Friday, June 29, 2007

Illustration Friday: Twist

"Winter Branches", acrylic/charcoal/collage on canvas, 24"x 24", ©2007

Much like the weather today, I can't seem to settle on a course of action for very long. As the sun plays hide-n-seek with the clouds and rain, I float from one activity to another. Luckily, I am being somewhat productive though. Yesterday was a mess of wasted time and I really didn't want a repeat of that. So I've worked on a painting, done some drawing. I posted the last of the 10 artists for the upcoming show at Redeemer on the artsblog. Organized some of my storage a little. Did some laundry…

And now I'm here, posting the painting above for Illustration Friday. The theme this week is "twist."

Here comes the rain again. Now on to something else.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Abandoned Projects Project

tree trunks at the bottom of Snoqualmie Falls

In an effort to simplify and get rid of unnecessary stress, my husband is going through some of his abandoned projects, and giving them a formal farewell. I thought this was a great idea, and I just had to share this post from his blog (rather appropriately titled The Journal of Rockett Science). He never fails to crack me up. I hope it brings a smile to your day too. I've spent a majority of our 12+ years of married life smiling and laughing, and that is a very good thing. :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

New show announcement...

...for upcoming art exhibit in the gallery at Church of the Redeemer.

I've been busy this past week with collecting the entries, presenting them to the jury, notifying the artists, and designing and ordering the above postcard announcement. (Click image to enlarge) I think it's going to be a great show. The artists' reception will be Thursday, July 12th, 6–8PM, and there will also be a musical performance (7 – 7:30) by our own organist extraordinaire, Sheila Bristow. She will be playing music by J. S Bach, American composer Ned Rorem (2 movements from his collection "A Quaker Reader"), plus various composers' arrangements of the Pentecost hymn "Komm, Gott Schopfer" [#501 in the 1982 Hymnal, "O Holy Spirit, by whose breath"].

I'll be posting about each of the artists over the next couple of weeks over at Redeemer's arts and music blog, so check it out!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Return to blogging

"Engram", acrylics/collage on canvas, 36" x 36", ©2007

Today marks a month since my last blog post. It's been a productive month and I'm feeling more focused and on track than I have in some time. So I re-approach this blogging thing with a little trepidation. Don't want to get sidetracked by the "blogosphere" again. I do miss it though, so I figure I'll ease myself back into it and try to approach it more consciously than I did before.