long time no see + two openings

Hi there. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while. A long while. Let’s consider the past three months my creative hibernation…

I figured today was as good a time as any to jump back in since I have pieces in two exhibitions opening tonight!

While I haven’t been blogging or taking many photos lately, I have been working on other projects and business opportunities; I hope to start sharing more about all that in the coming weeks. Plus, I’m revving up to get out with my camera ASAP and often.

Opening tonight at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, MN: Lush Vibes (isn’t that a great name for a spring show?). I’m exhibiting one of the images from the Never-Ending Wood series for the first time. It’s all about GREEN, the color I miss most this time of year.

 

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Also opening tonight: Encroaching City at Flow Art Space, a group exhibition that ‘looks at city life juxtaposed with the natural environment, the relationship between humans and nature, and the footprint city living creates’.

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decked out

I love the trees naked but sometimes it’s fun to see them decked out. Hope that things are festive in your part of the world, too.

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something old, something new

Since all I’ve posted lately are invitations to my art fairs, I thought I’d share a little something pretty for your Friday pleasure. It’s a new picture made from something I shot some time ago and it will be one of my first vintage-framed prints (available tomorrow).

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green gifts fair

Tomorrow, Saturday November 23rd, I’ll be one of 75+ local vendors/artists at the 8th Annual Green Gifts Fair. Debuting some new items and maybe starting MY holiday shopping, too…

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minneapolis craft’za

Well, I think it’s safe to say that my 2013-edition 365 project is pretty much dead at this point. It was a good run and I created tons of new pictures and stumbled onto two new bodies of work I’m excited about. The latter part of the year has become jam-packed with art fairs, volunteer opportunities, freelance gigs, and family stuff. I’ll get back to shooting & sharing regularly but maybe not in the near, near future…

I am posting today, however, not to apologize but to invite you to my latest indie art & craft fair happening tomorrow, Saturday November 16th from 10-5. It’s called CRAFT’ZA and is presented by the same folks who put on CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA in the spring. There will be demos, food trucks, and approximately 60 makers inside the historic Grain Belt Bottling House atrium. Warm, cozy, and brimming with creativity! Sounds tempting, right?

I will be previewing some new items and I’ll have holiday cards, stone tile coasters, wood blocks and calendars – all fantastic gifts. If you can’t make it tomorrow, I’ll be gradually stocking up my Etsy shop with all these items, too!

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nokomis urban craft fair

I’ve had this on my calendar for THE WRONG SATURDAY for about a month. Thanks to Arty Didact for setting me straight. Glad I found out today and not next Friday!!

In any case, it’s a great little art fair right in my neighborhood, I’ll be there (with lots of new designs), and it’s happening NEXT SATURDAY, November 2nd. I hope you locals can make it!

Nokomis Craft Fair Poster

10.03.13 another day, another dahlia

Nature is painting for us, day after day,

pictures of infinite beauty -

if only we have the eyes to see.

- John Ruskin

blog_reddahlias276/365: crimson dahlias

10.02.13 frame of mind

I have long admired antique picture frames. They can be so beautiful, ornate, and well-crafted – sometimes their beauty exceeds that of the artwork within (!) or adds another dimension of texture, pattern, and interest to the piece as a whole.

With that appreciation in mind, I’m beginning to put together a new project that I’ll be excited to share in the near future…

blog080413_pictures&frames275/365: vintage frames & pictures

10.01.13 dragon double-take

I am already missing the flowers but I’m looking forward to exploring the muted color palette that’s fast emerging…

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09.30.13 garden harvest

Who needs a pot of gold? I’m content with the rainbow!

blog_harvestbowl273/365: late summer garden harvest

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