As an artist, I find that there is so much of my work that doesn’t occur in studio…but rather in the world doing many things…living a creative life. For me, it seems seasonal. Perhaps because my work is botanically influenced, like the flowers and the trees, I feel like I am winding down…looking back at my own years progression establishing stronger roots in the art community and learning of the valuable resources to take advantage of to grow as an artist. I have weathered some storms…and on some days or weeks I relish in the bright light of sunshine as some things come into play.
A couple of weeks ago I launched an Etsy site (you can link to it HERE) where I have decided to begin selling my photographs that I have taken over the years. The current offering of photography is based on a hike I took a couple of weeks ago along the historic Fox River in St. Charles, Illinois. Also included on the Etsy site is a yearly calendar that I have put together…utilizing images that I have collected over the years. The calendars have been very popular and I am hoping to add stationary and notecards as well as much more photography.
This past Friday I was happily featured in the Several Starry Nights blog by Shannon Callarman. I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon while working the same shift for the St. Charles Art’s Council’s NeXt Gallery located at Charlestowne Mall until October 27th. Shannon has a drive and passion for the promotion of all things art rarely seen. She is a very talented writer and I hope you will take the time to visit her blog as well…she has so much to share!
This coming Friday (the 26th) I will be participating in the final 4th Fridays event at Starline Gallery located in Harvard, Illinois. I have had great fortune at this event and I hope you will free to come and enjoy the festivities. For a $5 entry there are appetizers and wine and live music!
Yep…all in all…this is a good week with hopes of many more of these to come! I wish you all a good week too!