Monday, January 18, 2010

Art dowtown San Diego

One very special moment this past month was participating in a panel discussion with five other artists, Andy Hein, Virginia Sumner, Don Strom, Jane LaFazio, Jill Hall. There are twelve of us when we are all together, friends and spouses who travel together and support each other's art. This event took place on the last day of our Amigos de Allende group show at Writer's Ink gallery in San Diego. Our moderator facilitated discussion about our favorite art piece in the show, why we make art, what inspires us, when and how we begin doing artwork, and the history of how we came to know one another. It was a great idea and wonderful experience.

If you get the chance stop by the Merril Lynch building at 7th and B Street downtown San Diego to see my mixed media collage artwork displayed on the walls of the lobby area.
I have been submitting images for art proposals around the country, preparing for the Japanese Garden San Diego Book Arts Exhibit, registered for the Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College in Boston this coming June and have helped support my fellow artists by attending many openings and receptions this past month.

January has been a month of celebration and sadness, opportunities and loss, illness and gratitude. There have been many more days of being quiet and still—something I believe to be very important for creativity to flourish.
May all of your days be blessed.