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Back in the Studio again!!!

11/22/09

You don't really want to hear me sing that title...but I am happy that whatever it was that was keeping me from working is gone....yea!!  And I am singing and happy to be back playing with my paints and yarns. Good things are starting to happen again.  My work will be coming home from San Francisco in a few days and then I'll be hanging it at the Starbuck's in Stanwood.  It is really a great space with beautiful light and lots of people coming and going and just sitting....drinking coffee and looking at my art work! Cool.  Then in February it will be at the Auburn City Hall.  By then I should have several more to display.

My new rule for myself is I don't put them up for sale until I am really ready to let them go.  This may sound silly to the real business people out there, but I become very attached during the process.  I'm thinking this is one reason I have been avoiding the studio for three months..just sad over the loss of two I really didn't want to let go of...photos just don't do it.

Happy Thanksgiving...we have so much to be thankful for!!! 

 

 


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So happy to hear you are back doing what you love! Wish I could sit at Starbucks and enjoy all your beauties with you. Love, love, love.
-- Mary, 11/25/09



On the first train

11/21/09

Today the first train in 38 years stopped at the new Stanwood Station....and we were on it dressed to the hilt!! Vickie from Truly Vintage loaned us some great hats, muffs, and capes.  I had more pictures taken of me than I can ever remember...look for us in the newspaper as this idea of Laurie's was a winner!. Look closely and you will see our State Senator Mary- Margaret in red in the center of all that vintage!!

Now, why put this news on my art blog you ask?? Well, it is important to know how all the art lovers living in other parts of the state are going to be able to get to Stanwood and then to Camano Island so they can see and then purchse my art...right?  Now you have a train!! It was great.  They ran special buses from Camano to the Amtrak station in Everett so we could ride up and be the first ones off..and I was!! Then they bussed us all back to the triangle on Camano. 

I've got the heat on in the studio and actually got some work done yesterday....for the first time in three months.  More on that later! 

 


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Visit to SAM

11/6/09

It was a grand adventure!! My friend Dotti Burton invited me to a first Thursday event in Seattle via the public transportation system...which I had never used until yesterday!  I was able to get from my little island to downtown Seattle for $2.50!! It was fun as we were able to talk the whole way!! No worries about drving or parking!! We plan to do it many more times!

SAM had just opened a new show higligthing Calder and his extraordinary mobiles and a whole exhibit of Micelangelo's sketches for the Sistene Chapel....it was awesome! Then we headed to Pioneer Square to see what the galleries down there were planning for the First Thursday event.  It was raining and windy but we walked down anyway and found The Frost White Gallery and Eva Isaksen's layered paper/printing collages. Very inspiring.

Of course, we had to go through the Pike Place Market so we had to eat..Pirosky's for lunch and mochas just for fun.  Picked up my aji dulce at the Latino marketplace and just had a wonderful time!

If you would like to check in with my adventuring partner you can find her at  www.dottiburton.com  Her work also lives at ZHIBIT!

 


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Helen's Originals showcases abstract acrylic mixed media, printmaking with monotypes, dry point and gyotaku, figurative collage, and informative blog entries. 

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