As promised in last week’s post, I’m pleased to share with you that Carol, the winner of the draw at my Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) booth, has chosen Learned from my Birds in Summer series to add to her art collection. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the booth, engaged with the work, and shared your email address with me; I love connecting with like minded spirits and writing to you each week is going to be fun!
A number of visitors to the TOAE expressed interest in having me do a commission for them – working from images of daughters, sisters, mothers or wives. I’m thrilled that people responded to my work and were inspired to have a custom piece made. This is an exciting development for me which I’m keen to pursue and I’ll be taking on a limited number of commissions this year. If we discussed this possibility at the show, keep an eye on your inbox this week since I’ll be sending details about the commission process. In the event that you expressed interest but don’t receive a message, email me and I’ll contact you. If we haven’t yet talked about this and you’re intrigued, send me an email so I can let you know how it works!
I was happy to be back in the Studio this week, putting supplies back in order and getting things in shape to start making more art!! What a wonderful feeling. As I was puttering away, I found myself reflecting on the journey I’ve taken this past year since I began work in earnest on the Birds in Summer series and set an intention to complete this body of work by July. Thinking back on the countless hours I spent poring over photographs, letters and notes; the process of choosing which images to use for this collection; and developing a method for how to handle the material to express what I wanted to say. The month of June was an incredibly high energy month focused on completing work to be ready for the TOAE and I’m really excited and energized at the prospect of now spending some reflective time in the Studio. I’ll be thinking, meditating, playing and experimenting and seeing where that leads me as I develop my next series.
I hope this note finds you well, pursuing that which makes you happy and brings you joy.