It's autumn in most places... back in my homeland the aspen groves are having their pow wow. School skipped road trips were made just to celebrate this event back in the day, shhhh don't tell. My pal Bonny Fleming has captured some of nature's great dance if you want to see.
Here in California we sort of ease into Fall with a sidestep and a slither. Nothing too grand in most places. The sequoia and redwoods give a bit of a show, the poison oak turns a lovely shade of red, which makes it easier to spot. The clouds give us a little tease every other day or so, hinting of the rains to come. (fingers crossed)
I had my closing reception for my 8 week artist in residence project. Over the course of my 8 weeks at the Gilroy Center for the Arts I painted over 60 feet of watercolor paper, cut and ripped them apart then re-contructed them into one 30 foot painting... here is part of it, more photos coming soon...
I did a video of my artist statement and concept, which will be available soon. Just needs some tweaking.
My closing reception, similar to the mid-point, was attended by some special people, for which I am very thankful. Their support through my journey has been so amazing. I am also thankful for all the support of my online pals. The notes and comments from the virtual arts community has been so important through this journey, so I thank you. I could feel you there with me at the reception!
The next day we drove to Arcata to visit our daughter at University. What a lovely magical place:
I have a new plan forward for how I will present my work here and in other virtual outlets. Many changes are coming down the line. For now I am letting go of lots of artwork in my online sale. Through October many of my pieces are 40% off! I will add more work as the month continues. These larger pieces from my reconstruction series are not for sale at this time. I am hoping to put them in a few special exhibits. Fingers Crossed...
love and hugs- E