I'm happy to announce that this painting was juried into the current Community of Artist exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, IA.
I previously posted about this painting when I was contemplating whether or not it was finished. Honestly, I don't think I added anything more than my signature. I took it to the critique group that I was attending and we all agreed that this orientation of the painting was best. Sometimes when I work abstractly, I end up hanging the painting in a different orientation from how I did most of the work. This is one example. Most of the time while working, this painting was in a horizontal position on my easel.
I haven't been as productive with painting or making jewelry as I'd like. The Linn Creek Arts Festival has invited me to return this coming July and I look forward to being there. One of my creative outlets has been making lots of cards... graduation, birthday, sympathy, etc. I was introduced to the Martha Stewart scoring board which has been a great tool for creating cards and matching envelopes. Tri-fold cards are so simple to make with the board. Heavy scrapbook papers make a great base. I should have photographed some to share with you. Maybe I'll do that with future cards and a future post.
Earlier this week we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary by spending an extended weekend in the Twin Cities. We stayed at the Bird House Inn in Excelsior which is just a few blocks from Lake Minnetonka. What a wonderful time we had and my artistic juices were renewed as well. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is just a few miles away. The peonies and yellow lady slippers were glorious. I definitely want to revisit this place.
I hope to post here more often. Thanks to all my faithful followers.