wings of the wind
mixed media, 5x7 inches
This journal and the Heart of the Land journal are now both available at amanbooks.com. You can read more about this panel over at the amanobooks blog
On Friday, book artist Geraldine Newfry stopped by to pick up an encaustic painting that she purchased from me. I had just finished framing it for her. We talked shop and I showed her my studio. Our talk gave me a lot to think about. Thanks Gerri, if you're reading this!
Then on Saturday I met up again with her and another book artist, Debb of The Forgotten Toy Box, and Francine who does mixed media art. We did a show and tell and chatted about this,that and the other. I think the next time we meet we are supposed to bring something to work on, while chatting about this, that and the other.
What a treat it was to go into Gerri's studio! It was like going into a dwelling of special secret places with art, art, everywhere. She also is an organization nut and I think she has me beat in the number of labeled bins and drawers. You just have to be that way when you do mixed media, I think. There's just too much Stuff!
It's nice to be around other like-minded creative people and I hope to meet with them once a month. It is hard coordinating it at times as my weeks are full with family things. And when I am not doing "famiy things" then I am in my studio painting. I am very possessive of My Time as I don't get too much of it. But I am also realizing how important community is. Balance.