Finally! A sunny pause in a rain-filled week. Ahhh. I've been desperate for Spring to arrive and it is slowly rolling into the Pacific Northwest. Rufus hummingbirds and songbirds have returned. Trees are budding, especially the vine maples and ornamental plums. Color is coming back to the landscape - and to the canvas!
In addition to messing around with oils, I've also been experimenting with resin, hot glue guns and ink. It's been fun! The studio is a bit of a mess, but that's par for the course. And by mess I mean materials scattered about in disarray, bits of stuff needing to be vacuumed, trash to be taken out; the boring chore part of it.
However, all this enthusiasm for color will come into play at the 3/23 Art In Play Date on watercolor painting background with a resist foreground. Super easy - promise! Go to Imagine to RSVP. Oh! Mention this blog post and receive $5 off!
Someday I hope to look back at this and do a lot of "remember that time when...?" But here we are. At the beginning of Art In Play. The new website. The first blog post. The first calendar list of upcoming workshops. The first collaboration. And it all began with a few supportive and enthusiastic ladies. It seems VERY appropriate and most auspicious, on International Women's Day, to acknowledge the women who helped get Art In Play off the ground: Sandy, Monty, Mary Jane, Linda, Sid, Lindsay, Lynnette, and most especially Donna. You ladies ROCK! Thanks to Mary Jane and the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council, Art In Play has use of a great space with easy access and ample parking! This will be a great Art In Play home away from the Studio. Check out the calendar of upcoming events on the homepage. I hope you sign up for an Art In Play Date or two. And to commemorate International Women's Day, refer a friend to register and receive $5 off your next Art In Play Date! I hope to see you at an Art In Play Date soon!