The work this week consisted of finding tubes of paint that were not all dried up, clearing out the front room to create a gallery space, and visiting a cultural institution that is so remarkable, I can't believe it's actually in New Orleans.
Leona (below) first appeared on the blog on January 9. She is part of the new body of work I am trying to realize called "Lost and Found Ladies/ The Wallet Series". This piece is in progress; at the moment lightly painted with mixed media collage forthcoming.
This is a dream come true in the works. I am turning one of the front rooms into a gallery space. Well, it's really more of a staging area for my work. This is February's big project. First, I had to clear out the room of various crap. An old stove sat in here for months, which we donated to Habitat for Humanity. Next week I paint the walls white! I love painting walls. It harkens back to my window display days. I plan to have an Open Studio/Sale this spring once this room is up and running.
As if that was not enough excitement, a friend invited me to tour the Joan Mitchell Center with the architects who worked on the new studio building. I have known about the center for a long time but I had not visited these new buildings since they opened this summer. It was an exquisite day. I was thrilled to be there. The day was simply gorgeous and the people extremely generous.
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
I just started but I am smitten
- Dick Blick
Nothing makes me happier than compiling a wish list of art materials. I don't even have to purchase them. It is comfort enough to daydream about what to make and what I need to make it.
- The sun in February and porch-sitting in the afternoons.
The weather this week has been extraordinary. I mean, look that blue sky above. I have taken to sitting on the porch in the afternoons with Georgie.