Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 2010 e-update, and Annual Studio Art Show

Happy Autumn

A fine Fall Season to all of you! I am in hopes this finds you all well, and taking time to enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Here’s what’s new here— if you have any questions, just drop a line?

the annual
Studio Art Show

Show hours are—
Saturday Oct. 30 11-4
Sunday Oct. 31 12-4

And the location is -
15 South St. E., Aylmer, Ontario-
(here is a link to written directions (scroll down) and a local map)

Hope you can drop by. If you are ‘from away’ you might want to make a daytrip of our little area here; there’s Pinecroft for lunch (a working pottery with a log cabin tearoom, and a music program too); Clovermead apiaries north of town; Quaker-built Sparta with its shops; several wineries and more. The local map on my site gives the locations and a link or two.

We have been undergoing massive renovations at our house since April, and so have been in turmoil; things may look ‘interesting’ here... Following the Buckhorn show, there was marathon painting of the ‘little works’—I was very late doing these this year (I hadn’t been able to get into my studio due to the renovation work). However, I was able to get a number of miniatures away to the shows by deadline in Washington DC, Pennsylvania and Florida. Here’s a sampling, plus detail views too:

I am hoping to do a few more paintings before the home show, if life does not get in the way again! After the ‘home show’ I hope to get back to the easel and have just dozens of ideas. Over the winter I hope to post new works here on the blog in a (more) timely fashion, so ‘come on by’ and leave a comment if you wish. I also have a Facebook Page, if you prefer.

Best to all,
cheers, Judy

PS. I Dare Not forget the quotations—

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~Andre Gide
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic. ~Ambrose Bierce
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~Thomas Merton
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. ~Pablo Picasso

I have been no more than a medium...
~Henri Matisse

9. Thou shalt paint to please thyself.
10. Thou shalt be hard to please. ~Two of Stephen Vizinczey's 10 Commandments, paraphrased for the painter

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