Well, it's already the end of the first month of 2014, and I haven't been blogging as much as I'd hoped. I could blame being busy (and indeed I have been) but even when I've a bit of time I find myself staring at the laptop screen wondering, "Am I writing because I have something I really want to say, or because if I don't write regularly, I'll lose momentum?"
Hum, the same thing could be said about making art.
The last few weeks have seen Colorado in a deep freeze like much of the U.S., making for some challenging outdoor painting sessions. The "Chasing Light" show went VERY well, considering it was -5F or colder during the five days we held it. The people who braved the weather were able to see some very lovely art and some even purchased some paintings to take home with them. "Not One Shall Fall", "Lee Martinez Farm" and "Yellow-rumped Warbler at Kingfisher Point" are now permanently off my studio walls; and while I miss them, I'm reassured that they are now being enjoyed by someone other than just myself. Already our little collective is planning to rent out the Carnegie Building to do this again next December, now that we know what we're doing. Stay tuned...
In other news, I'm honored to say as of this month I'm now a member of the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland. It's just south of the art museum/gallery on (fittingly) N. Lincoln Avenue:
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I've been in a few shows here in the past, but this is the first time I've been able to be a "regular" in a gallery venue. Coming up this weekend, I hope to get juried into the upcoming show for February, but if not, other works of mine should be on display through the rest of the year.
On the 22nd I turned 40, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Perhaps it's because Chad got me the bestest gift ever -- an African red-bellied parrot named "Skeeter". He's ten years old and the most adorable bird I've ever come across. Something tells me that you will be seeing a lot of parrot art soon...