Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Creative Renewal

I just returned from San Diego where I atteneded a party announcing me as one of the 10 Featured Artists for Artwalk 2015. It is a huge honor and it was a fun party!

My display

I had to ship my display art, so I decided to send my canvas panels and a smaller canvas piece. My canvas panels are made of unstretched canvas 24" x 48." I sew a pocket for a dowel on the top and the bottom for hanging. They are large, but can be rolled up and shipped easily.

I brought additional pictures to share.

Talking with guests. There was a local news crew filming the event (the bright light!)

After the event, we travelled to Los Angeles to have a mini vacation. I played with some of my photos in instagram and thought I would share....

Lunch at the LA Farmers Market. 

View looking up from the lobby of the Bonaventure Hotel. If it looks familiar, tons of movies have been filmed there.

Sunset view from our room.

We were within walking distance to the LA Downtown public library. This is a water feature at the entrance with the addition of rain! 

This trip was an inspiring and wonderful break. It reminded me that it is important to get away from the daily routines once in a while, in order to recharge your creative soul. I had been working in the studio writing for the last 2 months, not doing much art. With the manuscript finished, I am raring to get back to painting and seeing what will happen.