. However, we were joined for lunch by Mona Smiley-Fairbanks, her daughter Alyssa and her sister Tina from Alaska. Lunch is slowly taking over more and more of our painting day because it is always a feast and we have so much to say to one another. I did finish two paintings that have been nagging at me, and almost finished a third. So, I am very happy with my day. Sometimes you just have to let go of those spots in a painting that you just love too much in order to get it finished. It is always painful to let go of those special spots though.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Show

I had these two pieces accepted into the Edmonds Arts Festival juried show this year. That is one more than I usually get accepted! This is the only juried show I enter, so it is nice to have something accepted. The second piece is 9 small canvases fastened together with brass plates. The black that you see is just what the painting was photographed on.