What a busy week it has been:
Prepping for the Studio Tour and celebrating Bloomsday, helping to hang the Preview Show and attending the Tour Reception, and finally opening up my home studio for the Tour.
I did take time out from this flurry to do something quiet and contemplative.
On Monday evening, I drove up to Museum Hill to view sunset of Solstice Day, and then turn around and watch the Full Moon rise above the mountains. It was spectacular, a fitting moment for appreciation.
June 16th was celebrated well – otherwise known as Bloomsday. That is the day James Joyce fans all over the world commemorate the events in the novel Ulysses.
In Santa Fe, we met at the newest venue for participatory art, Meow-Wolf, and were entertained by traditional Irish music and staged readings from the book. My latest piece, a portrait of Leopold Bloom was projected on screen before the show as well as displayed on an easel beside the stage. The white shirt I am wearing in the photo is the one I was awarded for my reading of the Molly Bloom soliloquy at the 100th anniversary celebration in Forest Park, Illinois in 2004 – I embellished it with the words, including the big “Yes.”
And now, a big “Yes” and a big cheer for the Santa Fe Studio Tour. We launched with the preview show at the Gallery of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (I helped crew the set up before dashing to Bloomsday).
Visitors came to the reception on Friday night, June 17th, to get a taste of the work of the 95 artists participating in the tour. I displayed “Bottom’s Dream”, my Midsummer's Night Dream fantasy.
The weekend was hot, but hundreds of people ventured out all over Santa Fe. I exhibited my prints and posters in my garden, and the framed original fine art collages in my studio. This is a great opportunity to see these! they are rarely exhibited. I showed visitors my technique and my tools while at my easel, and I told the stories about the artwork on display in the studio.
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Love and peace!
What Goes On:
Change in Plans
Just like everyone else in the world, I am adjusting my plans and shifting my expectations. Until the crisis has passed and safety in Santa Fe is assured, I will be working from my studio in my home, doing my bit to help flatten the curve.
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greeting card sets, posters
blank book journals
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Offering collage items
DECO//fine art collage
Collage items in the online store include these:
5" x 7" featuring an original collage design on the front, blank inside, available for purchase, on line or at the market.
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul and Harvest:Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled , ready for framing.
Prints, posters, journals, and cards make beautiful gifts
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