Both Twitter and Facebook seem to be slow this week - as far as artists' comments go. Seems a bit show here too.
I was away for 6 days, and didn't want to come home because it was so beautiful where I was in Maine. I'm wondering what the vacation plans, if any, you artists have.
Perhaps you're getting a child ready for school or college, or attending a family reunion, like I'll be doing next week.
Welcome back, Lori! And have fun at your family reunion! Those can alwasy be interesting. :)
We're getting ready to send 2 of our kids back to school next week, so we've already had our vacations. We spent a short weekend in Rapid City visiting our daughter over Memorial Day. Then 5 days in Missouri visiting the in-laws. Nice, quiet and relaxing among the corn fields!
Vacation? What's that? I'll be 'vacationing' at an art show next week during Santa Fe's Indian Market.
Of course, I live in paradise so who needs a vation?
Yeah, all my vacations end up being painting vacations - or writing vacations...
I don't mind too much though coz I love the artist's lifestyle, and besides I can write off some expenses on my income tax!
Being an artist makes me visit places that I wouldn't otherwise make the time for. I travel to Acadia NP each June to paint with my friend Cindy Nixon. She works with Argosy Gallery up there. This year, Steven Hileman drove up to paint with us for a day on Cadillac Mountain. I met Cindy and Diane Young at a plein air event in Tucson 5 years ago (at the frame supply truck). We've been friends every since.
Last week, I drove up to Boothbay to write an article about Donald Demers' workshop for Workshop Magazine. Never been there, and even though I was working most of the time, I was so struck by the beauty of the area - such a delight to be there. The artists who took the workshop were a lovely bunch of people, so I made a few more freinds.
Even though being an artist is hard, focused work - it sometimes feels like our whole lives are a vacation. We are truly blessed. (I worked in a cublicle for 10 years) this is much better.
And I am still working in a cubicle, and I hate it. That is why I like to spend my free time in my cozy little studio at home or outdoors exploring nature. I can’t get enough of trees and sky! My cubicle at work is gray too - argh!
I have a week off coming up in September and I want to do some plein air painting while I am off. Perhaps in one of Florida’s old nature areas… will post results when I do. Right now I am up to my ears in overtime on my regular job and trying to complete art for two upcoming shows at my art society. And I am still transferring stuff from my old computer to my new one - my plate as usual is too full, so I am REALLY needing a vacation!
Enjoy your time off Lori - sounds wonderful!