30in30

Fall Colors

Saturday we had a great ikebana class where we arranged zinias, and some other lovelies that I can't name.

 The sage makes a crazy fluffy subject.

The sage makes a crazy fluffy subject.

It's the end of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I learned a lot this month about lowering expectations, working through a theme and how to put different materials together. It was a great idea generator to get me back in the studio and break through the paralysis of starting a new project. I'm ready to be done and move on to making some less challenging work for a while. On to making some bags out of kimono fabric for the Creative Hand Show and Sale in November!

Reading: About writing a better artist statement in The Artists Guide. 

Listening to: my brain explode as I try to comprehend 1099s and schedule C at Artist Inc.

Cooking: a nice warm Indian curry for these blustery days. 

Day 30 of 30

It's finally done! A lot of great ideas were generated this month. I can't wait to see my art making in the coming months. Now it's time to put the studio back together. All the 30 in 30 works will be hung at the Old Drum Coffee House and Bakery until the end of October.

Coffee

My work is installed at the Old Drum Coffee House and Bakery. There is an arrangement of my soft sculptures in the front window and all of my pieces from the 30in30 challenge on the wall. The studio looks so clean. Make sure to stop by during Burg Fest this weekend.

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I'm selling bags made from vintage kimonos and a koginzashi wall hanging at the Creative Hand Show and Sale this year. This has always been a great show with some wonderful hand made craft and art items for sale. Mark it on your calendars for your holiday shopping this year!

Reading: The Artist's Guide: How to make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield

Listening to: The Trend Forecast on 99% Invisible. So amazing!

Cooking: tabbouleh and chorizo stuffed acorn squash. So amazing and delicious!