Retreats are a wonderful gift to yourself, even if it's 10 minutes of quiet time doing something you love, or nothing at all... Maybe doing nothing at all is doing something for your soul, a letting go of all the "commitments", "shoulds", "have to's", "to do's", the endless stream of everyday life... or perhaps letting go of our personal demons and monsters that nip at our heels, and, so, is a replenishing of the spirit.
Art Pieces for Artfest GalleryAs I posted before, I am blessed enough to be going to the Artfest retreat this year. This painting "Pearl rose above the monsters of the Deep #2" (12x16 mixed media acrylic) is one of my two items for the Artfest Gallery April 1-5 in Port Townsend. The theme of the overall retreat is "sea monsters", so this is one of my interpretations. The second is a fun altered recycled seashell box, which could be set on a mantle or table or hung as wall art, "Pearl rose above the monsters of the Deep #1".
Rose House Exhibit
I have been invited to show at the Rose House in the April Edmonds Art Walk located at 555 Main Street at the corner of 6th Avenue. It is a lovely historic Victorian house built in 1907 and I am excited at the prospect of having my watercolors and mixed media shown there for a month beginning April 16. My friend, Sharon Baker will also show more hand-hooked rugs and mixed media art as well, and probably one or two additional artists. The opening reception is on that evening of April 16, and usually has all the artists showing at the reception. It is a fun opportunity for stopping in, meeting artists, seeing the art, and sipping a little wine. Do plan to stop in.
Free Blogging Widgets
Look at the very bottom of my page and you will see something called a "Neocounter" (no, I own no stock). Oh my, how fun, now I can see where people who read are coming from! Easy to add widget, just click on it and go to their site and follow instructions.
And I have added a "tag free zone" jpg which I got free courtesy of Helen of Heb-Art Journal in my blog list who has wonderful photos and art.