They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but that adage isn’t born out in my lifetime. I just finished hanging the exhibition – Land & Nature Scapes.  This was the first time I’ve organized, curated and hung such an event and I have to say, even while doing so on a shoestring budget, I think you’re in for a treat if you attend at any time in the coming month but especially for the opening artists reception next Thursday night. I learned a bundle of new tricks in the last few weeks! In no way did I do it alone. This is a fabulous committee of three besides me with the lovely and gracious Ose Schwab and Lisa Sears.  But really each time I was ready to need some help, in walked someone who said, “Can I help?” What a crew!

I have to say that this core group of artists and makers who have banded together to create an art space for visual artists,  performing artists, writers and poets are a wonderful affirmation of the best humanity has to offer. It’s been my honor to work with them, get to know them and share in the kind of community building that uplifts us all.

Wherever you are on this planet, think of supporting your local artists when it comes time to shopping for gifts! Here’s a brand new piece I just brought into the shop:


Celebrate 2 views.300.
The background is a deconstructed mixed media collage.  The raised sections are a deconstructed printed and painted monoprint, on 10″ Cradle Board.

Nina has an interesting post today on Off The Wall Friday.  Do check it out!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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