Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I may have posted this picture before but wanted to do it again because it reminds me so much of this time of year--its still cold, perhaps a little snow but the sun is beginning to glow more and the land is just starting to warm up. I have been thinking a lot these days about the way we experience joy as children. You know how you wake up and the day is perfect and your heart sings and the whole world glows. There may be nothing especially new or good happening but you are joyful, bubbling over with good will. And then we get a little older with things we have to do or take care of and that unexplainable joy gets shoved aside and ignored as too silly or unimportant. It must be possible to return to that way of being.
I don't know how easy this is to read, but it refers to my next series of classes at Museum London. The class starts on Mon April12 from 1-3pm. It will focus on using acrylics with lots of texture added and sculpting into the texture. Check with Museum London for more information.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This goose has been hanging around Museum London for the last couple of weeks. He paces up and down in front of the gift shop window for hours. Is he window shopping, admiring himself (or herself), or has he/she fallen in love? I guess I will never know for sure. Upon arriving this morning I discovered the goose is gone and has been for several days. Did he/she find another more interesting friend? It will remain a mystery, shrouded in the mists of the Thames River.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Just back from trip to Florida. Pretty cold so spent time shopping and visiting art galleries--of note the Tampa Art Gallery, newly re-opened with a great show of Matisse prints. Also enjoyed South Florida College with architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, the town of Lakeland and the Polk Museum as well as the Henry B. Plant Museum and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art( one of the best education rooms I have seen) at St. Petersburg College.
The Brush and Palette Club will be celebrating their 38th annual Show and Sale at the Byron Library from April 8, 6-9pm, April 9 , 10-9pm and April 9, 10-4pm. Come to the library and see great art-watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and more. More thatn 400 works will be on display and for sale. I hope to see you there.