Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Thaw

The past two days it seems as if we here in Southern Ontario have come up against a warm front..........can't say I'm not happy about that. But before I decide to drag out some of my spring clothes, I hear were going to dip below 0C tomorrow. Oh well, it is still February after all although this has been one damn long winter with snow that started to fall back in November.

I haven't been on the computer as much as usual these days. Perhaps one of the reasons is because my Facebook is acting up which prevents me from seeing what all of my friends are up to or the other more productive reason has been because I've been in the studio a fair bit. I just completed three new small pieces which I love. Really happy with the colourways and design. I walked them up to the framers this a.m. and they will be ready sometime tomorrow. I'll post them then.

I also have a meeting with Ellen who owns Ridge West Gallery tomorrow to discuss the upcoming show. I spoke with her briefly on Monday morning and it looks like it may happen sometime in April. Perhaps with two other artist as well as myself which does make me feel a bit more at ease. The pressure of carrying it alone may just do me in. So lots happening on the horizon...... my oil painting lessons are coming along wonderfully and I do believe the creativity I've been experiencing lately is a direct result of that one hour a week.


Ellen said...

Everybody seems to be productive lately (in spite of Facebook). Good for you. I wholeheartedly agree, learning something new and creative in one area pushes you in your own work. I've often thought of taking music lessons or something creative and outside what I normally do, feeling that it would help my painting somehow. Gets all those creative juices flowing.

Jean Levert Hood said...

I find that working in other mediums does indeed fuel my creativity. Even just play in the studio does. It doesn't help me to get so serious that I can't see "the forest for the trees."