Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Canyonlands WIP2

Canyonlands, Utah WIP

I am still working on this painting, but I'm not happy with some of the shadows.  I did not have any time to paint last week. I've had two presentations to prepare, one for high school students and one for adults.  Since my desktop computer is not working right, I had to work on my laptop, but I finally got them done.

The presentation to the high school students was titled "My journey to creativity" and was about both poetry, art and making good decisions even from negative events in life.  I read some poems and we talked about them. I also brought in some small paintings for them to discuss.  The hour went by very quickly.

I received this lovely thank you from the dean, Michelle Lamontagne Strout, of the Liberty Harbor Academy:

"Linda, you are an inspiration! Thank you so much for taking the time to share pieces of your "soul" with the students at Liberty Harbor Academy! We truly enjoyed your poetry and paintings. You are the perfect person to speak to young people about channeling energy in creative ways. You walk the walk, Linda!"

In addition my art group (Friends of Art Manchester) is hanging an exhibit in the City Hall Gallery on Elm Street for May and June.  I framed and wired four 16 X 20 paintings and 1 pen and ink sketch as my selection.  Next week I have some smaller paintings going up in the Bedford Library (Bedford, NH) as part of the Manchester Artist Association exhibit on the lower level.  

I was a bit grouchy today doing all our chores and errands. My hubby said I had "painting withdrawal" and he was right!  I worked on the painting above a little more this afternoon and now I feel fine.  We did a craft fair this past weekend and I was disappointed. It takes a lot of time to pack up, drive there, set up, then repeat and go home.  I'm glad he sold so many of his books, but was disappointed in my own sales.  

Now that all these projects are winding down, I hope to have more time to paint, perhaps write a little more and I'm still thinking about taking my poetry books (which are out of print now) and turning them into ebooks.  Hopefully, I will figure that out soon.

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