Art is Calling Me and I Must Go

Cathedral Rock at Sunset, Sedona, AZ – the view from my bedroom in 2017

 

Sedona Summer Colony Campus

 

Hiking on Bell Rock in 2017

 

My Studio 2017- hoping I get the same one for 2018

 

During a monsoon rain looking out my studio window, the day my studio flooded. There’s a building out there. Can you see it? That’s not fog, it’s RAIN!

 

I am honored to have been invited back to the Sedona Summer Colony, an artist residency located about 20 minutes outside of the Village of Oak Creek on the 300 acre property of Verde Valley High School boarding school.   For those of you that may not know what an artist residency is, it’s like a sabbatical, where an artist can take the time to explore her inner most creative realms and not be disturbed by the demands of the outside world.  there are no workshops to go to, no “have to’s” to tend to.  Two delicious meals a day are served, we live in the dorms in rooms by ourselves.  We gather at meals and talk about what we do, how we create, where our blocks are, how we hurdle them, whatever  our creative minds yearn for, we can discuss and be vulnerable about our sharing.  It is a gathering of all kinds of creatives; visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, ceramicists, even wearable arts artists.  The conversations are always stimulating and intriguing.  There are hikes to swimming holes, visits to museums, vortexes, Indian Reservations, and quiet walks on the property.  Continue Reading

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Artists

The Quest To Find Oneself Years ago I had the opportunity to visit an ceramic artist friend while she was attending an artist residency outside of Santa Cruz in Davenport, CA. I thought that it was the greatest opportunity for an artist that I had ever seen and I wanted to do it too.  That… Continue Reading

2015 Reflection

Holy Paint Splats Batman! Happy New Year to You! I hope you had a great Holiday Season spent doing things you like with people you love.  I enjoy this time, but I always look forward to the seemingly quiet time in January, when I can look to the future and start to think about what… Continue Reading

14 Things To Know About Painting Parties

Michelle Regna, a writer for BuzzFeed tells it like it is. 14-things-to-know-about-painting-parties But #3 & #4 don’t pertain to us! So don’t get all tweaked out and worry about a thing. Plan on having a great time by bringing your favorite libation, a snack to share, if you’d like, and an attitude of playfulness and… Continue Reading