Cold and rain have arrived and the holidays are right around the corner, which makes me nostalgic about those lazy summer days (though I certainly don't miss the heat!). I've been busy the last month creating a series of botanical vignettes, vertical narrow pieces that harken back to the season of endless sun and warmth. Works are now on view at the Columbia City Gallery. I hope you'll consider joining me and more than 20 other artists for the opening this Saturday, Nov 21, from 5-8 pm at 4864 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118. It's our annual holiday show, and it looks to be one of our best shows yet!
I'm also excited to announce that I've created mini calendars showing artwork created during the last year. They should be arriving from the printers just in time for the opening. These are 5 x 7", unbound, suitable for putting up on a bulletin board or on the fridge, and when the month is over, the calendar can be trimmed away leaving a 5 x 5" image. In the new year I'm looking forward to creating some really cool pieces. I have some great ideas involving new construction techniques, shapes and forms - I can't wait to share them.
In October, I participated in the Artist Trust EDGE professional development program, which is a great program that aims to help artists learn and grow their professional practice. I spent a week in Port Townsend, WA, with 17 other artists of all mediums (and only 2 other photographers). I was able to focus on my artistic career, thinking about where I want to go and how to get there. It was a great experience and I met a whole group of new friends and peers. There was a lot to take in, and I expect I'll be putting some of the things I learned into practice over the next few years and beyond.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay warm everyone.