"Lilly Pads Jammin", 11 x 14, pastel on Pastelbord.
I've been very busy getting ready for Sierra Art Trails http://www.sierraarttrails.org/ open studio event here in the foothills of Yosemite National Park. It opens three weeks from today. Holly moley! That's not a long time when you consider all the things that must take place for example, cleanings one's studio and home, curating and hanging, making title and price cards, marketing, sending out post cards, telephone calls, food, and what ever else comes up during the countdown time. What makes it all worth it? For me it's an opportunity to share my passion and my creative process. It's the culmination of a years creativity. I created my last two paintings "Lilly Pads Jammin" and "High Country Lilly Pond" (see my last blog) too late to go to the framer but I will include them in my show naked so should anyone be interested in buying, they will have the pleasure of dressing them up anyway they want.