Busy December

What a crazy couple of weeks! I decided not to worry about blogging over the holidays (though sometime I should really get ahead on posts so I can have a backlog at the ready), and then I got sick. It was miserable! My son was sick at the same time, and we spent an entire week comatose on the couch. I let him control the television, so we watched a million things on Netflix Instant. FYI: Home Alone 2 and Karate Kid 2 are better than the originals.

When I returned to the world of functioning adults, I found myself way behind! It is a busy time of year already, and I have to throw in getting ready for two shows. That’s right, two! I have the two month show planned at JazzKats, and I will also be participating in the West Linn Public Library’s “West Linn Reads” next February. I’ll be showing my art with a couple of other artists as a part of the program, which celebrates Ursula K. LeGuin’s A Wizard of Earthsea. I’m re-reading it right now!

I need to get my current work framed and ready to hang! I really like the way Moon Glow looks on the Master’s International Baroque Wood Panel, so I wanted to mount as many pieces as I could. Unfortunately, most places that sell the panels are out and they are on backorder, some as late as mid-January! Ack! I’ve tracked down a few here and there, so I’ll be able to do most like that but will still have to frame some pieces the old fashioned way.

moon-glow-side-view

I’ll be doing something new and  crazy this week…a float in a sensory deprivation tank! A place in Portland called Float On is working with artists – as their site says, “Float tanks are amazing for creativity. At least, that’s what people say. We’re putting it to to the test.” Artists get two free float sessions, with the promise to work on a piece of art immediately after the second session. They’ll be using the art to create a book on Float Creativity. It sounds fascinating, and I can’t wait to see what comes of it. My first float is this Friday!

In the meantime, I need to finish transforming an old wooden box into a vessel for dress-up clothes for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Right now there is one coat of nauseatingly pink paint on it (it looks like I dipped it into a vat of Pepto Bismol!). I’ll post a picture when I’m all through.

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